Number 3: 2003-2005 Volvo S60
Engine: 2.4-liter inline-5
Fuel Type: Premium
EPA fuel economy (city/highway): 19/28 (5-speed automatic)
Price range: $11,250-17,750
JD Power Dependability Rating: 3 out of 5
The Volvo S80 is a darn fine automobile, no doubt. But its size and thirst exclude it for a lot of people, which is why there's a Volvo S60. Think of it as a shortened S80, with most of the amenities and looks, but with a smaller trunk and rear seat. If safety is a priority or you love the broad-shouldered Volvo look, this is a great choice.
Photo credit: Volvo