2020 Volvo XC90 T8 review: Energetic, efficient and pretty extravagant

Especially in range-topping Inscription trim, the Volvo XC90 is one of the nicest three-row utility vehicles available today, with elegant design, impeccable quality and more refinement than a white-tie gala. The XC90 T8 builds on those laurels with an advanced powertrain that’s not only incredibly potent and refined, it’s impressively efficient to boot.

Like

  • Interminable interior silence
  • Powerful drivetrain
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Solid efficiency

Don’t Like

  • Quirky Sensus infotainment system
  • The ride could be a touch better
  • Uninspired steering

Providing an advertised 18 miles of electric-only range is an 11.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. This vehicle’s standard TurboCord allows you to charge it from 110- or 220-volt household outlets. Hook it to a standard 110-volt socket and it will take all night to charge. Tap into a 220-volt power source, however, and Volvo claims it can be fully juiced in as little as 2.5 hours. Thanks to its J1772-style connector, you can easily plug your XC90 into public charging stations for on-the-go replenishment.

Once its battery pack is depleted, the XC90 operates as a standard hybrid, which means it’s still impressively economical, returning an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon combined. When driving like a sane person and fully utilizing that electric-only range,

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Next stimulus check: How much money could I get with a second round?

How much money could the government send in a second stimulus check? That’s a topic of intense speculation.


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Is it possible you could get more money with a second stimulus check than you did with the first? Or would the tide turn and you’d wind up with less money, or none at all? That’s the big question as the Senate begins to collect information it will use to help it decide on the fate of an extra stimulus payment

“I support actually larger numbers than the Democrats,” President Donald Trump said last week, referring to a lump sum up to $1,200 per person that the Democrat-led House of Representatives proposed in May. But there are other proposals, too, and not all of them as optimistic.

The talk of a second check is a recent shift in momentum that, along with assertions from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last week, provide hope that more direct payments are on their way. Now we just need to know when they could comewho would qualify for more stimulus money and how big

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