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Volvo V60 Cross Country review

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Volvo V60 Cross Country
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12 Jun 2017 12:12 | Last updated: 23 Aug 2018 11:46

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The V60 Cross Country undercuts the list price of the equivalent Audi A4 Allroad although the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is slightly cheaper and comes with four-wheel drive as standard. Resale values aren't expected to be as strong as the V60's rivals', partially down to the heavy discounts that are available. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions are competitive for the two-wheel drive versions, making it a tempting company car option

Surprisingly, the highest and lowest powered front-drivers both manage a very impressive 111g/km with a manual gearbox. Automatic versions sit at 120g/km unless you opt for four-wheel drive. Do that and emissions skyrocket to 149g/km. No version costs more than £40,000 before options so you can avoid the £350 charge for cars costing more than that

The V60 Cross Country comes in SE Nav or Lux Nav trims, avoiding the lesser variants of the regular V60. SE Nav gets leather seats, cruise control, a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, DAB radio and sat nav, auto-folding door mirrors and 17in alloy wheels. Lux Nav adds an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry and start, an 8.0in digital instrument cluster, xenon lights with a bending function and 18in alloy wheels.

The V60 comes with six airbags and stability control as standard, along with Volvo’s City Safe system, which detects objects in front of the car and can stop it to prevent low-speed impacts. All this helped the car achieve a five-star crash rating from Euro NCAP. The optional Driver Support Pack includes a Pedestrian Detection System – which can also recognise a person in the road – along with adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and blind-spot information.

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Volvo V60 Cross Country
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Verdict

It might have charm, but the V60 Cross Country isn’t overly spacious and is much pricier than the regular V60

  • Cheaper than premium rivals
  • Efficient engines
  • Plenty of standard kit
  • Pokey boot and rear seat space
  • Dull to drive
  • Heavy depreciation
There are 8 trims available for the V60 estate. Click to see details.See all versions
OUR PICK
Momentum
This entry-level trim is the one we’d choose, because it still has plenty of kit. You get 17in alloy wheels, a 9.0in touchscreen with sat-nav, a 10-speaker stereo, a 12.3in digital instrument displ...View trim
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Momentum Pro
This adds a head-up display, keyless entry, a hands-free powered tailgate, adaptive LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats and leather-faced upholstery to Momentum’s spec...View trim
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£32,041
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Inscription
This adds to the accoutrements you get on Momentum, plus electrically adjustable front seats (with memory and four-way adjustable lumbar support), interior wood inlays, leather-faced upholstery, el...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
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£33,194
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R DESIGN
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£35,410
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Inscription Pro
This trim augments Inscription with a head-up display, keyless entry, 19in alloy wheels, powered front seat bolster adjustment, a hands-free powered tailgate, adaptive LED headlights, a heated stee...View trim
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£35,961
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R DESIGN pro
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£37,660
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Cross Country
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£38,270
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R DESIGN pro
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£40,020
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