2023 Brings More Range and Power for Volvo's XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge Models

Volvo's EVs Just Keep Getting Better!

The Volvo XC40 and the similar, fully-electric crossover, the Volvo C40 Recharge, are about to increase their ranges! This is great news.

The XC40 was released in 2019, with the XC40 Recharge a couple of years later in 2021. The even newer C40 Recharge was released for the 2022 model year. While it has similarities to the XC40, the body style of this one is a bit different, as it is more of a sporty coupe than an SUV.

We believe in an electric future, so we must constantly update our technology and work to make electric vehicles more accessible. We've taken measures towards more significant accessibility, such as creating easy and cost-effective charging stations. We've updated our tech to keep up with the times, and we've decided to increase the range of our EVs. The XC40 and the C40 Recharge are set to receive new 82kWh in their "Recharge Twin" configurations. In addition to an increased range, this engine will also allow for more power.

These AWD Recharge Twin models will have an increased range of 40 miles. Volvo has decided to change the drivetrain to rear-wheel-drive for the single motor, increasing its efficiency. These electric crossover models will see a range increase of about 20 miles. The single-motor variant will provide an increased horsepower of 235, up from 228. If the increased range and power weren't enough, these Recharge Twin versions will also charge more quickly up to 200kWh. The time for a 10-80% charge has been decreased by 10 minutes, to 27 minutes. Volvo is all about advancements!

You can expect to see the Recharge Twin models available in May 2023, and the single-motor variants are slated to hit the market next fall. We are looking forward to sharing more details about the new models as the news comes out, and we can't wait until they are released! 

If you are interested in one of Volvo's electric vehicles, or any other models, reach out to us today at McDonald Volvo. We are happy to help you find the perfect Volvo, and we look forward to continued advancements in our EVs.


The Volvo EX90 Will Be Revealed on November 9

Volvo is on the way to an all-electric future!

The EX90 is almost here! The electric SUV is going to debut on November 9, and initially, sold alongside the XC90. Eventually, it is set to replace the XC90 altogether.

We can expect the model to be sold in the U.S. sometime next year. The EX90 will be the new flagship SUV for Volvo, and we expect it to be a 2024 model.

The EX90 will have a "driver understanding system," which will be able to recognize if the driver is "distracted, stressed, or drowsy," and take the appropriate measures to avoid accidents. Volvo has always been at the forefront of safety and technology innovations, which is something we are very proud of. Safety should always come first, and when you own a Volvo, you know that will be the case. We can't wait to learn more details on this system, and everything else the EX90 will have to offer.

Volvo plans to move to a fully-electric lineup by 2030. This new EV will be a great step towards this change. The EX90 is going to be built in Volvo's South Carolina factory. 

We do not currently know when the company plans to end production of the XC90. Currently, it is set to receive more upgrades before being phased out for good, as there is still currently a demand for gas and hybrid engines. Volvo knows what people want, which is one reason why this transition cannot happen all at once. As of right now, the XC90 offers multiple gasoline-engine options, including a 48-volt hybrid system.

We are anxiously awaiting more information on the EX90! November 9 can't come soon enough! We know customers are just as excited as we are about the news. 

If you have questions about a Volvo vehicle or are looking for maintenance and repair services, visit us at McDonald Volvo. As always, we are happy to help customers with all things Volvo.


Volvo CEO Will Present the Brand's Electrification Plan on September 21

Volvo Works Towards an Electric Future

As the times change, we see many people and companies moving towards advanced technology, safety, and environmentally-focused decisions. That is no different for Volvo. We've already seen the company make strides in the electric car movement, and on September 21, 2022, Volvo CEO Jim Rowan will be announcing an electrification plan during the "Safety in Mind" keynote. Let's take a look at what we know so far.

The company will be making the announcement on its YouTube channel, at 3 p.m. CEST (Central European Summer Time). That's 7 a.m. Mountain Standard Time for us Coloradans. 

This will also kickoff the countdown for the launch of Volvo's new, fully-electric SUV. Rowan wrote about this on LinkedIn, saying, "A new era for Volvo Cars starts on September 21, when we begin to count down towards the launch of our new, fully electric flagship SUV."

We are so excited to be a part of the progress in electric cars, as Volvo plans to be fully-electric by 2030. They are working to phase out any model with an internal combustion engine, including hybrids. The reveal of the electric SUV will kick off a new era for both safety and the company as a whole.

The brand will be introducing new technologies, including LiDAR powered technology, which will continue our emphasis on safety measures. We hope you join in on Rowan's presentation next Wednesday. Exciting things are happening, and this is just the beginning! Our fully-electric SUV will be equipped with some awesome new features that will come as standard on the model. These steps will help bring Volvo's vision to life: to have no one be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo.

