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Volvo XC60

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Volvo XC60 2018 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: T5 Inscription
Volvo's second-generation XC60 is a scaled-down version of the XC90, complete with an elegant, Scandinavian-themed interior. Like its big brother, it suffers from convoluted and distracting controls and an overly stiff ride. The 250-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is responsive enough, but the eight-speed automatic transmission shows an occasional hiccup. We measured 23 mpg overall on premium. A 316-hp version of that engine powers the uplevel T6, and a 400-hp plug-in hybrid is called the T8. The cabin benefits from supremely comfortable seats, a relatively roomy back, and a nicely finished cargo hold. Volvo's advanced safety system, City Safety, encompasses both low- and high-speed automatic emergency braking. Note that blind-spot warning is only optional.

Road Test

The second-generation Volvo XC60 is a scaled down version of Volvo's XC90 three-row SUV, whose arrival signaled the brand's rebirth. Like its big brother, the XC60 boasts an elegant, uncluttered interior design. It also brings the latest in advanced...

Highs

  • Has an elegant, uncluttered interior
  • Comfortable seats

Lows

  • Overly stiff ride
  • Controls are unintuitive and distracting

Best Version to Get

Most buyers will gravitate to the Momentum trim. While forward-collision warning and automatic emergency brake are standard, you need to add the Vision package in order to get blind-spot warning. The convenience package adds the Pilot Assist II semi-autonomous driving capability in addition to po...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Rust through: 12 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/unlimited
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (400 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (316 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (250 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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