Comparison - Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design 2017 - vs - Porsche Macan GTS 2017

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Average Price: 
71,800
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
77,200
Updated: 
01 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
19.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Bright Silver Metallic
#ABABB6
Bursting Blue Metallic
#315785
Ice White
#DEDEDE
Luminous Sand Metallic
#7B706F
Passion Red
#971715
Onyx Black Metallic
#010101
Savile Grey Metallic
#494850
Color: 
Agate Grey Metallic
#47484A
Black
#000000
Carrara White Metallic
#FFFFFF
Dark Blue Metallic
#3A475A
Impulse Red Metallic
#8C0E24
Mahogany Metallic
#4C3B33
Carrara White Metallic
#EFF0F1
Rhodium Silver Metallic
#E6E6E6
Sapphire Blue Metallic
#254578

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The XC90 is a handsome, square-jawed Swede striving to offer more efficiency and safety than its rivals, while adding a dose of Scandinavian flair. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder uses turbocharging and supercharging to create 316 hp and drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic. An 80-hp electric motor joins the party in plug-in hybrid models. There’s room for seven in the elegantly appointed interior, with deeply comfortable seats as well as Sensus, Volvo’s new infotainment system.

After extended product doldrums due to changing overlords, Volvo has emerged as strong as ever with the launch of the XC90 SUV for 2016, the impressive start of an all-new lineup developed under Chinese owner Geely. With an upright and bold countenance, the XC90 exudes confidence, and its nearly Range Rover–rivaling presence, along with a full complement of features and technology, comfortably earns its way further upmarket than previous XC90s

A gorgeously compelling new entry that is upending the luxury-SUV oligarchy.

Pros
The decadently detailed and gorgeous interior including open-pore walnut wood trim, which also adorns the sliding cupholder cover, in the elevated Inscription-trim T6 and test cars we evaluated

Cons
We’re not convinced that four-cylinder-only power is the way to go, not so much for performance reasons—although, by a narrow margin, the XC90 was the slowest in its last comparison-test appearance—but mostly because the engine sounds gravelly in its upper reaches, which is discordant with the luxury mission

By: 
caranddriver.com

Among three-row luxury SUVs, the 2017 Volvo XC90 has outstanding cargo capacity, style and safety features. The cabin is particularly elegant and offers many options for personalization. Its engine power and ride quality aren’t segment-leading, but this is still a midsize SUV that deserves consideration

The 2017 Volvo XC90 receives updates to its driver assistance system and more apps for its infotainment system, plus the addition of a range-topping new trim level.

lthough Volvo's latest four-cylinder engine has considerable power, the heavy weight of the XC90 makes it feel unimpressive. Its numbers are promising, but in real-world, day-to-day use, acceleration and refinement are lacking. Other rival crossovers feel notably snappier and more responsive when accelerating up to freeway speeds or passing a slow-moving vehicle. We haven't driven the XC90 with the base turbocharged engine, but we expect to find its 250 hp a bit meager for a vehicle of this size.

Pros
Elegant styling inside and out; spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV; many standard safety technology features; precise handling that inspires confidence; available plug-in hybrid model.

Cons
Overly busy ride quality for a vehicle in its class; comes up short on performance and real-world fuel economy; some of its standard touchscreen controls can be hard to use.

By: 
www.edmunds.com

It’s the greatest continuity travesty since Sully’s Porsche Targa repair in Commando. A flip-flop more obvious than Bond’s flop flipping Mustang in Diamonds Are Forever. Jump on the internet. Get those hashtags burning!

And while you would be correct, there is a good reason why our Crystal White 2017 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design is not the Bursting Blue XC90 T6 of previous updates

Volvo noted that upwards of 70 per cent of XC90 buyers wanted this technology, so it makes sense to include it as baseline equipment

What is cool, is with the air package, you can raise the car for an off-road setting, but also lower the rear to make loading luggage easier

That excellent interior, those lovely materials and of course, the amazing stereo, make the XC90 a classy and so far, dependable option in the luxury SUV space.

Pros
Very clever driveline which works smoothly within its range
Punchy when charged
No loss of space or interior packaging due to hybrid platform

Cons
T8 is an expensive option and comes with compromised driving range
Fuel economy claims are impossible to meet
Cheeky option price increases

By: 
caradvice.com.au

As a technological, efficiency and style tour-de-force, the Volvo XC90 takes some beating as a premium 4x4

The Volvo XC90 is a luxury SUV that rivals models such as the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover Sport. Volvo has created a refreshing SUV by using Scandinavian design influences, and it feels like a premium product that delivers design-led looks and a raft of advanced safety kit.

