2018 Volvo XC60
The all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 already has a lot going for it. It’s the mid-size version of the XC90… which we named our 2016 Drivers’ Choice Awards “Best of the Year”.
There are three in-line 4 engine choices… the T5 turbo runs like a rocket… producing 250-horsepower. The Turbo and Supercharged T6 steps up the thrust to 316 horses. And the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid… raises the bar even higher to 400-horsepower. An eight-speed Automatic feeds all four wheels.
The XC60 proved to be an able handler on our mountainous drive route near Denver.
Zach Maskell: “The Volvo ride is an interesting ride. They call it relaxed confidence. These aren’t sports cars but they’re also not just your general A to B vehicles. They still have an engaging experience. And you can tell this by the lack of body roll, how much front and rear tire grip you have, and just the overall comfortable ride that you get out of both the seats and the suspension.”
Volvo’s extremely refined Swedish minimalist luxury interior is all there… with Tesla like surroundings. They obviously made the touchscreen less busy, with just a few topics largely displayed. Naturally, there’s a long list of safety features… including the new Oncoming Lane Mitigation to help avoid head-on collisions.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 should appeal to traditional Volvo buyers as well as a new generation looking for forward thinking styling. And it’s on sale now staring at just over $41,000.
Horsepower: 250 / 316 / 400
Price: Staring at just over $41,000