Have the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, although SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a great bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide range of options, to help you pick and choose those that are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Volvo S60 R. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the 2020 Volvo S60 R is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and lots of options to choose from.
As has been the case for some time, you will get the 2020 Volvo S60 R with a four-cylinder engine or even a better V6, or you can get the miserly 2020 Volvo S60 R Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Volvo S60 R is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Volvo S60 R also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Volvo S60 R with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Volvo S60 R supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you choose one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from along the way.
The 2020 Volvo S60 R is really as competent because they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely simple to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a bit more class and space than a small sedan, the 2020 Volvo S60 R might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Volvo S60 R is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Volvo S60 R Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the low trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system combined with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Volvo S60 R stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to match longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make many people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but includes a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the front and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Volvo S60 R has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so the front seat need not be scooted all the way forward.