Compare 2019 Volvo XC60 vs 2018 Volvo XC60

2019 Volvo XC60 vs 2018 Volvo XC60
2019 Volvo XC60 2018 Volvo XC60

  Engine

2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4

  Horsepower

250 250

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/28 * 22/28 *

  Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic 8-speed shiftable automatic

2019 Volvo XC60 vs 2018 Volvo XC60

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Riding on the heels of a substantial design change in 2018, the 2019 Volvo XC60 gets some minor adjustments, primarily in the form of more standard features and minor trim changes, for the new model year. It also gets more standard safety technology. This year, the addition of heated seats, heated wiper blades, child safety locks, and a second 12V outlet on the base trim are notable highlights of the 2019 Volvo XC60. Otherwise, it still has the same luxurious interior as its predecessor and plenty of available amenities. In 2018, the Volvo XC60 received a significant design change from the 2017 model year. Improved exterior styling, a more spacious and luxurious cabin, and more engines were added to the 2018 XC60.

Performance

In 2019, the Volvo XC60 features several choices of engines. The engine choices are the same from the 2018 model year. The base engine is a four-cylinder, turbo-charged engine with a 2.0L capacity. This engine creates up to 250 HP and 258 LB-FT of torque. The second engine, called the T6, generates up to 316 HP and 295 LB-FT of torque. Topping the line is the hybrid turbo engine called the T8. This engine is paired with an electric motor to maximize performance and efficiency. The hybrid engine creates up to 400 HP and 472 LB-FT of torque. An eight-speed automatic is the sole transmission offered. Front-wheel drive is standard on the base trim, and the others get all-wheel drive. If you're looking for an SUV that has towing power, the XC60 does not disappoint. The gasoline engines have a towing capacity of 5,291 pounds, while the hybrid engine can tow 4,409 pounds.

Appearance

The 2019 Volvo XC60 gets a slightly revised look with standard heated wiper blades. At the base level of the XC60 in 2019, you'll get LED lights in front and back, 18-inch wheels, automatic wipers, roof rails, a programmable liftgate, and automatic wipers. Moving up in trim, larger 19-inch wheels, LED fog lights, and illuminated door handles are other features to look forward to. Inside, more intricate design changes in 2018 added luxury, dimension, and prestige to the XC60, such as wood trim accents and more leather in the interior. These style features remain largely the same in 2019. In both model years, the interior amenities that you get are highly trim-specific. Two-Zone climate control is standard in both model years, while a four-zone climate control is available. Heated front seats are standard, while heated rear seats are available based on trim level.

Features

In 2019, the higher-end Inscription and R-Design models get more standard features that were once optional. This includes more driver-assist safety technology such as blind-spot monitoring and a parking-assist system. Both trim levels also get a premium 14-speaker sound system in the 2019 model year. Keyless entry and a remote start are now included in the 2019 XC60, too. The latest XC60 comes with several multimedia packages and advanced safety packages that add on even more features. You won't be disappointed with the base model Momentum in either model year, which offers a standard panoramic sunroof, a nine-inch infotainment display screen with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and a 10-speaker sound system.

The Volvo XC60 received a major design change in 2018, which means that it only had minor adjustments in 2019. However, you can look forward to more standard amenities in the 2019 model year than ever before. There are also more packages that are now standard on the 2019 XC60. In both model years, you have a generous assortment of add-on amenities and packages to give your car a custom finish, too.

* Actual mileage may vary.

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