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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

For a brand that built its reputation on its cars’ crash protection qualities it’s fitting that the Volvo V60 Cross Country is rated as a five star car by the experts at Euro NCAP.

Although the Cross Country version hasn’t been separately tested there’s no reason it should be inferior to the regular V60 base car.

There’s a significant amount of standard safety equipment fitted to the Volvo including all-round airbags, whiplash protection system, City Safety alert system and LED brake lights that vary in intensity depending upon how hard they’re called upon.

Many are available in the Driver Support Pack bundle although at £1,900 it’s a considerable amount to add to an already expensive car.

Active safety systems and driver aids

Included in the package are Volvo’s collision warning system with fully autonomous braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, road sign recognition, blind spot warning and, on front-wheel drive versions, Lane Keeping Aid, which gently applies force to the steering wheel guiding you back into your lane if you wander without indicating.

Just one glance at the sloping roofline and you’ll know Volvo V60 Cross Country practicality isn’t a patch on those big, square, Swedish estates of old.

Rear seats in place it’ll swallow 430-litres’ worth of luggage, smaller than a conventional hatchback such as the Peugeot 308, although utilising the space above the luggage cover to the roof height increases its potential to 557 litres.

Tumble the rear seats over – for added flexibility they’re split 40:20:40 – and the available capacity increases to 1,241 litres.

Same boot size as Volvo V60

Unsurprisingly the load space available is no different from the regular V60 although the loading lip has risen by 65mm along with the rest of the car.

Unlike the larger XC70, the V60 Cross Country’s bumpers are still largely painted and only have parking sensors on the rear as standard, so parking scrapes aren’t so easily disguised.

Inside the cabin are a number of useful storage cubbies, plus the awkward to access one behind the slender centre console. Beware the front cup holders on manual-gearboxed cars, though – they can make gear changes feel awkward if you’ve got a couple of taller receptacles in there.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volvo V60 Cross Country (15-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Cross Country Lux equipment

Cross Country Lux standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
Cross Country Lux optional equipment
None available

Cross Country Lux Nav equipment

Cross Country Lux Nav standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Cross Country Lux Nav optional equipment
None available

Cross Country SE equipment

Cross Country SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
Cross Country SE optional equipment
None available

Cross Country SE Nav equipment

Cross Country SE Nav standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav
Cross Country SE Nav optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim