2019 Volvo XC60 Hybrid
- Heated wiper blades and seats (AWD only), power child locks, and a rear 12-volt outlet added to base trim
- R-Design and Inscription add 14-speaker stereo, blind-spot monitoring, keyless entry and drive, power-folding rear outer head restraints, and a parking assistance system
- Convenience, Vision, and Climate packages replaced with similar Premium, Multimedia and Advanced packages
- Part of the second Volvo XC60 generation introduced for 2018
- Beautiful, modern interior looks great
- Plenty of available amenities and luxury options
- Variety of engine options to suit your desired performance
- Not as fun to drive as most competitors
- Smaller cargo area behind rear seats than before
- Not as quiet as other cabins in the segment
2019 Volvo XC60 Hybrid pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which XC60 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is one of the strongest contenders in the luxury SUV segment. It has abundant passenger space, an updated interior with attractive design, and easy-to-use infotainment interfaces. And under the hood, three different powertrains offer varying levels of performance and fuel efficiency, regardless of what trim level you choose.
Under the hood are three different versions of the same four-cylinder engine. One is turbocharged, another is turbocharged and supercharged, and the third is a plug-in hybrid. What's best is that buyers can pair any of these powertrains with any trim level, meaning no powertrain-equipment-level combo is off the table.
As for the equipment, the XC60 comes with the tech you'd expect in this segment, such as dual-zone climate control, an attractive 9-inch infotainment display, and standard support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also gets safety technology such as road-departure mitigation, lane keeping assist and a drowsy-driver warning system. From there, the options stack up nicely too, with lots functional and aesthetic add-ons.
While the XC60 is an easy recommendation, we should note some drawbacks. For starters, the driving experience isn't as sporty as it is in some competitors, and the cabin isn't as insulated from noise. Those definitely aren't deal-breakers, though, and we'd certainly recommend anyone in the market for a luxury SUV take the 2019 Volvo XC60 for a spin.
Trim levels & features
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is available in three trim levels that offer varied levels of luxury and sport-focused amenities: Momentum, R-Design and Inscription. Each trim level is available with any powertrain, which are named T5, T6 and T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission available. The base T5 Momentum comes with front-wheel drive, while all other XC60s come standard with all-wheel drive.
The base Momentum trim is nicely equipped, featuring 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a rearview camera, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, integrated roof rails, and a power liftgate with programmable height.
Inside, there's faux leather upholstery, aluminum interior trim, a panoramic sunroof, automatic dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming mirror, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats (AWD models only), driver-seat memory settings, 60/40-split folding rear seats (with rear underseat storage), a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10-speaker audio system, two USB ports, satellite radio, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity.
On the safety front, all XC60s are equipped with lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, oncoming collision avoidance and mitigation with pedestrian and large animal detection, driver attention alert, road sign recognition, and a four-year complimentary subscription to Volvo On Call with remote engine start.
The T5 designates a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (250 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque), while the T6 upgrades to a turbocharged and supercharged version (316 horsepower, 295 pound-feet of torque). On the base trim, T6 and above models add 19-inch wheels.
The T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid uses the same engine as the T6 but adds an electric motor and battery pack (combined 400 horsepower, 472 pound-feet of torque). This powertrain also comes with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a tire repair kit in lieu of a spare tire and tools.
The R-Design trim is mostly a sporty appearance package with its own 19-inch wheel, exterior and interior design that includes LED front foglights and cornering lights, and illuminated door handles. The interior gains front seats with seat-bottom extensions and shift paddles on the steering wheel.
The Inscription trim, like the R-Design, has its own interior and exterior design elements, such as additional chrome and wood inlays. Instead of sporty seats and shift paddles, you get four-zone climate control, a leather- and wood-wrapped dash, ambient interior lighting and a cooled glovebox.
A number of small packages and stand-alone options are available on the base Momentum trim if you don't need or want everything offered in the R-Design or Inscription trim.
The Premium package is available to all models and includes auto-dimming and folding side mirrors, heated wiper blades, keyless entry and a hands-free tailgate, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors with parking assist. The Multimedia package adds navigation, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. The Advanced package builds on the Premium package's equipment with Volvo's Pilot Assist (a Level 2 partially autonomous driving system with adaptive cruise control), turn-adapting LED headlights, a 360-degree parking camera system, headlight washers, daytime-running lights and a head-up display.
