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Volvo S60 Cross Country running costs and reliability

2015 - 2016 (change model)
Running costs rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Graeme Lambert Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 49 - 67 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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As you’d expect it’s the four-wheel drive automatic model that offers the least appealing Volvo S60 Cross Country running costs. In this configuration the Swedish saloon manages just 49.6mpg.

Choose the front-wheel drive model and it’s the same story, with the automatic just squeezing a little more than 60mpg on the combined cycle and the manual car managing 67.3mpg. In the real world, you’re likely to see less. Our time in the manual gearbox equipped S60 Cross Country the average number we noticed was closer to 45mpg.

There’s just one engine governing Volvo S60 Cross Country emissions, but with a choice of gearboxes and front or four-wheel drive systems the CO2 emissions vary.

The lowest-emitting S60 Cross Country is the front-wheel drive version with manual gearbox, which emits just 111g/km of CO2. Adding an automatic gearbox to that specification increases this to 120g/km.

However the most polluting Volvo S60 Cross Country is the four-wheel drive model, which comes with the Geartronic automatic gearbox fitted as standard, and CO2 output of 149g/km.

  • S60 has suffered past recalls
  • Faults should be eradicated now though
  • Extensive testing undertaken

Alongside safety, this is another area where history and pre-conception suggests this car will shine and you could expect Volvo S60 Cross Country reliability to be above average. It certainly feels like a quality product when you start to use it.

However, a check through the VOSA website shows there have been a number of recalls in the S60’s production run, mostly relating to fuel leaks, collapsing suspension, stalling engines, incorrectly fitted passenger seats, airbag problems and even the occasional fire.

Volvo S60 Cross Country uses new diesel engines

It’s actually a fairly hefty list, though the good news is the S60 Cross Country uses entirely new engines and is so far along its model lifecycle it is expected most issues will have been entirely ironed out by now.

And that diesel engine is shared with the rest of the S60 and V60 range, with no major issues reported, alongside the transmission options.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £35 - £200
Insurance group 30
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