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.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Diesel||131p||£889 - £1,215 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Every 18,000 miles|
|Warranty||Three years/60,000 miles warranty|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£30 - £160
See tax rates for all versions
26 - 32
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
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.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
D3 (150bhp) Diesel,
D4 (190bhp) Diesel
|111 g/km (Min)||£30|
|D4 (190bhp) Diesel||149 g/km (Max)||£160|
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.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|