Between the midsize XC90, the compact XC60, and the subcompact XC40, the Volvo SUV lineup is one of the best in the industry right now. The Scandinavian take on luxury has always been alluring, and with crossovers at the height of their popularity, Palm Beach car buyers are spoiled for choice.
All Volvo SUVs are bestowed with signatures of Swedish quality like the Thor’s Hammer headlights and Sensus touchscreen technology. When making a decision, the relative size of each model is a clear starting point. In this breakdown, we dive into the specifics to help you choose the model that best suits you.
What You Should Know About Each Volvo SUV
The newest addition to the lineup, the 2019 Volvo XC40 comes standard with a 187-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged engine. The upgraded T5 powertrain has an increased output of 248 horsepower and is also available with all-wheel drive for better performance in variable road conditions. T4 models get an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, while T5 models post a still-efficient 23 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway.
For a subcompact model, the XC40 still affords owners plenty of space, offering 57.5 cu. ft. of cargo volume to work with. It features the largest panoramic moonroof in its class, a standard power-operated tailgate, and multiple intuitive storage options.
This model is a great choice for new Volvo owners and smaller families.
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is available with three different powertrains: the base T5, the upgraded T6, and the top-of-the-line plug-in hybrid T8. T5 models are available with all-wheel drive while the T6 and T8 have it standard. As for performance, power output and efficiency are as follows:
- T5: 250 hp, 258 lb.-ft., estimated 22 city/28 highway mpg
- T6: 316 hp, 295 lb.-ft., estimated 21 city/27 highway mpg
- T8: 400 hp, 472 lb.-ft., estimated 26 city/28 highway mpg, 59 MPGe combined
This model seats 5 comfortably, and with the rear seats folded down, it grants 63.3 cu. ft. of cargo space. The XC60 is also one of the smartest cars you’ll ever drive, with available Pilot Assist driver assistance technology to make driving in heavy traffic less cumbersome. Park Assist Pilot makes any parking lot more navigable.
This model is well suited for growing families and owners who value innovative technology.
The flagship model, the 2019 Volvo XC90 has the most to offer of any Volvo SUV. It shares its powertrain options with the XC60 and posts comparable fuel economy in spite of being a larger vehicle.
How much larger? The XC90 will seat 7 people and has a total of 85.7 cu. ft. of cargo volume. Seats are designed to be comfortable no matter which one you end up in. All of the second-row seats recline, and the third-row offers more legroom than any competing model. You also have the option for the smoothest possible ride over any surface when you upgrade to Air Suspension with Four-C active chassis.
The XC90 was built for owners who don’t compromise. You’ll understand when you drive it.
Find Your Volvo SUV in West Palm Beach, FL
If you would like to test drive the Volvo XC40, the Volvo XC60, or the Volvo XC90, visit Schumacher Volvo Cars of the Palm Beaches. We can get you behind the wheel of any of these models or all three so that you can perform your own comparison. Contact us with questions or to schedule your visit to our store.