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2012 Volvo S60 Review

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Facing big guns like the BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the entry-level luxury sport sedan game is like going up against NBA gamers like Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Kevin Garnett. But as we found out while soaking up the miles on the freeway, commuting, running errands and enjoying a coastal drive, the 2012 Volvo S60 T5 has got game.

As a Volvo, the S60 has plenty of cutting-edge safety features designed to protect, well, not only the driver and passengers but also pretty much everyone in the vicinity. With its available Driver Alert Control (which senses lane wander and which would be working overtime in L.A.), it can even protect its driver from himself. And should you suddenly be bearing down upon a pedestrian (who is at least 31 inches tall), the available pedestrian detection feature can help you avoid hitting that seemingly suicidal jaywalker by automatically applying full braking force if you don't react quickly enough.

When you're not avoiding animate and inanimate hazards of the urban jungle, the S60 T5 makes for a fine automobile. The turbocharged five-cylinder engine might sound a little gruff, but power delivery is broad and fairly smooth and there's more than ample urge on tap. A supple ride over neglected city roads, sure-footed (if not inspiring) handling, decent fuel economy and expectedly superb seats round out the S60's amiable, utility player personality.

Good as the 2012 Volvo S60 T5 is, there are other free agents worthy of consideration. More serious driving enthusiasts should check out the BMW 328i, while those who need a larger backseat could consider the Infiniti G. Other worthy players in the mix include the Acura TSX, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Used 2012 Volvo S60 Overview

The Used 2012 Volvo S60 is offered in the following submodels: S60 Sedan, S60 T6 R-Design. Available styles include T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A), T6 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A), and T6 R-Design 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A). Pre-owned Volvo S60 models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine or a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 325 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Volvo S60 comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2012 Volvo S60 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Volvo S60?

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Volvo S60 trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Volvo S60 T5 is priced between $9,690 and$18,998 with odometer readings between 44704 and123922 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Volvo S60 T6 is priced between $12,388 and$18,590 with odometer readings between 67160 and120985 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design is priced between $19,590 and$19,590 with odometer readings between 67305 and67305 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Volvo S60?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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