A new Cross Country model joins the lineup.
The world of rugged adventure wagons is a fairly small one, made smaller still with the departure of the Volkswagen Alltrack. So far as luxury competitors go, the Audi A4 Allroad is still around, while the Subaru Outback and Buick Regal TourX are more mainstream choices. There’s been the V70 and the XC70 wagons, and now there’s a new generation of the smaller V60 Cross Country. Sitting on the brand’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and sporting its modern face, is the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country ready to tackle the backcountry? In this video, Volvo brought Roman out to the Canadian Rockies to test the new model.
This 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country joins the standard V60 wagon‘s recent redesign. Unlike its S60 sedan cousin, Volvo also builds the V60 in Torslanda, Sweden rather than in its new American factory outside Charleston, South Carolina. There’s only one powertrain option available in the V60 Cross Country, unlike Volvo’s larger models. The T5 trim brings a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. No complex turbocharged and supercharged T6 or T8 variants here.
The space (and tech)
Volvo only sells the 2020 V60 Cross Country in one trim, unlike the standard wagon. Prices start from $46,095 including destination, and there are a variety of options along the way. You can get 18- or 19-inch wheels, a variety of paint schemes (anything other than Ice White is $645 extra) and interior options. Interior upgrades include things like a premium Harman Kardon sound system for $800 or a Bowers and Wilkins system for a whopping $4,000.
A package for heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel will set you back $750. A Luxury Package with massaging seats costs $2,200, while the Advanced Package adds headlight washers, a 360 degree camera system and Volvo’s Pilot Assist with adaptive cruise control for $2,500. Finally, a Cross Country Pro Package adds in more luxury features for $2,800. Fully spec out a 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country, and you’re looking at a nearly $60,000 adventure wagon.
Still, the Volvo V60 Cross Country come well equipped even without the options. You still get the brand’s handsome touchscreen infotainment system, though it is starting to show its age a bit. You also get a 12.3-inch digital instrument display.
Is the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country worth the price? It’s certainly one of the best looking wagons out there. If you want something with style that can go at least a little bit off-road, this wagon is a solid option.