The 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD is one of Volvo’s many wagon offerings delivering excellent ride quality, safety, and performance. With the rising demand for crossovers, Volvo aims to deliver a crossover with off road capability but retains the stability of a wagon; the result, the V60 Cross Country. The V60 cross country is a wagon at its core and added a few off-roading bits such as a slightly lifted chassis, skid plates at the bottom, and large 19-inch wheels.
The 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Performs Just Like the Original
On the outside the added height of the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD makes it look like a small MPV as the proportions of the long, slender side profile give of a teensy bit of a minivan vibe. Up front is your typical Volvo front fascia looks very sedan-ish as always. On the sides the taller ride height is enhanced by the use of black fender flares using negative space in contrast to the paint job to make it look like it has large wheel wells. At the back, it looks sleek with Volvo’s tall tail lights incorporated with the C-pillar running down to the flanks of the vehicle. Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.5 Liter five cylinder engine putting out 250hp at 5400 rpm and 266lb-ft of torque at a very accessible 1800rpm. The engine is mated to a quick-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive with Haldex differentials
On the inside of the 2016 Cross Country T5 AWD, you’d get the premium interior as expected from a premium and high class marquee such as Volvo. The V60 Cross country interior is basically the same V60 interior on the sedan and wagon. The seats are very comfortable at its price range, with minor gripes being the headrests are non-adjustable. Rear seating has ample legroom but is a bit on the narrow side with fitting three people. Being a Volvo, safety is of class-leading standards and comes equipped with adaptive cruise control, collision warning, automatic braking, pedestrian/cyclist detection, distance driver alert, lane departure warning and more.
Driving the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD feels like the wagon despite the taller center of gravity and extra weight. The five cylinder turbo propels the wagon/crossover to 60 in 6.4 seconds. Gear shifts are very quick with fast throttle response at sport mode, the all-wheel drive features torque vectoring for cornering and for tackling muddy obstacles. Overall, the V60 Cross Country performs very well on road and can do basic off-roading.
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