2008 Volvo S60  -  $31,720

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $31,720
Base Invoice: $29,862
Destination Charge: $745
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 2.5T FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 19 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 4dr Sdn 2.5T FWD
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 20-valve low-pressure turbocharged I5 engine w/intercooler

Model News

For 2008, the high-performance Volvo S60 R has been discontinued, leaving the T5 as the top-of-the-line model, which this year is available only with a five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. It now comes standard with leather seating, power sunroof, rearview mirror compass, satellite radio capability, and 17-inch Cassiopeia wheels. All trim levels--2.5T, 2.5T AWD, T5--offer new option packages that include premium sound systems.

Value Writeup

The 2008 S60 is Volvo's entry into a highly competitive European midsize sedan market that includes Audi's A4, BMW's 3-Series, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The design has been around since 2000, but Volvo has done much to keep it fresh, including an exterior styling update in 2007. With competitive pricing, ample standard equipment, premium options, and plenty of performance from either of its turbocharged engines, the Volvo S60 represents a safe, smart, distinctive alternative to any other midsize sedan on the road.


Excellent standard safety features and reliability; unique and attractive design; comfortable front seats; good turbocharged performance.

Model Highlights

The loss of the 300-horsepower S60 R means that just two power options are available on Volvo's entry-level sedan for 2008. The base 2.5T relies on a low-boost, turbocharged 208-horsepower 2.5L inline five-cylinder to drive its front wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.5R AWD uses the same setup to power all four wheels, accompanied by Volvo's Instant Traction delivery system. The S60 T5 derives its power from a high-boost, 257-horsepower turbocharged 2.4L I5 that delivers 258 lb-ft of torque. It is available in front-wheel drive only and comes standard with Volvo's five-speed Geartronic transmission with manual shift mode.

Every S60 comes nicely appointed with standard features. These include remote central locking, an anti-theft system, four years of Volvo Roadside Assistance, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, one-touch power windows, power heated mirrors, electrically foldable rear head restraints, and an ambient temperature gauge. All driver's seats are power adjustable with memory, and rear seats are split-folding. Climate control is all electronic and includes a cabin filter, and all cars feature a performance audio system with in-dash CD player and MP3/WMA functionality. Both 2.5T models ride on 16-inch alloy wheels.

Optional on all 2.5T and 2.5T AWD models is the five-speed Geartronic, Homelink, a power adjustable passenger seat, leather seating and interior touches, a power sunroof, and several different styles of 16-, 17-, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The top-line S60 T5 comes standard with the Homelink remote garage door opener, sport leather seating, steering wheel, and shift knob, mesh aluminum inlays, watch dial instruments, Sirius satellite radio preparation, 17-inch Cassiopeia Titanium Diamond wheels, and a power glass sunroof. Active bi-xenon headlights are optional on this car, as well as the 2.5T AWD.

All 2008 Volvo S60 models can be ordered with a trunk spoiler, headlight washers, front and rear parking assist, a rain sensor, heated front seats, high-performance audio, and an Interior Air Quality System (IAQS). Popular packages range from $675 to $2,120 and can incorporate several standalone options, as well as Volvo's DVD-based navigation.

Standard safety features on all 2008 Volvo S60s include daytime running lights, tire pressure monitor, Dynamic Stability anti-skid system, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with hydraulic assist, and front and rear fog lamps. Inside, there are dual-stage front air bags, front side-impact bags, side curtain air bags, and Volvo's Whiplash Protection System.

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
342.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
486.00 mi

Engine Type
Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 4500

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

EPA Classification

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
91 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.2 in

Front Hip Room
55.0 in

Second Head Room
37.9 in

Second Leg Room
33.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.5 in

Second Hip Room
54.6 in

106.9 in

Length, Overall
181.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.0 in

Height, Overall
56.2 in

Track Width, Front
61.5 in

Track Width, Rear
60.7 in

Trunk Volume
13.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3523 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3300 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
330 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3300 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
330 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multilink

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
.91 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
.75 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.0 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

2.5L DOHC 20-valve low-pressure turbocharged I5 engine w/intercooler

5-speed automatic transmission

Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)

Front wheel drive

MacPherson strut front suspension

Multi-link independent rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Dynamic chassis

P205/55R16 tires

16" x 7" "EURUS" alloy wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assistance (EBA)

Halogen headlamps

Front fog lights

Rear fog light w/auto-off

Safe Approach & Home Safe security lighting

Daytime running lights

Tinted windows

Pwr heated mirrors w/memory, puddle lights, integrated turn signals

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Front bucket seats w/head restraints

8-way pwr driver seat w/adjustable lumbar, 3-position memory

Flat-folding front passenger seat

60/40 split-fold rear seat w/trunk pass-through, pwr folding head restraints

Cloth seating surfaces

Front center armrest

Floor mats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/illuminated cruise/audio controls

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Trip computer

Driver info display

Outside temp gauge

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows-inc: front auto-up/down, anti-trap feature

Central pwr door locks-inc: trunk release

Remote keyless entry

Valet lockout

Cruise control

Security alarm system

Ignition immobilizer

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: 100-watt amp, (6) speakers, aux input

Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC)-inc: rear seat vents

Pollen filter

Rear window defroster w/timer

Illuminated lockable glove box

(2) front/(2) rear cup holders

Wood inlays

Front door storage pockets

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front door entry lighting

Front/rear reading lamps

Interior cabin light delay feature

Cargo area lights

Leather shift knob

Front seatback storage pockets

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assistance (EBA)

Driver/front passenger dual stage airbags w/front passenger cutoff switch

Side impact protection system (SIPS)-inc: driver/front passenger side-impact airbags, front/rear side inflatable curtains (IC)

3-point seat belts w/pretensioners for all seating positions

Front seat belt height adjustment

Overhead-mounted seat belt reminder lights

ISO-FIX child seat attachments

Child safety rear door locks

Rear window deactivation

Emergency trunk release

Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)

Driver/front passenger whiplash protection seating system (WHIPS)

Collapsible steering column

Anti-submarine seats

Daytime running lights








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