Thanks to a combination of utility and car-like handling, the crossover SUV has become a top choice for many buyers. The XC60 Hybrid is the Swedish latest product that enter the competition. Sitting five, the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid 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 T8 Plug-In Hybrid 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 T8 Plug-In Hybrid 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 T8 Plug-In Hybrid utilizes the T6 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine that drive the front wheels and an electric motor to drive the rear wheels. Total output is 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard.
In track testing, the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Hybrid went from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The EPA estimates pure-electric range at 18 miles with speeds of up to 78 mph. Once that all-electric range is used up, the XC60 T8 powertrain operates like standard hybrid and earns an EPA rating of 59 MPGe or 26 mpg combined (28 city/26 highway) with premium gas.
With a 240-volt charging station, fully recharging the battery pack takes only about 2.5 hours. Charging from a standard 120-volt wall outlet extends that time to about seven hours.
Properly equipped, the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid price list: Momentum $42,495, R-Design $45,895 and Inscription $46,295.