2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country


The 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country is offered with no changes for the 2016.

It is expected that the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country will be offered with one of the most attractive and appealing utility features in the automotive industry. The company has offered a well equipped, stylish and refined wagon boasting extra ground clearance, tougher styling and taller view as compared to the standard V60. As it is not an SUV hence it seems to offer sharper handling coupled with a degree of distinctiveness. Moreover, the cross country’s all wheel drive that is standard makes the vehicle appealing during bad weather or traction that is off road.

It is worth stating here that the standard all wheel drive system of the vehicle torpedoes the fuel efficacy of the car; making V60 Cross Country a difficult recommendation. In other words and more precisely, it would be true to say that all wheel drive has been tied to lesser fuel efficient engine paired with transmission than the newer power train that is available in the front wheel drive in V60 Drive E model. This difference between the models is around 6 miles per gallon. Disparity of the vehicle is somehow better as compared to the other competing wagons with all wheel drive system. Acceleration is lesser than the pack and several other less attractive attributes like subpar braking and handling that are seen as a result of less than grippy tires. Moreover there are shared elements with the regular V60; for instance modest cargo capacity and tight rear leg room.

In case you are looking forward to own a wagon but you do not want to have all wheel drive, then 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country is highly recommended. It is because it is adorned with most of the things that people like about Cross Country and also with several things that are not liked by the users. If you are not willing to have all wheel drive then top rates wagon series BMW3 is out there to serve you and it does not come with significant fuel economy values. Similarly Audi Allroad also has little more efficiency but it is offered with standard all when drive with some extra and added ground clearance. If you are not very much concerned with a luxury badge then an upper trim level of the Subaru Outback is capable of delivering greater capability as well as space. Moreover, there are number of attractive options available with same price as 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country.

If we look at the things from neutral point of view then no doubt it is hard to make a strong and attractive case for the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country when it is about numbers. It is because there are several attractive and competitive alternatives available and easily accessible in the market. These competitors are offering more efficiency and versatility. No doubt, there are many things that we love and like about 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country but its shortcomings just cannot be overlooked or ignored.

Safety features of the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country:

The 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country has several safety features to offer to its users. Some of these are as follows:

  • Antilock disc brakes
  • stability and traction control
  • front side airbags
  • full-length side curtain airbags
  • active front head restraints
  • automatic collision reporting
  • SOS emergency call button
  • Stolen vehicle locator
  • Remote lock/unlock via smartphone
  • Forward collision mitigation system
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Front as well as rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera

Technology packages offer an enhanced version of the systems capable of detecting cyclists and pedestrians. Driver inattention warning system along with lane departure warning system is also offered in the vehicle.

Power trains and performance of the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country:

The 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine offering 266 pound feet of torque and 250 horsepower. Power to all four wheels via six speed automatic transmission is sent. The vehicle reaches 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 7.5 seconds, which is almost a full second lower as compared to the front wheel drive.

Estimated fuel economy values offered by the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country are 23 miles per gallon combined, i.e. 20 miles per gallon within the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway.

Driving impressions of the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country:

In general, the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country is a small wagon to be driven. It will be very true to say that it is more maneuverable and smaller in size as compared to a compact SUV and unlike other V60. The ride is elevated and steering has been weighted nicely.