Volvo S60 saloon (2010-2018) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The most efficient Volvo S60 diesel model will return over 70mpg

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Volvo S60 MPG & CO2

The engines on offer in the S60 line-up range from efficient diesels to a thirstier petrol, so running costs vary depending on exactly which model you buy. With a manual gearbox, the 118bhp D2 diesel engine offers the best fuel economy in the range (72.4mpg). Choosing an automatic transmission bumps emissions up to 113g/km, while the fuel economy drops to 65.7mpg.

The D3 and D4 diesel engines, offering progressively more power than the D2, are available across the range. Even though the D3 produces 148bhp and the D4 187bhp, the D4 manual is strangely the most economical model in the range, returning up to 72.8mpg, although these figures drop to 65.7mpg if you choose the automatic gearbox. The D3 manual returns 70.6mpg.

After the first year's CO2-based road tax (generally included in the on-the-road price), all Volvo V60s cost £140 a year to tax. Those with a list price (including options) of more than £40,000 are liable for an additional surcharge of £310 a year in years two to six, bringing the annual bill to £450 during that period.

The S60 is now available with a single T4 petrol engine (the less powerful T3 has been discontinued), capable of 50.4mpg, which is quite impressive given its performance level. It’s worthy of consideration if you do a lower annual mileage, but is likely to be a niche choice for company-car drivers.

Insurance group

The S60’s insurance ratings run from a reasonable group 17 for the entry-level D2 diesel model in Business Edition trim, rising to 34 for the top-of-the-range specification and petrol T4 engine.


Volvo offers customers a service plan, the cost of which can be spread out over interest-free monthly payments. The exact cost will depend on precisely which model you have and your anticipated annual mileage. You can get a quote from the Volvo Cars UK website.


You get a fairly standard three years or 60,000 miles of manufacturer warranty with a new Volvo, as well as a three-year paintwork warranty and 12-year rust-perforation warranty.

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