With the new 2018 Volvo XC60 and nearly decade old design. And based it on larger XC90 SUV and its can easy to spot the differences. The compact luxury SUV boasts new front fascia and more aggressive styling. Throughout it also has a quieter and more spacious cabin and an updated infotainment system. This all sounds like good news, but some of the new technology proved distracting from behind the wheel. The interior is no doubt of scale thanks to premium materials like chrome and wood trim. Throughout the front cabin seats are accommodating for a variety of body types.
2018 Volvo XC60 T5 Configurations
We found it easy to find a comfy driving position the 2018 Volvo XC60 is bigger inside. And that goes for the rear seat too fitting five adults inside won’t be hard. Cargo space takes a hit, but there’s still plenty of room to load up for a weekend getaway. One of the biggest changes to the 2018 Volvo XC60 is the new nine-inch infotainment touchscreen. Yes, it looks sleek, but the system ‘s hard to use and is too distracting.
For a brand that prides itself on safety simple tasks. Like changing radio station accessing, the safety system setting or adjusting, the temperature requires lots of swiping and tapping with many the vehicle’s primary functions done through the touchscreen. So definitely want to take time to learn its quirks before you hit.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 powered by 250 horsepower 2-liter turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine which is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, together this combo gives this SUV plenty of getups a more powerful. 2 liter 4-cylinder engine and a plug-in hybrid version are also available handling has improved slightly. But the 2018 Volvo XC60 still isn’t as agile as the German competitors. The ride is on the stiff side, and the passengers feel most bumps, but this is typical of Volvo. At least a cabin phase quiet with wind and road noise kept at bay Volvo’s built their reputation on safety.
So it’s no surprise if the new 2018 Volvo XC60 become standards with full speed automatic emergency braking. While we like this move, it is surprising that blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning are optional especially at this price point.
Pricing for the 2018 XC60 starts at just over $40,000. We bought a T5 all-wheel-drive momentum and added a few extras like that blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with pilot adjust to navigation and 20-inch wheels. All in our test car came in at $50,040.
Despite these improvements, Volvo faces skip competition with recent or upcoming redesigns from Audi and BMW. Check back with us to see how the Volvo XC60 2018 performs when we complete our full road tests. For more on luxury SUVs check out bestcar2018.com
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