The Volvo S60 offers more than a Swedish-modern alternative to BMW's 3 Series sedans. It offers a style all its own. The S60 combines excellent performance and a great shape with Volvo's outstanding safety features. It feels like a tight European sedan, with a smooth ride. For 2004, there's a new engine option and a new rack-and-pinion steering system, improving on its already good acceleration and precise handling. The S60 fills the middle range in Volvo's lineup: It's larger than the S40, but not quite as large as the premium-luxury S80. Not surprisingly, the S60 also fits between those models in price.