The XC90 boasts a distinctive exterior and plenty of equipment, and delivers a far more upmarket package than its practical but ageing predecessor. Add the advanced fuel efficiency and safety technologies, and you have a class-leading SUV on your hands.

The XC90 is a great performer on the road, and with seven proper seats as standard plus a big boot, it's a strong candidate for family car buyers. Underpinning the Volvo XC90’s fresh-thinking approach is a bold strategy to offer only 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, a compromise that will inspire some drivers, but may deter the those attracted to the lazy grunt of a traditional six or eight-cylinder SUV.

Pros
Quality interior, safety and luxury kit, comfy ride

Cons
Busy touchscreen, noisy petrol engine, hybrid efficiency

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The 2018 Porsche Macan is unchanged.We like the balance of price and performance you get in the Macan S. It has more capability than you'll likely ever need, yet it is still tame enough for daily driving. As for options, the Premium Package Plus is a good place to start since it adds a nice grouping of desirable equipment without getting too fancy with the customization possibilities.

PROS
Quick acceleration regardless of engine choice
Most athletic and engaging to drive SUV in its segment
Surprisingly comfortable and composed ride
Long list of options means you can customize every last detail

CONS
Must pay for numerous stand-alone options to get full-featured cabin
Less rear-seat and cargo space than segment competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Porsche Macan ranked #4 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Porsche Macan has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Outstanding acceleration
Nimble handling and quiet ride
Posh interior
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Subpar fuel economy
Undersized cargo hold
More expensive than most rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Porsche Macan is the performance pick among compact crossovers because of course it is. Purists may scoff, but we don’t much care.

Pros
Breathtaking speed from a small crossover
Plenty of optional goodies
GTS model hits a performance sweet spot
Fit and finish is perfectly Porsche

Cons
Gets expensive in a hurry
Oddly shaped cargo area
Did we mention it can crest six figures?
No manual transmission. Don’t even ask.
Back seats aren’t really all that spacious

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.60L
Torque: 
472ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
406ft-lbs
at 1 350rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 6 000rpm
400hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.20Feet

