2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country Review

2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country Review - Some concepts keep coming back. First, AMC put four-wheel-drive hardware under a Concord station wagon (née Hornet Sportabout) and also called it the Eagle-- then increased down as well as pulled the very same stunt with a sedan (and also a sports car!). A years later, Subaru tried the very same point and created the Legacy Wilderness wagon; as well as eventually it, too, believed Exactly what the hell, individuals are buying those Wilderness wagons, allow's attempt a sedan. Currently Volvo is using the formula for its thematically comparable V60 Cross Nation to the be-trunked S60.

The outcome is this S60 T5 Cross Country, which complies with the 2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country into the breach by one model year. As well as to be fair, there are even more illogical concepts in the auto market (BMW X4, we're taking a look at you). Volvo isn't trumpeting this one's sales capacity also noisally-- a spokesman informed us there would certainly be "possibly 500" for The United States and Canada this year. Provided the tiny forecasted volume, Volvo creates 'em in a single trim degree, the fancy Platinum, so the beginning price for the sedan is higher than that of the V60 Cross Country, which features fewer modern technology attributes.

2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country Review

The Cross Country is or else the familiar S60 spruced up for bushwhacking, with all-wheel drive, hill-descent control, black fender extensions, "skid plates" front and rear, and a suspension increased to provide 7.9 inches of ground allowance. That figure is 0.8-inch less than just what Jeep promotes for the Abandoner Trailhawk as well as Subaru for the Forester. Volvo, though, does have an advantage over Audi's A4-based Allroad, which could only straddle 7.1-inch challenges.

As in other all-wheel-drive 2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country, putting grip to all 4 wheels implies getting the soon-to-be-retired 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder connected to a six-speed automatic. (Front-drive models get a more modern 2.0-liter turbo 4 as well as an eight-speed automated-- yet a front-drive Cross Nation would certainly make even less feeling, as well as Volvo does not offer one.) The inline-five cranks out 250 horse power and 266 lb-ft of torque, benefits of 10 ponies and also 8 lb-ft over the direct-injected four. Every bit helps, since this examination auto weighed in at 3817 extra pounds. That's an uncommon searching for in that our ranges measured less pounds compared to the manufacturer's asserted visual weight of 3913. It's also 19 extra pounds greater than the last S60 we tested-- the front-drive, long-wheelbase Inscription-- however 69 extra pounds here the S60 Polestar with AWD and a 345-hp turbo six.

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Couple of drivers are most likely to require the additional ground clearance, but as with the Outback and also the Allroad the real objective of the off-road therapy is to raise the seat up, reducing access and also exit as well as providing the driver the raised viewpoint that consumers in facilities maintain telling automobile companies they like in crossovers and SUVs. They additionally maintain informing those clinicians that roomy hatchback payload locals are desirable, but that's not just what you get with this sedan's relatively modest 12-cubic-foot trunk.

At the track, the Cross Nation got to 60 miles per hour in a crisp-enough 6.1 seconds, besting the turbo-four Inscription by a few tenths. It could handle just 0.86 g on the skidpad, however, whereas variations with the conventional ride height have actually been in the 0.90-g variety. Braking at 174 feet from 70 mph is on par for the S60 and also midpack for likewise sized deluxe cars.

2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country Review

The Cross Nation is aimed much more at exploring unpaved as well as hardly ever traveled canyon tracks, except carving peaks. In our hands, it never did anything that a standard-ride-height 2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country could not have actually finished with more precision. However it had not been a charge box whatsoever-- also upsized wheels really did not hurt the trip enough to make it uncomfortable, as well as the suspension tames the wallow and excess roll just as the driver starts to discover that they're a lot more apparent than in the common car. The five-cylinder isn't loud, although its aural character may inspire drivers to check out the distinctions of the Harman/Kardon audio system that comes standard on the Platinum trim level.

Platinum includes a lot of other features, consisting of an extensive bundle of safety innovations. It's not "all the toys," though, as Volvo continues to supply its BLIS (Dead spot Details System) at an additional price of $925. It's not merely blind-spot warning but rear cross-traffic alert, front and back park assist, and also lane-departure reduction. It simply appears odd that it costs added when the common kit consists of flexible cruise control, forward-collision warning with complete automobile braking, a driver-drowsiness screen, lane-departure warning, as well as automatic high-beam headlamps.

The examination vehicle likewise had a $1550 Climate bundle (heating for the front as well as rear seats plus the guiding wheel, in addition to the windshield and also the washing machine nozzles, plus an unique cabin-air filtration system), speed sensitive steering ($325), Urbane Wood Inlays ($400), as well as 19-inch matte-black wheels ($750). Done in, it's $48,390, a couple marvelous less costly compared to the better-performing V60 T6. And, hi, it's taller.

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