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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
The [R-Design] stiffer springs and reworked dampers give this crossover a somewhat jarring ride over broken pavement and pockmarked roads
comfort for long-haul cruising is tough to top
Car and Driver
On imperfect surfaces...you might find yourself fielding questions about why the XC60's ride seems overly firm.
Rear seat head and legroom are on the generous side for this class
Nothing ostentatious, but you’re still well aware that you’re in an upscale vehicle.
Tucked neatly into the Volvo XC60's organically smooth shape is a lot of tall-wagon room and a couple of extra inches of height, for good ground clearance or better step-in height, however you prefer to interpret its mission.
An upright driving position leaves tall drivers with enough head room, and Volvo's traditionally supportive seatbacks are in evidence, though the seat bottoms don't have the same delightful feel as Volvos past. The footwells are a little narrow, too. The second-row seat is a little tight on leg room, and three adults won't easily fit across, even for short trips, though three children will belt in with room to spare.
Cargo space is pretty generous, at more than 30 cubic feet with the rear seats up, but they fold down into a large cargo area (67 cubic feet), but they don't fold quite flat. However, there's an extra stash area just under the cargo floor.
Overall, the XC60's interior speaks of quality trim and textures, with lots of upscale finishes like available real oak veneer. About the only thing we aren't impressed with is the driver interface, which seems cluttered, and relegates some controls to a screen display and a button on the back of the steering wheel.
Back-seat room is somewhat tight, but the XC60's seats are excellent and its cargo area is large.