2015 Volvo S60: Get the Sport Seats
March 9, 2015
"Schmidt, have you spent any time in a Volvo with the sport seats? They are amazing. We need to test one just so we can sit in those things for a year." Thus began my begging crusade to add any Volvo to our long-term fleet as long as it had the sport seat option. Luckily for me, Volvo just loaned us a 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E, which comes standard with the ultra-comfy buckets.
Not all seats fit my 6'4" frame comfortably. The Volvo's are perfect for me for several reasons. The side and thigh bolsters keep the driver and passenger planted, but are squishy enough for long-distance driving. The seat bottom angles up enough to keep my thighs supported. The back rest cushion nicely straddles the line between hardcore firm and a La-Z-Boy recliner. And the non-adjustable headrest kisses the back of my noggin in just the right spot.
T6 Drive-E owners aren't the only ones with access to these sport thrones. T5 and T5 Drive-E shoppers can have them for $500 on top of the cost of leather seats. The option is not limited to the S60 model line, as they can also be ordered on several variants of the V60 wagon and XC60 crossover.
Cameron Rogers, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 689 miles