The Luxury Seating package is offered exclusively on Inscription models, and it helps elevate the XC60's amenities above the competition. Included are premium leather upholstery and upgraded front seats (heated, ventilated, and massaging with power lower cushion extenders and adjustable lateral support).
Stand-alone options include an adaptive air suspension that provides adjustments in body height and damping, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Volvo XC60 T6 AWD (turbo- and supercharged 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2018, the current XC60 has received some minor revisions related to the names of options packages and optional equipment. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Volvo XC60, however.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite XC60 safety features:
- Oncoming Lane Mitigation
- Helps avoid collisions by steering back into the lane if you cross a lane marking in the way of an oncoming vehicle.
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Pilot Assist
- Adjusts cruise control speed automatically in relation to the vehicle in front and supports the driver in keeping the car within the lane.
- Driver Alert Control
- Monitors steering inputs and senses if you're driving more erratically or have signs of drowsiness. Provides an audible warning and message.
Volvo XC60 vs. the competition
2019 Volvo XC60
2018 Audi Q5
Volvo XC60 vs. Audi Q5
The XC60 and the Q5 are both excellent luxury SUVs with lots to offer, but both have individual strengths. The Q5, for example, is a bit sportier, with responsive steering and handling regardless of trim level. The Q5 though, only offers one engine, while the XC60 has three powertrains to choose from, including a plug-in hybrid. Both have appealing interiors and cabins though, and we'd happily take either on a long road trip.
Volvo XC60 vs. BMW X3
Much like the Audi Q5, the BMW X3 is very enjoyable to drive. It feels sporty and small from behind the wheel and remains comfortable on long road trips. Up against the XC60 though, the X3 is lacking a bit when it comes to in-car tech. Several features that you get standard on the XC60 aren't even available on the X3, so tech-savvy buyers may want to take a closer look at the Volvo.
Volvo XC60 vs. Volvo XC90
If you like the look and feel of the XC60 but you need a bit more space — a third row perhaps — then we'd recommend looking at the XC90. They are basically built on the same platform and with the same engines. The XC90 of course will demand a bit of a price premium with its added third-row, but it offers the same elegant styling both inside and out.
2019 Volvo XC60 Hybrid for Sale
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is a strong competitor in the compact luxury SUV segment. It is offered with three powertrains based around a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, all of which can be paired with any of the three trim levels available. A number of packages are also available, some of which can only be equipped on higher trim models.
The three trims available on the XC60 are the Momentum, the R-Design and the Inscription with the powertrains denoted by T5 (base engine), T6 (midlevel engine) and T8 (the top plug-in hybrid model). The Momentum trim is far from spartan, featuring amenities such as LED headlights and taillights, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof and power sunshade, power tailgate, and a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
If you decide to jump up a trim, there isn't much of a price difference between the R-Design and the Inscription trim, and luxury seekers may find the Inscription trim a better bang for the buck. Either of the above trims will add larger wheels (19-inch for the R-Design, 20-inch for the Inscription), LED foglights and cornering lights, navigation, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, selectable drive modes, and keyless entry with hands-free tailgate operation. The main benefits you get with the R-Design are sport seats and steering wheel paddles, while the Inscription trim adds a leather-wrapped dash, fancy wood inlays, four-zone climate control and a more elegant-looking front grille. Additionally, only Inscription buyers will have access to the Luxury Seating package, which adds, among other features, segment-exclusive massaging front seats.
For the most part, XC60 models are quite competitively priced at each level of powertrain and trim, and in some cases a much better value than the competition. The biggest jump occurs going to the T8 plug-in hybrid, which starts lining up with some very stiff competition, and for this reason we feel the T5 and T6 models are more compelling.
The bottom line for the XC60 is it's an attractive choice that has a lot to offer buyers in the market for a compact SUV. You can compare it on Edmunds to other brands you might be more familiar with and decide for yourself if it is the best vehicle for you.
2019 Volvo XC60 Hybrid Overview
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
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