Wagons haven't been cool in awhile in the U.S. market. Many automakers -- Volvo included -- have elevated the ride height of their five-door vehicles into something vaguely resembling an SUV, but without the SUV proportions. Volvo is attempting to convince Americans to embrace wagons is the SUV-ified V60 Cross Country, essentially a wagon version of the S60 sedan.
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Wagons haven't been cool in awhile in the U.S. market. Many automakers -- Volvo included -- have elevated the ride height of their five-door vehicles into something vaguely resembling an SUV, but without the SUV proportions.

Volvo is attempting to convince Americans to embrace wagons is the SUV-ified V60 Cross Country, essentially a wagon version of the S60 sedan. But it neither satisfies as a wagon nor as an SUV, which makes it a tough sell.

Sized for dual-income-no-kids couples, the V60 CC comes with a snug rear seat and modest cargo area. We usually like the feel and sprawl of Volvo interiors, but the packaging wizards at Gothenburg headquarters must have taken the afternoon off when they got this assignment. For all its exterior size, it just feels small inside.

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No matter how you slice it, the V60 CC gets expensive. We'd recommend going all-out with the Platinum trim, partly because it includes the full gamut of Volvo's safety features. (And, after all, isn't that part of why you're buying a Volvo?) Add the Climate package and the blind-spot monitoring sy...
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