2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country Change Vehicle
Key Specs of the 2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country
S60 Cross Country base trim shown
- Responsive steering
- Sound quality of available premium stereo
- Hill descent control standard
- Trunk space
- Ergonomic choices
- Tight headroom
- All-wheel drive standard (Cross Country)
- Eight-speed automatic transmission
- Higher ride height than regular S60
- City Safety low-speed collision avoidance standard
Editor's note: This review was written in January 2016 about the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country, but little of substance has changed. To see what's new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
While the Cross Country versions of the 2016 Volvo S60 sedan and V60 wagon have higher ground clearance, plus bodywork that suggests off-road capability, their firm suspensions mean they're best-suited for on-pavement driving.
I tested both of these; reviews of the S60 and V60 on which the XC versions are based are also available. The XCs' competitors include all-wheel-drive-only vehicles such as the Subaru Outback and Audi allroad. Compare them here.
Exterior & Styling
Cross Country models are easily spotted because of their raised height compared with the standard V60 and S60; their 7.9 inches of ground clearance is about 2.5 inches more than conventional models. They also feature skid plates that protect the undercarriage from damage.
The look wears well on the wagon but makes the otherwise well-proportioned S60 look ungainly. Something about the size of the wheels, raised bodywork and general proportions just doesn't look right on that body style.
There are pieces of body cladding on both models that are subtler than previous off-road Volvos, like the XC70. In this way, the XCs manage a more elegant body design than both the previous Volvos and the Outback and allroad.
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