Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Cabin is roomy front and rear
  • Boot is usefully large, too
  • Foot-operated electric bootlid 

Compact saloons aren’t best known for being generously sized inside, but the S60 does well on this score. It's quite large compared with rivals such as the Jaguar XE, and has a comparatively long wheelbase, which means that space is generous in the front and rear seats – add in a panoramic roof and you make it airier inside.

The capacity is 442 litres of luggage space, which puts it on a par with the Audi A4 (480 litres), BMW 3 Series (480 litres), Jaguar XE (450 litres) and ahead of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (335 litres). It does have wide boot opening and a low loading height, which makes accessing all the S60’s available space easy. The rear seats fold (optionally), and that increases the length of the boot significantly.

Hands-free boot opening is fitted as standard to every S60. You just kick your foot beneath the rear bumper and the bootlid will open. Inside the cabin there are a couple of decently-sized cup holders, plus under the armrest a well-sized storage area including USB connections, and a 12-volt socket. Rear parking sensors come as part of the package of all S60s, while a 360-degree camera system is optional.

How safe is the S60?

  • Full five-star crash test score from Euro NCAP
  • Class-leading amount of safety kit fitted as standard
  • Volvo is leading the way with standard-fit features

Although the S60 hasn't been tested by Euro NCAP, its sister car, the V60 estate has, and it scored very highly indeed. Volvo has traditionally led the way in safety tech, and the S60 is no exception. It comes with a City Safety suite of collision-avoidance aids that includes Automatic Emergency Braking, which warns you if a collision is likely and will automatically apply maximum braking force if necessary. 

It also comes with Oncoming Collision Mitigation, which detects and reacts to vehicles travelling towards you, helping to avoid collisions with oncoming vehicles. All versions of the S60 also come with Run-off Road Mitigation and Run-off Road Protection, which help prevent the car inadvertently running off the road and protect the car’s occupants should this be unavoidable.

Another advanced safety aid is Steering Support, which can provide additional steering input to help you avoid an object in an emergency. This operates between 37-87mph and helps steer the car safely back onto its side of the road should it inadvertently move from its lane into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Watch the closely related Volvo V60 Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volvo S60 Saloon.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Inscription equipment

Inscription standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
Inscription optional equipment
None available

Inscription Plus equipment

Inscription Plus standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
Inscription Plus optional equipment
None available

Polestar Engineered equipment

Polestar Engineered standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Polestar Engineered optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats

R DESIGN equipment

R DESIGN standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
R DESIGN optional equipment
None available

R Design Edition equipment

R Design Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
R Design Edition optional equipment
None available

R Design Plus equipment

R Design Plus standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
R Design Plus optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Volvo S60 Saloon was tested by Euro NCAP in 2018 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2018
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 96%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 74%
Safety Assist: 76%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.