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?...
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.
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.