It seems that while attempting a design that could please all, the Volvo's aesthetic ends up satisfying nobody.

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While pleasant to look at, the S60's front end is merely passable, not ground-breaking.

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The sharply slanted rear window is nothing new in this class, but it gives the S60 a bit of a sporty touch.

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The rear fascia of the Volvo S60 gets a little bit of flair with the cut-out tail lights. Beyond that, not many styling risks are present.

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A power sunroof lets the rays in.

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A minimalist design aesthetic is featured throughout the cabin. The use of wood grain adds a touch of luxury.

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More wood grain on the center dash is complemented with aluminum trim, lending the interior a sleek and sophisticated look.

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In all, the cabin is a comfortable place to spend your commute, with supportive yet supple heated seats and a heated steering wheel as well.

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The Inscription model gains three inches of leg room in the back, thanks to a longer wheelbase. The backseat can easily accommodate adults for longer trips.

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The trunk has 12 cubic feet of space, placing it on the lower end for a sedan. Still, two rolling suitcases easily fit with plenty of room left over.

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Blind-spot monitoring alerts you to vehicles out of your sightline.

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The seven-inch color screen has a clear display but lacks touchscreen functionality.

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Many of the driver's aids can be turned off in the settings menu.

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Navigation inputs by dial can be cumbersome. The other option is to use the telephone key pad on the center dash, which is equally awkward.

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