The Volvo V60 marks the return of the Volvo wagon to U.S.
markets, but it's not the big old boxy wagon you remember.
If you want that kind of cargo capacity and family-friendliness, go for the Volvo XC60 on the same showroom floor--crossovers are the new wagons.
The new V60 instead competes with luxury sportwagons like the BMW 3-Series wagon, the Audi Allroad based on its A4 sedan, and the rare Acura TSX wagon.
Like those models, the V60 prioritizes sport-sedan handling--and of course Volvo safety--over cargo capacity.
The BMW 3-Series wagon, available with xDrive all-wheel drive, is a longstanding entrant in the small sportwagon segment, but it can get pricey.
The Audi Allroad returned last year, bringing back a respected label by adding a bit of ground clearance to an A4 quattro wagon, and received good reviews.
The Acura TSX also got rave reviews, but largely disappeared amidst Acura's continuing sales of crossover utilities, and its fate remains uncertain.
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