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By being based on a conventional estate rather than purpose-designed SUV underpinnings Volvo V60 Cross Country running costs are lower than you might expect, but choose the AWD option and you’ll be spending more both at the pumps and on VED car tax.
Cheapest in the range to run are the front-wheel drive D3 and D4 models with the standard six-speed manual gearbox. Both editions have a claimed average of 67.3mpg, with the Geartronic automatic versions of both rated at 61.4mpg.
If you want to make the most of the Cross Country’s additional ride height and specify all-wheel drive then be prepared for its less-efficient engine and transmission combination to drop those figures down to 49.6mpg.
It’s no surprise that Volvo V60 Cross Country emissions paint a similar picture to the running costs, with the front-wheel drive D3 and D4 versions, combined with manual transmission, rated at 111g/km of CO2.
Opt for the smooth eight-speed Geartronic automatic editions of both models and that number rises slightly to 120g/km.
Maximising the V60 Cross Country’s soft-roading potential is the all-wheel drive (AWD) system, but be aware that its larger engine and less-efficient six-speed automatic transmission raise the CO2 emissions levels to 149g/km.
High levels of build quality and an enviable reputation across the industry for longevity means Volvo V60 Cross Country reliability is ingrained.
Like the standard V60, with its strong record of infrequent breakdowns and mechanical robustness, we’re not expecting any nasty surprises from the Cross Country – particularly as there’s nothing new or radically altered about it.
Plush fittings and a stiff body-shell should keep squeaks and rattles at bay too.