Volvo V60 Cross Country review - Reliability and Safety
Strong safety impresses but reliability remains an unknown for now
The Volvo V60 was crash tested by Euro NCAP in 2018 and awarded a five-star overall rating, with impressive scores of 96 per cent and 84 per cent respectively for adult and child occupant protection. A 74 per cent score for vulnerable road user protection (including pedestrian impacts) is respectable, as is the 76 per cent safety assist score.
The Volvo V60 is too new to have been included in our Driver Power 2018 customer satisfaction survey, but Volvo itself finished in 13th place out of 26 manufacturers. The brand secured an impressive 5th-place finish for reliability – this should bode well for Cross Country buyers.
The V60 Cross Country comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty as standard. This matches Audi’s standard warranty, but can’t compete with Mercedes’ unlimited mileage warranty. By contrast, the Volvo’s cheaper Subaru Outback rival boasts a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty as standard.
Service intervals are quoted as 18,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. Volvo offers a number of service plans that can help spread the cost and as part of its Volvo Service Promise will include 12 months free roadside assistance, a car wash and a courtesy car, all organised through a dedicated personal service contact.
Free software upgrades are also included for the car’s infotainment system, although it’s worth noting that this does not include sat nav map updates.
In this review
- 1Volvo V60 Cross Country reviewThe Volvo V60 Cross Country is a classy, comfortable and capable alternative to the Audi A4 Allroad
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe V60 Cross Country is a straightforward thing from behind the wheel, fielding a decent ride and a relaxed diesel powertrain. It can venture off-road too.
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsThe Volvo V60 Cross Country offers decent economy from its 2.0-litre diesel, but be wary of road tax
- 4Interior, design and technologySharp styling, a luxurious interior and great infotainment make for a highly appealing package
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceIt’s very comfortable, but the V60 Cross Country can’t match some rivals on practicality
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingStrong safety impresses but reliability remains an unknown for now