Volvo S60 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Volvo S60 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volvo S60 2021 front right tracking
  • Volvo S60 2021 rear cornering
  • Volvo S60 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volvo S60 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volvo S60 2021 interior infotainment
  • Volvo S60 2021 front tracking
  • Volvo S60 2021 right tracking
  • Volvo S60 2021 front right cornering
  • Volvo S60 2021 rear right tracking
  • Volvo S60 2021 front static
  • Volvo S60 2021 front left static
  • Volvo S60 2021 right static
  • Volvo S60 2021 rear static
  • Volvo S60 2021 PHEV charging detail
  • Volvo S60 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Volvo S60 2021 interior front seats detail
  • Volvo S60 2021 interior driver display
  • Volvo S60 2021 boot open
  • Volvo S60 2021 front right tracking
  • Volvo S60 2021 rear cornering
  • Volvo S60 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volvo S60 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volvo S60 2021 interior infotainment
  • Volvo S60 2021 front tracking
  • Volvo S60 2021 right tracking
  • Volvo S60 2021 front right cornering
  • Volvo S60 2021 rear right tracking
  • Volvo S60 2021 front static
  • Volvo S60 2021 front left static
  • Volvo S60 2021 right static
  • Volvo S60 2021 rear static
  • Volvo S60 2021 PHEV charging detail
  • Volvo S60 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Volvo S60 2021 interior front seats detail
  • Volvo S60 2021 interior driver display
  • Volvo S60 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

There’s plenty of head and legroom in the front of the Volvo S60, so most people should find it easy to get comfortable and not feel claustrophobic. The front seats don’t slide as far back as those in the BMW 3 Series, but you’d have to be very tall for it to be a problem. 

Front storage is also good, with two cupholders below a lidded cubby between the front seats, a deep storage area in the front armrest, a smaller lidded cubby in front of the gearknob for your keys and decent-sized door pockets.

All S60s come with 60/40 split-folding rear seats, which fold electronically at the touch of a button. That’s fairly standard for the class but doesn’t give you the flexibility of the 40/20/40 configuration that you’ll find in the 3 Series.

Boot space

The MHEV S60 has a relatively long boot by executive saloon standards, although the rival 3 Series has a taller and broader load bay. Both cars swallowed the same number of carry-on suitcases (seven) in our tests, one more than the Alfa Romeo Giulia managed. 

The PHEV variant has about 36 litres less boot space because of the larger battery. It’s still bigger than the boot you get with the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid, and you’ll be able to fit in a healthy weekend shop or a set of golf clubs with ease.

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