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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Sedan DSG 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 w/Moonroof 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 w/Moonroof 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,795
$29,422
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,745
$31,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$522 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Volvo S60 family shows that sport sedans can feel edgy without giving up their leading edge in safety, design, and interior interior comfort.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 92
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 57.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 104.4 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 73.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.1 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System - TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type - TBD - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.0 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 17.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/45R17H P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size 225/45R17H P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 331
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 496
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 3307
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 3307
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3124 3548
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 250 @ 5000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700-5000 266 @ 1800-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 1.41
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.19
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.55 5.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 2.15
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68-2.92 3.93/2.68
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.97
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.82
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GLI Volvo S60
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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