2018 Volvo XC60

The 2018 Volvo XC60 is a compact luxury SUV that is positioned between the subcompact Volvo XC40 and mid-size Volvo XC90 in the brand’s SUV lineup. The XC60 has a suite of advanced safety features and has a luxurious interior outfitted with minimalist Nordic design. The XC60 has a stiffer ride than some of its buttery smooth competitors, especially when equipped with larger wheels. So, be sure to take the XC60 for a test drive across road surfaces to ensure goodness of fit. Prices start from an MSRP of $41,500.

Pros: Excellent Seats, Artful Interior, Available Hybrid Model, Advanced Safety Features

Cons: Stiff Ride, Cabin Is Louder Than Some Competitors

Looks Best In: Fusion Red exterior/Amber interior

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Competition: Lexus RXInfiniti QX50, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Acura RDX, Audi Q5, Cadillac XT5

Safety Score: The 2018 Volvo XC60 was awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick distinction.

Summary: The 2018 Volvo XC60  exhibits classic Volvo qualities like an understated design, a focus on safety innovation and a secure driving experience.  Although not as pillowy soft as the competition, drivers looking for a more engaging driving experience may appreciate the taught ride.

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