More Luxury Than Sport - 2012 Volvo S60 T5 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 T5: More Luxury Than Sport

June 29, 2011

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I just got into the S60 after spending time in the frisky little Kia Forte Koup SX. The difference in handling between these two cars (and yes, I know that they'd never be cross-shopped) served to underline that though Volvo likes to market the S60 as a sport sedan, it really is more accurately defined as a luxury model.

And there's no shame in that, for as luxury models go, the S60 is a pretty good one. Though its reflexes aren't as sharp as those of more athletic rivals like the 3 Series, the S60 has a capable engine and well-weighted steering in its corner. I'd place it in Audi A4/Mercedes-Benz C-Class territory, and it holds up pretty well as a solid alternative for shoppers considering these two models.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 1,640 miles

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