Here at McDonald Volvo, we are proud to be part of such a progressive and innovative brand that prioritizes safety. If you are interested in a Volvo vehicle, visit us today or schedule a test drive. We are happy to help you in your selection process, and beyond. 


Volvo Works With 'Fortnite' Creator to Bring Advanced Technology to Their EVs

A New Collab Is in the Works!

You probably know by now that Volvo has been taking some incredible strides in the world of electric vehicles. The brand has recently teamed up with Starbucks in a charging station partnership, for example, and plans to go fully-electric by 2030. And now, Volvo is partnering with Epic Games, which is the studio who brought us Fortnite

In this collaboration, the plan is to use Epic Games' Unreal Engine in their new cars. In a press release, Volvo said that this partnership will bring "unparalleled high-quality graphics." Unreal Engine, for those who are unfamiliar, is the 3D computer graphics game engine. It made its first appearance in 1998 in the video game Unreal.

So, how will the engine be used in Volvo's cars? At first, it is set to focus on the driver's display. This system will allow for sharper graphics, richer colors, and 3D animation, as it brings real-time graphics to the car. The Unreal Engine will pair with third-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. Together, they will allow this new infotainment system to be over twice as fast as the previous one-the graphics generation and processing are set to be 10 times as fast! We do love speed and efficiency.

You may be wondering where we can expect to see this Unreal Engine. The first car to receive these new graphics will, unsurprisingly, be an EV. Volvo plans to release this all-electric flagship model later this year. The car will be the first of the new generation of Volvo's electric vehicles that will continue launching through the end of the decade.

This is only just the beginning for the Unreal Engine and Volvo. Volvo plans to use Unreal Engines to continually improve different areas of technology in their cars. With safety always set as a priority, Volvo hopes to find more applications for the Unreal Engine and other similar software driven technologies to improve the driving experience.

As electric vehicles become the way of the future, newer, better, and faster technologies will come along with them. At McDonald Volvo, we are proud to be a part of such an innovative brand, and we can't wait to see what comes next! If you are in the market for a Volvo vehicle, or have any questions about our EV lineup, reach out to us today or schedule a test drive. As always, we are happy to help our customers discover their next Volvo!


Volvo Wins in Reliability

Volvo Is More Than a Status Symbol

At McDonald Volvo, we know how important it is to have a reliable vehicle. In fact, reliability is one of the top things we are known for! But how does the Volvo brand stack up to competitors? We thought we would take a look at how Volvo compares to another luxury brand, BMW, when it comes to reliability. Let's get into it!

Volvo and Reliability

We believe Volvo is the superior brand, especially in terms of reliability. While we don't believe the BMW is completely unreliable, it simply does not compare to Volvo.

On average, Volvo cars do not require as many repairs as other car brands. When they do need repairs, they are not very costly. The brand is also well-known for its safety features. A car can't be considered reliable if it isn't safe, after all! Notable safety features include being the first to introduce the three-point seat belt, the seat belt reminder, and the side impact protection system. The brand continues to progress even further in safety with newer features, including roll-over protection and a blind spot information system. Volvo also stays consistent with its design, as they use the same structure underneath for most models.

BMW and Reliability

Where Volvo shines, the BMW lacks. BMW brand vehicles often need many costly repairs and maintenance. BMW is, at times, seen as a symbol of class, which is one big reason why people like the brand. While these cars are fun to drive, that comes at a cost.

The Driver Advisor conducted research on the reliability of BMW, using data from Repairpal, in which they concluded it should receive a ranking of 2.5 out of 5, putting it dead last on their list. This means BMWs have shown up in repair shops a lot more often than other brands. It also means their problems are typically worse than average and more expensive. In addition, The Driver Advisor found that, on average, a BMW owner can expect to pay around $968 to maintain each year.

Final Thoughts

Both the Volvo and BMW brands exist within a luxury space. They both, of course, have their own sets of pros and cons. But overall, we believe Volvo is the better choice, as the brand has more to back it up than simply being a status symbol, such as its reliability. This includes things like needing less repairs and more impressive safety features.

If you are interested in shopping for new or pre-owned Volvo vehicles, reach out to us at McDonald Volvo or schedule a test drive! We think you'll agree that Volvo is the way to go!


6 Questions to Ask Your Volvo Dealership When Shopping for a Used Car

What You Need to Know

So, you're looking for a used Volvo-but don't know where to start? We think McDonald Volvo is one great place to go!

