Understanding Volvo Trim Levels & Engines | Maine | Goodwin's Volvo

By preserving naming consistency across their model lineup, Volvo makes it straightforward and easy to grasp the variations between trim levels and options in all of their vehicles. As a result, after you understand what each Volvo trim means, you'll be able to choose which trim or engine option for each model is best for you. Continue reading for our guide, then browse our online inventory.

Volvo Trim Options

  • Dynamic - Introduction trims provide Volvo's remarkable performance and style at a more affordable price point for drivers in and around Topsham, Maine

  • Inscription - This trim adds extra amenities to improve comfort, convenience, and style - one of our most popular options is the XC60 Inscription.

  • Cross Country - These Volvo vehicles are perfect for drivers that need to manage tough or rugged terrain, as well as wet and slick roads - always a good choice if you live in a coastal state like Maine, where winter can be very harsh.

  • Momentum - This trim level is a good place to start for drivers searching for a great balance of strength and style.

  • R-Design - This is Volvo's sport trim, which includes numerous design touches as well as engine, suspension, wheel, and brake refinements.

  • Polestar - These high-performance Volvos can easily handle curving roads, like as those found in Cape Elizabeth, as well as dashing forward on straightaways, such as those found on I-95.

  • Excellence - This ultra-premium trim is for Topsham drivers who demand the best in everything.

Volvo Engine Variants

  • T-Series - Vehicles with the T badge are those that are gas combustion engines.

  • P-Series - As of the writing of this, the "P-series" consists of only one Volvo model, The XC40 P8 Recharge. The P badge indicates that it is a "pure electric" vehicle. The number that follows a "P" designation is indicative of the size of the battery in the Volvo. For example, a P8 is a fully electric vehicle with a battery size of 70-80 kWh

  • B-Series - The B-Series are what is known as a "mild hybrid." Simply said, the B5/B6 badging Volvo B-Series powertrains recuperate kinetic energy from braking. This is then stored in a 48-volt battery to improve the combustion engine's power and performance when needed. This additional power source reduces the amount of fuel used during startup and acceleration. As a result of the conserved gasoline, pollution and fuel costs are lowered.

  • T5 - A turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that puts out 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

  • T6 - A twin-turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that produces 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

  • T8 Hybrid - T8 engines are PHEV hybrids. Just like the Twin-Recharge that means it's a "Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle." The T8 is a result of combining The T6 engine with two electric motors that collectively generate 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque.

  • Polestar - An enhanced version of the T6 engine that boosts power ratings to 367 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque.

  • Twin-Recharge - A Twin Recharge motor is known as a PHEV. This stands for "Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle." The Twin Recharge Engine performs similarly to a typical car, however there are certain differences between it and a car that runs just on gas or diesel. The automobile is largely driven by the electric motor at low speeds, while the gas engine is used at greater speeds and during more active driving. The PHEV class car does need to be recharged by plugging in to an electrical charging station.
Experience all that this means in person at Goodwin's Volvo
It's all well and good to read about Volvo trims and engines, but nothing beats the rush of getting behind the wheel and taking to the open road. Visit Goodwin's Volvo in Topsham, Maine to see our entire selection and take a test drive.