2001 Volvo S60 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2001 Volvo S60 - Road Test Specs

2001 Volvo S60 Sedan

(2.4L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2001
Style2.4T 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
Base MSRP$30,375
As-tested MSRP$36,260


Drive typeFWD
Engine typeinline 5
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2.4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)197 @ 5000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)210 @ 2000 - 5000
Transmission type5-speed automatic


Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire size, frontP195/65HR15
Tire size, rearP195/65HR15
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / solid rear disc

Track Test Results

1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.8 @ 88.3
60-0 mph (ft.)123
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.9

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThis engine is sweet. It was almost as quick as its 50 horsepower-advantaged big brother, the S60 T5. Zero to sixty and quarter-mile times were only three-tenths of a second slower than the S60 T5. The best run was with the STC off and braking off the line with the transmission doing its own shifting through the gears.
Braking commentsBrake performance was Volvo-solid with minimal nose dive and ABS system noise. Stability was very good with the S60 2.4T and the S60 T5 twins coming within a foot of each other. The S60 2.4T was just slightly better than the T5, but changes in weather conditions could explain that, since we tested them on different days. The bottom line is that either car has fabulous brakes.
Handling commentsMaybe it was because we were not comparing it to its competitors, like our previous encounter with a Volvo S60. Or maybe it was just better than its counterpart, because this car felt much better than the T5 version. It was much quicker through the slalom and felt much more solid. It did not have the rubbery feel that was characterisitic of the T5 we recently drove. Sure, just like the T5 version, it still had some body roll, but it was almost 2 miles per hour faster than the T5 we had recently tested. — Neil G. Chirico

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)62
Wind (mph, direction)1-2

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 City 28 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)23
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21.1

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3389
Length (in.)180.2
Width (in.)71
Height (in.)56.2
Wheelbase (in.)106.9
Legroom, front (in.)42.6
Legroom, rear (in.)33.3
Headroom, front (in.)38.7
Headroom, rear (in.)37.9
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.9


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion8 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years / Unlimited miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlOptional
Stability controlOptional
NHTSA crash test, driverGood
NHTSA crash test, passengerGood
NHTSA crash test, side frontExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side rearExcellent
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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