Full Leather Interior, 8-Way-Power Front Seats, Moonroof, Dual-Zone Climate Control, 7-Inch Command Screen With HD Radio Tuner, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB/Auxiliary Inputs and Wi-Fi Hotspot, City Safety Low-Speed Automatic-Braking System, All-Wheel Drive, Navigation, 18-Inch Wheels, Premium Audio System, Heated Front And Rear Seats, Universal Garage Remote, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision-Warning System With Full Auto Brake And Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection, Blind-Spot Monitoring, Lane-Keep Assist, Back Up Camera, Sport Chassis, Integrated Roof Rails, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 24,700 km
The Volvo V60 proves that beyond functionality, a wagon can be safe, sexy and powerful. Cross Country models add toughness to those traits. If you crave the cargo-carrying versatility of a crossover SUV but the handling of a European sports sedan, the 2017 Volvo V60 was born to fit the bill. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s wrapped in a beautiful suit, has power to spare and a sterling reputation for safety.
If you need proof that a station wagon can be sexy, the Volvo V60 is Exhibit A. This is Swedish elegance and execution at its best, with a slightly sloped roof that suggests a shooting-brake design, yet all the carrying capability, innovative safety features and premium appeal expected from a Volvo. If you need proof that a European station wagon can be Americanized, look no further than the V60 Cross Country, a higher-riding, more rugged all-wheel-drive variant.
DRIVE-E – While its name may be confusing — and has nothing to do with electric propulsion — the Drive-E engine family offers up surprisingly impressive fuel economy and even more impressive performance. It’s one of the smoothest, most refined 4-cylinder turbos on the market.
CROSS COUNTRY – The Cross Country adds an additional 2.6 inches of ground clearance and standard Haldex all-wheel drive (AWD), allowing the V60 to venture lightly off-road as well as tackle deeper snow drifts.
The V60 is sized right, small enough to be nimble but offering a surprising amount of cargo space for the wanderer.
The interior has comfortable and well-supported heated leather seats and a nice fold-down armrest with cupholders in the second row. Up front the flow-through storage behind the center console includes a tray to store and hide a cellphone and other items. And we appreciate the slot under the start/stop engine button to store the key, which no longer has an ignition to hold it. This prevents shoving the key into a cupholder.
The 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country occupies a niche that slots somewhere between a compact crossover and a regular wagon. It has all-wheel drive along with 7.9 inches of ground clearance and skid plates, but that still puts it lower to the pavement than, say, a Honda CR-V. Which has several advantages.
Loading things into the cargo area isn’t such a strain on one’s back. It’s easier for dogs to jump up and in. And the lower center of gravity (compared to that of a regular crossover) will contribute to a feeling of stability while driving. But those wanting to tackle that dirt road leading to the lake and/or are looking for some extra reassurance in bad weather should also appreciate the all-wheel-drive system, while their passengers will enjoy the premium feel of the cabin.
The rubber matting in the cargo hold makes sense given that Cross Country wagon buyers tend to go off-road more than XC60 crossover owners do.