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The Volvo S60 is a striking mid-size saloon, which goes head to head against popular models from BMW, Audi and VW. Thanks to generous discounts though, the big difference is the price.
After decades of making practical, boxy estates, the voluptuous Volvo S60 is a far cry from the Swedish company’s older creations. This sleek saloon features a wedgy, coupe-style silhouette and a luxurious, beautifully designed interior. Despite the clear focus on comfort, Volvo also claims that the S60 is the ‘sportiest Volvo ever’.
With its comfortable cabin and hordes of safety equipment, the S60 makes a good long-distance companion both on the motorway and around town thanks to Volvo’s standard fit City Safety system, which can brake the car at low speeds to prevent a collision.
Helping to make the S60 more appealing are generous discounts of over £8,000 if you shop around. A wide range of models are available from an extremely frugal 1.6-litre diesel to a powerful four-wheel drive version, which can sprint to 62mph in under six seconds.
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Save over £7,000 on Volvo S60 D4 diesel
Walk into a Volvo dealership and you’ll probably find the D4  SE Lux model for sale for over £30,000. However, we’ve found several online brokers offering discounts of up to £7,109 (offered by Carfile) on our favourite S60, taking the purchase price down to just £23,081. This model has a powerful 163bhp diesel engine, which provides a good mix of performance and economy and makes it a refined motorway cruiser. The D4 engine whisks the S60 to 62mph in 9.2 seconds and returns safely over 60mpg according to official figures.
This S60 is also very well equipped with lots of airbags and safety kit plus climate control, an electric driver’s seat, rear parking sensors and high intensity xenon headlights, which swivel as you turn the steering wheel. Also included is a high quality speaker system with a digital radio and the ability to connect your MP3 player.
£8,000 discount on top of the range Volvo S60
Discounted New Cars is offering a saving of £7,975 on the Volvo S60 D5  SE Lux Nav – dropping the price to £25,415. This model adds a sat nav and more powerful engine to the D4. The strong D5 motor produces 215bhp and sprints to 62mph in 7.4 seconds, but still returns an impressive official fuel economy figure of 62.8mpg, meaning that it shouldn’t break the bank in fuel bills.
Economical diesel Volvo S60 for under £20,000
If you want the most bang for your buck, look no further than the D2  SE for just £19,526. This frugal S60 has all the equipment you’ll need, but it still sneaks under the £20,000 mark, saving you a total of £6,714 off the list price. The equipment tally includes climate control, cruise control, an eight speaker sound system with digital radio and MP3 connectivity plus rear parking sensors. Despite the bargain price, the S60 D2 also returns an impressive official fuel economy figure of 72.4mpg, and performance is reasonable with the 0-62mph sprint dispatched with in under 11 seconds.
Hot Car Deals:
- Volvo S60 D4  SE Lux – £23,081 at Carfile
- Volvo S60 D5  SE Lux Nav – £25,415 at Discounted New Cars
- Volvo S60 D2  SE – £19,526 at Carfile
Hot Car Deal hunters please note:
- The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
- Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.