2012 Volvo S60 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,688 - $15,889
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
250-300
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,688 - $15,889
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
250-300
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.9 Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

The S60 is a premium midsize sedan that seamlessly meshes style, pizzazz and power with a long list of safety features. What it might lack in the panache of luxury rivals the S60 makes up for in high-tech features aimed at mitigating accidents.

Volvo S60 Models & Trims

T5 $10,688 - $12,843*
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I5
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7, 18 x 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
T6 $12,253 - $15,128*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8, 18 x 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
T5 w/Moonroof $10,688 - $12,843*
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I5
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7, 18 x 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
T6 w/Moonroof $12,253 - $15,128*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8, 18 x 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
T6 R-Design $12,822 - $15,889*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.48

44 Reviews

61% 30% 5% 5% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

It is foreign made, it is expensive to repair and it is white!

I just spent $4000 having the motor rebuilt because there was a power steering leak that caused it to jump time and practically destroyed the motor. The extended warranty was no use. So now, I am not very impressed with my car. I would not purchase this brand of car or any foreign made car in the future.

- Rae W

The s60 is the perfect marriage of performance and safety.

My Volvo s60 is the perfect combination of sport and safety. The ride is smooth without being squishy. The performance on the road is excellent. It is nimble and responsive. The cabin is quiet, and I love the heads up display. It is a sporty sedan and I believe Volvo goes the extra mile for safety.

- Lisa B

That it gets good gas mileage.

Repairs are too expensive. Did not want a sedan; did not want a white vehicle. But circumstances dictated that I purchase this vehicle. I did get a very good deal and it was a one owner vehicle with low mileage and was in excellent condition. It is newer and had more extras on it than my old car.

- Sandra B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,688 - $12,843
$12,253 - $15,128

Horsepower

Horsepower
250 hp
300 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 5
3.0L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 in.
33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
37.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12 cu. ft.
12 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/40R18
P235/45R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 ft.
39 ft.

Length

Length
182.2 in.
182.2 in.

Width

Width
73.4 in.
73.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3548 .lbs
3812 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
250 hp
300 hp

Torque

Torque
266 ft. lbs.
325 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
331 .lbs
331 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
5 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.8 gal.
17.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
26 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings