2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country

#3
in Midsize wagons
2017 MODEL

$41,700 - $45,550

8.8

Overall Rating

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Overview

V60 Cross Country is an amped up variant of the standard V60 Wagon, boasting extra body cladding and ground clearance. Though officially a wagon, Volvo V60 Cross Country stands somewhere between a compact crossover and a regular wagon. The ride flaunts a classy styling, polished interior, and a standard all-wheel-drive system.

2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country Wagon makes use of a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. It is rated for 240 hp of power and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The Wagon boasts of an automatic stop/start system that shuts off the engine when you are waiting, all for saving fuel. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

There aren't many smaller luxury wagons available in the market. 2017 V60 Cross Country, however, receives good competition from Audi A4 Allroad and BMW 330i xDrive. The rivals too offer better interior space and performance. Nonetheless, the ride outlasts the competition with its off-road capability and a powerful all-wheel-drive system.

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Pros

Effectual off-road capability

Impressive security and reliability features

Lavish and upmarket cabin

Responsive powertrain

Smooth, comfy ride quality

Standard all-wheel-drive

Cons

Cramped back seat

Dated multimedia system

Handling quality decreases around turns

Less cargo space

What's New?

5-cylinder engien replaced with 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine from the Drive-E family

8-speed automatic transmission is also new


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$41700

bodystyle

5dr Wagon

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

120 cu. in.

horsepower

240 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.8 in. ventilated front disc/11.9 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

109.2 in.

length

182.6 in.

width

74.8 in.

height

60.8 in.

curb weight

3920 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

93 cu ft.

cargo volume

19.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/30 mpg

highway range

555 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country in Osmium Grey Metallic color  2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country in Passion Red color  2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country in Ice White color  2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country in Black Stone color  2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country in Bright Silver Metallic color
Osmium Grey Metallic

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Ratings

Engine

8.5

Interior

9.1

Exterior

8.9

8.8

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5

T5

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$41,700

Configurations
T5 5dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (22/25/30)
Torque: 258 lbs.-ft. @ 1,500 rpm

 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 Platinum

T5 Platinum

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$45,550

Configurations
T5 Platinum 5dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (22/25/30)
Torque: 258 lbs.-ft. @ 1,500 rpm

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial October 3, 2018

8.8

Overall Rating


 

8.5/10
Engine

 
 

9.1/10
Interior

 

8.9/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country Wagon makes use of a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. It is rated for 240 hp of power and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The Wagon boasts of an automatic stop/start system that shuts off the engine when you are waiting, all for saving fuel. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Features

There are 2 trims available for the 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country, dubbed T5 and T5 Platinum. Pricing options start from $41,700 and $45,500 for the T5 and T5 Platinum, respectively. 40/20/40-split rear seat, built-in cargo cover, and roof rails are available as standard features with the T5 trim. Additionally, the trim boasts power-folding heated mirrors, cruise control, and an elegant sunroof as standard features.

Trim

T5

T5 Platinum

MSRP

$41,700

$45,500

Key

Features

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • LED running lights
  • Hill descent control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Sunroof
  • Power-folding heated mirrors
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Front and rear skid plates
  • Cruise control
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Eight-way power front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • 40/20/40-split rear seat with power-folding headrests
  • Built-in cargo cover/dog safety divider.

Addition to T5 feature:

  • Adaptive bi-xenon headlights with washers
  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system 

The T5 Platinum trim comes with all standard features offered by the T5 trim plus the Convenience and Technology packages. It adds auto-dimming mirrors and bi-xenon headlights. Probably, the most notable feature boasted by the T5 Platinum trim is the 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. Both trims offer a number of optional packages for enhancing the performance as well as the style, including the BLIS and Climate packages.

We Recommend

The base T5 variant comes pretty much loaded with all convenience features you'd want and it does not make much sense to pay around $4,000 for the T5 Platinum variant.

Engine

8.5/10

“The 2018 Volvo V60 has balanced performance. It delivers a cushioned ride that's perfect for daily commuting, yet it's cornering composure means you can have a bit of fun when roads get twisty. All of the V60's available four-cylinder engines have plenty of punch, especially the optional turbo- and supercharged engines.”- cars.usnews

Engine and Transmission

Not only the newer turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine offers a better fuel economy but also better acceleration for the V60. Furthermore, it flaunts a smoother and quieter operation. The new engine produces 240 horsepower in addition to an impressive 258 lb.-ft. of torque.

Models

Volvo V60 T5

Audi A4 allroad premium

BMW 330i xdrive

MSRP

$41,700

$44,000

$42,950

Engine

2.0L 4 cyl

2.0L DOHC 4-Cylinder TFSI 16V 

2.0L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder Turbocharged

Transmission

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

240 hp @ 5600 rpm

252 hp @ 5000 rpm

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque

258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

Both Audi A4 Allroad and BMW 330i xDrive offers better engine power of 252 and 248 horsepower, respectively. The BMW 330i xDrive offers the same amount of torque as that offered by the V60 Cross Country. Audi A4 Allroad, nevertheless, delivers a better torque of 273 lb.-ft. Like the Volvo V60 Cross Country, the 330i xDrive boasts an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. On the other hand, Audi A4 comes with a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Acceleration

Even though the newer 2.0L turbocharged engine offers a better acceleration, V60 Cross Country rivals have superior acceleration. 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country is able to accelerate to 60 MPH in 7.3 seconds. Comparatively, Audi A4 Allroad shoots to 60 MPH in 5.9 seconds only. The BMW 330i xDrive offers even better 0-60 MPH acceleration, requiring only 5.5 seconds.

Models

Volvo V60 T5

Audi A4 allroad premium

BMW 330i xdrive

0-60 MPH

7.3 sec

5.9 sec

5.5 sec

Quarter mile

15.5 sec

14.3 sec

14.2 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.1

7.1

6.7

The Wagon covers a quarter-mile in 15.5 seconds. Again, it is the slowest one in the competition. Audi A4 Allroad does the same in 14.3 seconds, while BMW 330i xDrive does so in 14.2 seconds.

Ride and Handling

Just like its V60 sibling, the V60 Cross Country offers a pleasant drive. Because of being smaller than a full-size SUV, 2017 V60 Cross Country offers a better-elevated view as well as maneuverability. Unfortunately, the V60 Cross Country lacks in tire grip and as such, tends to lean around turns. Nonetheless, the steering feel is nice and gets better gradually with driving.

Compared to the V60, V60 Cross Country is sharper to drive. Though the ride is almost firm throughout the journey, bumps of higher intensity make their way to the cabin. With 7.9 inches of ground clearance, the ride boasts some off-road capability. However, it comes at the expense of some ride comfort and handling precision, especially around turns.

Braking

The V60 Cross Country has got an 11.8-inch front brake coupled with a slightly bigger 11.9-inch rear brake. Comparatively, Audi A4 Allroad and BMW 330i xDrive come with bigger front brakes. The wagon comes to a complete halt after traversing a distance of 130 feet, when decelerated to zero from 60 MPH.

Model

Volvo V60 T5

Audi A4 allroad premium

BMW 330i xdrive

Brake Front (in.)

11.8

13.3

12.3

Brake Rear (in.)

11.9

13.0

11.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3920

3825

3780

60-0 MPH (ft.)

130

119

123

BMW 330i xDrive comes to a complete halt after covering a braking distance of 123 feet. Audi A4 Allroad offers an impressive stopping distance of 119 feet.

Fuel Economy

The 2017 iteration of the Volvo V60 Cross Country vaunts an impressive fuel economy. The Cross Country Wagon gives out 22 mpg in cities and 30 mpg on highways. It offers a combined fuel economy of 25 mpg, same as that offered by the fellow competitor Audi A4 Allroad. It offers a slightly better mileage in cities but lesser on highways, 23 and 28 mpg, respectively.

Model

Volvo V60 T5

Audi A4 allroad premium

BMW 330i xdrive

MPG (city)

22

23

23

MPG (highway)

30

28

33

MPG (combined)

25

25

26

BMW 330i bests both V60 Cross Country and Audi A4 with a combined fuel economy of 26 mpg. The ride offers 23 mpg in cities and 33 mpg on highways.

Interior

9.1/10

“The interior is clad in plenty of black surfaces—textured for some kind of visual appeal—but is aged in its approach compared to Mercedes-Benz and other competitors.”- thecarconnection

Seating and Comfort

While the front seats are all comfortable and spacious, the rear seats of V60 Cross Country are cramped. The ride offers 38.7 and 41.9 inches of headroom and legroom, respectively in the front. BMW 330i offers the more spacious front headroom and legroom of 40.4 and 42 inches, respectively in the competition.

Model

Volvo V60 T5

Audi A4 allroad premium

BMW 330i xdrive

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.7/57.0/41.9

39.2/55.9/41.3

40.4/55.1/42.0

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.6/55.2/33.5

37.4/54.5/35.7

38.3/55.1/35.0

In the rear, 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country offers 37.6 and 33.5 inches of headroom and legroom, respectively. While the headroom is ample, the legroom is inapt for adults. The in-build booster seats come really handy for transporting younger children. Rear legroom available to Audi A4 Allroad and BMW 330i xDrive is 35.7 and 35 inches, respectively.

Infotainment System

2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country comes equipped with the Volvo Sensus infotainment system. The infotainment system is complemented by a 7-inch display. Besides the usual connectivity options like Bluetooth and a 3G Wi-Fi hotspot, the infotainment system comes with Sensus Connect smartphone apps. The infotainment system is fairly easy to use.

Another lucrative feature available with the infotainment system is the Volvo On Call emergency services. For enjoying music inside the V60 Cross Country, the ride comes with an 8-speaker sound system. The sound system supports an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port in addition to a CD player and a satellite radio.

