2016 Volvo XC90 on Real Wheels car chat Washington Post

2016 Volvo XC90 on Real Wheels car chat Washington Post

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2016 Volvo XC 90 T6 and T8 PHEV

I drove the very new Volvo XC 90 T6.

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2016 Volvo XC 90 T6

(The 2016 Volvo XC90 T6. Photo courtesy of Lou Ann Hammond)

The Volvo XC 90 T6 AWD is powered by a 2.0-liter super and turbocharged direct injection engine that can extract 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It is mated with an 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with start/stop.

The competitors for the Volvo XC 90 T6 are, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Chevy Traverse, Toyota Highlander, and the GMC Acadia.

The T6 AWD Momentum starts at $48,900, the T6 AWD R-design at $525,00, the T6 AWD Inscription at $54,500. I drove the Volvo XC T6 AWD Inscription that had a suggested MSRP of $66,705.

The T6 gasoline version is EPA rated at 20 city/25 highway miles per gallon (mpg). My mpg was right in the middle of those two numbers.

You can see my review of the T6 and the T8 – the first plug-in 7-passenger 3rd-row seat at 2016 Volvo XC90

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.