The 2018 Volvo SUV Lineup

A gradual shift has emerged regarding the type of car people have been buying and using as their daily driver. A lot of people have shifted from midsize sedans and fancy sports cars to the attractive, big, and powerful SUVs. Numerous car manufacturers are producing stunning SUVs, which all aim to deliver the best design and specifications to satisfy their customers’ needs. However, one company stands out from the rest in the current market is Volvo.

In 2018, Volvo has unveiled several exciting SUV models that are designed to give the best driving and handling experience as well as offer the latest safety and technology features. Volvo’s 2018 SUV lineup includes the XC90, XC60, XC40, V90, and V60.

2018 Volvo XC90

The 2018 Volvo XC90 is a class above every other SUV in the market, from its classy exterior design to the impressive and stylish interior. This car possesses elegance in spades. More than being a stunning car, the Volvo XC90 has perfect driving and handling over any terrain. This model is available in four different trims: Excellence, Inscription, R-Design, and the Momentum (T5, T6, and T8 Hybrid).

The T5 Momentum comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine generating 250 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque, which is accompanied with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The T6 Momentum comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged/supercharged engine generating 316 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. The T8 Hybrid Momentum also comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged/supercharged engine and an additional electric motor (87-hp). This model generates a maximum of 450 horsepower and 472 pounds of torque. The 2018 Volvo XC90 has an average mpg of 23, doing 20 mpg on city roads and 27 mpg on highways.

It has several safety and technology features such as LED headlights, a rearview camera, a power tailgate, parking sensors, numerous airbags, lane departure notification system, adaptive cruise control, Pilot Assist driving mode, a navigation system, Bluetooth, voice controls, and Apple CarPlay.

Pros: Elegant interior and exterior; spacious interior, especially between the second and third seats; numerous safety and technology features.

Cons: Complicated commands on the main console touchscreen; bad fuel economy and overall performance

2018 Volvo XC60

The 2018 Volvo XC60 is an amazing crossover SUV that perfectly blends its impressive handling and necessary car utilities. This five-seater SUV has remarkable driving and handling on most terrain. It has an automatic braking system that halts the car when it detects any collision at low speeds. It is available in three trims: Inscription, R-Design, and the Momentum.

The T5 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine generating 250 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque, which is accompanied with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The T6 Momentum comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged/supercharged engine generating 316 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. The T8 also comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged/supercharged engine and an additional electric motor that generates a maximum of 450 horsepower and 472 pounds of torque. The 2018 Volvo XC90 has an average mpg of 23, doing 20 mpg on city roads and 27 mpg on highways.

The XC60 has several safety and technology features such automatic wipers, power liftgate, LED headlights, automatic climate control, adjustable power seats, Apple CarPlay, road departure monitoring and protection system, collision avoidance notification, several airbags, driver alert notification, and the Volvo On Call complimentary program.

Pros: Beautiful interior; numerous luxury amenities and a range of engine options.

Cons: Small cargo area; a bit noisy, and less sporty than other crossover SUVs

2018 Volvo XC40

The 2018 XC40 is Volvo’s new and luxurious subcompact SUV. Despite its relatively compact size, it is a beautiful car with a lot to offer. It is available in two trims: the T5 R-Design and T5 Momentum. These two trims come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine generating 247 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque. They are accompanied by an eight-speed automatic transmission and include All-Wheel Drive.

The 2018 Volvo XC40 has numerous safety and technology features to ensure that the driver and passengers are safe at all times. Some of these features include a rearview parking camera, rain-sensing wipers, Apple CarPlay integration, Volvo On Call app, impressive ABS, forward collision notification, blindspot monitoring and notification system, hill start assist, and parking assist.

Pros: Impressive fuel efficiency; a beautiful and stylish interior.

Cons: Less interior seating and cargo space; a slightly less powerful engine.

2018 Volvo V90

The Volvo V90 is perfectly crafted and combined with all-roads capabilities for the perfect cross-country car. The V90 has a bold and powerful look, high ground clearance, large wheels, and a sophisticated chassis made to tackle the roughest and toughest terrain. It has a beautiful interior full of comfortable seats, enough leg room, and slim backrests. It is available in two trims: the Inscription and R-Design.

The T5 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine generating 250 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque, and is accompanied with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has an average mpg of 27, doing 24 mpg on city roads and 34 mpg on highways. The T6 AWD comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged/supercharged engine generating 316 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. It also has an eight-speed automatic transmission. The T6 has an average mpg of 26, doing 22 mpg on city roads and 31 mpg on highways.

This model has several standard safety and technology features such as several airbags (driver, passenger, and side), impressive ABS, active bending lights, blind-spot monitoring and notification system, collision detection system, distance alert, and driver alert notification system. Other features include laminated side windows, inflatable curtains, pilot assist system, sign road information, climate control, safe home lights, and a rearview parking camera.

Pros: High ground clearance; strong body and chassis; perfect for off-road trips

Cons: Not as beautiful as other cars in its category

2018 Volvo V60

The 2018 Volvo V60 delivers both beauty and class in one single package. The car’s beautiful exterior is perfectly complemented by its stylish interior filled with soft leather seats, a premium infotainment system, and a spacious cargo area for your luggage. The V60 high ground clearance and dynamic exterior design make it the ideal adventure car. It is available in four trims: Dynamic, Cross Country, Polestar, and R-Design.

The T5 version comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine generating 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and is accompanied by an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has an average mpg of 29, doing 25 mpg on city roads and 36 mpg on highways. On the other hand, the T6 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged/supercharged engine generating 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It also has an eight-speed automatic transmission. The T6 has an average mpg of 26, doing 22 mpg on city roads and 32 mpg on highways.

This V60 has several safety and technology features to ensure the driver and passengers enjoy a wonderful drive while being safe at all time. Some of these features include high active beam, several airbags (driver, passenger, side, knees), ABS, collision avoidance system, blind-spot notification system, driver alert notification, lane keeping system, child locks. Other features include climate control, child locks, pressure monitoring system, safelights, traction control, and a rear camera.

Pros: Beautiful exterior and comfortable seats

Cons: Poor fuel management

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