That engine was developed for Ford (then owners of Volvo) by Yamaha in Japan.That V8 produced 311 HP and 325 TQ at 4000 RPM and gave back about 15/20 MPG in city and highway driving, respectively.You’ll find 400 combined HP in the Volvo compared to 306 in the Toyota.Let’s be honest: I was going to like the newly redesigned Volvo XC60 no matter what. Heck, I’m wearing a Volvo hat as I type this sentence and I took these pictures on a phone with Volvo wallpaper!It combines the rankings from well known recruiting experts into a single, consensus ranking. Well, if you’ve ever scanned the rankings from a couple of these experts, you’ll quickly find that they can differ greatly from each other.In fact, sometimes they disagree to such an extent that you have no idea whether a kid is top 5 material or barely a top 50 player.The ride and handling in Dynamic mode is also excellent.
In other words, RSCI rankings do not represent a personal opinion, but rather are the sum total of the opinion of larger group of experts.Finally- as if there weren’t enough reasons to get excited about driving a new XC60- the one I got for a tester showed up in bright, screaming red. Needless to say, I love the Passion Red paint on this XC60 R-Design, but there’s a lot more to love.The wheels, for example, are coated in a matte black and then diamond-cut to produce a unique shine that you won’t see in a painted alloy.If you compare Volvo’s hybrid to Toyota’s, there really is no comparison.The two brands’ offering serve up similar fuel economy figures, but the Volvo has the dual advantages of nearly 15 miles of electric only range and significantly more HP.