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2012 Volvo S60 Consumer Reviews

4.6
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2012 Volvo S60 Doesn't Disappoint

by from Sacramento, CA on August 23, 2012

I love the new volvo S60. They aren't your old run of the mill volvo's anymore. I was told my car looks like a spaceship, while I don't think this is true the styling is edgy and pushes the conservati...
I love the new volvo S60. They aren't your old run of the mill volvo's anymore. I was told my car looks like a spaceship, while I don't think this is true the styling is edgy and pushes the conservative volvo boundaries. The performance of the vehicle is unbelievable. My previous cars are an S40 and an Impreza Sport. This car puts them to shame. The turbo is smooth but very quick (especially in sport mode). Not to mention it only takes 87 oct. gasoline. The seats are amazingly comfortable and the interior is quiet. All materials look and have a premium feel to them. My only beef with the car is the infotainment. There are lots of buttons and knobs, which aren't necessarily laid out intuitively. In my opinion it just seems sightly complicated, again, I have to stop and think sometimes when I want to carry out a stereo operation. Otherwise, the stereo is powerful and I liked the six months free sirius radio. The value compared to other brands is exceptional. If you were to get the car with just the premium package, the car comes with way more options than its competitors at a much much cheaper price tag. Throw in the scheduled maintenance and your looking at a great bargain. I leased my car. I basically have every option minus the navigation and I am still paying about 80$ less than an entry level BMW 3 series. Specifically for this car I cannot speak of the reliability because I've only had it for a month. I've owned a volvo in the past and never had anything wrong with it, and if I ever did it was replaced free of charge and I was given a loaner the entire time I was out of a car. I am very happy with my purchase. I would highly recommend the vehicle to anyone who is in the market for an entry sized luxury sedan. It's a great bargain and is a quality and AMAZINGLY SAFE vehicle(if you haven't seen the new IIHS small overlap test, google it, you'll be extremely surprised by the results).
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Nice Entry-Lux car with spunk!

by from Los Angeles, CA on July 29, 2012

One test drive of the 2012 ST60t5 sealed the deal. Now I have 9500 miles on the ODO and no complaints. The car is class leading with a high quality interior (a la B&O) and excellent fit and finish. Th...
One test drive of the 2012 ST60t5 sealed the deal. Now I have 9500 miles on the ODO and no complaints. The car is class leading with a high quality interior (a la B&O) and excellent fit and finish. The ride strikes a good balance between sporty and confortable on our poor LA roads and is quiet. Fuel economy is higher than stated averaging about 28 combined stop-n-go driving (reached 34mpg on long trip). Good acceleration that will get you noticed by CHP. Loads of features; navi and premium sound is really good. Voice rec is some of the best. The seats are best in business and erogonomics are class leading. It actually makes me look forward to the commute. Safety features are too numerous to list. Running on regular gas achieved stated performance and economy. This car offers a lot of value for the money and is what entry level luxury should be (it actually reaches beyond that). A nice change from the run of the mill beemers and benzes that charge you more but fail to deliver. All I have to do is supply gas and tires, volvo takes care of the rest. This is the smart choice.
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BEST VALUE FOR PRICE...PERIOD!!

by from Washington, DC on January 17, 2013

My wife and I review several low-luxury cars for around 40k or less. Audi, Lexus, Benz, Lincoln. It turned out that either they were not worth the asking price or the basic features couldnt compare to...
My wife and I review several low-luxury cars for around 40k or less. Audi, Lexus, Benz, Lincoln. It turned out that either they were not worth the asking price or the basic features couldnt compare to the volvo s60. My wife loves the volvo and feels completely safe with no worries.
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Sweeeeeeet Ride

by from Orange County, CA on October 11, 2012

Very nice well appointed ride. Opted for the T5. Engine has plenty of power and gives you a nice kick in the pants in sport mode. Handling is fine for entry level luxo sport sedan. Engine and transmis...
Very nice well appointed ride. Opted for the T5. Engine has plenty of power and gives you a nice kick in the pants in sport mode. Handling is fine for entry level luxo sport sedan. Engine and transmission are quick. Seats are the best with great lumbar and thigh support. Interior is very high quality - a bit better than run of the mill Benz and way better than BMW - in line with Audi. Fit and finish rivals lexus. Styling is refreshing and everything seems to make ergonomic and functional sense. Nice infotainment system - sound is high end - Navi is easy to use. Blue tooth is apple flawless. Nice to have a car with zero initial quality issues - which is the norm with germans. Gas mileage is decent - 32 on HWY with little traffic - about 28 mixed on REGULAR. Premium does a little better and unleashes a bit more fun out engine. The car is a smart value for the money.
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Love It

