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The 2012 Volvo S60 is remarkably efficient in its use of space, blending ample passenger and cargo space with a relatively compact footprint.
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Thick, pebbled leather is everywhere, and the seats are comfortable and supportive.
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the rear seat offers substantial bolsters for side support
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The suspension is stiff, not brutally so

there's no denying that the leathers, vinyls and plastics in this cabin are of solid quality

we typically desire a bit more lateral bolstering in sport sedan chairs, but otherwise the comfort, adjustability and ergonomics of the S60 remain first-rate

Despite the S60 moniker, it's not very large. In fact, it's about the same length as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or Acura TSX. It is, however, efficient in its use of space, with plenty of room for give passengers.

Taller occupants may find the seat bottom cushions a bit short on thigh support, but the front-seat experience is otherwise roomy and relaxed, with comfortable seats. The outboard rear-seat positions are able to fit taller passengers than they'd otherwise be able to, thanks to Volvo's decision to place the seats lower and recess them somewhat into the seatback. The resulting additional leg room alows even those over six feet in height to sit comfortably.

The high rear deck isn't just for sporty, wedge-shaped design; it also makes the trunk larger, and with its large opening and 40/60 split-folding rear seats, the S60 can hold a surprising amount of cargo.

Wind, tire, and road noise are well-controlled, and the ride quality is European: firm, but smooth. Three different suspension options offer some variability in ride, with Touring, Dynamic, and Four-C Active Chassis options. The Dynamic suspension is standard, with Touring offered as a no-cost, more comfortable option. The upgrade to Four-C Active Chassis suspension enables Comfort, Sport, and Advanced modes for increased driver control.


The 2012 Volvo S60 is remarkably efficient in its use of space, blending ample passenger and cargo space with a relatively compact footprint.

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