In-depth reviews

Volvo S60 saloon - Practicality & boot space

Volvo S60 plug-in hybrids offer the same balance of passenger and luggage space as petrol model

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

The Volvo S60 can't match its V60 estate sister for sheer versatility, but it’s certainly competitive where it comes to passenger comfort. It’s reasonably good for boot space, even if the plug-in hybrid offers less luggage capacity than the petrol due to the battery’s position.

Volvo S60 interior space & storage

The Volvo S60 is slightly longer than its BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class rivals but its extra length doesn't really bring any drawbacks. It doesn't feel particularly cumbersome on urban streets, and is relatively easy to manoeuvre, especially if you have the optional self-parking pack.

The front seats are extremely supportive and offer enough adjustment to make it easy for most drivers to find a decent seating position, and the front passenger has plenty of room in which to stretch out. A curvaceous roofline means the S60 isn't quite as generous on headroom as the square-backed V60, particularly for those in the rear seats, but you'll need to be well over six feet tall before you begin to brush your head on the ceiling. If you are tall, it's worth avoiding the panoramic sunroof, which reduces headroom slightly.

Rear seat legroom, meanwhile, is at least a match for the Audi A4, but the middle rear passenger may find the central 'tunnel' a little intrusive – it's quite bulky and leaves little space for feet.

Boot space

The S60 offers 427 litres of space in the boot, which is a lower figure than the 480 litres boasted by the Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class. It drops further for plug-in hybrid cars, with only 391 litres available. This figure only just beats the 375 litres of the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid.

Recommended

Volvo S60 saloon review
Volvo S60 driving
Volvo S60
15 Nov 2021

Volvo S60 saloon review

Most Popular

UK road tax costs 2021/2022 explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Tips and advice
7 Jan 2022

UK road tax costs 2021/2022 explained

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022
Peugeot 3008 SUV front cornering
Best cars
6 Jan 2022

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022

Best 0% APR car deals
Hyundai Bayon deals
Deals
5 Jan 2022

Best 0% APR car deals

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
29 Sep 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
1 Dec 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
17 Jan 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
27 Oct 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022