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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Manual rear seat easy entry
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.90in
185.00in
Width: 
79.10in
76.10in
Height: 
69.90in
63.40in
Ground Clearance: 
10.50in
7.80in
Front Track: 
65.70in
65.20in
Rear Track: 
65.80in
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
117.50in
110.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
37.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
85.70cu.ft
53.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
4409lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.80cu.ft
17.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.80degrees
26.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
23.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
5059.00lbs
4244.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8-way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8-way power passenger seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
14 -way power passenger seat
14-Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front independent suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear independent suspenstion
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
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
Leather and alloy steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
330 watts stereo output
10 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB With External Media Control
USB connection
Radio data system
545 watts stereo output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Memory Card Slot
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
14 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Speed sensitive wipers
Power glass sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Speed sensitive wipers
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.0 In
19 X 9
Wheels more: 
All season tires
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear 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: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Emergency braking preparation
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Adaptive headlights
High pressure washers headlamps
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Tire pressure monitoring
Self-leveling headlights
Adaptive headlights
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Porsche Active Safe (PAS)
Cornering Lights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Vision Package
Climate Package
Convenience Package
Momentum Plus Package
Deviated Stitching Package
Sport Chrono Package In Conjuction W/Porsche Communication Manager (PCM)
Sport Chrono Package
Interior Package Painted
Turbo Exterior Package
Premium Package Plus
Exterior Options: 
22" X 9.0" 5-Double Spoke Alloy Wheels In Matte Black Diamond Cut
19" Macan Design Wheels
ParkAssist (Front and Rear)
Thermal and Noise Insulating Privacy Glass
Stainless Steel Skid Plate (Front)
Porsche Entry and Drive
20" RS Spyder Design Wheels
ParkAssist (Front and Rear)
Automatically Dimming Mirrors
Carbon Fiber Side Blades
Delete Model Designation
21" 911 Turbo Design Wheels
20" Summer Tires
Wheel Center Caps w/Full-Color Porsche Crest
19" Summer Tires
Fuel Cap in Aluminum Look
Roof Rails In Aluminum Finish W/Roof Transportation System
Roof Rails In Black
Roof Rails In Aluminum Finish
Snow Chains
21" Sport Classic Wheels In Black
Decorative Valve Stems In Silver W/Colored Porsche Crest
Racing Bike Carrier W/Front Wheel Holder
19" Sport Classic Winter Wheel-And-Tire Set, Platinum Satin
Ignition Starter Switch Painted
"Porsche" Logo Painted
Sport Tailpipes In Black
Sport Tailpipes
Window Trim In Black (High-Gloss)
Roof Box In Black (High-Gloss), 11.3 Cu. Ft.
Thermally & Noise Insulated Glass
Roof Box In Platinum Satin, 11.3 Cu. Ft.
Panoramic Roof System
Tinted LED Taillights
Ski/Snowboard Holder, Pull-Out
Trailer Hitch W/Out Tow Ball
Outdoor Car Cover
Indoor Car Cover
Bicycle Rack
LED Headlights W/Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
Bi-Xenon Headlights In Black W/Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
Interior Options: 
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System
Graphical Head Up Display
Integrated Center Booster Cushion 2nd Row
Heated Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel in Carbon Fiber
14-Way Power Seats w/Memory Package
Gear Selector in Aluminum
Dark Walnut Interior Package
Carbon Fiber Interior Package
Heated Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel in Dark Walnut
Porsche Crest on Headrests (Front and Rear)
Leather Key Pouch
Burmester High-End Surround Sound System
Telephone Module w/Cordless Handset
Telephone Module
Voice Control
Electronic Logbook
3-Zone Climate Control
Electronic Logbook
Sunblind for Rear Side Windows
Seat Ventilation (Front)
Cargo Management System
Fire Extinguisher
6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Seat Belts in Agate Grey
Whitewashed Oak Interior Package
Heated Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel In Whitewashed Oak
Illuminated Personalized Door-Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
Footrest For Rear Passenger Compartment
Key Pouch In Black Alcantara, Stitching In Black
Luggage Net, Loadspace Floor
Bose Surround Sound System
Door-Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
Illuminated Personalized Door-Sill Guards In Brushed Aluminum
Illuminated Door-Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
Illuminated Door-Sill Guards In Brushed Aluminum
Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment
Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment Plus
Compass On Dashboard
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Guards Red
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Agate Grey
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Racing Yellow
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Racing Yellow
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Acid Green
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Black
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Pebble Grey
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Espresso
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Pebble Grey/Garnet Red
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Luxor Beige/Saddle Brown
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Luxor Beige/Black
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Garnet Red
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Steel Grey
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Garnet Red/Pebble Grey
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Titanium Blue
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Luxor Beige
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Mahogany
Color Selection For Stitching In Deviated Thread- Saddle Brown
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Alcantara
Vehicle Key Painted W/Key Pouch In Leather
Instrument Dials In White
Center Console Armrest W/Model Logo
Center Console Armrest W/Porsche Crest
Seat Console In Leather
Personalized Floor Mats W/Leather Edging
Rear-View Mirror In Leather
Sun Visors In Leather
Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment In Leather
Air Vents In Leather
Personalized Reversible Loadspace Mat W/Leather Edging And Sill Protection
Steering Column Casing In Leather
Deviated Seat Centers
Extended Interior Package, Dashboard Trim In Leather
Deviated Stitching Package And Deviated Seat Centers
Leather Interior Package
Smoking Package
Sunblind For Rear Side Windows
Ski Bag
Seat Belts In Saddle Brown
Seat Heating (Front And Rear)
Seat Belts In Garnet Red
Seat Belts In Agate Grey
Seat Belts In Luxor Beige
Seat Belts In Pebble Grey
Instrument Dials In Luxor Beige
Instrument Dials In Garnet Red
Sport Chrono Clock Or Compass In Garnet Red
Seat Belts In Espresso
Sport Chrono Clock Or Compass Dial In White
Sport Chrono Clock Or Compass In Luxor Beige
Air Vent Slats Painted
18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats W/Memory Package
Seat Ventilation (Front)
Luggage Compartment Liner, Flat
Luggage Compartment Liner, High
Porsche Bluetooth Headphones
Leather Care Kit
Car Care Kit
12V Cooling Bag
Luggage Compartment Liner W/Variable Organizer System
Piano Black Interior Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Amber/Charcoal, leather
#84634D
Blond/Charcoal, leather
#C1C0BE
Charcoal, leather
#464648
Color: 
Agate Grey, leather
#594F44
Agate Grey, leather/sueded microfiber
#62584D
Agate Grey/Pebble Grey, premium leather
#BEBEBD
Black, leather/sueded microfiber
#070707
Black/Garnet Red, leather
#953E3E
Black/Garnet Red, leather
#000000
Black/Garnet Red, premium leather
#612C2C
Espresso, premium leather
#382925
Luxor Beige, leather
#A08560
Luxor Beige, leather/sueded microfiber
#8E734E
Saddle Brown, leather
#595048
Saddle Brown/Luxor Beige, premium leather
#433A32