2015 Volvo S60: Interior Storage Report
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on November 3, 2015
Besides testing out some divided opinions on my recent family road trip, I also had the opportunity to find out how well our long-term 2015 Volvo S60 could handle the various drinks, snacks and personal items that are part of such trips. An exhaustive report equal in size and importance to the Warren Commission's follows.
Here are the two main cupholders up front. The rubber tabs work well for securing average-sized water bottles or Starbucks cups. If you want to go bigger, the S60 will accommodate as well.
The white water bottle doesn't fit in all vehicles in my experience, so advantage S60. You can also cover up the cupholders with the sliding lid when they're not in use.
But because the S60's center stack design doesn't have a front storage bin, I'm often using the cupholders to hold my cell phone, keys, wallet or other small personal items.
There is a shelf hidden behind the "floating" center stack control layout. You can put your phone here, but it's not easy to reach. I rarely use this.
More useful is the center console bin. It's not huge but it's enough for typical items. It's also where the S60's USB port is.
You can also place water bottles or other items in the front door bins. They're fairly deep and are useful for holding wrappers or trash.
The glove box holds the owner's manual and our fuel log book. There are also clips and a bin mounted on the lid, which can be useful for holding pens.
In back, there are also rear door bins, but they're not as deep or useful as the front bins.
Rear passengers have two cupholders mounted in the pull-down center armrest as well as a bin below the lift-up lid. Unbeknownst to me, one of my kids left some snack wrappers in the bin, including a spent Baby Bel cheese wax casing. I discovered the melted, blobby mess when taking the photos for this update. Good times.
Finally, the S60 has rear pockets behind the front seats. If you're rocking a road trip with kids in back, the pockets are big enough for said kids' magazines, modest-sized books or tablet computers.
Overall, I'd say the S60 fares quite well for interior storage other than its lack of a center cubby. But realistically, most entry-luxury cars don't have one either. High marks.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor