2004 Volvo S60Change Vehicle
of the 2004 Volvo S60 base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Performance of turbocharged models
- Available AWD
- Construction quality
- Safety features
- Ride on rough surfaces
- Steering effort
- Navigation system
- High-performance S60 R and T5
- Turbo or non-turbocharged engine
- Kinship to larger S80 series
- FWD or AWD
- Manual or automatic transmission
Volvos front-wheel-drive S60 sedan is slotted between the companys entry-level S40 and top-of-the-line S80; it was launched for the 2000 model year. Based on the S80s 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. Volvos hallmark square grille is more compact in this installation; it is flanked by aerodynamic headlights.
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