2012 Volvo S60 T5: A Frugal Five Cylinder
July 28, 2011
I was a little surprised to learn that the 2.5-liter, in-line five-cylinder in our Volvo S60 is rated at 30 mpg on the highway. It certainly doesn't feel like such a frugal car from behind the wheel.
Yeah, it's a little wheezy sounding like most five-cylinders, but between the turbocharger and the six-speed transmission, the S60 moves out quite nicely. And as unappealing as this engine sounds, it seems like a perfect trade off between power and efficiency, especially when you consider the $6K jump to the larger 3.0-liter six.
Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com