We go for a drive in the 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 R Design. It's the North American SUV of the year.

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Comments

    • David Benson
      David Benson

      Nice job, guys. They do a really great review of the Evoque as well. Great points that even the Edmunds reviewers don't think of.

      about 3 days ago
    • Ivandro Furtado
      Ivandro Furtado

      I shop for price!

      about 14 days ago
    • Tim Locke
      Tim Locke

      I took delivery of mine 1st of April. Only a T5 but has all the good stuff.

      about 17 days ago
    • JDR 235
      JDR 235

      My dad did it he wanted an rcf but a 1le was the same price so he got that one

      about 19 days ago
    • TheStraightPipes
      TheStraightPipes In reply to JDR 235

      Those are similar lol

      about 19 days ago
    • JDR 235
      JDR 235

      Fuck yes volvo did it again

      about 19 days ago
    • djsomeguy
      djsomeguy

      Did it....cross shopped Tacoma and Lexus NX.

      about 21 day ago
    • Remy Fagerstrom
      Remy Fagerstrom

      Ugh, i freaking love Volvo.

      about 23 days ago
    • Miley  Queen
      Miley Queen

      I do that Jacob cross shop

      about 26 days ago
    • Jacob Thompson
      Jacob Thompson

      I work for Volvo- here's some important things they missed.
      1. Climate control works through the Voice Control button on the steering wheel~ "Set climate 72" - "Lower Fan Speed" - "Seat Heat On" - "Auto Fan 1" - Reaching for any climate system while driving is dangerous- voice control is safer and easier.
      2. The Driving Mode selector screen will disappear when you press the home button under the touch screen.
      3. Lane Keeping Aide works full time as long as it's enabled in the Vehicle Functions screen- at speeds over 40MPH. LKA Does not keep you centered, it keeps you inside the line as you begin to cross the line. As you cross over a line by 2-4CM, it steers you gently back inside the lane. This generally prevents heavy ping-ponging between lanes. Pilot Assist is separate in it's functionality as it uses both lines to keep you centered in the lane and take light turns- as with adaptive cruise control, tapping the brakes or making a hard turn on the steering wheel will disable Pilot Assist. If there are no drive lines on the road- yet Pilot Assist is active- Lane Keeping Aide and Run-Off-Road Mitigation are both still active in trying to keep you on the road.
      4. Those are the stock Inscription trim wheels- on an R-Design. I have never seen that anywhere else.

      Great review! My customers definitely are not shopping in a price segment- if they are looking at this vehicle- they are looking at Audi Q5's, BMW X3/X5's, Infinity QX50'ss, Lexus RX350's and so forth. Volvo usually ends up giving you more standard equipment and better tech than the others for less money- on a car that promises you won't die in it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Archit Anand
      Archit Anand

      I got an Ad for xc60

      about 1 month ago
    • Mark P
      Mark P

      "F" auto start/stop

      about 1 month ago
    • Curry God
      Curry God

      Could you do the 2020 Mercedes GLS as soon as you can get your hands on a press one

      about 1 month ago
    • Scott Nauert
      Scott Nauert

      Looks-wise, it doesn't hold a candle to the V90 R-Design. Not even close. But as far as SUVs go, it's sharp.

      about 2 months ago
    • Paul Gibson
      Paul Gibson

      I pick a price point, and then find the best vehicle for the money. So, I agree that happens.

      about 2 months ago
    • Gia D
      Gia D

      Well the visor is like almost the same length of the windown anyway

      about 2 months ago
    • hg xob
      hg xob

      I also found the driver's door on the Volvo XC60 T6 to be dangerous. It was raining hard and my friend wanted me to test drive it first. When I quickly opened the door, the top corner of the door hit my forehead just above my left eye and I had to have five sutures. I had blood all over my white dress shirt. I never had the opportunity to test drive it. So thank you for the review. Volvo and Audi make beautiful interiors!

      about 2 months ago
    • Matthew Callaway
      Matthew Callaway

      Having driven a V90 over about a week on vacation, I agree that having the climate control in the infotainment is annoying. HOWEVER, utilizing auto-climate control means I rarely had to actually mess with it, so it wasn't that big of a deal. I think it would be most annoying when needing to use defrost in the winter.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jaymate
      Jaymate

      Both me and my dad biffed our heads on it when we opened the door when we saw it ;)

      about 2 months ago
    • marco sechi
      marco sechi

      Black interior... Just why

      about 2 months ago
    • Saulo Avelar
      Saulo Avelar

      Great review guys. I am actually looking for a new car right now but got pretty disappointed with the full price of this Volvo. I think, that for what they are offering, it's a pretty steep price. I'd definitely consider another car for the same price, if the benefits are better suited for me.

      about 3 months ago
    • Jacob Thompson
      Jacob Thompson In reply to Saulo Avelar

      They had quite a few unnecessary add-ons~ You can get one of these bad boys for $43K-$46K and still have more safety and features than competitive makes.

      about 1 month ago
    • Daniel Matthiesen
      Daniel Matthiesen

      I cross-shopped (used) between a Pajero and a Mondeo.

      about 3 months ago
    • Clippers0507
      Clippers0507

      Nah, I was shopping for a Mid-Size SUV and that's what I got, not a car. :p

      about 3 months ago
    • Liam Ross
      Liam Ross

      Lakeshore and Gardiner Expressway ..... Toronto. :)

      about 3 months ago
    • BWG
      BWG

      Well, this just popped up on my recommended and I couldn’t even happier.

      about 3 months ago
    • Kevin CinnamonToast
      Kevin CinnamonToast

      Volvo XC60 ZR2 should be the next video.

      about 3 months ago
    • Hemant Bubna
      Hemant Bubna

      Yuri is so angry 😡, i love it 😂😂. Love the car, watched this 3x 🙈

      about 3 months ago
    • Cătălin Dincu
      Cătălin Dincu

      Are you guys planning to review the XC40 also?

      about 3 months ago
    • TheStraightPipes
      TheStraightPipes In reply to Cătălin Dincu

      Ya it’ll be on Patreon very soon

      about 3 months ago
    • symmetry08
      symmetry08

      There is one remedy for steering wheel heaters - get gloves - thick or thin that will keep your hand clean and warm glove and problem is solved.

      about 3 months ago
    • Jacob Thompson
      Jacob Thompson In reply to symmetry08

      The touch screen works with gloves on, too!

      about 1 month ago
    • Good_Lord
      Good_Lord

      Yuri.

      Try having no window frame on every car you own, then open any standard vertical door. I smashed my face a few times haha

      about 3 months ago
    • TheStraightPipes
      TheStraightPipes In reply to Good_Lord

      ❤️

      about 3 months ago
    • Marc Belanger
      Marc Belanger

      A Colorado😂

      about 3 months ago