AUTO REVIEW: Volvo XC60 Lights It Up With the 2023 Recharge

By Marc D. Grasso

2023 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge. (Marc Grasso/Boston Herald/TNS)

(Boston Herald/TNS) — As a historic chart-topper in Grasso’s Garage, the Volvo brand delivers an excellent experience to consumers with all of their vehicles. This week is the ever popular Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge, hybrid mid-size luxury SUV, fit for all consumers.

Volvo continues utilization of its popular and potent 2.0-liter Turbo-charged direct injection engine. Producing 312 horsepower in addition to the hybrid/electric technology, which produces an additional 143 horsepower from its electric motor, the T8 Recharge offers an astounding 455 horsepower and 523 pound-feet of torque. Do I have your attention now? The XC60 brings not only power to its consumers but also the comfort and quietness of what SUV consumers demand.

Our 2023 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge Ultimate came with an array of packages and options for everyone to enjoy, which are not mandatory items as with other manufacturers. You can get a Climate Package for $750, an upgraded Bowers & Wilkins sound system for $3,200 and Air Ride suspension, which is a new option for 2023, for an additional $1,800. Standard features on the XC60 Ultimate were a panoramic sunroof, gloss black features, 20-inch diamond-cut wheels and high level interior illumination.

Warranty and maintenance are also a hit. New owners can enjoy complimentary factory-scheduled maintenance for the first three years, as well as the 48-month/50,000-mile limited warranty.

People always ask me what I would drive. What’s the best vehicle out there? For me, that choice always has and always will start with Volvo, and for good reason. Their endless focus on safety, security, comfort and design makes the decision process easy when focusing on a brand first, then a model. In my opinion, as a full framed person, I value comfort and appeal foremost, while safety and security are a close second, and these attributes make Volvo a chart topper — and the XC60 is clearly the best choice.

2023 Volvo XC60 Recharge


MPG: 28 city / 28 highway / 29.2 as tested

As Tested:$74,690

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