2015 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country

Less Ikea, More Iditarod. Rugged, lifted all-wheel-drive station wagon.

  • Likes
  • Stable handling when off-road
  • quiet cabin
  • Dislikes
  • Torque steer when accelerating from a standstill at normal speeds.

The 2015 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country is one of GAYOT's TOP 10 Dog-Friendly Cars 

The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a dirt-road capable, ruggedized version of the V60 wagon. It comes with standard all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine.

The V60 Cross Country's 7.9 inches of ground clearance are more than many SUVs these days, and its proven Haldex all-wheel drive system should make it a competent soft-roader. Positioned between the more expensive Audi AllRoad and the less expensive Subaru Outback, the V60 Cross Country aims at the active lifestyle market that has proven lucrative in the past. Americans tend to shun station wagons, even as the automotive press sings their praises, but lift a station wagon a few inches, add some rugged body cladding and give it an outdoorsy name, and sales will improve. Such was the case for Subaru, which has actually discontinued the Legacy Wagon entirely in favor of the raised Legacy Outback variant.

Volvo has had success in the past with such cross-trek type lifestyle vehicles, and is hoping the V60 Cross Country will help restore U.S. market share. As a family vehicle, the V60 Cross Country upholds the model line's reputation for safety. The V60 scored well on the Insurance Institute's crash tests, and the Cross Country version comes standard with Volvo CitySafety, a low-speed collision avoidance system. Park assist, blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert and lane change assistance are optional.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, 144-month corrosion protection, Volvo On-Call roadside assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $41,000

As Tested: $41,000

  • 20 / 28 mpg
  • EPA
  • 7 sec
  • 0-60
  • 250 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 130 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 2.5-liter inline-5 turbo
  • Horsepower: 250 hp
  • Torque: 266
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Curb Weight: 3,897 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 109.3 in
  • Length: 182.5 in
  • Width: 73.4 in
  • Height: 58.4 in
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc with ABS, EBD
  • Suspension: Front MacPherson strut, rear multilink
  • Traction: Traction and stability control standard with torque vectoring and hill descent control
  • 0-60 mph: 7 sec
  • 60-0 mph: 122 ft.
  • Top Speed: 130 mph
  • EPA City: 20 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 28 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 23 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: IIHS Top Safety Pick+

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