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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
The Volvo XC90 is a nice looking, square-jawed Swede endeavoring to offer more productivity and security than its adversaries, while Including a of measurement Scandinavian the pizazz. Its 2.0-liter four-barrel utilizes turbocharging and supercharging to make 316 hp and drives every one of the four wheels through an eight-speed programmed. A 80-hp electric engine joins the gathering in module half breed models. There's space for seven in the abundantly named inside, with profoundly agreeable seats and also Sensus, Volvo's new infotainment framework.

The lithium-particle battery has its own coolant circuit, while an electric drenching warmer warms the other coolant circle to warm the lodge when the T8 is not blazing hydrocarbons. Both electric engines are equipped for energizing the ­battery amid deceleration or when sending torque to the wheels.

Volvo has figured out how to bundle every one of this in the same envelope as ordinary XC90 models without barging in on the lodge, freight hold, or third column, or reducing the 5000-pound towing limit.

We had exclusive standards for the T8, coming to it subsequent to being altogether inspired by the T6. At last, our lone dissension with the T6 was our anticipated craving for a couple of more horses; the cross breed appeared a beyond any doubt wager to amaze us with its snort. Also, the T8 improved increasing speed, hustling to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds contrasted and six seconds level in the T6.

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
The complex powertrain enhances straight-line execution, yet it additionally adds to the 450-pound increment in the XC90's control weight. The additional mass saps the moderately agile feel of the T6. Skidpad perform­ance dropped from 0.84 g in the T6 to 0.81 in the 5159-pound T8, and the braking separation from 70 mph expanded from 167 feet to 176. Out and about, the XC90 crossover frequently felt unwieldy, riding vigorously over broken asphalt.
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
Volvo anticipates that purchasers will think correspondingly about the T8's crossover innovation. By what other method to legitimize the T8's premium, which begins at $69,095 contrasted and $50,795 for the T6?
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
In any case, none of these numbers is as huge as that $18,300 upcharge for the half breed. Regardless of the fact that the cost of 91 octane goes up to $5 per gallon, the additional expense for the T8 would be sufficient to purchase 3660 gallons of gas. To spare only one gallon, you have to drive through two full battery charges without permitting the gas motor to begin. On the off chance that you could do that each and every day, and hit the EPA gauge for joined fuel econo­my when you're not running on power, you wouldn't earn back the original investment for a long time, accepting 15,000 miles driven yearly. Charge just once per day and payback will be stretched out to over 13 years. Try not to connect to your T8 at all and ascertain the numbers with premium gas offering for the $2.49 per gallon we paid amid this test and the monetary result for going half breed is distant to the point that you'd have to consider your XC90 your home arranging.

Volvo has a star in the XC90, the which has been a making up more than half of the brand's business this year. Its prosperity is very much earned. In any case, this unpredictable half and half model is, eventually, frustrating.

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
VEHICLE TYPE:
front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 7-passenger, 4-door hatchback

ENGINE TYPE:
turbocharged, supercharged, and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-4, 316 hp, 295 lb-ft

HYBRID ENGINE TYPE:
turbocharged, supercharged, and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-4, 316 hp, 295 lb-ft; permanent magnet synchronous AC electric front motor, 46 hp, 111 lb-ft; permanent magnet synchronous AC electric rear motor, 80 hp, 177 lb-ft; combined power rating, 400 hp, 472 lb-ft; 9.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack

TRANSMISSION:
8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

DIMENSIONS:Wheelbase:
117.5 in

Length:
194.8 in

Width:
79.1 in

Height:
69.9 in

Passenger/cargo volume:
131/15.8 cu ft

Curb weight (C/D est):
4650-5200 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):
Zero to 60 mph: 5.8-6.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 15.7-16.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 14.5-14.8 sec
Top speed: 143 mph

FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):
EPA city/highway driving (T6): 19/27 mpg
EPA combined driving (T8 plug-in hybrid): 59 MPGe

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Reviews, Specs
Volvo anticipates that purchasers will think comparably about the T8's mixture innovation. By what other method to legitimize the T8's premium, which begins at $69,095 contrasted and $50,795 for the T6?

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