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2015 Volvo S60 Review – Living Up to Its Brand Reputation

by TerriAnn
2015 Volvo S60 Review Sedan V6

One-week vehicle loan was provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Type: Sedan
Price: $33,950

Fuel Efficiency: 25 city/35 hwy
Seats: 5
Best Suited For: Families, Commute
Notable Features: Unique and easy-to-use middle console, driving stability

Links: Official site

For years my aunt would buy nothing but Volvo vehicles. I never really understood what her customer loyalty was based on but I think I do now. The 2015 Volvo S60 is a solid and stable car. The steering is responsive and the car seems to always stays flush with the road, just how it should. The transmission was a slightly noticeable at times but overall offered a smooth and quiet ride.

2015 Volvo S60 Review – Features

The S60 was on the narrow side but was roomy enough as a mid-size sedan. We liked the polished look and refined design inside. Soft-touch surfaces can be found throughout and even the font used for the digital display in the rear mirror was classy. Though it’s not necessary to put the key FOB in the designated slot under the ignition switch, Frans and I found it a handy alternative to chucking it in a cubby or cup holder only to forget it when you get out.

2015 Volvo S60 Review Sedan V6

The control panel in the middle takes some getting used to. It all makes sense but the layout is different than it is on any other model I’ve driven. However, all the buttons make sense and are easy to access even while driving.

2015 Volvo S60 Review Sedan V6

Just beware of the button that looks to have a head rest on it. I pushed that and suddenly heard my daughter exclaim, “Hey!” Apparently, that button automatically pops the rear headrests down whether or not someone is sitting there, giving my daughter a light bop on her head. Oops!

2015 Volvo S60 Review Sedan V6

The trunk itself had more than enough space for a family road trip. The divider that pops up would probably prove useful for a light shopping trip and in preventing the side-to-side sliding that inevitably occurs with a mostly empty space.

2015 Volvo S60 Review Sedan V6

The seat warmers were fantastic for the blast of chilly air we were experiencing that week. Make sure you have a good amount of room before attempting a U-Turn as the turning radius is “meh.” The release lever to drop the back seats is actually in the trunk area. This make putting the seats down quite awkward.

2015 Volvo S60 Review Sedan V6

The placement of the rear camera is odd. Being on the far left side, I found it difficult to orientate where you were in relation to what the camera showed. It was easier to disregard the display and back up like I would without one.

2015 Volvo S60 Review Sedan V6

2015 Volvo S60 Review – A Family Favorite for Good Reason

While the 2015 Volvo S60 is not a wild, racing machine, it is an intelligent choice as a reliable family car. There are plenty of safety features, such as forward collision alerts and visual seat belt indicators for each of the five seats. You will be paying for the reputation and safety standards but those are more than worth it, wouldn’t you say?

2015 Volvo S60 Review Sedan V6

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Penelope January 27, 2015 - 9:20 am

This looks awesome! It would be a great family car.

Ty January 30, 2015 - 4:28 pm

What a nice looking vehicle! I’m especially loving the seats, very nice!

vanessa:thequeenofswag January 30, 2015 - 9:00 pm

It’s such a fabulous car. What a great review and that would make a great family car.

HilLesha January 31, 2015 - 5:15 pm

The interior is so beautiful – love, love, love!

Colleen January 31, 2015 - 6:45 pm

This looks like a great car and I love silver.

Raijean January 31, 2015 - 8:09 pm

I’m digging this, I’ve never tried a Volvo, but I wouldn’t mind giving this a test drive.

Tammy Litke February 1, 2015 - 11:52 am

Because of their superior safety rating, I’ve always been interested in checking out a Volvo. They used to be so ‘boxy’ looking and utilitarian that you almost felt you had to give up aesthetics for safety…. looks like that’s no longer the case!

Andrea Kruse February 1, 2015 - 12:19 pm

My husband is a huge Volvo fan. I do like the lines and body design, but I haven’t had a chance to try one out. Does seem like a lot of buttons on the control panel! But, love that it has a rear-view camera… even if it is oddly placed.

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