From its mid-2015 debut on the British market, the V60 Cross Country is available in two trims – entry-level SE and the more generously appointed Lux version.
Standard Volvo V60 Cross Country equipment
There’s a wealth of standard equipment on the SE specification versions including cruise control, automatic wipers, 17-inch ‘Valder’ alloy wheels, electrically folding door mirrors with puddle lights, rear parking sensors, climate control for the air-con, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a five-inch infotainment screen all in addition to the Cross Country-specific exterior features.
Progress on to the Lux trim and you’ll also enjoy leather seats, the electric adjustment of the driver’s seat including a memory function for both it and the door mirrors, a digital instrumentation panel in lieu of the standard analogue dials and a rear centre armrest complete with cup holders.
Outside it’s further differentiated with Xenon headlights with a cornering function to direct the illumination around corners, headlight washers and 18-inch ‘Neso’ alloy wheels.
Optional Volvo V60 Cross Country accessories
There’s a whole suite of individual optional extras available for the V60 Cross Country to add a dash of personalisation to your new car.
In addition to metallic and premium metallic paints, special Cross Country leather-faced sports seats and wooden dashboard trim, you can also go for a reversing camera, a 19-inch alloy wheel upgrade, an electric glass sunroof, rear privacy glass and upgraded Sensus sound systems with Harman Kardon speakers.
Volvo’s also bundled together various options in packages to deliver better value when combining options.
Driver Support Pack: reinforcing Volvo’s safety reputation this combination consists of Collision Warning with fully automatic braking, pedestrian and cycle detection, adaptive cruise control, Driver Alert Control to measure fatigue, automatic main beam, blind spot warnings and, on front-wheel drive models, Lane Keeping Aid (LKA) to gently steer you back into your lane.
Family Pack: electrically-operated rear child locks are fitted together with integrated booster seat cushions in the back.
Security Pack: keyless entry and start is combined with laminated side windows and water-repellent glass in the front doors.
Winter Pack: includes heated front seats, windscreen and washer jets, along with a headlight cleaning system. The Xenon headlamps can also be specified as part of this pack for the SE version.
Winter Illumination Pack: the aforementioned features are complemented by automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors, with additional rear seat, front cup holder and door pocket illumination.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volvo V60 Cross Country (15-18).
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|
Cross Country Lux equipment
|Cross Country Lux standard equipment|
|Cross Country Lux optional equipment|
Cross Country Lux Nav equipment
|Cross Country Lux Nav standard equipment|
|Cross Country Lux Nav optional equipment|
Cross Country SE equipment
|Cross Country SE standard equipment|
|Cross Country SE optional equipment|
Cross Country SE Nav equipment
|Cross Country SE Nav standard equipment|
|Cross Country SE Nav optional equipment|
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.
How does the boot space compare?
Check the table below to see how the Volvo V60 Cross Country (15-18) compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.
|Skoda Octavia Scout||610 litres|
|Volkswagen Golf Alltrack||605 litres|
|Volvo V60 Cross Country (15-18)||557 litres|
|Audi A4 Allroad (09-15)||490 litres|