Volvo XC60 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Volvo XC60 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volvo XC60 2021 front
  • Volvo XC60 2021 rear right cornering
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior infotainment
  • Volvo XC60 2021 right tracking
  • Volvo XC60 2021 front left cornering
  • Volvo XC60 2021 headlight detail
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior driver display
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior front seats
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior detail
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Volvo XC60 2021 boot open
  • Volvo XC60 2021 front
  • Volvo XC60 2021 rear right cornering
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior infotainment
  • Volvo XC60 2021 right tracking
  • Volvo XC60 2021 front left cornering
  • Volvo XC60 2021 headlight detail
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior driver display
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior front seats
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior detail
  • Volvo XC60 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Volvo XC60 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

As befits such a big car, you won’t have any trouble fitting in the front, even if you’re very tall. The front seats slide back a long way to accommodate people who are especially long in the leg, and there’s also loads of head room.

Admittedly, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is bigger still, but Volvo’s penchant for light-coloured interiors gives the impression of there being even more space than there actually is.

All versions have five seats. If you want seven seats, you’ll need to upgrade to the XC60's larger sibling – the Volvo XC90 – or consider the Discovery Sport or the Kia Sorento.

Volvo XC60 2021 interior rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

The XC60 has 60/40 split-folding rear seats as standard and you get a ski hatch for sliding in long items between two rear passengers. It’s a shame that the seatbacks aren’t split in a 40/20/40 layout, a more flexible configuration that's available in many of its rivals.

It’s also a pity that you can’t have sliding and reclining rear seats, which are standard on the Discovery Sport and optional on the Q5. You can specify a pair of optional fold-out booster seats, which are built into the outer rear seats and suitable for smaller children. 

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