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The Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD Polestar's name is intimidating but its tech is not

Looking for a luxury utility vehicle with an efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain? Well, search no further, because this partially electrified Volvo XC60 is tough to top.

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Craig Cole
Craig brought 15 years of automotive journalism experience to the Cars team. A lifelong resident of Michigan, he's as happy with a wrench or welding gun in hand as he is in front of the camera or behind a keyboard. When not hosting videos or cranking out features and reviews, he's probably out in the garage working on one of his project cars. He's fully restored a 1936 Ford V8 sedan and then turned to resurrecting another flathead-powered relic, a '51 Ford Crestliner. Craig has been a proud member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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From all angles, the Volvo XC60 is a handsome luxury crossover.

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This vehicle's interior is made with high-quality materials and plenty of thoughtful touches.

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These Polestar Engineered wheels are absolutely massive, spanning 22 inches. Behind them are housed almost comically large brakes.

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Volvo's Sensus infotainment system is reasonably fluid, though it does take some time to figure out.

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The XC60 looks a lot like the larger XC90. There are no complaints about this family resemblance.

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Since this is a plug-in hybrid, there's also a power cord, which conveniently stows away in a bin underneath the cargo floor.

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Adjustable dampers are also included on this top-shelf utility vehicle. 

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Currently, Volvo offers three different crossovers and the XC60 fits comfortably in the middle.

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There's a lot of sculpting to this utility vehicle's body.

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