Volvo Announces U.S. Pricing for 2018 XC60
Prices Actually Drop Compared to 2017 Equivalents
Here’s a bit of good news for fans of the Iron Mark: Volvo released pricing for the 2018 XC60 crossover today, and the sticker for the redesigned SUV has actually fallen compared to its 2017 equivalent.
The 2018 XC60 T5 will start at $41,500, which is more than the $40,950 Volvo asks for the 2017 XC60 T5, but the new SUV comes standard with all-wheel drive, which was a $2,000 option that most buyers selected on the outgoing SUV. The T5 will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0L I-4 producing 250 hp, an engine that should provide adequate (if not exactly brisk) performance.
Buyers seeking a bit more verve can look to the XC60 T6, which will come with a twincharged version of the same engine. Adding a supercharger to the mix will demand a bit more cash ($44,900, to be exact), but that still represents a savings over the current T6, which costs $46,350. The new crossover also features 316 lag-free horses, which is 14 more than the outgoing T6. That should be enough for all but the most power-mad crossover shoppers.
Those people would do well to consider the XC60 T8 Twin Engine, which starts at $52,900. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Twin Engine has a stupendous 400 hp and responsive electric all-wheel drive. The plug-in XC60 doesn’t really have a 2017 equivalent, but its pricing is $1,900 higher than the outgoing SUV’s top trim level, the T6 R-Design.
The T8 will go toe to toe with such crossovers as the 355hp BMW X4 M40i, 354hp Audi SQ5, and 400hp Porsche Macan Turbo, all of which cost more than the XC60. In fact, the plug-in hybrid represents an impressive value in its segment, particularly since the XC60 should also get even better fuel economy than the 25 combined mpg recorded by its XC90 big brother.
Overall, it’s a happy surprise the new XC60 will actually cost less than the model it replaces, and we hope to be able to put one through its paces soon. Volvo is taking orders now, with the first 2018 XC60 to arrive in dealers this fall.