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All-wheel drive crossovers haul people and cargo over tough terrain with ease. So does the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country but it adds a lower center of gravity for better handling when the roads are clear and twisty. Tom Voelk travels to Luleå Sweden near the Arctic Circle to test this low-profile crossover (okay, it’s a wagon) in its natural habitat in -7 degree conditions with fellow writer Jason Golson. And don’t forget about fika…

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Comments

    • g1rd4p
      g1rd4p

      nice hair grandpa!

      about 5 days ago
    • Ira Gottlieb
      Ira Gottlieb

      Thanks for a great summary, nice job rolling with the punches. Had not idea I would like the cross country but the more I look the more I like. Great-looking car.

      about 12 days ago
    • Nick Caat
      Nick Caat

      We have an xc60 t8 inscription. Its a great car.

      about 16 days ago
    • Anders Lindberg
      Anders Lindberg

      Great shots👍😃

      about 21 day ago
    • SubToPewdiepie
      SubToPewdiepie

      In norway we also favor wagons over sedans. Only strange old men drives a sedan here!

      about 22 days ago
    • David Lawton
      David Lawton

      You dont like ABBA , ........what

      about 1 month ago
    • Simon Carlsson
      Simon Carlsson

      My school is the uilding that you see when you drive out of the garage at 2:18

      about 1 month ago
    • Simon Carlsson
      Simon Carlsson In reply to Simon Carlsson

      And you are going towards my home at 9:10

      about 1 month ago
    • Simon Carlsson
      Simon Carlsson In reply to Simon Carlsson

      building*

      about 1 month ago
    • Tor Hunemark
      Tor Hunemark

      Ted Gärdestad is not ABBA. Silly you.

      about 1 month ago
    • ruzzell907
      ruzzell907

      2:15 I see a filament bulb.
      I die a little inside when I see an expensive car with filament bulb turn signals lights.

      about 1 month ago
    • orestes720
      orestes720

      I think I'm starting to like these new Volvos! Tom, you sure do get to go on some fascinating adventures - congrats!

      about 1 month ago
    • elmhurst86
      elmhurst86

      WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! Sooooo beautiful!!! In the past, people who needed more room would buy a station wagon. It amazes me with all the dire predictions of climate change/global warming, North Americans are buying huge SUV's, while Europe is leading the way with smaller vehicles. It's a shame we can't get the Plug-In Hybrid version here in North America. This is one vehicle I'm just drooling over.

      about 2 months ago
    • Anmordal-Swe
      Anmordal-Swe

      V stands for Wagon (vagn) in Swedish and S stands for sedan. But lets pretend he got it right!

      about 2 months ago
    • Laura Gonzalez
      Laura Gonzalez

      I wish they were available in the US now...

      about 2 months ago
    • Horizon and Beyond
      Horizon and Beyond

      What???? 😥😳, what did you just say? 😥🤯🙆🏼‍♀️😳? How don't you like ABBA? Omg, you're the first. I've surely never heard someone say something like this about ABBA. So tell me, can the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country handle handle the African terrain?

      about 2 months ago
    • Nissan 200SX
      Nissan 200SX

      im owner of w211 mercedes benz and i never change it to volvo

      about 2 months ago
    • cruisyguy
      cruisyguy

      Loved that you mentioned your Minnesota roots. Record snows here in Minneapolis in February, 4-6" of snow last night. Sun is shining. It is spectacular here like it is there in Sweden.

      about 2 months ago
    • cruisyguy
      cruisyguy In reply to cruisyguy

      Driven Car Reviews that was one of our milder days. LOL. We’ve survived this winter so far. It’s been a slog. I’m reading a Seattle has had it relatively rough as well. I will say your reviews are top notch honest informative and realistic. Oh and a bit of humor goes a long way. Keep up the good work I look forward to each and every review.

      about 2 months ago
    • Driven Car Reviews
      Driven Car Reviews In reply to cruisyguy

      When it was -10 in Sweden, it was 10 degrees colder in Minneapolis and Chicago. Don't think we weren't talking about it.

      about 2 months ago
    • Abdullahi
      Abdullahi

      Donald Trump doesn't like this video!

      about 2 months ago
    • Mr. Turkey
      Mr. Turkey

      Luleå?

      about 2 months ago
    • Tobias Åkeblom
      Tobias Åkeblom In reply to Mr. Turkey

      Yes!

      about 2 months ago
    • Peregrine Smith
      Peregrine Smith

      As an XC70 (2004 & 2014) owner, I am looking forward to the V60 XC. I much prefer the wagon profile. Wagons handle better than crossovers and SUVs,~ there is still some little boy racer in me that prefers handling over space in the sky. BTW, the Volvo touch screen is easy to use on day 2, it becomes very intuitive.