Shopping for used cars is a great, cost-effective way to handle the car-buying process. There are things you'll want to know, however, and we are here to help you. Here at McDonald Volvo, we have a selection of pre-owned (and new) Volvos to choose from, and we are happy to assist you with selecting the right vehicle for you. Read on to learn more about what types of questions you should be asking while shopping from a pre-owned selection.

Are there service records available?

You will want to know what the service history is on a vehicle before purchasing. There should be records available so you can see if the car has been serviced regularly and better determine what type of condition it is in.

Has it been in any accidents?

While accidents may be available on the history report, it's not always guaranteed. It's useful to know how the car was potentially damaged, and in turn, how it was fixed.

Can I test-drive the car?

You will want to test drive the car yourself before purchasing it. This should be standard practice for all car purchases, but it is especially important for used cars. If you are interested in buying a used car from McDonald Volvo, schedule a test drive today!

Does it have any special features?

If you're looking for a car with particular features, you'll want to make sure you're not settling for less. Ask whoever is assisting you for the specifications you're looking for, and you may even be able to get more bang for your buck than you think. It's always good to know what your options are.


Does the car have any recalls?

While Volvo cars are one of the car brands with the least number of recalls, this is still an important question to ask. A car could be recalled for a number of reasons, and it's important to know if a car was recalled, and why. This will help you determine if that particular vehicle is suitable for your needs or not.

Is the vehicle under a warranty?

Your dealership should have this information on hand. It's beneficial to know if the car is covered under a warranty, as it could limit further coverage costs. Don't forget to ask your salesperson this question!

Luckily, Volvos have a reputation for being very reliable. At McDonald Volvo, we believe that we live up to the standard the company has set, and we think you'll agree. Buying used cars doesn't have to be scary when shopping with us. Our expert staff looks forward to helping you with the car buying process, and beyond. We know the importance of maintaining customer relationships and hope that our customers will continue to visit us for regular maintenance and repairs. We can't wait to meet you (and neither can your next Volvo)!

Buying or Leasing a Volvo: Which One Is Right for You? To Buy, or Not to Buy? That Is the Question.

Here's an understatement: it's a good year to be getting into Volvo cars. Whether you're a total newcomer or a regular Volvo veteran, the brand's 2022 lineup is nothing short of all-star. Drivers can look forward to some incredible e-mobility breakthroughs on top of returning classics like the 2022 Volvo XC60.

A lot of considerations go into shopping for a new Volvo car. Different models are tailored to different walks (and speeds) of life. While there's definitely something for everyone in Volvo's 2022 lineup, there's also a daunting amount of options to choose from!

Once you've identified which model is best for you, there's still an important question to answer: buying or leasing? Depending on which option you pick, your cost of ownership-and long-term plans for your new car-might vary significantly.

Let's take a look! Buying a New Volvo Means You Get (Unsurprisingly) a New Volvo

Yes, let's get the obvious out the way: buying a new Volvo car means you now own a new Volvo car. Given how safe and reliable new Volvos are, buying one is an investment that will last a while.

When you buy a vehicle, it's yours. This means you're able to make any modifications you want to it, but it also means you're liable for the long-term health of your car. Simply put, if you want to see the full, long-term benefits of shopping for a Volvo, it's important not to slack on oil changes or tire rotations.

The biggest appeal in owning a car is the equity you get from it after the vehicle's loan has been paid off. Should you decide to upgrade to another Volvo, you're absolutely free to sell your current vehicle and apply that money towards something else. Even better, many dealerships have programs where they'll count the value of your trade-in against a discounted sticker price on new cars, so you'll be able to get even more mileage for your investment.

Leasing a Volvo: Lower Cost, Different Benefits

While leasing a Volvo doesn't come with the same cost and responsibilities as buying one, it also doesn't come with the same degree of benefits.

Let's zoom in on the positives: leasing a Volvo means you're generally paying less per month than the loan installments on buying your car. It also means virtually any driving you do is going to be covered by a use warranty, so you don't have to sweat as much about the cost of upkeep and maintenance for your new Volvo.

Of course, any discussion about leasing Volvo cars would be incomplete without mentioning Care by Volvo. This revolutionary service allows drivers to subscribe online and lease a Volvo car without having to worry about long-term commitments. Lease costs and maintenance are both included in a single (low) monthly payment, and Volvo even takes care of the insurance itself!

As drivers are able to skip negotiations and cancel after just five months, it's an increasingly appealing option for drivers on-the-go who want to experience everything that Volvo has to offer. Even better, this service also allows for an easy, intuitive drop-off service once you pick a new Volvo model!

