2021 Volvo XC60 Interior and Cargo

Volvo XC60 Interior & Cargo Rating

2021 XC60 Interior

Simple-yet-elegant is the name of the game when it comes to the cabin of the Volvo. It doesn't try to wow you with glitzy materials or thought-provoking design choices; instead, it takes what we think we know and refines it to a level that shows us just how much we have been missing in our more mundane commuters. Every surface is dressed in the finest materials, and the controls for the many available features are laid out in a way that shows just how much attention the engineers paid to the smaller details. Of course, the essentials aren't glossed over, either - there is plenty of space around the cabin and comfort is paramount, even if there are more luxurious options out there from prestigious European rivals. Overall visibility is excellent, and if you are slightly taller or shorter than the average driver, making the adjustments to your seat or steering column is effortless.

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Seating and Interior Space

The Volvo XC60 is a five-seater and a genuine one at that. Three adults can exist in the second row, but they'll definitely be annoyingly cramped; however, being one of two passengers in the back is a remarkably pleasant experience. There's a spacious 38 inches of legroom to stretch out in, and headroom is adequate for even the tallest of adults. We've no doubt the XC60 would work well as a low-key chauffeur-driven car, but it's just as roomy and comfortable up front with 41.5 inches of legroom. The interior ambiance adds to the XC60 being a relaxing car to drive and ride shotgun in. Finding a comfortable driving position is a breeze, and visibility all around the XC60 is good in an age of thick door pillars.

2021 Volvo XC60 Interior Dimensions:

Volvo XC60 TrimsT5 MomentumT6 MomentumT5 R-DesignT5 InscriptionT6 R-DesignT6 Inscription
Headroom Front Seat38 in.38 in.38 in.38 in.38 in.38 in.
Headroom Back Seat38 in.38 in.38 in.38 in.38 in.38 in.
Legroom Front Seat41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.
Legroom Back Seat38 in.38 in.38 in.38 in.38 in.38 in.
Shoulder Room Front58.2 in.58.2 in.58.2 in.58.2 in.58.2 in.58.2 in.
Shoulder Room Rear56.3 in.56.3 in.56.3 in.56.3 in.56.3 in.56.3 in.
Hip Room, Front56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.56.4 in.
Hip Room, Rear55.4 in.55.4 in.55.4 in.55.4 in.55.4 in.55.4 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

It really is hard to find any complaints about the interior of the XC60, which is not surprising, considering the sumptuous materials used in its construction and the stylish layout and finish on every surface. Genuine leather is standard even on the base model, available in a variety of colors, including Maroon Brown, Blond, and Charcoal. However, if you are not a fan of hide seating, then a city weave textile is available in Blond with Iron Ore inlays. The dash, door panels, and console are trimmed in your choice of Linear Lime Wood or Cross Brushed Aluminum decor panels.

The upholstery is upgraded to Nappa leather inside the R-Design, in either Slate or Charcoal schemes. Each is paired with Metal mesh inlays, which give the model a sportier feel. The Inscription is dressed in perforated Nappa leather, instead, with each color scheme linked to a specific interior trim. Charcoal and Blond go with the Driftwood inlays, while Maroon Brown and Amber prefer the Linear Lime Wood. Another non-leather fabric is available, namely Tailored Wool Blend, with the only color scheme being Midnight Zinc with Linear Lime Wood inlays.

Polestar Engineered models show off gold seatbelts, and Inscription models get an Orrefors Crystal gear shifter. Anywhere you are likely to rest your hand is covered in supple leather, including the steering wheel.

2021 XC60 Trunk and Cargo Space

SUVs are popular for a variety of reasons, and one of the primary factors is their superior practicality over sedans or even hatchbacks. Behind the rear seats of the XC60 is just under 22 cubic feet of cargo space. Sure, this is more than enough for light errand-running around town or doing a bit of grocery shopping, but it won't handle more than a few suitcases. Folding down the rear seats frees up 63.3 cubic feet so it can easily accommodate several large suitcases. PHEV models don't make any sacrifices to available space, and accessing the trunk is easy, especially with the power liftgate, as the load height is set quite low and the aperture is enormous.

The Volvo doesn't disappoint when it comes to in-cabin storage, with a variety of solutions presented. A few smaller bins around the center console accommodate loose keys or change, while the large door pockets or cupholders spread throughout both rows of seats are ideal for your notepads or mobile phones, respectively. The armrest cubby is large, but not deep, so you may still want to rely on the glove compartment to store your larger items.

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2021 Volvo XC60 Bed Size:

Volvo XC60 TrimsT5 MomentumT6 MomentumT5 R-DesignT5 InscriptionT6 R-DesignT6 Inscription
Box Width (Wheelhousings)41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.41.5 in.
Box Height (Area)30.6 in.30.6 in.30.6 in.30.6 in.30.6 in.30.6 in.

2021 XC60 Infotainment and Features


No premium car worth its salt would go on sale without a long list of modern features. Needless to say, Volvo doesn't settle for anything less than the best. Genuine leather upholstery is standard but can be upgraded to Nappa or perforated Nappa by choosing one of the upper trims. Both front seats are power-adjustable, but memory functions are only standard on the driver's seat. The upper trims add heating, cushion extensions, and additional directions of lumbar support to both front seats. Cabin temperature is regulated by dual-zone climate control, which is upgraded to quad-zone on the upper trims. All models have a panoramic sunroof as standard. All the expected conveniences are present, including keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, and a large 12.3-inch driver information display.

Safety is covered by a comprehensive suite of features that includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision avoidance tech, and rear sensors, while Volvo Pilot Assist is available for semi-autonomous parking or even driving with the adaptive cruise control. Other available features include lane follow, traffic sign recognition, a surround-view camera, and a head-up display, with the top-end Polestar Engineered boasting a graphical head-up display and surround-view monitoring as standard.


Standard in the XC60 is a nine-inch portrait touchscreen that runs Volvo's Sensus Connect system. It's one of the most elegant-looking systems around and Volvo seeks to only put relevant information in front of you. Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple Carplay are standard, while a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot is optional across the range. Navigation with real-time traffic and weather is optional on the base trim and standard across the rest of the lineup.

Sound is channeled through a ten-speaker audio setup as standard, but upgraded to a 14-speaker Harmon Kardon unit on R-Design and Inscription trims. A 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system is optional to the upper trims, and is one of the best in the business, in our opinion. It comes factory-fitted to Polestar Engineered models and is worth the premium asked of it.

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