2015 Volvo S60: A Few Too Many Buttons
July 31, 2015
Although I agree with most of the other editors on staff that the interior of our 2015 Volvo S60 is elegant and functional, the cluster of buttons you see here is not its best design feature.
Too many buttons that look too alike is the short version of my complaint. Even after driving it for a while, I'm still not used to where everything is at first glance.
All the buttons are roughly the same size and shape with no logical groupings. And then you get a knob for the fan, the pictograph thing for the vents and the largely useless phone keypad.
The fact that the whole setup is fairly compact keeps the annoyance to a minimum. I also like the large knobs for the volume, tuning and temperature adjustments. If those weren't done right it would be a deal breaker. As it is, I just find it less impressive than some of the other well-thought out aspects of the car.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 7,397 miles