This second generation of XC60 is completely new for the 2018 model year.
A T6 version has the most appeal and the Inscription trim level emphasizes the XC60's refined foundation. If possible, stretch to the B&W audio system, because it sounds glorious.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 comes with T5, T6 and T8 drivetrains, each of which is available in Momentum, R-Design and Inscription trim levels.
The T5 Momentum ($42,495) has 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with automatic high beams, LED taillights/daytime running lights, roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, a programmable powered tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, leather seating surfaces, 10-way power-adjustable front seats with driver's-side memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone connectivity, remote engine start, voice control and an infotainment system with a 9-in central screen, 10 speakers, satellite/HD radios, a USB port and an auxiliary audio input. Several advanced driver aids come as standard (many manufacturers charge extra), including forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian/cyclist/large animal detection, lane-keeping assistance, oncoming-lane mitigation, road-departure mitigation, road-sign recognition and driver-fatigue monitoring.
The T5 R-Design ($45,795) has a sportier suspension setup, selectable driving modes, paddle shifters for the transmission, 19-in alloy wheels, several specific cosmetic additions inside and out, sport front seats with extendable under-thigh support, sport pedals, keyless entry/ignition, LED fog lights, active "bending" lights, hands-free tailgate operation and a 12.3-in digital driver information display.
The T5 Inscription ($46,295) has all the above, but brings 20-in alloy wheels, replaces the R-Design's sportier equipment for more-luxurious alternatives, and dispenses with the paddle shifters. It also comes with quad-zone automatic climate control, a chilled glovebox, ambient LED cabin lighting, "Driftwood" trim and a leather-covered dashboard.
Some equipment in the higher trims is optional at the Momentum level. Individual options include an adaptive air suspension, heated front seats/rear seats/steering wheel, massaging seats (for the Inscription) and a Bowers & Wilkins 15-speaker/1,400-watt audio system.
A Vision package brings blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, a semiautomated parking feature for parallel and perpendicular spaces, parking sensors front and rear, self-dimming/power-folding side mirrors and a self-dimming rearview mirror.
An Advanced package includes a 360-degree camera system, high-pressure headlight washers and a head-up display.
A Convenience package includes Pilot Assist, a semiautonomous function, plus adaptive cruise control, heated wiper blades and power-folding rear headrests.
The T6 versions (from $45,895) have 19-in alloy wheels. So do the T8 models (from $53,895), along with a plug-in charging cable.
Fold down the 60/40-split rear seats for maximum cargo space of 63.3 cu ft. With the rear seats in place, there's 29.7 cu ft. of cargo area. Every drivetrain has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2018 Acura RDX -- Spacious, well equipped for the money and makes almost every road feel like it's just been refinished with smooth tarmac.
2018 Audi Q5 -- Also all new for 2018. Not so well equipped as the XC60, but equally stylish in its own way.
2018 BMW X3 -- Yet another new generation for this model year. Comes with driving fun, technology, equipment and quality all in high measure.
2018 Jaguar F-Pace -- Impeccable driving manners, sleek styling and plenty of occupant space.
2018 Lexus NX -- A big seller and well equipped, including a set of standard safety features. If the looks appeal, take one for a test drive.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class -- Based on the current (and excellent) C-Class sedan, specializing in comfort and style.
Used Lexus RX -- Admittedly, the RX doesn't drive as well as the XC60. But if we're going down the pre-owned route, a high-quality Japanese machine is never a bad thing. Take a look at the Lexus certified pre-owned (CPO) program.