The V60 wagon joins Volvo's U.S. lineup for 2015. The wagonized version of Volvo's S60 luxury sedan is an alternative to the many small-to-midsize luxury SUVs on the market. The V60's competitors include the BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon, Audi Allroad and soon-to-be-hard-to-find Acura TSX Wagon; the 2014 model year will be its last.
Cars.com reviewer Kristen Varela noted in her review that the V60 has a few utility tricks up its sleeve, including a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat for added cargo and seating flexibility, plus a flip-up panel in the rear with grocery bag hooks. There are also cargo nets that extend from the rear seatbacks over the cargo area. See how well common cargo items fit in the V60 below.
The button in our latest What Does This Button Do series seems to say "You. Sit. Here." thanks to an arrow pointing at a seat. No Capt. Obvious, that's not what it means.
The icon refers to the power flip-down head restraints in the Volvo V60 wagon, an all-new model for 2015. The new feature is standard and a big help when it comes to opening up rear visibility. It's also available on other Volvo models for 2015.
A few months ago I tested BMW's 3 Series wagon to see if it could really satisfy all the needs of a modern family. Namely, my family, which owns two wagons and is a fan of the body style.
When the new 2015 Volvo V60 came through Cars.com's Chicago office to test, I couldn't say no to giving it a few days with the clan to see if it improved on the luxury wagon formula. It certainly had high points, but these premium wagons aren't without flaws.
The 2015 Volvo V60 is a compact wagon that seems like a good option for families. But families with babies might have a problem fitting their rear-facing infant-safety seat in the V60's backseat while also carrying a passenger in the front seat.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
It seems like a smart move for automakers to offer integrated child-safety seats in cars, but only two manufacturers currently provide integrated booster seats as an option: Volvo and Dodge. Of those manufacturers, only certain models in their lineups have the available integrated booster seat feature.
What is an integrated booster seat? It's a booster that pops up out of the rear seat's bench, raising the child up to create a better fit for the seat belt. When the booster is not in use, it can be stowed into the seat's bench. This feature is great if it fits your child properly, as the integrated safety seat is made specifically for that vehicle. A secondary benefit of the integrated booster is it will not be at risk of becoming a projectile in a collision.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover has occupied the top spot now for weeks on end, and even after brief absences in its four months on the roster, it has managed to muscle its way back to No. 1. Another popular crossover, the 2014 Honda CR-V, gives the Rogue a run for its money, though, checking in at No. 2. And way down at No. 10, a 2015 model joins the list for the first time in the Volvo V60 wagon. Check out what else was popular:
1. 2014 Nissan Rogue
2. 2014 Honda CR-V
3. 2014 Infiniti QX80
4. 2014 Subaru Forester
5. 2014 Dodge Durango
6. 2014 Infiniti Q50
7. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
8. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
9. 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop
10. 2015 Volvo V60
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