As you can see, there's a lot to think about when you're deciding how to get behind the wheel of your new Volvo. All of the options we listed come with their own unique advantages, along with their own suite of considerations. Either way, one thing is for sure: regardless of which option you pick, you know you'll be getting a great car when you choose Volvo!

If you want to explore your options for buying or leasing a new Volvo car, then visit McDonald Volvo today!

Do You Know ALL the Benefits of Hybrid Plug-In Cars?

Spoiler Alert: There Are a Lot!

Plug-in electric hybrid vehicles (or PHEVs) offer drivers the best of both worlds: the power and precision of a combustion engine with the efficiency and sustainability of an electric motor. These vehicles combine a battery-powered electric motor and an auxiliary fuel source-such as gasoline or diesel. 

If you want to see what this technology looks like in action, look no further than Volvo's all-star lineup of PHEV cars. Drivers can choose from a variety of cutting-edge classics, such as the Volvo XC90, XC60, and S90, along with the S60, V60, and XC90 Recharge. That's a lot of options!

All of the vehicles in this diverse lineup share a common set of benefits. Let's take a look!

The Benefits to Your Environmental Footprint Add Up FAST

It's no secret that switching to a PHEV motor reduces the amount of carbon dioxide you generate by driving. What many drivers don't realize, however, is how significant this reduction can be. Many drivers experience an incredible 50% reduction in their carbon emissions during their first year of driving. No other purchase lets you effectively cut one of your biggest carbon footprints in half.

You Spend a Lot Less Time (and Money!) at the Gas Station

Volvo's new 18.8-kwh batteries can comfortably offer 30+ miles per charge, meaning many commuters will be able to fit in a full day of driving on just the vehicle's battery charge. With a growing number of plug-in power stations around the country, there are also plenty of places to recharge your car while you're working. 

As a result, expect to spend a LOT less time and money at the gas station.

Prepare to Completely Rethink Vehicle Maintenance

Despite having multiple fuel sources, many plug-in hybrid vehicles actually feature fewer moving parts than their combustion counterparts. As a result, they have longer intervals between routine maintenance and they often have easier maintenance routines as well. Drivers who do most of their commuting on battery power will also notice significantly less strain on their engines, allowing their new Volvo cars to stay happy and healthy for longer.

Your Daily Cost-of-Use Goes Way DOWN

Here's a fact that won't surprise anyone: electricity is much cheaper than gasoline. As mentioned above, all these little reductions in gasoline usage add up FAST, and it's hard not to appreciate the effect this can have on your budget. 

As an added bonus, you'll also probably spend less money on gas station snacks as well. Both your wallet and waistline will thank you. 

Did We Mention the Tax Incentives?

Depending on what you buy and where you live, your PHEV could qualify for some seriously attractive tax credits. Federal tax credits alone can reach $7,500 worth of savings, and there are plenty of incentives available on a state-by-state level as well. If you count these incentives against the sticker price of the vehicle, it can make a new PHEV a lot more affordable than you might initially think.

Bonus Point: Hybrid Engines Make for a Smoother, Quieter Drive

It shouldn't be too surprising that battery propulsion is generally quieter and smoother than combustion propulsion. Simply put, this means that PHEV driving is generally a smoother experience than other forms of driving-and it's impossible not to appreciate the difference that makes! Although you won't get the satisfaction of hearing your engine roar as much, you'll also skip out on the ambient headaches that come from virtually every other engine sound. 

While these might be some of the main reasons to make the switch to a Volvo PHEV, they're hardly the only ones! If you want even more reasons to join the world of electric-hybrid driving, then visit McDonald Volvo today!

The 2022 Volvo C40 vs. the 2022 Volvo XC40: Which One Is Right for You?

Two Exceptional Cars, One Electrifying Brand

To put it mildly, this has been a good year for Volvo. Exciting changes are happening across multiple aspects of Volvo's lineup, especially where e-mobility is concerned. Two vehicles, in particular-the C40 and the XC40-have been generating incredible buzz over the past year. Both vehicles offer an SUV experience that's equal parts cutting-edge and refined. That said, they come with unique strengths that make them best suited to different types of drivers.

Let's Get the Big One Out of the Way: Fuel

The Volvo XC40 features a combustion engine, while the C40 Recharge sports an all-electric powertrain. Both of these vehicles offer best-in-class performance for their respective engines and chassis types, but highlight the strengths of different fuel sources. 

Drivers can look forward to a 184-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the 2022 Volvo XC40, which upgrades to a 284-horsepower engine at higher trims. For a spacious SUV, these are solid engine parameters-especially when you take the XC40's robust handling into consideration. 

