For those who’re opting for the 2019 Volvo Xc60 over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2019 Volvo Xc60. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Volvo Xc60 happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volvo Xc60 gives ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Volvo Xc60, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of car. Cargo area isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Volvo Xc60’s ride and driving experience start to fall in line with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest testing the 2019 Volvo Xc60’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Volvo Xc60 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Volvo Xc60 also provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Volvo Xc60 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volvo Xc60, which pushes the 2019 Volvo Xc60 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.