2018 Volvo S60 Cross Country Review
Pros & Cons
- There's nothing else like it on the road
- More ground clearance than other sedans
- Standard all-wheel drive
- Very comfortable front seats
- Not much legroom in back
- Surprisingly firm ride quality
- Handling doesn't inspire much confidence around turns
- Only one color choice
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Which S60 Cross Country does Edmunds recommend?
There's only one trim level and only one color choice, so there's not really much to specifically recommend. However, opting for the blind-spot monitoring system and the Climate package's various heated interior components seems like a good idea.
Edmunds' Expert Review
The S60 Cross Country's braking and handling are not as good as what you get in the regular S60. Blame the low-grip tires and raised suspension. Still, the Cross Country is pleasant to drive and gives you some extra off-road capability.
The sublime seats contribute greatly to the Cross Country's overall appeal. After a long day at work or doing something active outdoors, there's nothing quite like sinking into these impeccable buckets. Sadly, the ride is not as supple as we'd expect from a Volvo.
Although the S60's interior is visually pleasing, the many buttons and awkward infotainment controller show that it's behind the times. Rear passenger space and cargo capacity are also a bit smaller than what some rivals offer.
The trunk is a little small and obviously much less useful than the V60 Cross Country's wagon layout. Small-item storage is subpar up front as well.
Some will like that certain old-school functions such as selecting a radio station are easy. But more complicated functions are handled by an antiquated system of a small display and dash-mounted controls. Volvo's giant new touchscreen and other tech toys aren't available.
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T5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
There is nothing like the magic carpet ride of a Volvo. With excellent suspension, handles well, steers perfection, air tight and hardly any road noise. The stereo surrounds you with the most comfortable seats that only Volvo can make. I have tried other cars from Toyota's, Subaru's, Mercedes, Saabs, Ford, and Chevy, but Volvo's continue to be the best ride for comfort, fun and safety. Love this new S60 Cross Country, sporty, but also very practical and useful with family. Thank you Volvo for making such well engineered cars.
Features & Specs
Our experts like the S60 Cross Country models:
- Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake
- Warns you with audible and visible alerts about vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists ahead. Applies full braking if necessary.
- Lane Keeping Aid
- Gently steers you back into your lane should the car detect that it's drifting over lane markings.
- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
- Detects cars in your blind spot and warns you through lights in each side mirror.