2004 Volvo S60

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$1,488–$8,360 Inventory Prices

Key Specs

of the 2004 Volvo S60 base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    168-hp, 2.4-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed automatic
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance of turbocharged models
  • Refinement
  • Available AWD
  • Construction quality
  • Safety features

The Bad

  • Ride on rough surfaces
  • Steering effort
  • Navigation system

Notable Features of the 2004 Volvo S60

  • High-performance S60 R and T5
  • Turbo or non-turbocharged engine
  • Kinship to larger S80 series
  • FWD or AWD
  • Manual or automatic transmission

2004 Volvo S60 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Volvo’s front-wheel-drive S60 sedan is slotted between the company’s entry-level S40 and top-of-the-line S80; it was launched for the 2000 model year. Based on the S80’s platform, the S60 bears a family resemblance but is shorter in wheelbase and overall length. An all-wheel-drive (AWD) model joined the S60 sedan lineup in 2002.

For 2004, a 208-horsepower, 2.5-liter light-pressure-turbocharged five-cylinder replaces the prior 197-hp 2.4-liter engine. A less-potent 2.4-liter five-cylinder serves as the base engine, while the turbocharged 2.3-liter in the T5 edition produces 247 hp. The mirrors have been redesigned to reduce wind noise, new 15-inch alloy wheels are installed, and new ZF rack-and-pinion steering is used. A new instrument panel features watch-bezel gauge surrounds, and the flip-style key has integrated remote control.

Volvo introduced a high-performance S60 R sedan and a comparable V70 R wagon at the Paris Motor Show in September 2002. Ford Motor Co. owns the Swedish automaker.

A surprisingly curvy shape for a Volvo gives the four-door S60 the look of a coupe. In fact, Volvo calls it a “coupe with four doors.” Styling themes include a low hood, sloping rear roof pillars, and short front and rear overhangs. Volvo’s hallmark square grille is more compact in this installation; it is flanked by aerodynamic headlights.

Five people fit inside the S60. A split, folding rear seat expands cargo capacity ... Read more

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Value For The Money

Latest Reviews


Fun on any surface

by Dr.Jimi from Glencoe, IL on February 3, 2018

This car goes anywhere with ease and comfort. Good rubber, well maintained. I will miss this baby. Give it a good home. Read full review


Best daily driven sports car

by Owen Pelkey from Hinesburg, VT on January 19, 2018

This car is the best sports car for the money. It can keep up with a WRX/STI stock for stock all day long. Really cool Active chassis makes the car able to switch between comfort, sport, and advanced ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2004 Volvo S60 currently has 5 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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