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Used 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 Platinum Wagon Review

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Read what other owners think about the 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 Platinum Wagon.

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5 out of 5 stars
Love this car
Dennis McG,11/25/2018
T5 Platinum 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
I had a 2010 Volvo XC70 and wanted a smaller, more fuel efficient and practical vehicle with the latest in safety features and that's what it has. Plus it has 4-wheel drive and slightly higher ground clearance making it easy to get in and out of vehicle. Storage is just fine for the 2 of us and out 2 standard poodles
5 out of 5 stars
v90 cross country and t6...first impression.
Steve,06/09/2019
T5 Platinum 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
great vehicle and its appearance is incredible!! I've owned pick-ups for the past 20 years. Smooth ride, quiet cabin...even with moon roof open. fit and finish is exceptional. acceleration is far better than I expected from a 4 cylinder (T6). I thought the "assist" technologies would be annoying...they are not...yet. the only shortcoming ive found is entering and exiting the drivers … cabin. the footwell is deep and the rear door pillar makes for and awkward exit.. the stereo is very good and its not the harmon karden or b/w system. i'm very happy with the vehicle
5 out of 5 stars
Very very nice!
Frank,08/08/2020
T5 Platinum 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
We’ve owned Volvo’s most of my life. Never disappointed. Classy and dependable.

Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 Platinum Wagon

Pros & Cons

  • An elegant choice if you can't decide between sedan or crossover
  • Enhanced light off-road capabilities
  • Front seats are very comfortable
  • Rides rougher than you'd expect of a small luxury wagon
  • Rear cargo space and legroom are tight
  • Handling doesn't inspire much confidence when going around turns


Which V60 Cross Country does Edmunds recommend?

Unlike the V60 wagon, the V60 Cross Country is not available with a higher-output engine. So our choice is the V60 Cross Country T5 Platinum. It comes with a premium Harman Kardon sound system, navigation, and extra safety options such as adaptive cruise control and forward collision mitigation.

Full Edmunds Review: 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country Wagon

What’s new

The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country is mechanically unchanged from 2017.

Vehicle overview

The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country fits into a niche occupied by a small group of vehicles such as the Audi A4 Allroad, Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Golf Alltrack: It's a do-it-all wagon. These models start out as standard wagons, but then the automakers give them increased ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive to enhance their capability when the pavement ends.

The V60 Cross Country has the same stylish interior as the V60 but comes with unpainted wheel arch extensions and some body protection pieces to help minimize scuffs and nicks from kicked-up rocks and branches. The V60 Cross Country is no rock crawler, but the increased ground clearance and all-wheel drive should help you in situations such as getting to a remote campsite or just dealing with an unplowed driveway.

Just as with the V60 wagon, though, the Cross Country's rear cargo and passenger space are lacking. Most full-size adults won't want to spend too much time back there. Also, the Cross Country doesn't handle as well as the regular V60. Still, if you want a luxury wagon and require more ground clearance, the V60 Cross Country is a solid choice.

2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country models

The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country is a five-seat wagon based on the V60 wagon. There are two trims available: T5 and T5 Platinum. Both have a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine (240 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque), an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

Standard equipment on the T5 includes 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, hill descent control, rear parking sensors, a sunroof, power-folding heated mirrors, roof rails, rear privacy glass, front and rear skid plates, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory settings, leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 40/20/40-split rear seat with power-folding headrests, and a built-in cargo cover/dog safety divider.

Tech features include Bluetooth, Volvo On Call emergency services, the Volvo Sensus infotainment interface with a 7-inch display, Sensus Connect smartphone apps, a navigation system, and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB audio interface and satellite radio.

The Convenience package adds a rearview camera and keyless ignition and entry. The Technology package includes adaptive cruise control and a variety of accident avoidance and driver alert technologies (e.g., forward collision warning and mitigation as well as lane departure warning).

The V60 Cross Country Platinum T5 models include the Convenience and Technology packages and add adaptive xenon headlights with washers, auto-dimming mirrors and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

A few other options are available for both trims. The BLIS package comes with a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert and front parking sensors. The Climate package adds an interior air-quality system and a multitude of heated items, including the front and rear seats, steering wheel, windshield and windshield washer nozzles. Integrated child booster seats come with the Climate package and can also be picked as a stand-alone option.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 Platinum Wagon (turbo 2.5L inline-5 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Volvo V60 Cross Country has received some revisions, including a new engine and transmission, shuffling of options and trim packages. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Volvo V60, though.

Driving

6.5
When the Cross Country was first tested, it was let down by its low-grip tires and old powertrain. Braking, handling and acceleration are consequently weaker than a V60 equipped with the current powertrain. Otherwise, it's just as pleasant to drive with the added ground-clearance benefit.

Comfort

7.5
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 wagon.

Interior

7.5
The V60 Cross Country doesn't boast as much space as many rival wagons or SUVs, but it succeeds as something above and beyond a sedan. The low roof and load height differentiate it from SUVs. Those averse to newfangled tech interfaces should appreciate the V60; techies may find it quaint.

Utility

7.5
Small-item storage is subpar up front. So is the maximum cargo capacity of 43.8 cubic feet, but it's more useful in practice and benefits from a low load floor and 40/20/40-split seats. The standard dog-securing net can attach in two places.

Technology

The one place where the V60 comes up short is in infotainment. While the standard system features USB, Bluetooth and satellite radio, it lacks advanced smartphone integration.

Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country in Virginia is:

$73.33 per month*
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