Volvo S60 long-term test review: report four

Volvo's answer to the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series sells in much smaller numbers, but are the masses overlooking a hidden gem?...

LT Volvo S60 - over-the-shoulder driving shot

The car Volvo S60 T5 Inscription Plus Run by Jim Holder, editorial director

Why it’s here To discover if you can break away from the Germanic norm without any compromises

Needs to Be different without major compromises; beat rivals for comfort and space and still be good to drive


Mileage 2822 List price £38,835 Target Price £35,575 Price as tested £45,535 Test economy 27.1mpg Official economy 39.8mpg (combined) 


16 April 2020 – Sitting very comfortably

A seat is surely just a seat - yet Volvo’s are so much better than the average seat that they are undoubtedly a standout feature of the S60.

In the front it is not just a case of the seats being better in terms of being more comfortable, either: they are plush enough to ease into on all journeys but supportive enough to mean you feel fresh even after hours at the wheel. That’s a tough balancing act to deliver.

Volvo S60 front seats

They are also highly adjustable electrically as standard, including bolster and lumbar support that can be adapted to meet your needs, whatever they may be. Combined with a wide-ranging level of adjustment on the steering wheel reach and rake, plus nicely in line pedals, and an optimally comfortable driving position is always achievable.

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