Like most mainstream automakers, Volvo makes cars and crossovers. But this Swedish brand also has a pair of in-between models it markets under the Cross Country banner, both based on the company's station wagon models.
The smaller of these Cross Country variants is the V60. It starts out as the stylish V60 wagon and is augmented with a taller ride height and black body cladding aimed at giving the car a more rugged appearance.
Just as the V60 was redesigned for 2019, so was the V60 Cross Country. New sheet metal is bolted to a larger platform that lends the car more interior space.
The main difference between the Cross Country and its V60 sibling is a slimmer range of options for trims and powertrains. V60 Cross Country comes in a single T5 Momentum trim powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the V60 wagon, there's no twin-charged T6 engine and no upscale Inscription trim upgrade. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard kit, as is all-wheel drive.
Not only is Volvo one of the few car manufacturers who still offers a station wagon (two, in fact), but its Cross Country models (the larger V90 can be had in Cross Country form, too) give Volvo the widest range of wagon variants in North America.
V6 Cross Country standard features include front collision mitigation support, lane keeping aid, rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, an 8.0- digital driver display, leatherette upholstery, power-adjustable front seats with lumbar, heated front seats, power-folding rear-seat backrests and headrests, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power tailgate, leather-trimmed shifter, LED headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Volvo's fuel consumption estimates for the V60 Cross Country are 10.8/7.6 L/100 km (city/highway).
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