2018 Volvo XC60 Test Drive Reviews
The last 2018 Volvo XC60 we had in the 2015 Big Test comparison came down as a bit of a creak, which helped produce a 6 year old SUV in last place. We tapped the interior for a low and tilted infotainment interface, lackluster, and a tendency to squeak more than just a luxury SUV. He enjoys a heartwarming heart transplant this year with a 2.0-liter Super-turbo Drive-E engine, but the integration feels slightly undercooked.
The logic and quality of the new eight-speed automatic shift attracted criticism, and since the new engine was only available with the front-wheel drive that year, it experienced torque-steering reminiscent of a turbocharged Chevrolet Cobalt SS or Dodge Omni GLH. At least AWD extinguish the torque in the 2016 test car.
For 2018, Volvo’s global best seller (over 1 million presented!) Swung an ancient FordEUCD / C1-Plus architecture that supports Practical Scalable Product (SPA) versions that have been trimmed and channeled. In connection with the XC90’s winning SUV this year, the new Volvo XC60 20190 wheelbase will bobbed 4.7 inches while the trajectory and width of the body contract about half an inch.
Its weight also slumped about 280 kilograms. Of course relative to the bones of the new Ford wheelbase is 3.6 inches longer, the body is 4.3 inches wider, and the trajectory widens by 0.8 inches in front and 2.8 inches behind. But the SPA bulk-up regimen is enough to cut the fat, so the XC60 SPA scales are not heavier than their predecessors. Also away are the front struts that support the control arm, and the rear coils for the compact lightweight transverse leaf springs that are more compact and lighter. The air suspension with Four-C shock shocks varies on all XC60 models for $ 1,800.
The offer and rank of Powertrain output matches XC90 to number: T5 AWD (turbo only, 250 hp / 258 lb-ft), T6 AWD (supercharger and turbo, 316 hp / 295 lb-ft), and T8 eAWD (supercharger, turbo, And a 10.4 kW-hr battery that drives two electric motors, a combined 400 hp combined / 472 lb-ft). Other markets will get diesel engines and less powerful gas engines that we will never see here, though we can count on front-drive bids coming soon. Like the XC90, each of the above is available in Momentum trim, R-Design, and Inscription.
This is not a Volvo product launch without a new safety tool or three in a PowerPoint presentation – however, only a few years until 2020, when Volvo has declared that there will be no more serious injuries or death in the new. Volvo. In addition to automatically braking when a collision is deemed to be imminent, the XC60 City Safety system will provide steering assistance through a combination of soft electric assistance and by braking the wheels on the inside of the turns in question.
This system works to prevent collisions with vehicles, pedestrians, and large animals with speeds between 30 and 60 mph. From 37 to 87 mph, Aviation Road Mitigation leads to prevent accidents.
Vehicle if car wanders above the lane boundary. The feature is standard (along with all standard 90-series vehicle safety equipment). Purchase the $ 1,100 Vision package, and the Blind Spot Information system gets similar steering assistance to pull the car back on track if passing traffic is detected. The driver can always set aside this steering aid.
The SPA treatment has really improved the kinks of the interior, increasing the XC60 2018 into the same Scandinavian design aesthetic we’ve been interested in in the 90 series vehicles. Top trim levels Inscription gets a new double-gray open-pore wooden dice and door inlay. But the biggest upgrade is the vertical touch screen of the iPad-look Census. We liked the original in XC90, but after staying with it for a year we have suggestions for improvement.
Mostly combined for 2018 across simplified board menu structures; Larger and more vivid fonts; Integration of Apple and Android smartphones; And the addition of new native applications such as Wikilocations, Yelp reviews, Glympse location sharing, Tune-In, Pandora, and Spotify.
Careful touches inside, including storage sleeves for tablets under rear seat bearings, long-range rear seat backs in cargo areas, accessory cargo mats with rubber extensions that can temporarily protect bumper paint and can be folded to form a solid carpet surface at Over the backs of folded chairs, and pass-through skis.
XC60 even got a windshield wiper blade that installed the cleaning fluid to the right where needed from the rubber blade itself.
To find out whether the way of driving is in line with its good performance, we stretch the leg of the 201de Volvo XC60 T6 AWD inscription model with air suspension in the hills around Barcelona, Spain, and find it freed in astonishingly. The front control arm does a lot to lower and straighten the center of the geometric rolls, and the spring is more rigid (actually they are on the same level as the XC90’s, but with lower weights, they behave more rigidly) and the front anti-roll panels do Many even keel.
Michelin Latitude Sport 3 tires (size 255 / 45R20) a little screaming but gripping like a rebel politician. Ride quality feels elegantly supple, given the aspirations of more car sports. The steering is tuned to be much more responsive than the XC90, not far from the center. It’s appreciated along the twistiest stretch, but it drops from a little nervous at higher vertical stretches. None of the three directional settings for the road segment, so we left it in the middle setting.
Although almost as wide as the XC90, the 2018 XC60 has a cockpit that feels more intimate and tidy, thanks to a sharper windscreen and more curved side windows at the top. That feeling is strengthened by
Performance derived from a better 16 percent weight-to-power and eight-speed auto ratio that has been recalibrated with fast and fast shifts quickly (especially in Dynamic mode). But nothing comes out of the fact that this little machine with two amplifier devices will feel less soft than larger ones naturally aspirated, and with a weight of at least 280 pounds to reduce the driver’s perception of this, the XC60 feels less smooth than the XC90 When driven aggressively.
We tried steering assistance by initiating path changes that could prove to be dangerous and felt the system re-slipped back on track. We also appreciate audible warnings that can be set whenever the driver deviates beyond the specified limits to the posted speed limit, or more often, whenever the sent speed limit drops. Even reminiscent of speed cameras in Europe. (The function is not quite in place at home.)
The Pilot Assist system is purposely designed to prevent the idea of full autonomy. It can only hold the hand from the steering wheel for a few seconds, but is very useful when sightseeing or maybe talking to passengers while your hand is on the wheel, as it gently helps to keep the vehicle on track.
So what about the new X860 2018 stacked in the Great Test? With all our complaints being fixed, with the performance of the T6 AWD will put everything in the trailer, and the aggressive price (T5 starts at $ 42,495, and T6 starts at $ 45,895 with panoramic roof, nav, LED lights, crash warnings, and more. Standard equipment that costs extra on the winning Lexus NX and more), I love the opportunities of Volvo. Never underestimate the power of holistic rejuvenation of a proper Scandinavian SPA.