2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S6 S60 T5: Trunk Hinge Intrusion

January 23, 2012

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Our 2012 Volvo S60 T5 has decent trunk capacity at 13.9 cubic feet. Using the handy Edmunds comparator, we can see that is competitive with the BMW 3-series at 12.0 cu. ft. and the Acura TSX at 14.0 cu. ft.

However, there's a bit of intrusion from the hinge covers. When I loaded suitcases into this vehicle I should have been able to get another small roll-on bag in the there, but I couldn't because of that hinge cover.

The upside for this type of system is that it's simpler, cheaper, and less likely to break than some multi-link systems. And it won't squash you gear like some hinges that protrude into the trunk.

Most of you have your trunk hinge preferences, it seems, from previous posts like this.
Let's hear the rationale.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ ~12,000 miles

(More pics on the jump.)

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Volvo S60 in VA is:

$125 per month*
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