Review: 2018 Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

Review: 2018 Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

Kansas City area drivers who want a full-size luxury SUV that won’t cost them at the pump should visit us today to test drive the 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 eAWD. This plus-in hybrid utility vehicle has a luxe, spacious cabin, next-generation hybrid powertrain, and the full package of driver assistance technology.

Below, get all the details on what this trim offers. When you’re ready, visit us in Overland Park for a test drive.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The XC90’s engine lineup was developed using Volvo’s Drive-E approach, which maximizes both power and efficiency. A lightweight, low-friction 2.0-liter 4-cylinder super- and turbocharged engine is combined with an electric motor, mated to an 8-speed automatic Geartronic transmission. In hybrid mode, the powertrain optimizes to conserve energy, but in Power mode, forces are combined for a boost of power and traction.

Combined, the systems net 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the XC90 Plug-In Hybrid gets 62 MPGe and has an electric-only range of 19 miles.

Comfort and Convenience

Drivers will love the Volvo SUV’s opulent cabin, with a laminated panoramic moon roof with power sunshade, Comfort Seats, leather upholstery, 10-way power and heated front seats, Driver Seat Memory, third-row seating, 4-Zone Climate Control, a leather steering wheel, and a crystal gear shift knob by Orrefors.

Additionally, all trim levels feature Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Sensus Connect infotainment with a 9-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, voice control, high-performance audio, radio apps, 8-inch Digital Driver Display, and Volvo On Call with Engine Remote Start for four years.

Individual options include second-row booster cushions, a Graphical Head-Up Display, heated steering wheel, Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound, and a leather steering wheel with wood inlay. Your Premier Volvo rep will love to tell you about the premium features bundled in the Momentum Plus, Convenience, and Luxury packages.

Safety and Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 XC90 T8 a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating. Additionally, the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it top scores in all crashworthiness tests, as well as a Superior rating for crash avoidance and mitigation.

The 2018 XC90 comes standard equipped with the IntelliSafe system of safety technology, which includes Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Run-Off Road Mitigation and Protection, Lane Keeping Aid, Road Sign Information, Driver Alert Control, Rear Collision Warning, Blind Spot Information System with Steer Assist, and Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive system. The suite of driver assistance tech also includes City Safety, a system that detects vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals. IntelliSafe options include a 360-degree Surround View Camera, Park Assist Pilot, Front Park Assist, and an Integrated Child Seat.

Pricing

Starting at $64,950 MSRP

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