2015 Volvo S60: Let's Internet Like It's 2008
August 11, 2015
The infotainment system in our 2015 Volvo S60 goes deep with options. I spent a good amount of time digging through each one, and then I stumbled on something I didn't expect: A Web browser.
I don't remember when this system arrived in Volvos. It couldn't be recent, considering the mobile Wi-Fi is on a 3G network, whereas all modern cell phones are on 4G LTE or better. Also, the browser makes sites look like they're from 2008.
Nevertheless, I did what anyone would do when faced with a web browser in your car:
The controls are cumbersome, but they work. You move the cursor with the keypad beneath. Pressing and holding "2" moves the cursor up, for example. You can type in addresses by using the keypad or with the dial to the right.
Of course, the cumbersome interface and dated graphics mean passengers will prefer using their smartphones. But it's neat that this browser exists. It reminds you what the internet was like in 2008.
Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor @ 8,387 miles