Is the Volvo V60 Cross Country a good car?
The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a stylish estate car that comes with four-wheel drive and sits higher up than your average estate car giving it a fair degree of off-road capability.If you don’t want a clichéd SUV but actually need a 4×4, this could be the posh estate car for you.
It is based on the very smart-looking V60 estate – the car which picked up the carwow Practicality Award in the 2018 Car of the Year Awards – but has added cladding around the wheel arches and bumpers to give it some countryside appeal. Think sharp Saville row suit – but made out of Tweed.
As such the Volvo V60 Cross Country is an alternative to the cheaper Skoda Octavia Scout. You might also consider the new Audi A4 Allroad when it goes on sale towards the end of 2019.What sets the V60 Cross Country apart is the cool interior you come to expect from Volvo, dominated by its large portrait-layout infotainment system.
It controls most of the car’s systems so you don’t have to navigate your way around a sea of conventional buttons. That said, the Volvo’s touchscreen can be trickier to use when driving than the set-up you get in the latest Audis.
Still, the big screen makes the V60’s cabin feel modern and minimalistic. And that’s complemented by a driver’s display behind the steering wheel that replaces traditional dial