Volvo V60 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol, hybrid
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The optional panoramic glass sunroof showers the interior with sunlight, but it also nicks quite a bit of head room. It’s not too bad, but if you’re well over six feet tall, it’s something to think about before placing your order. Without it, the front head room is generous and front leg room is also plentiful. The interior is wide, too, so you can get your elbows out without irking your passenger.

Rear space is a strength. Again, head room is fine (panoramic roof aside) and the rear leg room is much better than it is in its chief rivals, including the Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes C-Class Estate. There are roomier estates, of course, but only if you're prepared to trade down the badge and buy the Skoda Superb Estate or spend more on the bigger Volvo V90.

Storage space is generally good, with plenty of cubbies, compartments and a decent glovebox, although the doors bins are a little small.

If you’re under the impression that the SUV route is the only way to get a decent boot these days, think again: the V60 is a worthy alternative. The standard electrically operated tailgate opens to reveal 529-litres of space below the tonneau cover when the rear seats up. That’s more than its obvious rivals and easily enough to cope with buggies or a couple of large suitcases. Indeed, we managed to squeeze in eight carry-on suitcases. 

Impressively, the boot space is the same for the plug-in hybrid versions, which is rare – often the battery pack lives under the boot floor and raises it up. Again, bigger estates are available if you need more space, the obvious one being the Skoda Superb.

There’s more space available under the floor if you don’t order a spare wheel and, of course, you can drop the rear seats to make even more space for longer items – they're split 60/40 rather than 40/20/40 arrangement you get in the Audi A4 Avant. The seats fold completely flat to the floor so there's a straight run with no lip to the front seats.

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