The 2022 Volvo V60 sees a simplified lineup that includes just the off-road-themed Cross Country wagon and the powerful plug-in-hybrid Recharge models.
2022 Volvo V60
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2022 Volvo V60 Overview
Choosing Your Volvo V60
The V60 Cross Country features a two-liter turbocharged and four-cylinder engine dubbed T5 by Volvo. It generates 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transfers the power to the all-wheel-drive system while hill descent control takes care of maintaining traction while decelerating down steep loose hills.
The V60 Recharge features the T8 version of the same engine and is paired with a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a 10.4-kW lithium-ion battery pack and delivers a combined 415 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque. The Recharge will require just three hours to “fill” at a 220-volt charger or six hours at a 110-volt outlet, for which, Volvo includes a charging cable.
The Cross Country earns an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 combined.
The Recharge utilizes its battery pack to reach 22 miles on electric-only power and then earns 30 mpg acting as a hybrid thereafter and boasts a total range of 510 miles.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The V60 is a five-passenger wagon that stretches to 188.3-inches in length and sits 80.3 inches wide. Its 113.2-inch wheelbase allows for 35.2 inches of rear legroom, 38.1 inches of rear headroom, and 23.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seatbacks that fold down to offer 50.9 cubic feet of space.
The Cross Country’s off-road theme is furthered by a raised ride compared to the Recharge and achieves 8.3 inches of ground clearance.
The Cross Country features automatic emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist, and large-animal detection, blind-spot detection with steering assist and rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, road sign detection, rear collision alert which rapidly flashes the rear lights to alert the driver, and Connected Safety which can communicate road conditions to and from other connected cars. Adaptive cruise control is available within the Advanced Package in the Cross Country and standard on the Recharge.
The 2022 Cross Country model carries the 2021 Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS and a five-star overall rating from NHTSA. The 2022 Recharge model hasn’t been specifically rated by IIHS or NHTSA but is expected to earn the same ratings.
The V60 models feature a 12-inch infotainment system touchscreen, that features smartphone integration, Bluetooth, Volvo Cars App integration, and navigation. A 220-watt 10-speaker sound system is standard and a Harman Kardon 600-watt 14-speaker stereo is optional for $800 and a top-shelf Bowers and Wilkins 1,100-watt 15 speaker sound system is available for $4,000. The Recharge features the premium sound equipment as standard.
The Cross Country trim is fitted with a unique grille, 18-inch wheels, roof rails, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, LED headlights and fog lights, wiper blades with integrated washer nozzles, leather or textile-covered seats, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, heated front seats with memory positioning for the driver, dual-zone climate control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shifter.
There are several packages and individual options available.
The Climate package features a heated steering wheel, headlight washer nozzles, and a heated windshield for $750. The Advanced Package is $1,900 and includes an air quality monitor with an air cleaner, ambient interior lighting, a surround-view camera system, and a head-up display. For $2,800, the Cross Country can be equipped with four-zone climate control, front-seat cushion extensions, and enhanced interior decor.
Massaging front seats can be added for $500 and a power tailgate is $200.
The Recharge model is a performance-tuned version of the wagon with adjustable Ohlins dampers and Brembo front brakes. Its lowered stance is emphasized by 19-inch wheels and stylized by gloss black mirror housings, roof rails, and window trim.
An electric heater and air conditioning allow the car to precondition while running on electricity as heated front seats, rear seats, steering wheel, and windshield ensure the Recharge is ready for winter. A power tailgate is the only option.
The Cross Country plays to the Volvo wagon’s best traits. Add on the Climate and Advance Packages and the V60 is ready to plow its way safely to the slopes or climb its way to the campsite.