2012 Volvo S60 Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.69/5 Average
40 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

The Volvo S60 gains two new models for 2012. The entry-level T5 comes with a turbocharged five-cylinder engine, while the T6 R-Design features a sportier look, a more dynamic driving experience and more power from the turbocharged six-cylinder. A dual-screen rear seat entertainment system is also added to the options list.

Pros:
  • Abundant safety features.
  • Strong brakes and smart all-wheel-drive system with T6
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Powerful and efficient engines
  • Well-balanced ride and handling
Cons:
  • Cramped backseat
  • Some dated controls.

User Reviews:

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  • Absolutely recommend! - 2012 Volvo S60
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    I've had mine for about a month and took it on a 1000 mile trip. This car is stylish, fun to drive, solid, and very comfortable. If you don't need AWD, don't bother with the T6 and save at least five grand. The T5's power is excellent. The front seats are the most comfortable ones that I've ever had in a car, but the lumbar adjuster is in an awkward place. Gas mileage is astounding. On the trip using cruise as much as possible, six hours from PA to VA we averaged 34mpg!! 28 mpg up and down hills from VA to WV. Didn't reset and after the WV back to PA run, we were back at 32 mpg. I, and my son with ipod, think the base sound system is fine. Excellent value compared to the A4, 328i, & 300C.

  • Love my S60! - 2012 Volvo S60
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    I can't say enough of this car. I test drove the T6 because that's all what the dealer had but I really don't see much of a deference between the 2 cars. Would of got the T6 but it was out of my price range. The T5 is perfect for me anyway. Just like others people said, it drives, handles great and is has a comfortable ride. I got about 550 miles on it so I haven't really got on the gas. Definitely going to drive this car into the ground! I would suggest this car to everybody. I was lucky enough to be stationed in Germany so I got a discount on my car which saved me like 6 grand then from buying it in the states.

  • pretty close to perfect - 2012 Volvo S60
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    driving it for a couple of months, but no snow yet. Great feel - - a blast to drive. There is a learning curve on some of the tech features, but not too bad. We feel great about the car

  • Absolutely amazing! - 2012 Volvo S60
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    We love this car! We also have an XC90 from '05. Both cars have been extremely reliable. Just follow the regular maintenance intervals and you'll be fine. Fairly inexpensive to maintain if you do your own work. This car drives like a dream. The handling is amazing. Performance is great, and even better if you switch to Sport mode but no need really. Beautiful cabin.

  • Great car! - 2012 Volvo S60
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    I sold my 12 yr. old S70 and bought this one. All I can say is "This is not your grandad's Volvo!" I really love driving this car. So, if you're romantically holding on to that old Volvo trying to squeeze every last bit of value from it, surrender now!! You will be glad you did. Although I liked and appreciated the old one, I definitely feel reborn in this car! BVE - Best Volvo Ever!

  • Great Car! - 2012 Volvo S60
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    OK, so the other reviews describe the car well. For those wondering how they hold up over time: my S60 T5 is nearly 2 years old (purchased May 2011), has about 24K miles on it, and has had no problems (OK, well, I did get the wiper blades replaced for free at my last routine service, and a firmware update before that). I bought this over a BMW 3 series, Audi A4, Infinity, etc, and that was a bit of a shocker as I only stopped into the Volvo dealer because it was on my way to another car dealer. Good thing, as I was won over after many test drives, and I do love the car.

  • Never thought Volvo until I test drove this car - 2012 Volvo S60
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    I had a Acura TL and then a MB E350 sport Both nice but Gas millage was not great on either. I stopped at a dealer and really like the comfort style and GAS MILLAGE. Only have for 1000 miles so far, but the 250hp is good enough. I was used to 6 cylinder cars, but this has plenty of power. Got the car loaded for $36,500 plus it has 5 year/50K miles service on everything but tires. Also finance rates were 1.9 for 72 months. So far I am getting High 20's on combined city/Hwy. Much better than the Benz, Infotainment system is a little confusing but the sound is good and the nave is better than MB. Good value compared to Audi, MB and BMW go test one an you will love it.

  • Home Run! - 2012 Volvo S60
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    I'm a long time Saab and Audi owner, and thought I wanted a supercharged A6. Until I drove the S60. While it doesn't deliver the same power, it combines performance, safety, and comfort in an almost perfect combination. And it's priced right. Been driving it since March, and I love it. Could handle a little better at the limits, but dynamic suspension and/or AWD might address that for those that are concerned. This car is as comfortable and powerful as my Aero, with loads of tech, and personality. Black on black. I am very satisfied so far, and enjoy every drive. More interior room that 3 series or A4. Getting 25.5 combined (with a lead foot) and 30 on pure highway trips. Hard to beat. Nice!

  • My driving live has a new mistress - 2012 Volvo S60
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    I own now my S60 D3..soon it makes me forget my previous BMW3 ! The S60 is a dream of a car. Everything a car-fan can dream. Much much much better than my very unenjoyable BMW3 320d (2008). I do not understand the fuzz about BMW and certainly not the addiction of the automobile reviewers with it. Now with my Volvo D3, I can again getting adddicted to driving after three years I told myself I was grown up and car driving was only for the necessary long distance movements and not for fun. I was so far that i though about giving up my car and travel only by public transport...such idiot ideas gave that BMW me. Now finally I experience that I am not old !

  • Awesome - 2012 Volvo S60
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    I only have 200 miles on it so far, but it is a tone of fun to drive. Great acceleration (I have the 5 cyl engine not the 6, but it is still very fast and has better mgp). It has a quite ride, and lots of gadgets even without the technology package or the DVD navigation system.

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