Used 2013 Volvo S60 Consumer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

Excellent Car Poor gas Mileage initially in T5 AWD

frugal_car_guy, 03/08/2014
T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

My original review was more negative, but the more I drive it, the better I like it. I wish I had the voice activated phone and built in garage door opener, but that's only on the top of the line. Overall, it's the best car I've ever owned. I have owned a T5 AWD automatic premier for 2 years now. While I initially got poor gas mileage, it has improved to almost 22 over all, and I got 32 MPG highway on my last road trip. I get about 21.5 in typical suburban driving and commuting. (FYI: In 2015, the new 4 cyl engine is faster and gets 25 city, 37 highway.) Other than that the car handles great, is very smooth and comfortable and has very good acceleration. I have had no problems so far. Another negative is that the controls, radio, seat heater etc. are a bit difficult to operate, but eventually I got used to it. This car is smoother, more comfortable, quieter, and handles better than my wife's 2012 Acura TL. I got a great deal on a demo. Free scheduled maintenance is a bonus and cost saver.

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4 out of 5 stars

Great car

Pak Ho, 03/17/2016
T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)
5 of 8 people found this review helpful

Shop around before you pay. Best value compare with the same "level" of european car. Compare to this price. You can get a BMW or MB but in term of safety to price and maintenance, this is my first choice. Very easy to replace air filter.

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2 out of 5 stars

Look elsewhere. High maintenance costs,subpar tech

Unhappy S60 owner, 09/28/2017
T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)
5 of 9 people found this review helpful

Pros: Drives well, comfortable front seats. Cons: Tech features far behind competitors. Even in newer models the tech you get for the money is well behind other manufacturers. Small backseat. Ridiculously expensive maintenance. I should have bought a Honda Accord. Update: I traded in my S60 on an Accord. Much better tech. Much bigger backseat for the kids.

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2 out of 5 stars

Not Really a Sedan

Thomas Gannon, 04/06/2016
T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)
12 of 25 people found this review helpful

You may call this vehicle a sedan but after 2+ years with this vehicle it is better classified as a coupe. Sure it has 4 doors but the back seat is useless. The trunk isn't much better. At 12cu. ft. even a simple weekly trip to the grocery store requires items to be put in the back seat for the trip home. As for a road trip with more than 2 people just forget it. There is no way to put enough luggage in the trunk for anything more than a weekend and anything bigger than an infant in the back seat is a joke. Ironically, the only people that would fit in the back seat only make the lack of trunk space worse because they require even more stuff. Fuel economy on a vehicle of this size is awful. I owned a Accord before this vehicle and the mileage was on average 35% better for a vehicle that was bigger and older. The audio controls are confusing and lack simple functions. The Volvo system stores information some logical and some not so logical places. The resale value of this car has plummeted and I am not in a market where there are a number of these vehicles available so oversupply is not driving down the price. If we had not traded a paid in full vehicle against the purchase I would be upside down on the loan. We looked at other Volvo's to replace this one but found most suffer from the same lack of seating in the rear seats. If your going into this purchase thinking you are buying a sedan look elsewhere, if you wwant to pretend your buying a family car and really buying a sport coupe then this is a good vehicle for you.

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3.13 out of 5 stars

Lethargic

thrustreverser, 05/07/2014
T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)
5 of 14 people found this review helpful

Found myself shifting the trans to "Sport" mode because in drive mode it shifts like a granny and is unresponsive; it short shifts into 2nd gear when under moderate to heavy throttle. In regular mode off the line, this car feels like a prius. It is slow to accelerate and short-shifts every gear. When trying to pass, the transmission takes too long to respond. I would not buy this car.

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