Volvo S60 (2010 - 2018)

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2.0 D3 150hp R-Design 4dr Saloon

reviewed by Anonymous on 17 April 2018
4
Overall rating
4
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
5
Experience at the dealership
3
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Unbelievably Comfortable

The Volvo S60. I spent about 6 months doing research and comparing various saloons, and I narrowed it down to my personal top 4, which was the Ford Mondeo Vignale, BMW 3 series, Volvo S60 and the Mazda 6. In the end, I opted for the Volvo. My car is the R-Design Nav with the 150bhp D3 engine, I have had this car about 2 years now, I bought it when it was 8 months old.
PERFORMANCE: The D3 Engine has plenty of power, 150bhp, which is more than ample for the size of the car. The turbo seems to kick in nice and low, so there is no need to drop down a gear to overtake. The steering is quite responsive when you're thrashing along country lanes, but far from sporty. Although the steering is responsive, it certainly is not as precise as some of its main rivals, i.e the BMW 3 series. If your seeking a thrilling driving experience, this car is NOT for you. This car is definitely at home on the motorway, chewing up the miles!
Volvo claims the car will do 72mpg, but this isn't the case. The best I have had is 67mpg, Which is very good, However I drove very economically and rather slowly on this occasion, just to see what the was the best I could get out of it. In normal everyday driving, its actually more like 50mpg.
Tax is also only £20 per year, which on a car this size, with this much power, that is impressive by any standards. And servicing costs are reasonable too!
COMFORT: WOW, that is all I have to say about that, The seats in the s60 are very comfortable indeed. I would go as far as saying they are the MOST comfortable seats in a car I have ever sat in... They are that good! They are like little arm chairs, with a padded part leather upholstery, even the head rest seems to be padded with what feels like memory foam. The Seats cushion you along your journey, makes your long journeys so much easier to bear! Combine this with plenty of technology and a comfortable driving position, and heated seats. This is a car comfortable enough to rival the competition, if not better it!
PRICE: I didn't buy this car new, I bought it through the trade, as I am a trader. However looking at the price of the car new, I do think it offers good value for money, when you compare it to its more expensive rivals. However, I would still recommend getting one up to a year old, because you can get one much cheaper, and just as good!
VERDICT Overall, I think this is a fabulous car and I am not disappointed with my choice,
This car is VERY comfortable, economical, quiet and a relaxing drive, with plenty of gadgets to make your drive much easier and relaxing. It will leave you feeling refreshed, even after a 300 mile journey. I am pleased with my choice, and I believe money has been well spent :)

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Price£20,675–£40,665
Road TaxA–L
MPG28.5–74.3 mpg
Real MPG75.8%

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