The Volvo’s S60 Cross Country had just introduced in 2015 Detroit Auto Show and is new challenger to Subaru in the segment but with a wagon body style type. It has 7.9 inches of ground clearance but become 5.4 inches when equipped with all-wheel drive. The S60 Cross Country will go on dealership on this summer and can be expected at $37,000 starting price. There is a four-door sedan with a 5-cylinder 2.5-liter engine at the moment while 302-hp T6 and 325-hp T6 R-styling trims will be available on other S60 Cross Country.
Standard and Optional Safety features
As an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the base Volvo S60 passed the small overlap front and side tests while a little more ground clearance does not make any change. The Volvo’s S60 Cross Country comes standard with a rollover sensor, front-seat-attached airbags, a collision prevention/mitigation system and front, side, and back head curtain.
Engines and Performance
The Volvo’s S60 Cross Country is powered by inline 5-cylinder 2.5-liter engine good for 250 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque mated with 6-speed automatic transmission. The S60 Cross Country is unique and different from any other car. It has the shape between the hatchback or wagon and crossovers SUV.
The Volvo’s S60 Cross Country will compete against Subaru Outback, Volvo V60 Cross Country, and Volvo XC60. The Subaru Outback cost about $10,000 less, has a functional shape than the S60 Cross Country, higher ground clearance and performed better in collision avoidance while the V60 is exactly the same with the S60 unless it’s a wagon with spacious cabin. The XC60 is the S60’s big brother with more usable space than a sedan and higher ground clearance. The S60 Cross Country is the one you’ve been waiting if you are avoiding for wagons and crossovers but prefer the ability to go through a gravel road at top speed.