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Volvo S60 saloon (2010-2018) - Practicality & boot space

The Volvo S60 has spacious rear seats, but boot space is limited

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Passengers won’t have much cause for complaint in the S60, as it’s spacious in the front and back, however you may have trouble getting all their luggage in, as it’s not the best car in its class for boot space.

Volvo S60 interior space & storage

There’s no problem getting comfortable in the front of the Volvo S60, and your storage needs are looked after by a large glovebox and door bins that can swallow a big bottle of water. There’s also a pair of cup-holders between the front seats and a lidded storage space under the central armrest.

That floating centre console also serves a purpose – it has a tray for loose change hidden behind it. While the S60 has lots of room in the back, the middle seat is really only suitable for a child. Beyond that, rear-seat passengers enjoy more legroom than in the previous car and it's roomier than most of its rivals. But headroom isn’t as good as it could be, so taller passengers may have to slouch a bit.

Boot space

The extra legroom mentioned above comes at the cost of boot space: the S60’s 380-litre boot is quite a lot smaller than the 480 litres offered by the Audi A4 and the Mercedes C-Class. It can also be difficult to get large or bulky items through the awkwardly shaped boot opening, and once you do, the standard 60:40 split-folding rear seats don’t fold down fully flat.

Towing

If you plan on towing, the D2, D3 and T4 automatic can haul a 1,600kg braked trailer, while the T4 manual and D4 can tow 1,800kg. These are comparable figures to the C-Class and A4, although some range-topping versions of the Audi can pull 2,100kg.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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