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  • 2015 Volvo V60

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MSRP: $35,300 - $48,550
Invoice: $33,182 - $45,637
MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy
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Volvo V60 Interior

Automotive journalists appreciate the 2015 Volvo V60’s simple, yet elegant, cabin design and excellent build quality. However, some dislike the lack of cargo space and rear-seat legroom.

  • "We'll start with this: The V60's cabin is very comfortable and stylish." -- Jalopnik
  • "We rather like the minimalist approach to the V60's interior, from its numerous soft-touch surfaces to its clean dash and instrument cluster to the rear headrests that can be lowered electronically to provide better rear-seat visibility." -- AutoTrader
  • "Volvo's interiors continue to reflect a simple design aesthetic with high quality yet humble execution." -- Left Lane News
  • "Once you're in the cabin, the V60 makes you even more aware of Volvo's new way of doing business. The architecture is the same, notably the elegant waterfall-style center console that looks like a piece of high-style Swedish furniture when it carries a wood finish, yet the selection of materials and the mix of colors send a new message of premium luxury that seems altogether adventurous for Volvo." -- Automobile Magazine

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Seating

The 2015 Volvo V60 seats five. Standard features include cloth upholstery and power-adjustable front seats. Available features include leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel and integrated child booster seats. Reviewers agree that the front seats of the V60 have plenty of space, but they note that the rear seat is a bit small and isn’t very comfortable for taller passengers because it lacks legroom.

  • "Inside, the V60 is surprisingly accommodating with good front and rear headroom, though rear-seat legroom is snug." -- AutoTrader
  • "While we love the front of the cockpit … the rear seats feel a bit tight." -- Motor Trend
  • "The driver and front passenger seats are equally comfortable with plenty of lateral knee room, which my 6-foot-2-inch husband would appreciate, thanks to the slim center console and dashboard design." -- Cars.com
  • "Riding in the back...ehh. I didn't have to, but I spent some time in the backseat. My knees were cramped, and as a 6'2 guy, I wouldn't want to spend a ton of time back there if both driver and passenger were the same height." -- Jalopnik

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2015 Volvo V60 include Volvo’s City Safety system, which can automatically apply the brakes at low speeds to help prevent a collision, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a USB input, satellite radio and Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system, which comes with a 7-inch display. Available features include navigation, adaptive cruise control, an automated parallel parking system, a remote starter, a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system and a touch-screen version of the Sensus infotainment system called Sensus Connected that can also connect to the Internet through your smartphone or other Internet-enabled cellular device. The V60 is also available with front and rear cameras and parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning with full automatic braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning, driver distraction monitoring and a system that scans and responds to road signs.

Some reviewers say there are too many buttons on the V60’s center stack. However, others praise the center stack controls for their intuitive design, especially the climate controls. Automotive journalists think the Sensus Connected Touch infotainment system has some cool applications, such as full Internet browsing and Internet music streaming.

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  • "But then there's that console full of buttons that make it seem like you're dialing a life-sized phone. I've never been a big fan of this; it always seems too busy, too distracting if you're trying to drive and punch a few buttons, and too far away from my line of vision." -- Jalopnik
  • "This includes the ‘waterfall’ center stack, and clever touches like the person-shaped ventilation control, where you tap figure's ‘head’ to direct air to your face, the ‘legs’ for your feet, and so on." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The new Sensus Connect system of electronic connectivity is very cool and incorporates some neat applications, but the software behind the touchscreen interface is clumsy and difficult to sort out." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Volvo's floating center panel houses all of the audio and climate controls and has the same Bang & Olufsen-inspired controls that we've seen for years. I love the simplicity, with directional airflow buttons in the shape of a little seated human figure. Do you want air toward your head? Press the head. Air toward your feet? Press the feet." -- Cars.com

Cargo

The 2015 Volvo V60 has a maximum of 43.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded, which is small for the class. Some rivals’ rear seats only split two ways, but the V60’s rear seat has a 40/20/40 split-folding configuration. Reviewers say this added flexibility helps make up for the V60’s lack of cargo space compared to its rivals.

  • "Snug is also a good way to describe the V60's cargo area, which is one of the smallest in the segment." -- AutoTrader
  • "If you're looking for the ultimate in cargo hauling, this small Volvo's cargo area may not cut it for you - you might want to check out the larger Volvo XC60 instead." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The 43.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo space (with the backseat folded) in the V60 is also smaller than both the 3 Series wagon's 53 cubic feet and the TSX wagon's with 66.2 cubic feet of cargo space. However, the V60 has a leg up over the TSX wagon with a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, similar to that in the 3 Series wagon. This gives some added flexibility with seating and cargo configurations." -- Cars.com
  • "It includes seating for five passengers and what seems to be a smallish 43.8-cubic feet of cargo capacity, when compared to the allroad and 328i xDrive, which both exceed 50-cubic feet. Still, the rear seat with 40-20-40 folding capabilities can handle most items from skis to a full IKEA shopping spree complete with a year's supply of meatballs and a difficult-to-build-bookcase." -- Left Lane News
Review Last Updated: 7/9/14

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