by from Evanston, IL on February 8, 2012

The 2012 S60 is so much better than my junky 2003 S40! I am so happy with this upgrade. Great acceleration, great look, and I love the hypoallergenic seats (I thought I would miss leather, but I don't...
The 2012 S60 is so much better than my junky 2003 S40! I am so happy with this upgrade. Great acceleration, great look, and I love the hypoallergenic seats (I thought I would miss leather, but I don't). To "Disappointed" from DC - Why would you buy a car that you find uncomfortable??
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Love - Hate

by from chicago on October 18, 2013

I have had my 2012 S60 T6 for about 18 months now and until about 2 months ago I loved it. I will say it has the most comfortable seats, gets decent MPGs, and the tech features of the car are great. M...
I have had my 2012 S60 T6 for about 18 months now and until about 2 months ago I loved it. I will say it has the most comfortable seats, gets decent MPGs, and the tech features of the car are great. Mechanically speaking this car is the best out there, overlay that with a weak electrical system and the car is a piece of garbage. I have had issues with the car starting on way to many occasions for a new car, took it to the dealer and had the entire electrical system replaced - the car has not been the same since then. It is basically in the shop once a week and now has a tendency to only run on 4 cylinders due to multiple reasons every time it is taken in (i.e. running in "power save" mode, air bag system failure, the list goes on and on). I am waiting for a decent run on it without any issues and will be trading it in and going with my second choice.
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Volvo (finally) won me over

by from Minneapolis, MN on May 24, 2012

Wow, what a fabulous car! BMW 3 series used to be my favorite sports sedan...until I tried the 2012 S60. I've driven all the European and Asian luxury sports sedans (and most of the American ones too)...
Wow, what a fabulous car! BMW 3 series used to be my favorite sports sedan...until I tried the 2012 S60. I've driven all the European and Asian luxury sports sedans (and most of the American ones too). Motor Trend was right when the ranked it higher than every other sedan, except the BMW 3 series. The BMW is a little sportier to drive, but the Volvo wins easily as best overall value and best features. Amazing comfort, the quietest interior on the highway, sporty handling, fast acceleration, incredible safety features that all you to feel more relaxed while driving and great fuel economy (I average 32 mpg with mostly highway driving). Get the tech package (safety features) and stereo upgrade. They're overpriced, but I love them and would buy them again.
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Great car!!

by from Westchester on November 29, 2013

I bought the 2012 S 60 in June of 2012 after thinking between others and Volvo. I had Q 5 which is a great car but need second car for daily commute.Made the right decision. Bought that from NJ dealer...
I bought the 2012 S 60 in June of 2012 after thinking between others and Volvo. I had Q 5 which is a great car but need second car for daily commute.Made the right decision. Bought that from NJ dealer. Sales person is fantastic. No pressures. Bought it and so far no regrets. Safety, reliability and service. All are great. Its not 3 series but its 3 G less and almost perform well. Need no premium gas. Which is a plus. Will just recommend to go test drive before thinking of getting any car. I will get aother S 60 if I have to!!
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All services included!

by from Beautiful San Diego on October 21, 2013

Purchased Volvo S60 T5 in 2011 (2012 MY). Great car. I test drove about 20 competing sedans before deciding. The Volvo was definitely the quietest ride. The interior is good and comfortable...and the ...
Purchased Volvo S60 T5 in 2011 (2012 MY). Great car. I test drove about 20 competing sedans before deciding. The Volvo was definitely the quietest ride. The interior is good and comfortable...and the warranty and service (5/50K all included) can't be beat. The only serious competitors in this class were Lexus and Jaguar XF at nearly $20K more.
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Amazing vehicle, amazing price!

by from Miami on October 2, 2012

I have been looking for a nice car that was below the 50K and that is when I considered test driving a S60 R-Design. I knew right away that this was a lot of machine for the price.
I have been looking for a nice car that was below the 50K and that is when I considered test driving a S60 R-Design. I knew right away that this was a lot of machine for the price.
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