Worth the Wait: 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country

The 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country hits dealerships this summer, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts should be lining up for a test drive. There was no 2019 model; production delays resulted in skipping a year. But the new V60 Cross Country is worth the wait. It’s evolved from a smallish crossover wannabe with limited cargo space into a true fully-functional crossover that’s roomier, more spacious all around, and better looking. The 2020 feels like a more premium product, allowing it to better compete with rivals in the crossover SUV category. Drivers who love the refined luxury that Volvo is famous for, but who also have the itch to play a little rough once in a while, will want to give the 2020 V60 Cross Country serious consideration.

Room to Go

The 2020 V60 Cross Country has more cargo space than the 2018 had, which gives it automatic bonus points. One of the major complaints in the 2018 model was the cramped cargo hold. The new V60 Cross Country boasts a total of 50.9 total cubic feet of cargo space, a gain of 7.1 cubic feet or nearly 16% over the outgoing model. That’s plenty of room to load up photography equipment, camping gear, fishing tackle, or hockey equipment. Use optional accessories like roof racks, bike racks, and cargo bins to organize everything safely and keep it from shifting on the road. With all your gear neatly stowed, you’ll have no problem unpacking the items you need once you reach your destination.

You’ve Got a Friend (or Two!)

If you don’t need tons of room for miscellaneous travel paraphernalia, then consider taking a couple friends along for the ride. The new V60 Cross Country will comfortably seat 4 passengers and give them a little elbow room, too. The rear compartment has been revamped; rear seats now provide better support on long trips, guaranteeing comfort for all no matter how many miles you rack up. The slimmer profile on the redesigned front seats gives your buddies increased legroom in the back. More headroom has also been added. Overall this ride is much roomier than its predecessor, making it the perfect car for your adventures. Your friends will definitely notice the difference.

Technology and Safety Come Standard

Most of Volvo’s world-class safety and driver assist features were available on the 2018 V60 Cross Country, but to take advantage of them, you had to add on feature packages. On the 2020 version, features such as a rearview camera, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control will be standard. You’ll also be able to integrate your smartphone more easily; the new model comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Put together your favorite playlists and get ready to rock and roll on down the road!

Looking Good

The 2020 V60 Cross Country gets points in the looks category, as well. With a sleeker, longer, and slightly lower profile than its predecessor, it still manages to look tough enough to tackle hills and gravel roads. A unique new front grille design gives this car a sporty look, while the embossed rear bumper logo adds a touch of class.

Dealers are taking orders for the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country now with an expected delivery date sometime this summer.

 

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