Chicago - June 4, 2018
Cars.com™ (NYSE: CARS) has named the 2018 Volvo XC60 the “Best Luxury Compact SUV of 2018” following testing of the major segment contenders.
“The Volvo XC60 has a true luxury feel, with all of the features and interior materials you would expect,” said Jenni Newman, Cars.com’s editor-in-chief. “Its winning combination of comprehensive technology, practicality and quality, combined with safety features and value, are what propelled it to the top spot.”
The challenge put seven of the top vehicles in the class against each other in a series of extensive testing across 13 categories, including interior quality, front-seat comfort, backseat comfort, cargo storage, in-cabin storage, multimedia features, convenience features, handling, powertrain, ride quality, noise, visibility and worth the money.
Vehicles ranked in the following order:
- 2018 Volvo XC60
- 2018 Audi Q5
- 2019 Infiniti QX50
- 2018 Cadillac XT5
- 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
- 2018 BMW X3
- 2018 Lexus NX 300
Each model was also judged on zero-to-60-mph times, panic-braking distances, fuel costs, the advanced active-safety and driver-assistance features with which the test vehicle was equipped, and its grades in Cars.com’s Car Seat Check, which gauges the accommodation of various child-safety seats.
“When shoppers think of luxury SUVs, large truck-based ones like a Cadillac Escalade or Land Rover Range Rover might come to mind, but the bulk of the luxury SUV interest is in a smaller class size. Cars.com tested luxury compact SUVs for the first time to help shoppers in this popular segment understand their options as well as the pros and cons of each,” added Newman.
The 2018 Volvo XC60 was also a nominee for Cars.com’s Best of 2018 Award in January. For more information, including scoring details, videos and photos from the 2018 Cars.com Luxury Compact SUV Challenge, visit www.cars.com/news.