The Cross Country is the rougher and tougher brother of Volvo’s V60. Despite the estate-car-meets-4×4 appearance, not all Cross Country models send power to all four wheels. Indeed, our test car is front-wheel drive, and is fitted with the less powerful of the two available diesel engines.

So, in our tow test, what are we looking for? It’s quite simple: is this Volvo V60 a strong tow car, or do the looks promise more than the Cross Country delivers?