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2018 Volvo XC60: Luxury Compact SUV Challenge Gallery

2018 Volvo XC60: Luxury Compact SUV Challenge Gallery
2018 volvo xc60; photos by christian lantry

once aging ungracefully and bordering on seminice, volvo's compact suv has been redesigned for 2018 — and the xc60 delivers new highs of luxury and refinement.

outside, the long, sculpted hood sits behind a vertical grille, flanked by headlight clusters that feature volvo's signature "thor's hammer" led daytime running lights. in back, the rear takes on a more angled look than its predecessor. inside, the focus is on technology with a new large touchscreen multimedia display taking up most of the center dash.

the xc60 comes in three flavors: the t5 (250-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder), the t6 (316 hp from a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder) and t8 plug-in hybrid (313-hp, supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with an electric motor and battery pack to boost total output to 400 hp). in our latest multicar challenge, we tested the t5 momentum trim.

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how does it measure up? the suv went nose to nose against six other compact luxury suvs — including the 2018 alfa romeo stelvio, 2018 audi q5, 2018 bmw x3, 2018 cadillac xt5, 2019 infiniti qx50 and 2018 lexus nx 300 — in our latest multicar comparison. check back june 4 to see which suv came out on top in the 2018 luxury compact suv challenge.

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