VOLVO S60 4 Door 2.0 T4 190hp Se Nav Start/stopMonthly Rental ex VATFrom £174.71Initial Rental ex VAT£1,048.26Processing Fee ex VAT£150.00
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VOLVO S60 4 Door 2.0 D3 150hp Business EditionMonthly Rental ex VATFrom £204.95Initial Rental ex VAT£1,229.70Processing Fee ex VAT£150.00
VOLVO S60 4 Door 2.0 T4 190hp Business Edition GeartronicMonthly Rental ex VATFrom £206.85Initial Rental ex VAT£1,241.10Processing Fee ex VAT£150.00
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The Volvo S60 is a compact executive saloon that majors on comfort and safety. It’s offered with a range of efficient engines and comes with plenty of equipment, making it an ideal choice for company car drivers.
While it isn’t as well finished as an Audi A4 inside, or as engaging to drive as a BMW 3 Series, the S60 is a likeable proposition that is easy to live with. Go for one with the economical-yet-powerful D4 diesel engine and it makes an even stronger case for itself.
It’s a competitively priced alternative to its main rivals, too, with prices starting far lower than those of the A4, 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class. Consequently, if you’re not overly fussed about what it’s like to drive, it’s worthy of consideration.
The Volvo S60 is offered with a choice of petrol and diesel engines. The sole petrol option is the 150bhp T3, which is willing, quiet and delivers decent performance, although its CO2 emissions are quite high.
Almost all of the diesel options are four-cylinder 2.0-litre units – the exception is the four-wheel-drive version of the D4, which gets a 2.4-litre five-cylinder engine. The entry-level D2 produces 118bhp, the mid-spec D3 148bhp and the flagship D4 188bhp. The D2 feels a bit slow in the S60, so we’d recommend opting for at least the D3. This isn’t VED-exempt like the D2, but the small hike in costs is worth it for its added performance. The four-cylinder D4, however, is a great choice. It is powerful, refined and efficient, and a fine alternative to the higher-powered 2.0-litre diesels in rival saloons. The 2.4-litre D4 isn’t as quick as the 2.0 D4, partly because of the extra weight of the four-wheel-drive system it comes with. It’s not as refined, either, so we’d give it a miss.
he S60 balances the needs of driver appeal and on-board comfort pretty well. It handles crisply and has plenty of grip, and although the suspension is rather firm, it’s not uncomfortable and it controls body movement well. It’s only on bad roads where things can get a bit choppy, particularly if you specify R-Design trim, which features lower, stiffer suspension. The steering reacts quickly in all versions, which is good on a twisty road but not so welcome on the motorway.
With road noise subdued and suspension noise negligible, the S60 is quiet enough in isolation. However, it’s not as refined as its key rivals, because there’s a fair bit of wind noise at speed. The gearshift on manual versions is vague, too.
If you opt for the Cross Country versions, which are designed to offer a modicum of off-road capability, you’ll be able to opt for four-wheel drive. This is the only version of the S60 offered with it.
Things are good from the driver’s point of view. The seating position is excellent (if a little on the high side), and the steering column adjusts for reach and rake, so it’s easy to get settled. The seat deserves special mention; it’s supportive, but also accommodating and comfortable.
What you won’t find is any modern-looking media system, along the lines of BMW’s iDrive. Instead, the S60 has a cluster of buttons on the centre console, which can be confusing.
The S60’s interior isn’t particularly flashy, but the quality of the materials and the solid construction make it feel like a high-quality product. Most of the plastics and fabrics are easy on the eye, and the controls have a satisfying feel.
All-round visibility is fine, further improving the S60’s ease of use.
There’s plenty of space for front occupants, thanks to generous head- and legroom. Rear room isn’t as good, and the diving roofline means passengers will have to duck a little to get in, but moderately tall adults should be able to endure longer trips without too many complaints. The sculpted rear bench makes life rather uncomfortable for a central rear passenger, however.
The S60’s boot is a useful size, but it’s significantly smaller than those of key rivals such as the BMW 3 Series. The opening is large, however, while the split-folding rear seats make it easier to carry longer items. Barring R-Design and Cross Country models, the S60 also gets a forward-folding front passenger seat that can be used to further increase space.
Browse the S60’s brochure and you’ll find a host of practical options, including a roof box, bike carrier, a load bay liner and a detachable towbar. No S60 gets a spare wheel as standard, although one is available for a small outlay.