You’d expect a Volvo estate of all things to have plenty of space in the back, something that just isn’t the case. In making the V60 Cross Country look swoopy and interesting, it has seriously compromised boot space.
How seriously? Well, the titchy Skoda Fabia Estate has 100 litres more room in the back before you’ve folded the rear seats down.
That said, it is well designed; the rear-seat backrest splits 40/20/40, and each section folds down perfectly flat with no need to pop the bases out of the way first. Good head and leg room means there’s plenty of space for adults, too. Even so, we’d recommend looking at an A4 Allroad if you want a bigger premium holdall.