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Volvo XC60 2.0 T8 [390] Hybrid R DESIGN 5dr AWD Geartronic Review

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Review

The Volvo XC60 is not the best large SUV to drive; if you're looking for something sportier there's the Porsche Macan, while the Audi Q5 is more comfortable. However, being classy inside, roomy and well equipped, the Volvo is still a strong choice. Moving up the trim list can make its price less appealing, though.

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Trim: R DESIGN

This is the most popular trim level, thanks to its more aggressive styling; you also get chunky 19in alloys, metal interior highlights, lowered sport suspension and privacy glass.

Engine: 2.0 T8 390 Hybrid

This plug-in hybrid version combines batteries, an electric motor and a petrol engine to maximise efficiency and pump out a healthy 385bhp, providing rapid acceleration. On a full charge, it can officially offer up to 33.6 miles on electricity alone (we managed 22 miles) and it has the lowest CO2 emissions in the range. The T8 is most efficient in town; on the motorway, once the battery is depleted, you get around 30mpg in the real world, so high-mileage users might be better off sticking with a diesel engine.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

122.8

Urban: NMotorway: N
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

598

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

47

g/km