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The long-awaited review of the 2024 Volvo XC60 is finally here! This spacious, five-seater family SUV has built-in booster seats in the outer rear seats, and we can't wait to see how they function in family life. We have loved driving its smaller sibling, the Volvo XC40, many times, previously with our family, so let's jump straight in and see how this bad boy stacks up as a BabyDrive…

BabyDrive Verdict

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The Volvo XC60 is a great-looking SUV on the outside and inspires confidence with its solid and sturdy appearance.

Now, to the interior and the parenting stuff… when it comes to installing child seats, there are ISOFix points in the two outer rear seats. They are within plastic guides and nice and easy to connect to.

2024 Volvo XC60 ISOFIX child seat anchorages in the second row

There are top tether anchorages on the back of all three rear seatbacks. The outer two are clearly labelled in the centre of the seatbacks, and the central seat top tether anchorage is below the hatch opening.

2024 Volvo XC60 top tether child seat anchorages in the second row

Three Infasecure child seats fit really easily across the rear seats of the 2024 Volvo XC60. I installed the Infasecure Attain More and Infasecure Momentum More forward-facing and the Infasecure Adapt More infant capsule rear-facing.

2024 Volvo XC60 with three child seats installed in the second row

In the base of the two outer rear seats of the Volvo XC60 there are in-built booster seats. These are simple to use; you simply press the button and pull them out of the seat base. I found these fantastic to use with my eldest daughter rather than her sitting in an installed booster seat.

2024 Volvo XC60 integrated booster seat in the second row

There are two heights of cushion, which you select depending on your child's height. There is a label that clearly states how to use it.

2024 Volvo XC60 integrated booster seat in the second row

The Volvo XC60 is a fantastic car for tall families, the interior is very spacious, making leg room very generous. With a rear-facing Infasecure Adapt More Infant Capsule installed, we could fit a 186cm or taller driver in front of it.

2024 Volvo XC60 legroom with rear-facing child seats installed in the second row

With forward-facing Infasecure Achieve and Momentum More child seats we could fit even taller front passengers in front of them.

2024 Volvo XC60 with three child seats installed in the second row

Rear passengers are very well catered for, with cup holders that pop out of the front of the central seat fold-down armrest. Reusable or disposable coffee cups fit for older passengers, or a child's cup will fit in them too.

The rear door bins are small and will only hold a 600ml water bottle.

Net map pockets on the back of both front seats will hold an iPad or kids book but not conceal it and there are two USB-C charging sockets in the back of the central console box so rear passengers can charge devices while driving.

There are air vents in the back of the central console box, too, which keep rear passengers nice and comfortable whilst driving along…

2024 Volvo XC60 legroom with forward-facing child seats installed in the second row

… as well as air vents in the rear side pillars, which also keep rear passengers at the right temperature while driving.

In the front, there are two cup holders in the central console, they will hold a reusable or disposable coffee cup. In front of them is a charging pad for your phone and a 12V socket. Behind the cup holders is a nice little central console storage box that is lined so things won't rattle and slide around inside it.

The glove box will hold my iPad and wallet with the manual.

The door bins are more generous in the front and will hold a refillable water bottle, and an iPad and wallet will fit, too. They also have storage in the little handle wells like in the back.

Around in the boot, the 2024 Volvo XC60 continues to be spacious and practical for families. When empty, it will hold fourteen shopping bags, which is comparable to the Audi Q5 and Range Rover Velar, which both hold 14 shopping bags. The BMW X5 will hold 16 shopping bags, and the Jaguar F-Pace and Porsche Macan both hold 13 shopping bags.

2024 Volvo XC60 top tether child seat anchorages in the second row

The LeclercBaby Influencer XL one-hand fold stroller, fits nicely in the boot of the Volvo XC60 with the bassinet for those families with infants with room for six bags of shopping beside it.

2024 Volvo XC60 boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The LeclercBaby Influencer XL one-hand fold stroller fits in the boot of the Volvo XC60, with room for eleven bags of shopping.

2024 Volvo XC60 boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The LeclercBaby Influencer XL one-hand fold stroller, fits nicely in the boot of the Volvo XC60, with room beside it for eleven bags of shopping…

2024 Volvo XC60 boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

…and with its compatible Infasecure Adapt More Infant capsule installed into the Volvo XC60.

2024 Volvo XC60 legroom with rear-facing child seats installed in the second row

If your family has a fur baby, you can transport a medium/large-sized dog in the boot of the Volvo XC60 SUV.

2024 Volvo XC60 boot space for dogs with two rows of seats in use

Or a twin side-by-side pram will fit in the foot with four bags of shopping.

The media system in the Volvo XC60 is lovely and modern and very easy to use and navigate. There is a great selection of Apps like Spotify, YouTube, Google Maps etc.

The Volvo XC60 has Apple CarPlay so you can easily access your phone's navigation, listening and messaging apps while driving.

You can easily control the sound and move it to the front if your little ones fall asleep in the back, through the media screen.

The aircon and climate are easily controlled through the media screen and the heated seats also.

When you put it in reverse the camera images are nice and clear on the bottom half of the screen…

… you can see different views, like the kerb which is helpful…

… and the 360-degree camera uses the whole screen.

The 2024 Volvo XC60 is a great family car to drive. It's quiet and solid and extremely spacious for a family SUV, with its generous legroom and boot space with ample room to fit three Infasecure child seats across the back seats.

The 2024 Volvo XC60 has seven airbags and is currently unrated with an ANCAP safety rating as it was tested too long ago. However before it expired it did have a five-star ANCAP rating.

 

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