Comparison - Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered 2021 - vs - Cupra Formentor 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
69,500
Updated: 
27 Aug 2019
£
39,830
Updated: 
09 Oct 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal White Metallic
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Osmium Grey Metallic
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Onyx Black Metallic
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Black Stone
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Bright Silver Metallic
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Color: 
Petrol Blue Matte
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Magnetic Tech Matte
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Graphene Grey
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Desire Red
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Dark Camouflage
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Magnetic Tech
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Midnight Black
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Urban Silver
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Candy White
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Electric

Top Speed: 
155mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.90s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Former T8 plug-in hybrid is now called Recharge.Adaptive headlights, hands-free liftgate and rear USB-C ports added as standard.

Pros
Elegant interior design
Spacious second-row seating
Many standard safety tech features
Available as a plug-in hybrid

Cons
Not as fun to drive as most competitors
Too many controls tied to frustrating touchscreen interface
Ride is a little busier than you might expect from a luxury crossover

By: 
edmunds.com

The XC60 receives several new standard features for 2021, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, LED headlights, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and front parking sensors, as well as a new 19-inch wheel design and power-folding exterior mirrors with an auto-dimming function. Volvo has eliminated AM radio on the XC60, but fans of the format will still be able to listen via a provided app, TuneIn, through the infotainment system.

Pros
Handsomely designed inside and out,
good fuel economy from all three powertrains,
plenty of standard safety tech.

Cons
Infotainment system response lags at startup,
hybrid powertrain needs refinement,
dinky interior storage bins.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.

Pros
New, affordable front-wheel drive offering
Gorgeous interior
Competent powertrains
Standard advanced safety features
Logical and sharp touchscreen

Cons
Can get pricey quickly
Not especially fuel efficient without a plug
Requires premium fuel
It’s not in our driveway now

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Cupra’s first standalone model is a handsome crossover with decent road manners and plenty of space

Pros
Sharp looks,
handles well for a crossover,
plenty of space and equipment

Cons
Fiddly touch-sensitive heater almost as annoying as having to explain the badge to your mates

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Strong range of engine options
Great interior style and quality
Genuinely good fun to drive for an SUV

Cons
Fairly limited personalisation options
There are more practical options
Some infotainment frustrations

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Cupra Formentor doesn't feel as playful as the closely related Volkswagen T-Roc R, but it’s every bit as fast in its similarly priced, range-topping form, plus it handles with composure and has a much nicer interior. In addition, cheaper, less powerful versions of the Formentor offer the same sporty looks as the flagship model – something that isn’t the case with lesser T-Rocs. Just bear in mind that you can have our 2021 Sports SUV of the Year, the Ford Puma ST, for not much more than the cheapest Formentor.

Pros
Well equipped
Surefooted and grippy handling
Smart interior

Cons
TSI 310 isn’t as much fun as the very best sports SUVs
Slightly hesitant automatic gearbox
Fiddly controls

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
combined:31.4-33.2 mpg Uk
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 5 450rpm
Horsepower: 
305hp
at 6 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
R-EPS Progressive steering
Leather-wrapped multi-function sports steering wheel
Leather Gearshift knob/handle
Heated steering wheel
Adaptive cruise control (with "follow-to-stop") and speed limiter

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.60in
175.20in
Width: 
78.70in
72.40in
Height: 
65.30in
59.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
Front Track: 
62.40in
Rear Track: 
61.30in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
103.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
43.20
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
56.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
29.70cu.ft
14.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
4749.00lbs
3624.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
10.25" Digital Cockpit
Washer fluid level indicator

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Keyless unlocking and ignition system
Exterior mirrors, power-folding, adjustable and heated with front passenger exterior mirror lowering function
Front and rear power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Leather/Cloth
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Manually adjustable height and lumbar support for front seats
Two reading lights up in front and two in the rear
Textile sport seats
Height-adjustable front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Mechanical rear seat release

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independent type McPherson - coil springs - hydraulic shock absorber
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Multilink axle, coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Climatronic 3 zones with AirCare & Air Quality Sensor

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Brand Speakers
1400 Watts Stereo Output
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
19 Total Speakers
7 speakers
10" touchscreen infotainment system
Mobile phone interface
Voice Control
USB-C for wired smartphone integration
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Private Emergency Call, Safety Services for 10 years
Remote access via app and online platform for 1 year
Online infotainment for 1 year
USB-C sockets or charging and infotainment control: two in front and two in seats
230-V outlet in boot and 12V socket in central console

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Heat insulating windshield
Heat-insulating and tinted rear windows
Glossy Black roof rails
Rear spoiler
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 8.5 In.
19"
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Cornering Lights
Rear Folding Headrests
Tiredness Recognition System
Lane Assist
Front Assist
3-point safety belts for front and rear seats, with visual and acoustic reminders
Traffic Sign Recognition
Light Assist

Options

Exterior Options: 
22" 5-Y Spoke CNC Machined Black Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Integrated Booster Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Nappa, premium leather
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