The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country stands in a niche filled by several vehicles like the Subaru Outback, Audi A4 Allroad and Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. This is an all-around wagon. This model started out as a standard wagon, but the car manufacturers gave them standard all-wheel drive and high ground clearance to improve their capability.
The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country has a stylish interior like the V60 but is equipped with unpainted wheel arch extensions and several body shield pieces to help minimize scratches from rocks and branches. V60 Cross Country is not a rock crawler, but the all-wheel drive and increased ground clearance helps in situations like going to a remote place or dealing with unplowed roads.
Trim and Features
The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country is a four-door, five-passenger wagon available in T5 and T5 Platinum trim levels. It differs from the standard V60, with unique styling standard all-wheel drive and extra ground clearance.
Standard features for the T5 includes 18-inch wheels, hill descent control, front and rear skid plates, LED running lights, automatic headlights, a sunroof, roof rails, rear parking sensors, power-folding heated mirrors, rear privacy glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, power-adjustable front seats, a 40/20/40-split rear seat with power-folding headrests, leather upholstery, and a built-in cargo cover/dog safety divider.
Tech features include a navigation system, Volvo On Call emergency services, the Volvo Sensus infotainment interface with a 7-inch display, Bluetooth, Sensus Connect smartphone apps, an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and a USB audio interface.
The optional Convenience package adds keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera. The Technology package adds a variety of safety aid, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning and mitigation.
The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country Platinum T5 include the Convenience and Technology packages plus auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive xenon headlights with washers, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
Other options also available for both trims. The BLIS package adds front parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert and a blind-spot monitoring system. The Climate package adds a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, an interior air-quality system, and windshield washer nozzles. Integrated child booster seats come with the Climate package but can be picked as a stand-alone option.
The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system are standard. Also standard is the automatic engine stop-start system, which shuts off the engine when the car is stopped to save fuel.
Volvo says that V60 Cross Country can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, nearly 1 second quicker than its predecessor with the five-cylinder engine. EPA estimated fuel economy are rated at 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway).
The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country has a stylish interior combined with good quality materials. The look is as classy and as interesting as its direct competitors. The cabins are quiet, and the overall atmosphere is one of the most unpretentious luxuries.
The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country front seats are one of the most supportive and comfortable in this segment, although large-bodied passengers may find themselves slightly squashed between bolsters. Adult passengers in the backseat may also want more leg room, but children should be pretty well. The built-in booster seats are very useful for anyone who needs to transport baby.
Fold the seatback, and the 2018 Volvo V60 Cross offers 43.8 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s less than some competitors, but the 40/20/20-split design helps to maximize available space. The cargo area two-position, grocery bag holder and roll-out dog security are smart features that simply providing a big space for your stuff and pet can roll around.
Release Date and Prices
The 2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country has available on dealership now. Official pricing will start from $41,850 and top out at $45,700. The V60 Cross Country competition will include the Audi A4 Allroad, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, and Buick Regal TourX.