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Shopping for a new Volvo S60?
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GREEN | 6 out of 10
18/26 mpg city/highway
fuel economy (18 mpg city/26 mpg highway) is just a hair below the rear-drive 335i.
Kelley Blue Book
Fuel economy is average compared with other six-cylinder models in this class
figures that are on the money with other six-cylinder all-wheel drive offerings in the segment
The S60's EPA fuel economy ratings of 18 mpg city, 26 highway are on par for the class, though if fuel-efficiency is a priority they're not particularly impressive if you weigh them against any number of slightly larger V-6-powered luxury sedans.
However, Volvo vehicles have a reputation for lasting a long time, and the brand has shown strong corporate responsibility and a concern for the environment long before it was a marketing tool, so that could be a tie-breaker for some shoppers. The automaker claims to design its vehicles for 85 percent recyclability and 95 percent recoverability.
The 2011 Volvo S60 is quite fuel-efficient for a 300-hp sport sedan, but against other luxury vehicles its size it's unremarkable.