Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 6.9 - 7.6 mpp
Diesel engines 8.6 - 9.7 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 32.1 - 35.8 mpg
Diesel engines 42.8 - 47.9 mpg
  • Not the most fuel efficient of Volvos
  • Lack of plug-in hybrid limits appeal
  • Finance packages are attractive, though

Let’s start with the hits from the V60 Cross Country songbook: like other models in the range, its resale values are strong. This is a desirable car, both new and used, so providing you keep it in good order and don’t accumulate interstellar levels of mileage, it will hold its value well – similar to the Audi A4 Allroad, its closest rival, and better than the likes of the Skoda Octavia Scout and Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

Further, Volvo incentivises its new car packages well, so it’s a particularly attractive buy on finance schemes such as PCPs for private buyers in particular.

Grey 2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 badge

But it’s predominantly with private buyers where the majority of its sales will lie as the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid package found elsewhere in the Volvo line-up is not available with the Cross Country makeover. This may change in due course, but right now there’s insufficient demand to warrant engineering it, so until then company car drivers aren’t likely to opt for it in droves.

Opt for the petrol T5 and you’re looking at claimed WLTP test combined figures of 32.1-35.8mpg, with CO2 emissions of 164-170g/km depending on wheel size. The diesel D4 is better, but not staggeringly brilliant at 42.8-47.9mpg and CO2 emissions rated at 135-143g/km. Using Parkers’ real-world comparison, you’ll be looking at a range of 6.9 - 9.7 miles per pound.

Standard automatic transmission and all-wheel drive certainly hinder the Cross Country’s efficiency.

Is it reliable?

  • Too soon for major maladies to surface
  • Record set to mirror that of regular V60
  • Potential for underbody off-roading damage

In the majority of instances, how reliable the V60 Cross Country is will match the record of the regular models its based upon, but in the main, the majority of the engines and platform technology have been around for half a decade already with no significant issues.

Where the Cross Country may differ is on the rare occasion it’s taken off road, increasing the risk of damage to the underbody and mechanical components. While they are more likely to cause immediate problems, if anything, they might create long-term maladies.

White 2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country driving off-road

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150 - £475
Insurance group 31 - 35
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