2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country

MSRP range: $45,450
MSRP$49,965
Edmunds suggests you pay$46,332

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2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country Review

  • SUV-like utility
  • Exceptionally comfortable front seats
  • Sleek Scandinavian design
  • Taller ground clearance than wagons and some SUVs
  • Infotainment isn't as intuitive as rival systems
  • Only one engine choice
  • Limited interior storage
  • Revised feature availability
  • Massaging front seats now available
  • Part of the second V60 Cross Country generation introduced for 2020

Volvo's station wagons have been a staple of families since the 1980s. And while other manufacturers no longer sell their wagons in the United States (or anywhere else for that matter), Volvo continues to produce some of the most stylish and functional examples you can buy. With its extra ground clearance and plastic body cladding, the V60 Cross Country adds off-road credentials to the already handsome and practical V60. For 2021, Volvo has kept things largely the same for the Cross Country but added an ever-more popular feature of massaging front seats.

Wagons are rare these days, but there's still some competition for the Cross Country. The A4 Allroad offers similar features and capabilities, while the rugged Subaru Outback can take you farther off the beaten path but with less refinement. Larger wagons are available but can cost considerably more money without being any more adept off the highway. Will the V60 Cross Country hit the sweet spot for your stylish adventures? Read our Expert Rating below to find out more.

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Wagons are one of the most underrated vehicles in the U.S., which is unfortunate because Volvo makes a few really good ones, including the V60 Cross Country. The Cross Country variant of the V60 wagon isn't as performance-oriented as the standard V60, but it offers appreciable gains in both on-road comfort and off-road ability thanks to more ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive. If you're looking for a handsome, well-rounded and luxuriously appointed wagon, the V60 is a good place to start.
Driving performance in the V60 Cross Country is entirely middle of the road. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine provides sufficient power for daily duty, it handles with confidence, and everything from the brakes to the eight-speed automatic transmission operates relatively smoothly. Nothing is going to impress you when you're behind the wheel, but you likely won't be disappointed either. Simply put, this is just an easy vehicle to tool around in.

On paper, its 7-second 0-60 mph acceleration time and panic-stopping distance of 122 feet are both slightly below average among wagons in the class. We think Volvo's midgrade twin-charged engine would really hit a sweet spot were it still offered.
If you value comfort over performance in your wagon, then the V60 Cross Country is the way to go. Front seat comfort is nothing short of amazing, with highly adjustable and supportive seat cushions, not to mention optional ventilation and massage functions. It also offers more supportive rear seats than competitors. Unlike the standard V60, the Cross Country's extra ride height and suspension travel afford a plush, SUV-like ride, but without the instability of a high center of gravity.

The interior is relatively quiet, though at highway speeds some faint wind noise can be heard around the windshield. When pushed hard, the engine can also emit some coarse sounds. The climate control operates effectively when set to a target temp, but controlling it requires multiple steps all run through the touchscreen. But it does have four zones, a rare luxury in this class.
The Cross Country's attractive interior is a model of simple yet elegant Scandinavian design, but there are some drawbacks in terms of operation. Some controls have unconventional icons, and many basic functions require you to use the touchscreen. The infotainment system takes some getting used to but eventually begins to make sense.

The V60 Cross Country provides plenty of room for all passengers and offers the driver a decent range of adjustments, though taller drivers may wish for a little more extension from the steering column. The Volvo's squared-off door openings and slightly elevated ride height make it that much easier to step in and out of. There's also excellent outward visibility, aided by remote-folding rear headrests and an available 360-degree camera, which makes parking a breeze.
As infotainment screens have grown over the years, Volvo's 9-inch touchscreen has become a bit less striking. And with some controls buried under multiple menu layers, it's less intuitive than other systems. The absence of physical buttons and knobs means basic operations, like adjusting the climate control system, must be performed via the touchscreen. Volvo has added dual USB-C power ports for the back seat and a wireless phone charger up front. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration systems come standard, but they look small on Volvo's vertically oriented screen.

Volvo's reputation for safety is evident in the advanced safety features, but the forward collision warning and automatic braking have a tendency to be overly sensitive and alarming when they trigger unexpectedly. The Pilot Assist adaptive cruise control works pretty well and can even follow the lane markings as the road curves, but it sometimes rides the driver's side boundary a bit too closely.
With the utility of an SUV and the handling and general size of a sedan, the V60 Cross Country offers the best of both worlds. The luggage area behind the rear seats is decently sized at 23.2 cubic feet, though some rivals offer slightly more space. With the seats folded, there's an ample 50.9 cubic feet of storage space available.

The Cross Country, just like the standard V60, has only a modest amount of interior storage for your personal effects. Child seats are easy to install, and there's plenty of space for a rear-facing infant seat even behind 6-foot-tall front occupants.
The Cross Country is slightly less efficient than the standard V60 wagon, due to its higher ride height and slightly heavier curb weight. The EPA rates the Cross Country at 25 mpg combined (22 city/31 highway), 2 mpg below the standard V60's combined estimate. On our 115-mile standardized evaluation loop the Cross Country returned 25.9 mpg, which is slightly lower than what we'd expect since the route is biased toward highway driving.
In terms of pricing, the V60 Cross Country is a bit on the expensive side, especially since Volvo has done away with the more powerful midgrade T6 engine but kept the higher midgrade price. But in return, you get an interior that is beautifully designed with high-quality materials and sturdy construction and plenty of comfort features. It's refined and luxurious, which helps justify the cost.

