2018 Volvo XC60

Original MSRP Range
$41,500 - $56,700
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
21 - 22 MPG City / 27 - 28 MPG Hwy
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2018 Volvo XC60

What We Like

Styling; high level of standard equipment and safety features; pretty much everything

What We Don't

The fact that Volvo isn't quite up there with Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz in status-symbol terms


Expert Rating

4.4/ 5

Consumer Rating

3.7/ 5


What's New in the 2018 Volvo XC60?

This second generation of XC60 is completely new for the 2018 model year.

Which XC60 is the Best?

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.

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How Much Does a 2018 Volvo XC60 Cost?

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.

XC60 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
XC60 T5 AWD Inscription$45,300 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo25022 / 288-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XC60 T5 AWD Momentum$41,500 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo25022 / 288-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XC60 T5 AWD R-Design$44,800 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo25022 / 288-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XC60 T6 AWD Inscription$48,700 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo31621 / 278-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XC60 T6 AWD Momentum$44,900 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo31621 / 278-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XC60 T6 AWD R-Design$48,200 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo31621 / 278-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XC60 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Inscription$56,700 / N/AHybrid400N/A8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XC60 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Momentum$52,900 / N/AHybrid400N/A8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XC60 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid R-Design$56,200 / N/AHybrid400N/A8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2018 Volvo XC60 a Safe Car?

The XC60 features standard stability control, seven airbags (including a driver's-side knee airbag and full-length side-curtain airbags) and disc brakes for all four wheels.

Volvo's City Safety system (standard in the XC60) has evolved to the point where it can provide steering assistance (between 30 mph and 60 mph) in situations where automatic braking would not be adequate.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has yet to crash-test the 2018 XC60. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), however, makes the XC60 a Top Safety Pick.


Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • BLIS
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Tailgate Release
  • Convenience Pkg
  • Advanced Pkg


2018 Volvo XC60 vs the competition

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.

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