2015 Volvo S60: Light Steering Effort Benefits Broken Old Man
April 22, 2015
With fractured fingers and shoulder earned from crashing my motorcycle on a track day, I needed a car that required minimal effort. Remembering that our previous long-term S60 had adjustable steering effort, I signed out our new 2015 Volvo S60.
As far as easy steering, the Volvo definitely met my needs. I can drive just fine, but I'm trying to reduce the likelihood of re-injuring myself. With the steering effort set to Low, multiple-point turns backing into parking spaces are noticeably easier than on the High setting. And in my backyard, I was able to turn lock-to-lock very quickly, rotating the wheel with just the palm of my hand.
I also appreciated easy entry and egress in my broken-old-man man condition. As much as I enjoyed these aspects of the S60, however, I was still rather disappointed by the S60's drivetrain. More on that in another post.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 3,300 Miles