Volvo Wagons

Station wagons may not be all too popular in the US, with pickup trucks and SUVs winning the favor of most drivers, but the Volvo station wagon is one of the most premium, practical, and safest vehicles on the road. It makes the most out of its stylish, aerodynamic, and really functional, elongated body. Apart from being truly enjoyable to drive, by virtue of their potent yet masterfully refined powertrains, they’re also pleasantly comfortable on the road and relatively fuel efficient. There’s no wonder that Volvo station wagons continue to survive against stiff competition from trucks and SUVs. They’re still competent jacks-of-all-trades.

2021 Volvo Wagon Range

There are two core Volvo station wagon models - the V60 and the V90. Both are offered with a variety of powertrain and trim specifications.

  • V60 - The V60 is the Swedish automaker's compact offering within its station wagon range. A 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel-drivetrain are utilized in all of the models in the lineup. The engine does feel somewhat underpowered but it compensates by being impressively frugal. The V60 is an ideal family vehicle - offering exceptional value for the money in creature comforts and conveniences, along with in an interior that is contemporary and truly commodious.
  • V60 Cross Country - With its elevated ride height and all-wheel-drive setup, the V60 Cross Country combines the polished performance and handling character of the regular V60 with improved all-weather traction control and minor off-road capability. It’s also only a little less fuel-efficient because of its heftier drivetrain conversion.
  • V60 Recharge - With an additional turbocharger, a couple electric motors, and a 10.4 kWh lithium-ion battery strapped to its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the V60 Recharge is the far more fun, efficient, and advanced, hybrid version of the classic V60. With an electrifying 415 horsepower at the helm, it feels eager to get going. It also comes equipped with a finely tuned Ohlins suspension that keeps it poised around corners and comfortable on just about any road surface.
  • V90 - The V90 is the largest of the Volvo wagon models on offer. It brings with it the style and premium-levels of extravagance offered by the V60 but with additional passenger and cargo room for even more comfort in the seats and practicality in the trunk. It’s offered with a choice of two different engines that go with FWD or AWD, respectively. Both engines are powerful enough to move the large V90 with no more effort than a regular car.
  • V90 Cross Country - As with the V60 and its Cross Country counterpart, the V90 Cross Country is simply a raised version of the regular V90. It’s there for those that want a premium and comfortable car that can handle some dirt road adventures.

Volvo Station Wagon Models and Prices

Model Power Engine Base Price
Volvo V50 227 hp 2.5L Turbo Inline-5 Gas $29,000
Volvo V60 250 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $40,950
Volvo V70 235 hp 3.2L Inline-6 Gas $33,550
Volvo V90 250 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $51,800
Volvo XC70 240 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $37,100
Volvo V60 Hybrid 415 hp 2.0L Twincharged Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid $67,300
Volvo V60 Cross Country 250 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $45,450
Volvo V60 Polestar 362 hp 2.0L Twincharged Inline-4 Gas $61,600
Volvo V90 Cross Country 316 hp 2.0L Twincharged Inline-4 Gas $54,900

What to Consider Before Buying

Whether you're looking to buy a new or used vehicle in the USA, you should head over to the CarBuzz website where you can complete every aspect of your pre-purchase research. We comprehensively review every car for sale on the market and allocate each with a BuzzScore rating based on eight key aspects such as design, performance, and value for money. Shoppers can also make side-by-side comparisons of competing makes and models, and even find used variants that are currently for sale on the market. For now, here are just some of the advantages and disadvantages held by Volvo’s station wagons:

Pros

  • Impressive all-round performance
  • Very attractive wagon designs
  • Modern and luxurious interiors
  • Advanced safety features
  • Industry-leading safety scores

Cons

  • All the models are relatively expensive
  • Below-average reliability expectations
  • Cargo capacities lag behind other wagons
  • Volvo’s infotainment system isn't the best

FAQs

What’s the fastest station wagon from Volvo?

At the moment, the V60 Recharge is the fastest 2021 Volvo wagon on offer. The compact cruiser manages a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of just 4.3 seconds.

What’s the most affordable Volvo wagon?

At an MSRP of around $40,000, the regular FWD V60 is the most affordable wagon in the range. While that is still relatively expensive, there are many secondhand V60’s that are on the market for really attractive prices. In America, one can also lease a Volvo suite affordably.

Are there any diesel-powered Volvo vehicles?

No, all of Volvo’s vehicles are gasoline-run, electric, or hybridized.

What does Volvo have in store for 2022 and beyond?

Volvo has dedicated itself to the electrification and hybridization of its entire lineup. That means shoppers that will want a brand new Volvo in the future will only have EVs and hybrids to choose from.
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