Review: 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid

After taking the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid for a spin, The Car Connection had a mixed reaction about the vehicle.

While the stylish crossover offers “a lot of power, a balanced chassis, grippy all-wheel drive, and nicely weighted steering controlled via a thick-rimmed, three-spoke wheel,” the review says there’s some “fine-tuning to be done” and notes that it “is hardly as athletic as its horsepower rating suggests.”

In the end, the review says the car “winds up feeling like something of a placeholder.”

“If it’s eco-friendly motoring you’re after, the XC60 delivers—but we can’t say just how much. Volvo hasn’t had its latest crossover certified by the EPA, so it’s hard to say how much it’ll improve on the XC60 T6’s 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, 23 mpg combined. We’re willing to bet it’ll be much thriftier, but until Volvo announces this crossover’s price tag, it’s hard for us to make a real judgement call.”

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