2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country
- An elegant choice if you can't decide between sedan or crossover
- Enhanced light off-road capabilities
- Front seats are very comfortable
- Handling doesn't inspire much confidence when going around turns
- Rear cargo space and legroom are tight
- Rides rougher than you'd expect of a small luxury wagon
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite V60 Cross Country safety features:
- Driver Alert Control
- Warns the driver of erratic driving by using a camera to compare the road geometry with the driver's steering input.
- Distance Alert
- Lets you know when you're following too closely to the car in front by flashing a warning on the dash.
- Queue Assist
- Helps drivers in slow and stop-and-go traffic maintain spacing by matching speeds with the car in front, even down to a stop, from 0-18 mph.
The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country makes for an appealing alternative to an SUV, offering a good deal of the same utility and all-weather ability. Based on the V60 wagon, the Cross Country adds all-wheel drive and extra ground clearance — 7.9 inches total — endowing it with enough off-road capabilities to tackle rough dirt trails, if not serious boulder-strewn tracks.
Volvo makes some of the best seats in the business, and the V60 Cross Country is an exceedingly comfortable car to drive. The extra height raises the driver's eye level, giving a better view of the road than the regular V60. The cabin decor is cool and classy, with top-notch materials and excellent sound-deadening. The stereo's phone-style keypad looks a bit dated, but the controls are well-organized and fairly easy to use.
That said, the V60 Cross Country has its drawbacks. Though this is ostensibly a station wagon, it really doesn't haul much more than a hatchback. There's 19.7 cubic feet of luggage space available behind the rear seats. With the rear seats folded down, the V60 holds 43.8 cubic feet of cargo. Some crossover SUVs can carry nearly as much with the rear seats in use. Those rear seats do offer enough room for adults, although taller passengers might feel cramped. They're perfect for kids, though, especially when equipped with optional built-in booster seats.
The V60 Cross Country received a new engine last year: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard. Fuel economy stands at 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway).
The V60 Cross Country is generally pleasant to drive, though its off-road setup means less grip and more lean in the turns. The regular V60 — which can also be had with all-wheel drive but lacks the extra ground clearance — feels sharper. The Cross Country's ride also isn't quite as forgiving as the regular V60's.
Volvo offers the V60 Cross Country in standard T5 and Platinum T5 trim levels; both feel properly posh, and much of the Platinum's extra equipment is available in the standard model as optional extras. Edmunds can help you learn more about the 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country and find the right car at the right price.
2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country Overview
The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and T5 Platinum 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).
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