The New Volvo XC60 is 2018 North American Utility of the Year

Looking for the best SUV of 2018? The 2018 Volvo XC60 should already have sprung to mind. If it hasn't, it will now: the Volvo XC60 has been named 2018 North American Utility of the Year. Highlights include:

North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year Awards

The North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards are some of the most prestigious and sought-after in the industry. Why? Because winners are chosen from a panel of more than 60 judges drawn from broadcast, print, and online media across the USA and Canada.

Factors considered include:

  • Innovation

  • Design

  • Safety

  • Performance

  • Technology

  • Driver satisfaction

  • Value

Funds come from jurors, and there are no paid positions. As such, the NACTOY awards stand alone as the longest-running awards not associated with a single television station, radio station, website, or publication.

The Volvo XC60 is 2018 North American Utility of the Year

Coming out ahead of competitors like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Honda Odyssey minivan, the new XC60 sprinted to first place thanks to its fusion of luxury, performance, safety, and value.

In the words of NACTOY juror and freelance auto writer Kirk Bell, "Like the XC90, the XC60 offers Volvo's distinct brand of luxury and it may even be more appealing than its bigger brother. The ride is exemplary, and when smartly equipped, it is a fine value."

While most midsize luxury vehicles reserve high-spec features for upper-level trims, the 2018 Volvo XC60 breaks the mold by offering the following features as standard:

  • Power liftgate with programmable height

  • 10-way power front seats

  • Automatic dual-zone climate control

  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

  • Leather upholstery

  • Lane keeping assist

  • Road departure mitigation

  • Collision avoidance braking system

Unsurprisingly, sales are up. 22,690 Volvo XC60 models were sold last year, marking a 10.9% improvement from the previous year.

Find the North American Utility of the Year at Volvo Cars of Austin

The latest Volvo XC60 is a show-stopping SUV that fully deserves its accolades. To arrange a test drive, talk financing, or discuss our lineup of Volvo SUVs, feel free to contact us today or visit the showroom - we've served drivers from San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and all across Central Texas.

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