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Volvo V60 Cross Country Review

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  • Launched in 2019
  • Estate
  • Petrol, Diesel
  • Launch year
    2019
  • Body type
    Estate
  • Fuel type
    Petrol, Diesel

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Rugged and spacious posh estate

Best bits

  • More rugged than the standard model
  • Beautiful interior quality
  • Extremely safe

Not so great

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto cost extra
  • The engine range is limited
  • Sluggish automatic gearbox 

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Volvo V60 Cross Country Front Side View

Overall verdict

Volvo V60 Cross Country Front Interior

On the inside

Volvo V60 Cross Country Front View

Driving

Volvo V60 Cross Country Rear Side View

How much does it cost to run

Volvo V60 Cross Country Right Side View

Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict

"The Volvo V60 Cross Country aims to combine the best qualities of an estate car and SUV.  So, while it looks more rugged than a standard Volvo V60, it’s not that different to drive – it doesn’t roll sharply in bends like an SUV and it’s also quieter at a cruise. You can also expect the Volvo to be cheaper to run than a proper off-roader thanks to its more aerodynamic shape."

Volvo V60 Cross Country Front Side View

Sure, the Volvo won’t get as far off-road as a Land Rover but it can manage bumpy, heavily rutted tracks and the standard-fit four-wheel drive will help you find grip in slippery conditions. It certainly offers more capability than the standard Volvo V60.


So it can get its hands dirty, but this is still a posh Volvo. Inside, you’ll find bare unvarnished wood trims and soft leather upholstery but the cabin’s stand out feature is its portrait-style infotainment screen. 


You can use it just like an iPad, swiping between menus and pinching to zoom in on maps. It’s just a shame Volvo has decided to charge you extra for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


Chin up, at least you don’t have to worry about being short of space. Upfront, you get acres of room and seats that can cure backache more effectively than a chiropractor’s surgery.


You won’t hear any complaints coming from the back, either. The Volvo’s rear seat has loads head and knee room and you’ll fit three adults across the rear bench without too many complaints. 


The boot, meanwhile, is massive, larger than you’ll find in any of the Volvo’s direct rivals. It has a hands-free opening – operated by waggling your foot below the bumper – and the boot itself is very easy to load.


So if you want everything you love about a Volvo estate – high-end build quality, excellent safety and a big boot – but in a more rugged design, the V60 Cross Country a car you need to consider.


If you're looking for the older version, you need our Volvo V60 Cross Country (2015-2018) review.


Is the Volvo V60 Cross Country right for you?

The Volvo V60 is a posh estate car with a practical interior and loads of safety kit, but what if you want something more rugged?


Step forward the Volvo V60 Cross Country. It’s a Volvo estate, only with four-wheel drive and a 60mm taller ride height, making it an ideal choice if you tow a caravan or occasionally like to get off the beaten track but don’t want the high running costs of a traditional SUV. 


This is still a Volvo so it’s posh inside, spacious and, above all, safer than Fort Knox.

What's the best Volvo V60 Cross Country model/engine to choose?

The Volvo V60 Cross Country is itself a trim level on the standard V60 range, but there is plenty of scope to add options. 


We’d advise the Driver Assist Pack, which includes Volvo’s Pilot Assist autonomous driving aids, the Tech Pack which adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the Lounge Pack. It gives you four-zone climate control, a full-length glass roof and a 360-degree camera with auto-park.


In terms of engines, there are two to choose from – a 190PS diesel and a 250PS petrol. The petrol model’s quicker and smoother, but we’d go for the diesel which performs well and is significantly cheaper to run.

What other cars are similar to the Volvo V60 Cross Country?

The Volvo V60’s only direct rival is the Audi A4 Allroad, which follows the same recipe as the Volvo by adding jacked-up suspension, muscular looks and four-wheel drive to a posh small estate car.


Want something sportier? Then consider an xDrive version of the BMW 3 Series Touring. It’ll be sportier to drive than either the Volvo or the Audi and is available with an excellent choice of engines, though it’s not designed to tackle the soft-roading the Volvo and Audi are capable of.


Another contender is the Subaru Outback which is even more rugged than the Volvo but lacks its classy styling and posh interior feel. There's also the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack.

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Volvo V60 Cross Country Front Interior

On the inside

Volvo V60 Cross Country Front View

Driving

Volvo V60 Cross Country Rear Side View

How much does it cost to run

Volvo V60 Cross Country Right Side View

Prices, versions and specification

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