Thanks to a combination of utility and car-like handling, the crossover SUV has become a top choice for many buyers. The Volvo XC60 is the Swedish latest product that enter the competition. Sitting five, the 2018 Volvo Xc60 races in the growing a small luxury crossover segment.
Since it’s a Volvo , safety certainly becomes one of the XC60 main focus. But the 2018 Volvo Xc60 is also a stylish and functional vehicle, and it handles very well for a crossover. It should be included in your short list if you’re shopping for this kind of vehicle.
The 2018 Volvo Xc60 is a five-passenger compact luxury SUV that is offered in three trim levels: Momentum, R-Design and Inscription that are further differentiated by two engine choices (T5 and T6). The hybrid version (T8) is reviewed separately.
The 2018 Volvo Xc60 T5 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard.
The 2018 Volvo Xc60 T6 models get a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter inline-four generates a total output of 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard as well as eight-speed automatic transmission.
In track testing, the 2018 Volvo Xc60 T6 AWD reached 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds, which is comparable to times from the competition’s turbo four-cylinders. The EPA estimates fuel economy for the T5 variant at 24 mpg combined (22 city/28 highway). The T6 is rated at 23 mpg combined (21 city/27 highway).
Properly equipped, the 2018 Volvo Xc60 can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
The 2018 Volvo Xc60 price list: Momentum $42,495, R-Design $45,895 and Inscription $46,295.