VOLVO ENGINE OPTIONS: T4 vs. T5 VS. T6 VS. T8 HYBRID VS. POLESTAR | BOSTON, MA

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Are you unsure about the differences between the four available Volvo engines? The experts at 128 Volvo near Boston, MA have done the research for you to help you decide which engine option best suits your lifestyle. From the performance-focused Polestar to the everyday T4, there is a Volvo engine option for everyone. Continue reading below to learn about key specs and model availability.

If you have any questions for our team of experts, please call 128 Volvo near Boston, MA at (877) 462-2050.

Engine Specs Overview

There are five incredible engine options when you choose Volvo cars, wagons, and SUVs. You'll find that the available powertrains are just as comfortable on the track as they are for daily driving. The table below details key specs for the T4, T5, T6, T8, and Polestar engines. Read on to learn more.

   

T4 Engine

T5 Engine

T6 Engine

T8 Hybrid Engine

Polestar Engine

· 2.0L turbocharged I4

· 187 HP

· 221 lb.-ft. of torque

· 2.0L turbocharged I4

· 250 HP

· 258 lb.-ft. of torque

· 2.0L twin charged I4

· 316 HP

· 295 lb.-ft. of torque

· 2.0L twin charged I4

· 400 HP

· 472 lb.-ft. of torque

· 2 electric motors with   87 HP

· 2.0L twin charged I4

· 367 HP

· 347 lb.-ft. of torque

T4 Engine

The T4 is the newest addition to the Volvo engine lineup and is currently available with the 2019 XC40. This engine features an eight-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission and includes automatic start/stop and Adaptive Shift. The T4 engine reaches up to 36 MPG on the highway, saving you time and money at the pump, while providing the power you need to get to your destination. The table below details the models and trims the T4 engine is available in.

Model

Available Trim Level

XC40

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription

T5 Engine

Whether its grocery shopping or taking the kids to school, the T5 engine is the standard powertrain on most Volvo models. The T5 is a great option for daily driving. Enjoy a smooth ride anywhere you go, thanks to front or all-wheel drive options. An eight-speed transmission is standard. Browse the table below for more information about available Volvo T5 models.

Model

Available Trim Level

XC90

Momentum, R-Design

XC60

All trim levels

XC40

Momentum, R-Design

V90

R-Design, Inscription

V90 Cross Country

T5 AWD

V60

Dynamic, Cross Country, Cross Country Platinum

S90

Momentum

S60

Dynamic, Inscription, Inscription Platinum Cross Country

T6 Engine

Available only in models with all-wheel drive, the T6 engine is capable of handling tight corners and has superb passing power on the highway. This powertrain is excellent for drivers who want an exciting driving experience all year long. The T6 is turbo and supercharged, and comes with an eight-speed transmission. One step on the gas pedal and the T6 eagerly lurches your Volvo forward, ready to take on the open road. The table below details the specific models that have the T6 under the hood.

Model

Available Trim Level

XC90

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription

XC60

All trim levels

V90

R-Design, Inscription

V90 Cross Country

T6 AWD

V60

R-Design, Polestar

S90

Momentum, Inscription

S60

R-Design, Polestar

T8 Hybrid Engine

Enhance your daily drive with the supremely efficient T8 hybrid engine, saving you time and money at the pump. The T8 engine is a standard 2.0L I4 powertrain with an electric motor that increases fuel economy and reduces emissions. The T8 comes with Pure EV, Power, AWD, and custom idividual selectable drive modes. The additional Off Road mode is excellent on rough terrain. The table below details the specific models available with the T8 hybrid engine.

Model

Available Trim Level

XC90

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, Excellence

XC60

All trim levels

S90

Momentum, Inscription

Polestar Engine

Make each drive in your Volvo one to remember with the Polestar engine. Built for the racetrack, Polestar engineering provides an agile, responsive driving experience unlike any other. Behind the driver's seat, you will be in complete control of premium power and performance, with an engine capable of reaching 60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds. View the table below to learn about the two sedans that come with Polestar engineering.

Model

Available Trim Level

S60

Polestar

V60

Polestar

Have you discovered which Volvo engine is right for your daily needs? Check out our model research pages to learn about the high-end features available in the Volvo model of your choice. You can also head over to our new vehicle inventory to find a specific model with your favorite powertrain. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a test drive, please call 128 Volvo near Boston, MA at (877) 462-2050.

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