In case you’re choosing the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of car. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar’s experience and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate testing the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar additionally presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar, which pushes the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.