The Volvo V60 is a fine choice. The Swedes have made the estate car very well for several decades now. I certainly don't find you off track.
The Subaru Outback would be my recommendation, due to its reliability and slight safety edge over the Volvo. Do not mistake me, I am in no way saying that the Volvo isn't safe. That'd be like saying pancakes taste better with anchovies and A1 sauce.
I do notice that exterior styling is important to you, which the Volvo definitely has the edge in. The Outback isn't ugly, but the Volvo is very sharp looking.
The performance will likely be about equal between the two, with a slight edge going to the Subaru in my opinion. The engines are a tie, but the Subaru has the better transmission and better overall drivetrain.
The fuel economy will be a point of suffering compared to the VW that you're coming from, but the Volvo definitely has the edge. The Subaru provides AWD as standard equipment, and the powertrain having to lug that around is at the expense of fuel economy. That being said, the Outback is still respectable for a full size estate car at 32 mpg hwy.
As a Subaru wagon owner (2016 Impreza), I have been extremely happy with Subaru. I can see why there is so much loyalty to the brand. We had an Outback before the Impreza and it was similarly awesome. I can also report that the insurance rates are quite reasonable on Subarus, especially if you get them with the available safety tech extras.
Other options in the wagon category include: BMW 3-Series Estate, Mercedes E-Class Estate, and Acura TSX Sportwagon (it died in 2014, but was excellent for the estate loving individuals like ourselves).