2018 Volvo XC60: First Drive Review

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Powerful T8
Despite the T6’s plentiful powerband, the added oomph from the hybrid T8 is certainly welcome. Acceleration is strong, especially in Power mode, but we found that leaving the mode set to Hybrid meant we had power when needed, but the XC60 was much more efficient when simply cruising. A power gauge indicates the throttle needed to stay in electric mode – too much throttle and the electric-mode threshold gets exceeded, bringing the gas engine online. With a full charge, the XC60 is easily kept in electric mode with normal everyday driving until the battery is depleted.

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