THE SPECS

The Western Star - - SALTWIRE WHEELS -

Model: 2019 Volvo XC60 T8

En­gine: two-litre, four-cylin­der, su­per­charged, tur­bocharged, hy­brid drive, 400 horse­power

Driv­e­train: AWD with all-elec­tric rear axle

Trans­mis­sion: eight-speed au­to­matic

Fea­tures: LED light­ing, panoramic sun­roof, cli­mate con­trolled seats, nav­i­ga­tion, adap­tive sus­pen­sion, 360-de­gree cam­era sys­tem, push-but­ton start, park­ing as­sist, power tailgate

What’s hot: all-elec­tric op­er­a­tion around town, smooth, quiet and quick, great head­lights, el­e­gant cabin

What’s not: vague steer­ing feel, cen­tral com­mand sys­tem learn­ing curve, per­for­mance buffs will wish for a nicer en­gine sound

Start­ing price (XC60 T8 R-De­sign): $72,550 (ap­prox.)

As tested: $85,875

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