2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD: The Car Seat Diaries
October 07, 2009
bit more time in the long-term fleet than initially reported. Time to see how this new Volvo performs when hauling a kid in a car seat.
I climbed into the back seat to install our forward-facing Recaro Como child safety seat. There wasn't a lot of space to maneuver back there, but I'd expect that from a small crossover. And with the front passenger seat adjusted for the relative comfort of a 5'8" passenger, the legroom for the kid once she was in the seat was limited. In the photo above, the distance between the edge of the kid seat and the back of the front passenger seat is about 10 inches, roughly the length of a preschooler's lower leg--thankfully, our kid's not a kicker.
Other than limited maneuvering room, installing the seat was average on the kid seat-installation scale, though it took me a couple tries to get it really tight. The top tether anchor is in the middle of the second-row seatback, which is easy to access, though requires doing so through the rear hatch.
Someone else on staff with the right size kid will have to comment on the integrated booster seats that come with our car's Climate & Child Seat & Technology Package.
Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 5,549 miles