Volvo S60

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How much does the Volvo S60 cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Volvo S60 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Volvo S60 2.0L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just over 74 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Volvo V60 2.4L diesel and the more thirsty Audi A4 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 19, which is lower than the Audi A4 2.0L diesel, but higher than the BMW 3 Series 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Audi A4 has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.5L petrol1.6L diesel1.6L petrol2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
mpg48.765.7 - 72.438.2 - 48.747.9 - 74.334 - 50.4
emissions135103 - 114135 - 17399 - 154131 - 193
tax£145.00£20.00 - £30.00£145.00 - £235.00£0.00 - £200.00£145.00 - £300.00
insuranceGroup 24 - 25Group 17 - 23Group 21 - 29Group 19 - 31Group 24 - 34

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Volvo S60: How big is the boot?

The Volvo S60 has a below average boot space (350 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Volvo V60 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 564 litres.

Which Volvo S60 has the best performance?

The fastest Volvo S60 from 0-60, is the 2.0L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 400 lbs/ft torque and 306 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi A4 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Volvo S60 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.5L petrol1.6L diesel1.6L petrol2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
zeroTo628.610.9 - 12.38.3 - 10.27.4 - 11.45.9 - 8.6
torque250270240280 - 400250 - 400
bhp152115150 - 180120 - 190152 - 306

What size caravan or trailer, can the Volvo S60 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Volvo S60 2.4L diesel which has 420 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1900kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.