Interior Features

In addition to having a stylish interior, the 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country boasts construction from hi-quality materials. The cabin is quiet, attractive and emits a luxurious ambiance. Notable interior features include:

  • 8-way power front seats
  • A 40/20/40-split rear seat with power-folding headrests
  • A tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Built-in cargo cover/dog safety divider
  • Driver memory settings
  • Leather upholstery

Cargo Capacity

Folding down the rear seats maximizes the cargo capacity to 43.8 cubic feet in 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country. This is less than that offered by the Audi A4 Allroad as well as the BMW 330i xDrive. While 330i has 53 cubic feet of maximum storage space, Audi A4 has 58.5 cubic feet of the same.

Model

Volvo V60 T5

Audi A4 allroad premium

BMW 330i xdrive

Cargo Volume rear seat up (ft.3)

28

24.2

17.5

Cargo Volume rear seat folded (ft.3)

43.8

58.5

53.0

Despite having less cargo space, the V60 Cross Country boasts a 40/20/20-split design for maximizing the available space. Moreover, the grocery bag holder and double-position, roll-out dog security net are unique features that are better than simply offering a huge cargo space.

Exterior

8.9/10

"The Volvo V60 Cross Country sits a bit higher than the standard model, but the result is rugged, not awkward." - KBB

Dimension and Weight

2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country boasts a curb weight of 3920 lbs., acceptable considering its segment. Comparatively, both Audi A4 Allroad and BMW 330i xDrive are less bulky. Volvo V60 Cross Country boasts a length, width, and height of 182.5, 74.8, and 60.8 inches, respectively. Audi A4 Allroad has more length than the V60 Cross Country, measuring 187 inches.

Model

Volvo V60 T5

Audi A4 allroad premium

BMW 330i xdrive

Curb weight (lbs.)

3920

3825

3780

Length(in)

182.5

187.0

178.6

Width(in)

74.8

72.5

71.5

Height(in)

60.8

58.8

56.5

Ground clearance (in)

7.9

6.5

5.7

Wheelbase (in)

109.2

110.9

108.7

Track width (in) F/R

62.1/62.0

62.1/61.7

59.1/60.2

Volvo V60 Cross Country boasts an impressive ground clearance of 7.9 inches. While Audi A4 Allroad has 6.5 inches of ground clearance, the same for the BMW 330i xDrive is 5.7 inches. Wheelbase for the 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country Wagon is 109.2 inches. This is less than the 110.9-inch supported by the Audi A4 but more than the 108.7-inch boasted by the 330i xDrive.

Exterior Features

The 2017 avatar of the Volvo V60 Cross Country boasts some unique exterior styling elements. Moreover, the V60 Cross Country exterior is a prime example of great Swedish styling. Major exterior feats supported by the V60 Cross Country Wagon include:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • A sunroof
  • Automatic headlights
  • Front and rear skid plates
  • LED running lights
  • Power-folding heated mirrors
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Roof rails

Safety

Neither IIHS nor NHTSA ratings are available for the 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country. Nonetheless, the ride comes with a plethora of safety and reliability features, including antilock disc brakes and the traction control. Other important features include multiple airbags and active front head restraints.

However, the most notable security features boasted by the V60 Cross Country are the Volvo’s On Call system and the Volvo City Safety system. While the former assists in providing emergency and stolen vehicle assistance, the latter helps in detecting imminent collisions and therefore, autonomously apply brakes.

Safety Features

  • Driver-adaptive and front-passenger dual-stage airbags
  • Driver and front-passenger thorax side airbags
  • Driver and front-passenger knee airbags
  • Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbags deploy
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
  • Integrated child door locks in rear doors
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in rear seats
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system

Competition

Volvo V60 Cross Country vs Audi A4 Allroad Premium

Like the 2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country, Audi A4 Allroad flaunts a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. However, the engine offers better power and torque of 252 hp and 273 lb.-ft., respectively. For gear-shifting, Audi A4 Allroad relies on a 7-speed automatic transmission mode.

The opening bid for the Audi A4 Allroad is $44,000. The ride is capable of accelerating to 60 MPH in 5.9 seconds, 1.4 seconds faster than the Cross Country. Furthermore, the ride offers a better stopping distance of 119 feet and a remarkable combined fuel economy of 25 mpg.

Volvo V60 Cross Country vs BMW 330i xDrive

Yet another important rival to the V60 Cross Country is the BMW 330i xDrive. It comes with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, capable of producing 248 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. BMW 330i xDrive comes with an initial price tag of $42,950.

BMW 330i xDrive requires 5.5 and 14.2 seconds, respectively for accelerating to 60 MPH and covering a quarter-mile. The ride bests both V60 and the Audi A4, although marginally, with a combined fuel economy of 26 mpg. Furthermore, the ride offers spacious front seats.

Final Verdict

For buyers that prioritize utility but doesn’t want a bulkier SUV, the V60 Cross Country is an opportune option. The ride combines a classy Swedish styling with an opulent interior and some off-road capability. The V60 Cross Country is a rugged version of the immensely popular Volvo V60 and boasts most of its desirable characteristics.

Though class rivals, Audi A4 and BMW 330i, are better performers, V60 Cross Country is a unique option to go for. After all, it offers a smaller, yet greatly functional cargo space along with an impressive 7.9 inches of ground clearance.

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