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Volvo’s Current 4 Cross-Country Offerings
March 22, 2016 by Volvo·0 CommentsVolvo is well known for manufacturing a range of vehicles, including trucks, buses, and cars. Even within the category of cars, Volvo has a broad selection: They have a range of SUVs, Cross Country Wagons, and Sedans. For car owners who will be driving over many types of terrain in varying conditions, a cross-country vehicle may be the best choice. Volvo’s cross-country cars have some amazing features for adventurous drivers, while still providing a luxurious driving experience. In combining the sports car aesthetic with powerful cross country wagon models, Volvo has created some great vehicles. Here is Volvo’s 2016 cross-country lineup:
1. The XC70
The XC70 starts at $37,100 MSRP, averages 31 mpg on the highway, and has 72.1 feet of cubic cargo space. This is one of the cheaper options in the lineup, giving good performance at a more affordable price. Driving the XC70 is a comfortable experience; it boasts larger seats, a heated steering wheel, and more legroom. The cheapest Drive-E engine option comes with front-wheel drive, but for an extra $1,500 you can upgrade to all-wheel drive with the T5-AWD engine. One standout feature of this vehicle is its hill descent control. When the descent control button is pushed, the car will automatically begin to descend down the hill safely, using the brake system to control the rotating speed of each wheel. This feature protects drivers in dangerous descent conditions.
2. The S60 (Cross Country)
The S60 features a more sporty style, starting at $43,700 MSRP. Integrated tailpipes, sports seats, and a roomy interior are some of the highlights of this vehicle. It comes with an all-wheel drive, averaging 28 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg during city driving. One of its unique features is its 7.9 inch ground clearance, giving you plenty of room to safely drive over rough terrain. This clearance is provided by the car’s special cross country high profile wheels. The S60 is a great vehicle for anyone who wants luxury of a sports car combined with the power of a cross country vehicle. Accessories can also be purchased along with the car, such as a rear-end camera system. This car is not to be confused with the standard S60 which does not come with cross country features.
3. The V60 (Cross Country)
The V60 isn’t cheap, with a starting MSRP of $41,200. For this higher price, the owner of this vehicle gets some of the best features from all the cars in this lineup. Haldex all wheel drive, high ground clearance, and Hill Descent Control are all features of the V60. Another bonus is its speed sensitive steering. This feature automatically changes the steering sensitivity of the vehicle based on its current speed. On the highway the steering will be firm, while it will be light and effortless on city streets. The This V60 is the most expensive car in the lineup, but there is a less costly standard edition also available.
4. The V60 (Standard)
This is the less expensive sibling of the cross country V60, with its MSRP starting at $36,150. This vehicle is still considered a cross country car, but it puts more of its design focus on convenience and comfort. This car is one of the more economical choices, getting 37 miles per gallon on the highway. It also features the state-of-the-art Intellisafe system. This system includes some truly amazing technological improvements, such as automatic braking to avoid pedestrian collisions and automatic course adjustments which prevent you from drifting out of your lane. With these new developments from Volvo, your safety on the road is assured.VolvoIt is my pleasure to assist those who want to increase their knowledge of the auto-industry. Please let me know if you have any questions about any model, my expertise is the history, mostly, but if you have any specific auto maintenance questions as well, let me know.We have many things to thank toward the auto-industry. It’s been the very thing that’s kept us moving as a global economy.