The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
The Volvo S60’s driving position is tough to fault, largely thanks to the comfortable and supportive seat that adjusts electrically and has adjustable lumbar support as standard.
The display is crisp and clear, making it easy to read at a glance. The system is solely touchscreen and responds to most of your taps and flicks between menus reasonably quickly. Unfortunately, as there is no physical control to help you work the system, it can be quite distracting to use on the move. We much prefer the BMW 3 Series’s iDrive system because it has a rotary dial.
Surprisingly, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring is an additional cost option, and doesn’t come as standard with any trim level.
As you might expect with a Volvo, the S60’s interior is really classy, with loads of soft-touch plastics and leathers throughout. You’ll struggle to find hard, scratchy plastics anywhere, and fabric is used in the lower down areas where you’d find it in rival cars.