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2003 Volvo S60 Mid-Size Sedan

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Sandwiched in size between mid-size S80 and compact-class S40, Volvo's S60 sedans ride on the variable-size platform employed by S80 and V70.

A stylish passenger compartment contains rich appointments in an understated cabin with muted tone-on-tone colors. The conventional layout sets two bolstered buckets beside a multi-purpose console and ahead of a bench with three seat positions. However, optional two-place seating in sculpted spaces is available for the rear.

Three five-cylinder engines out of the V70 wagons also work for S60 with a naturally-aspirated, 2.4-liter plant plus light-pressure turbo variation and the high-pressure turbo good for 247-hp. The latter shows up in S60 T5 with options for manual or automatic shifter.

S60 AWD with increased chassis height stocks the light-pressure turbo but expanded to 2.5 liters and increased from 197- to 208-hp. It also uses Volvo's five-speed Geartronic automatic with an electronic AWD system for on-demand four-wheel traction. Volvo's DSTC is optional on FWD S60.