Is the Volvo S60 most dynamic Volvo ever? Possibly, but that doesn’t underline what Volvo’s latest S60 is about. Instead of its composure on twisting roads, we were impressed most by its ergonomically sound cabin and a fine ability to crush straight-line distances.
It adequately cossets its occupants and offers reasonable levels of interior and boot space. Seat comfort is a particular forte, as is ergonomic excellence.
Being a Volvo, it also carries an impressive array of safety and security equipment that has continued to lead the market in many respects.
You’ll also get excellent comparative economy from most models, especially the D4 model. That D4 is also comfortably the fastest model that you’d actually consider buying (the T6 would be quicker, but its running costs are considerably more.
Every model comes nicely equipped, too, with even the entry-level S60s getting a beefy audio system and full climate control. Interior quality, while not quite at BMW or Audi levels, is certainly a notch above the mainstream. And that highlights the S60s pecking order – it’s a cut above a Ford Mondeo or Volkswagen Passat, but not quite a 3 Series or an Audi A4.
As for how it drives, if you think of ‘dynamic’, don’t read ‘sporting’. Instead, just consider it able. Volvo almost risks becoming a victim of its own hype, because if you come at the S60 expecting 3 Series-beating levels of dynamics, you won’t find them.