Used 2018 Volvo XC60 Consumer Reviews

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In my humble opinion this is the best luxury SUV.

M,Jones, 08/17/2017
T5 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
90 of 96 people found this review helpful

I honestly believe that this SUV is hands down the best luxury SUV available in the segment. I test drove the Mercedes Benz GLC 300, Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace, Mazda CX-9 (X3 2018 was not available to test drive) and at the end the Volvo was the winner. To me, the design of the Volvo is the most modern and elegant of the bunch. The engine on the T5 is on par with the Base models of the other brands. (@250HP and around the same torque) The cabin set up for convenience of the driver, the blend of technology and amenities on a simple yet elegant design made the XC60 the best. I was a little concerned with the performance and almost decided to go with the T6 but I honestly could not justify the extra money, the engine performs just fine for the type of driving I do. The noise levels at highway speeds are just right, not so quiet that you fall asleep but not so loud that you can't carry a conversation. The R-design specs are certainly worth the extra cash, the fit and finish of the seats is impeccable. The steering wheel, shifting paddles, aluminum accents, and the overall environment are just way above the German and British competition. One characteristic that I have really liked is the suspension. My only test drive was on a XC90 T5 and on that occasion I noticed some plushness to the suspension, specially when compared t my old BMW 328i. On the R-design suspension that feeling has not been present, it is firm but not uncomfortable it just feels sporty to the point that you forget you are driving a 4000lbs+ SUV. I have never owned a Volvo so the question of reliability and quality long term are still out there. Without a doubt my initial impression to this point has been 100% positive.

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2018 XC60 is fantastic... best in class luxury

Kevin, 09/21/2017
T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
54 of 59 people found this review helpful

I purchased a new 2018 XC60 Momentum T5 - loaded with options in July. The vehicle now has 3000 miles on it. The vehicle is fantastic driving machine for 1) the freeway for long trips and 2) the city for short trips. Super easy to drive and comfortable. Compared to my former Jeep Grand Cherokee or Ford Explorer, it is much more connected, easy / fun to drive and luxurious feeling inside. The safety technology and driver Pilot Assist 2 are amazing. I use it every day and well worth the upgrade. The T5 is plenty of power and zip for the XC60 at 250 HP. I really love driving this car... it is energizing getting into it and driving it.

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Nice ride with a couple idiosyncrasies

ESK, 12/22/2017
T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
25 of 27 people found this review helpful

T5 momentum with navigationPro, Vision Package, Heated seats/steering wheel, keyless entry, base 18 inch wheels. 2200 miles, 25.5 mpg in mix of town/highway. Base engine/ 8 speed is more than adequate highway or stop and go. Base interior is significantly upscale to our 2011 XC60 T6. Ride is too although maybe not as playful/connected to the road as our 2014 X3 2.8. There are times when the 2.0 of the XC60 is less refined than that of the X3, say accelerating up a long hill, but the XC60 wins in overall comfort in my opinion. I liked the lane keeping feature at first but now find it annoying. If you change lanes without signaling the car will fight with you. Luckily it can be deactivated and left off. Unfortunately, the start/stop needs to be deactivated every time car is started, requiring a couple extra swipes of center screen that gets old. Leading edge of sun roof sun screen buzzes but can be addressed by rolling it back a cm or so. Traffic flow status, green/orange/red colors, took a while to figure out how to enable by activating car modem in communication menu. Sometimes the center screen menus can be a bit slow to boot up when car is started. Overall very happy so far.

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Great High Tech suv.

John Denver, 08/20/2018
T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)
21 of 23 people found this review helpful

Leased a T6 Inscription with the Advance pkg in mid june 2018, after driving it Vs the Merc GLC, Jag E pace, BMW X3, & Porche Macan. Didnt even bother testing the made in mexico Audi Q5. Far & Away, the Volvo T6 hp, torque, and highway passing performance are all superior to the other base engine suvs I tested, & at only a modest price premium for the very impressive T6 engine, which I average 24mpg here in Denver. I’m a tablet pc user, so I really enjoy the intuitive, in dash, touch screen on the volvo, and the Heads up Display for speed & nav. Only the jag was similar. The Porche Macan is a low tech, dated suv, & very disappointing as a result. My 2nd choice was the Merc GLC which is a close 2nd to the XC60 performance wise, but it can’t match the high tech in the Volvo, and could not take a class 3 trailer hitch like the volvo can. My only knocks on the volvo are minor, ie Boot time for the screen needs to be faster, Bliss doesn’t work with my bike on the trailer rack, The engine stop/start can’t be turned off indefinitely, Wiper switches are overly sensitive to accidental activation, sun screen is too big & slow to operate, Handling wise the car is at least 200lbs too heavy & tends to plow into corners on twisting mtn roads, and the highway collision avoidance system is a bit over sensitive at high speeds of 75+ mph. This is my first volvo car, and overall I’ve found it to be a great suv with a lot of value due to it’s balance of doing so many things well vs the competition.

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A couple of shortcomings short of greatness

Michael, 01/18/2019
T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

This is a longer term update to my review and reflects the software update that was done at the dealer last month which improved the responsiveness of sensus quite a bit. It's still slow but I'd no longer consider it a hazard. This is a very well made car with a couple of significant issues. One, the Sensus system is not good. Don't get me wrong, it looks beautiful with it's big center screen and has lots of features. The problem is it is slow. Two, the ride is ridiculously rough. Going over anything larger than a small divot in the road sounds like a sledgehammer hitting the suspension. I don't know who drove this car in pre-production testing and thought this was acceptable but that person should be fired and never allowed to work in vehicle engineering again. On the upside the car looks beautiful inside and out. It really looks like it was lovingly handcrafted, particularly the seats which are amazing. The engine, despite being tiny, puts out a really surprising amount of power. Unfortunately the gas mileage is not good. However, I've found that if I use "eco" mode I can do pretty well on mixed city and highway driving and right now I'm at 23.7mpg. The Pilot Assist is reasonably capable. On a highway with well painted lines it can keep you in your lane as long as your hand is on the wheel. Obviously it doesn't have any of that next level stuff you see in Teslas but at least Volvo is trying...hopefully the system will get better with software updates (right now it just gets totally lost if the lines are faded). However this model will obviously never get any major Pilot Assist upgrades, the hardware can't handle it. As for value I pumped that up to 4 stars because as far as I can tell I can sell the car right now for almost what I paid for it which is pretty amazing. Granted there aren't many 2018's for sale yet so the market isn't very deep. But as a comparison, my prior Ford Edge had lost almost 1/2 of it's value at the same point in it's life. I've upped my overall review to 4 stars and it's really only losing a star for the very rough ride which is a darn shame. I assume volvo CAN make a car that doesn't feel like I'm riding on bare metal but they just didn't and I can't figure out why. I can understand why Sensus is slow, they just didn't put in a powerful enough processor which, while also a shame, is kinda understandable because very large center screens are fairly new. But suspensions are very much not new and there is no excuse, none, for how rough this car rides. But overall, assuming it's not going over bumps, it's a great car that could get even better if the next software update improves the Sensus and the Pilot Assist (hint hint volvo this review could go to 5 stars).

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