Destination Charge $995
Invoice Price $42,582
Volvo says its 2018 XC60 exterior has an athletic sculpture with a subtle, timeless quality, and that the interior is a masterful composition of well-resolved architecture, beautiful materials and the very latest technology.
On the new 2018 XC60, three powertrains embrace the all-wheel drive and versions of the four-cylinder: The base T5's 2.0-liter turbocharged delivers 250 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Step up to the T6 and the four gets both turbocharging and supercharging for a 316-horsepower output with 295 lb.-ft. of torque.
Both turbochargers and superchargers enhance power by forcing air and fuel into the cylinders. The supercharger is engine-driven and boosts power off the line. The turbo, which runs off exhaust gases, does the same as the engine revolutions rise.
There's a third XC60 choice: the T8, which is a hybrid that sends the 2.0 engine's power to the front wheels while an electric motor drives the rear wheels. The total system makes 400 horsepower and a 0-to-60 mph acceleration time of 4.9 seconds, according to Volvo's specifications. Each of the three powertrain choices comes with three trim levels -- Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription.
The 2018 XC60 is fully loaded with new technology. Steer Assist has been added to the ground-breaking City Safety system. A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses steer assist to help mitigate head-on collisions, while Volvo's Blind Spot Indication System (BLIS) now uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.
Pilot Assist, Volvo's advanced semi-autonomous driver assistance system, which takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads is available in the new XC60 as an option.
Volvo Cars' driver infotainment and connected services offer, Sensus, and the Volvo On Call app both receive a graphical update with improved usability.
23MPG MPG Combined
2.0L Turbo I4 250hp 258ft. lbs. ULEV engine with 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic transmission
Best in class for: ground clearance, available technology options, luxury features, sportiness, warranty, standard horsepower, standard torque
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