After an update for 2014, Volvo’s sedan gets a new powertrain and some additional safety features for 2015. Although the S60 blurs the line between compact and midsize, the sedan easily accommodated two child-safety seats in our Car Seat Check, with ample room and accessible Latch anchors.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The two sets of Latch anchors in the outboard seats are easy to connect to because they’re not set too deeply in the seat bight.
- The rear-facing convertible installed easily, and the front passenger seat did not need to be moved forward.
- In forward-facing mode, the convertible seat fit well and was also easy to install, but parents should pay close attention to the outboard head restraints. They’re fixed unless you power flip them down with a button located near the driver; because they’re fixed in the upright position, they may push some forward-facing car seats and boosters forward on the seat. There’s also no space under the head restraint to feed the top tether strap through, so we went around the head restraint to connect to the tether anchor.
What We Don’t
- The rear-facing infant-safety seat was easy to install, but the front passenger seat had to be moved up to make room for it; taller passengers will need more legroom to be comfortable.
- The booster fit nicely on the S60’s bolstered seat, but the buckles are on short stalks; kids will have trouble grasping them.