Volvo’s compact crossover got some new powertrain options for 2015 as well as additional upholstery and trim choices and some more available convenience features. Its interior tweaks don’t affect how child-safety seats fit in the XC60’s second row, however. Legroom issues and buried Latch anchors complicated installation.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Only two car seats officially fit, according to our criteria (explained below), but the XC60’s wide, flat seat cushion might be able to accommodate three car seats, depending on the car seats and their configuration.
What We Like
- The forward-facing convertible car seat fit well and was easy to install.
What We Don’t
- The two sets of Latch anchors in the outboard seats are buried into the seat bight, but the cushions move away easily when using the convertible seat’s rigid connectors; the installation with the infant seat’s hook connectors was tough.
- The fixed heads restraints made accessing the seatback-mounted tether anchors difficult.
- We had to move the front passenger seat quite a bit forward and adjust the seatback to an upright angle to accommodate the infant seat; this was an uncomfortable position for the front passenger.
- The rear-facing convertible didn’t take up as much space as the infant seat, but we still had to move the front passenger seat forward to fit it; taller passengers will need more room to be comfortable.
- The booster fit well on the seat, but the XC60’s buckles will be tough for kids to grasp; they’re on stable bases but set low into the cushion.