2016 ‘Mudfest’ — Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Best Premium Compact — 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Version Tested: T5 AWD
Price as Equipped: $49,775
Granted, a Volvo wagon is THE archetypical family car, but this V60 Cross Country is so much more. The latest in a line of crossover wagons from Volvo that started with the V70 XC, the V60 brings a lot to the table. The attractive interior contains arguably the most comfortable seats in the industry, and of course this Volvo offers the latest in safety technology. The XC has almost 8 inches of ground clearance — which was a definite plus in off-road testing — but didn’t take away from the Volvo’s performance on the handling course. Off-road the electronic all-wheel drive with “Instant Traction” worked flawlessly, and the standard Hill Descent Control enabled easy, controlled descents.

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