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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD w/Snrf
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T 19 27 $29,117 $30,975
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T w/Snrf 19 27 $29,117 $30,975
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T 17 26 $30,856 $32,825
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T w/Snrf 18 26 $30,856 $32,825
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.4T T5 w/Snrf 18 26 $31,946 $33,985
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 27 $38,182 $40,405
4-Door Sedan Aero 17 27 $39,146 $41,425
4-Door Wagon SportCombi 17 27 $39,382 $41,675
4-Door Sedan Griffin 17 27 $39,690 $42,000
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero 17 27 $40,436 $42,790
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Griffin 17 27 $40,890 $43,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,117
$38,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,975
$40,405
Monthly Payment Estimate
$516 / month
$673 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, safe all-weather sedan, but if you want top sport-sedan performance, you should look elsewhere. If you don’t mind buying a 2009 Saab 9-5 that looks almost exactly like the 1999 model, there’s still a lot of quirky appeal.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 36.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 96.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 181.2 190.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.0 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 15.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.26 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 12.05 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYR
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P235/45VR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYR
Spare Tire Order Code NA N65
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P235/45VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3523 3530
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5 Turbocharged 4-Cyl
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 4500 258 @ 1900-4000
Engine Order Code NA LJ3
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 208 @ 5000 260 @ 5300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 2.94
Trans Order Code NA MM1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.30
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 4.68
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.92
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Sentronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo S60 Saab 9-5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multilink Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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