      about 2 months ago
    • Janik Mahlen
      Janik Mahlen

      Tom! Awesome video! I truly believe in the wagon as well. I wish more people would give them a chance. And hey, you are from Minnesota?

      about 2 months ago
    • Driven Car Reviews
      Driven Car Reviews In reply to Janik Mahlen

      +Janik Mahlen Love MPLS! I worked at WCCO for a few years before moving to Seattle.

      about 2 months ago
    • Janik Mahlen
      Janik Mahlen In reply to Janik Mahlen

      +Driven Car Reviews Duluth is good wagon country! I am down in Minneapolis. 6 speed manual BMW 328i Wagon E91! Even more of a random combination in the USA haha.

      about 2 months ago
    • Driven Car Reviews
      Driven Car Reviews In reply to Janik Mahlen

      Duluth to be specific.. And proud of it, if you couldn't tell.

      about 2 months ago
    • deejee
      deejee

      china

      about 2 months ago
    • Jared Stephenson
      Jared Stephenson

      I want to like these reviews, but I feel like the host is so fake and reminds me of a news anchor from the late 80’s or early 90’s. Feels like shameless pandering.

      about 2 months ago
    • Driven Car Reviews
      Driven Car Reviews In reply to Jared Stephenson

      Imagine living with me.

      about 2 months ago
    • Count Dracula
      Count Dracula

      Ah those American dad jokes...That is how it is in Sweden...blablabla

      about 2 months ago
    • Jason Wood
      Jason Wood

      Sweet car but video sucked .

      about 2 months ago
    • Fredrik Lund
      Fredrik Lund

      Yes volvos rule. The V70 taxi you see in the beginning is a 2015 with 380000kms on the clock 9 months ago. Probably 450k or more by now even tho it looks to be in a quite good condition. :)

      about 2 months ago
    • Keith Newton
      Keith Newton

      I do not understand why americans do not like estate car. You always had huge saloons we in europe love the estate car and they are more versatile than suvs . The mercedes e class cross county, volvo v90 skoda superb audi a6
      Then we have v60 skoda Octavia, ford mondeo, peugeot 508, audi A4, vauxhall opel insignia (buick regal), vw passat, kia optima, hyundai i40, mercedes cls sb, mercedes cla shooting brake, toyota corolla, kia proceed these are just a small selrction of the estate car available across europe

      about 2 months ago
    • God Emperor of Mankind
      God Emperor of Mankind In reply to Keith Newton

      Mostly the stigma associated with station wagons over here, along with there being no viable affordable option for people in the middle class. Station wagons are seen as old fashion and only for old people. Also, the only estates here are luxury wagons and crappy VW wagons. While in Europe they may seem reliable. Over here, they are seen as unreliable, overpriced, and parts are priced over the roof compared to competition. Not a middle class vehicle.
      Fun fact by the way. Most SUV's are really just higher wagons. Yes, they get similar gas mileage, room, and more. So there are wagons, but they are called compact SUV's in the United States.

      about 2 months ago
    • Michael Hill
      Michael Hill

      Awesome review! very very good

      about 2 months ago
    • Bryan Ng uyen
      Bryan Ng uyen

      Same as 2018 though?

      about 2 months ago
    • J C
      J C

      Hi Tom, I'm watching this at work with your brother. Love your videos!

      about 2 months ago
    • Driven Car Reviews
      Driven Car Reviews In reply to J C

      Tell John to get back to work!

      about 2 months ago
    • Coleen West
      Coleen West

      Why do people live like that in such a horrible place? I guess they have no choice to move because of their politics or something? So sad. Seeing places like that makes me thank God for America.

      about 2 months ago
    • Coleen West
      Coleen West In reply to Coleen West

      +Emil Major difference. But I am not trying to come down on your country. If you are able to move, fly over to Virginia and I will show you around. You may be surprised of the differences.

      about 2 months ago
    • Emil
      Emil In reply to Coleen West

      +Coleen West yeah sorry I meant -20°C

      about 2 months ago
    • Coleen West
      Coleen West In reply to Coleen West

      +Emil ...The other issue with being that far north is that you have a really weird Sun. It sits low in the sky and is always in your eyes or you end up with long dark periods. Just not my thing. Move south and enjoy yourself.

      about 2 months ago
    • Coleen West
      Coleen West In reply to Coleen West

      +Emil Well there would be no snow or ice at "20°C" in the winter. In fact, that is warmer than Virginia and Maryland which is normally about 6 C to 11 C during the winter. I think you meant -20°C which is much much colder.

      about 2 months ago
    • Emil
      Emil In reply to Coleen West

      +Coleen West Btw Russia is a lot colder. When it gets really cold here in Sweden it is usually because the Russian weather blew west.

      about 2 months ago