Warranty duration is about average for the industry and other wagons, but Volvo offers lifetime coverage for all Volvo genuine parts that are installed by an authorized workshop — a nice perk for peace of mind. Free scheduled maintenance is also included for three years.
The V60 Cross Country may not be as glued to the road as the V60, but it retains its nimbleness and brings better ride quality as well as extra ground clearance to the mix. There's potentially more ability for off-road exploration, but if you drive primarily on paved roads, it won't be quite as much fun as the standard V60.

The V60, in any form, is a handsome vehicle, unmistakable for any other brand on the road, and it hits the sweet spot between form and function.

Which V60 Cross Country does Edmunds recommend?

With only one trim level to choose from, it has to be the T5 AWD. To that, we'd add the Advanced package for the advanced driver aids as well as the top-of-the-line Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound option. We think it's one of the best audio systems around.
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Volvo V60 Cross Country models

The 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country is a variant of the standard V60 wagon but with a higher ride height. Only one trim level is offered: T5 AWD, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (250 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque). An eight-speed automatic is the only available transmission and all-wheel drive is included. Only three option packages are available along with a smattering of stand-alone options, which include larger wheels, upgraded audio systems and a few luxury items. Highlighted features include:

T5 AWD
Comes well equipped with a fair number of standard features, such as:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • LED exterior lighting
  • Adaptive headlights (swivel as you turn the steering wheel for better illumination in curves)
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Roof rails
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Keyless entry
  • Power liftgate
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument panel
  • Power-adjustable and heated front seats
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • 9-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • 10-speaker audio system

Standard advanced driver aids:

  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while in reverse)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Driver attention warning (issues an alert if sensors determine you are becoming fatigued)
  • Lane departure mitigation (warns you of a lane departure when a turn signal isn't used and can automatically steer to maintain lane position)

Option packages:

  • Advanced package
    • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line onto the windshield)
    • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Volvo and the car in front)
    • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the V60 Cross Country and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
    • Wireless phone charger
  • Lounge package
    • Upgraded leather upholstery
    • Ventilated front seats with additional adjustments
    • Four-zone climate control
    • Power-adjustable passenger seat with memory functions
  • Climate package
    • Heated wiper blades
    • Heated rear seats
    • Heated steering wheel

Consumer reviews

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Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$45,450
MPG & Fuel
22 City / 31 Hwy / 25 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.9 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 250 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 188.3 in. / Height: 59.2 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 80.3 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: N/A
Curb Weight: 4031 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 23.2 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite V60 Cross Country safety features:

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
Warns if another vehicle is lurking in your blind spot, and cross-traffic alert lets you know if something is approaching as you back out.
City Safety Collision Avoidance
Warns if a collision with a vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist or animal is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't react in time.
Run-off Road Mitigation
Scans the road to detect if the vehicle may run off the road and automatically tightens the seat belts in preparation.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover5 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover9.9%



Volvo V60 Cross Country vs. the competition

2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country

2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country

2020 Audi A4 Allroad

2020 Audi A4 Allroad

Volvo V60 Cross Country vs. Audi A4 Allroad

The most direct competitor to the V60 Cross Country is Audi's A4 Allroad. The A4 essentially mimics the offerings of the Volvo, not just in concept but also in size, horsepower and fuel economy. The Volvo offers greater ground clearance and more comfortable front seats, but the A4 counters with a better infotainment system and slightly more cargo space.

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Volvo V60 Cross Country vs. Subaru Outback

If the idea of an adventurous wagon is appealing but you'd prefer something a little more rugged, Subaru's Outback has long been the go-to wagon for the outdoor-oriented. While it can't match the upscale trimmings of the Volvo, it can be very well equipped and offers a more powerful engine than the Swede. As a bonus, the Subaru is considerably less expensive.

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Volvo V60 Cross Country vs. Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Somewhere between an SUV and a wagon lies the stylish Velar. It doesn't offer much more capability than the Volvo, and it's roughly the same size, but it offers greater opportunities for customization. The Velar is more expensive, even in its base form, but provides a higher seating position, greater cargo capacity and more interior space.

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FAQ

Is the Volvo V60 Cross Country a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 V60 Cross Country both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.8 out of 10. You probably care about Volvo V60 Cross Country fuel economy, so it's important to know that the V60 Cross Country gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the V60 Cross Country has 23.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Volvo V60 Cross Country. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country:

  • Revised feature availability
  • Massaging front seats now available
  • Part of the second V60 Cross Country generation introduced for 2020
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Is the Volvo V60 Cross Country reliable?

To determine whether the Volvo V60 Cross Country is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the V60 Cross Country. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the V60 Cross Country's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 V60 Cross Country and gave it a 7.8 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 V60 Cross Country is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country?

The least-expensive 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country is the 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $45,450.

Other versions include:

  • T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $45,450
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What are the different models of Volvo V60 Cross Country?

If you're interested in the Volvo V60 Cross Country, the next question is, which V60 Cross Country model is right for you? V60 Cross Country variants include T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of V60 Cross Country models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country

2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country Overview

The 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country is offered in the following submodels: V60 Cross Country Wagon. Available styles include T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). The 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 V60 Cross Country.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 V60 Cross Country featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country?

2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,965. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,633 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,633 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $46,332.

The average savings for the 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 7.3% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country?

2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
25 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/31 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG25
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase113.2 in.
Length188.3 in.
WidthN/A
Height59.2 in.
Curb Weight4031 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country?

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