2015 Volvo S60: Smaller Than Others, Roomy Enough for Most Adults
June 15, 2015
Compared to other entry-level luxury sedans, the 2015 Volvo S60 doesn't have the biggest back seat. A BMW 3 Series, for instance, gives you a couple more inches of legroom and a Lexus ES 350 is palatial in comparison. But unless you plan to use your S60 as an Uber car, I suspect this smaller-than-average backseat will still be effective enough.
I've sat in the back of our S60 with the driver seat positioned for me. I'm 5'10" and there's enough legroom and headroom to keep me comfortable. There's always going to be some variation based on how the front seat is positioned and your relative body proportions, but I'll say that adults shorter than 6 feet won't complain at all.
The seating itself is also pretty comfortable. There are some nice seat-back and cushion contours that help keep you in place, and thigh support is sufficient. The center armrest is nicely padded. I also like the Volvo tradition of the B-pillar-mounted air vents. It's more of a straight shot to get some air flow to your face rather than the more typical console-mounted rear vents. Our car is also equipped with rear seat heaters.
On the other hand, getting out of the S60's back seat isn't the easiest motion, as those nice cushions and contours, and rear wheel cutout, conspire to make the door opening sort of small. You can't just slide right out. But for the typical daily use of shuttling kids or hungry coworkers, the S60 is just fine.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 5,856 miles