When comparing the Volvo S60's and the Volvo V70's specifications and ratings, the Volvo S60 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Volvo V70 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Volvo S60's and the Volvo V70's specifications and ratings, the Volvo S60 is a better car than the Volvo V70.
Volvo S60 vs. Volvo V70 Pricing
A used 2009 Volvo S60 ranges from $3,499 to $10,148 while a used 2009 Volvo V70 is priced between $3,700 to $10,951.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Volvo S60’s base engine makes 208 horsepower, and the Volvo V70 base engine makes 235 horsepower. The S60 is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 486 miles. The V70 is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 463 miles. This gives the Volvo S60 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Volvo V70. Both models use gasoline.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Volvo S60 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.