The 2018 Volvo XC90 is the flagship SUV of the Swedish automaker and a flagship product in general for advanced driver assistance, active safety features and technology. Reborn in its current form two years ago, the mid-luxury SUV XC90 has grown from one of the most sporting vehicles to one of the most innovative.
Changes to the XC90 are essentially limited to careful modifications to optional packages and equipment. Some important features have been added to the XC90 lineup this year, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Three new colors replace three outlets, and the T8 powertrain is now available even in the entry-level Momentum trim level. The plug-in powertrain has a new battery that pays it five more miles from the EPA lineup compared to previous models, and the three powertrains have seen bumps at their EPA ratings.
Volvo safety systems should not be overlooked, they are among the best in the industry. The 2018 Volvo XC90 features a comprehensive and impressive set of advanced safety features, including Blind Spot Monitoring Monitors, Active Lane Control, Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist, a semi-autonomous program. which can operate over short distances without the intervention of the driver. Many other automakers offer a similar system, and most of them charge a lot for it.
The 2018 XC90 is powered by Volvo’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. In the T5 models, it is turbocharged for a respectable power of 250 horsepower. The T5 models come standard with front wheel drive (FWD) and optional AWD. In the T6, with the AWD standard, a turbocharged 2.0-liter Supercharged Drive-E gasoline engine develops 316 horsepower and develops 295 lb-ft of torque. The T8 Twin Engine Rechargeable Hybrid Engine / Gasoline Engine combo produces 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. Charging takes from 2.5 to six hours, depending on the voltage. All models use an 8-speed automatic transmission and an engine start / stop system that cuts idle power. In our tests, we chose to shut down this system to avoid sudden reboots. The XC90 SUV is rated for towing up to 5,000 pounds.
The 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $ 47,895 for a Momentum T5 base model