On the e-mobility side of the aisle is the C40. This vehicle is the flagship of Volvo's pure electric lineup, and it shows. The C40's twin-linked electric motors can produce a mind-blowing 402-horsepower, which comfortably places it above most high-end performance vehicles. In addition to that, drivers can look forward to a 225-mile driving radius per charge; not bad when you remember this vehicle can go from "empty" to "full" in under an hour.

Interior: Comfort vs. Comfort

Drivers who want a spacious cabin with elevated seating and a panoramic sunroof will find these features in both vehicles. Both vehicles share a lot of interior design notes, with a few key differences.

One key difference is the availability of upholstery materials. The C40 Recharge is Volvo's first vehicle to be completely leather-free, which means you won't see the usual options for leather upholstery at higher trim levels. That said, it's the perfect opportunity to test out Volvo's cutting-edge vegan leather. Unique to the C40 is backlit paneling on the dashboard and doors, which adds a certain sci-fi flair to driving.

Meanwhile, the XC40 is a masterclass in everything drivers have to come to love and expect from new Volvo cars. This translates to a generous amount of passenger space, comfortable seats, and plenty of hidden cargo space. Mid-level trims come with a sleek metallic flourish on important fixtures, while higher-level trims come with a sleek driftwood finish. 

Let's Talk Safety

Any discussion about the safety of these vehicles ultimately centers back to one line: "It's a Volvo." No other brand comes with the same consistent and proven track record for safety as Volvo, and that cutting-edge engineering is present is both the C40 and the XC40. Both vehicles come with a variety of standard safety features that are designed to minimize both the chances and severity of collisions.

These features include blind-spot detection, automated emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist. In addition, both vehicles feature top marks in NHTSA crash tests. 

Both vehicles offer cutting-edge design and best-in-class luxury, but the biggest difference stems from what's under the hood. Drivers who are willing to pay more for the C40's electric motors will be wowed by how well they perform, both on the road and at the charge station. Meanwhile, the 2022 Volvo XC40 is another all-star model in a lineage that's absolutely full of them.

If you're anything like us, learning about the awesome features in both cars may have made it even harder to pick a favorite! Visit McDonald Volvo today, and we'll help you find which one is best suited for your unique needs, budget, and lifestyle.

When Should I Get an Oil Change for My Volvo?

Never Miss a Volvo Oil Change Again!

To a lot of drivers, getting an oil change can feel like more of an arbitrary chore than an important part of car upkeep. If you're being proactive and getting your oil changed regularly, then you'll likely never see exactly what happens if you don't. Slacking on oil changes can be an expensive, eye-opening experience for first-time drivers, and there's a whole roster of nasty surprises (and expenses) you can save by staying on top of it.

Thankfully, there are only a few basic things you need to learn in order to keep your Volvo's engine running smoothly. Let's take a look! 

Why Do I Need to Get My Volvo's Oil Changed?

Simply put, the engine oil in your Volvo is responsible for keeping the engine lubricated so it stays cool, clean, and consistent. As combustion engines basically rely on controlled explosions within the engine chambers in order to propel a car, they generate a lot of heat. Without any oil whatsoever, the heat and friction produced by the engine's pistons moving could easily cause it to start shredding itself and collapse within a couple of hundred miles-even fewer if the engine is being overworked. 

Having fresh oil circulating properly in your engine system ensures that all of its complex parts can continue to operate at high speeds without having to worry about the dangerous effects of friction.

Beyond keeping your engine intact (which is pretty important on its own!), you'll also see benefits on both your car's emissions and your costs at the pump. 

Over time, oil starts to break down and get "dirty" as more and more particulates begin to circulate in it. In addition to producing thicker emissions (resulting in higher CO2 output from your car), this dirty oil will also negatively impact your Volvo's gas mileage. Given how "bulky" Volvo models like the 2022 Volvo V60 can still comfortably get 31+ miles per gallon, it doesn't make any sense to buy such a top-line model if you'll effectively be limiting the performance you can get from it.

When Should I Get My Oil Changed?

Thankfully, all of these potential problems are easy to avoid: you just need to be proactive about getting your Volvo's oil changed at regular intervals. Given how sophisticated Volvo engines are, it's suggested to only use Volvo certified oil to ensure your car is optimally equipped to handle any extreme temperatures or weather conditions.

You should be prepared to change your oil roughly every 10,000 miles; although, this can vary slightly depending on your vehicle and driving habits. If you've been doing a lot of driving-especially for long distances at a time-since your last change, it doesn't hurt to err on the side of caution and start thinking about an oil change around 8,000 miles or so. 

If you're ever unsure about the lifespan of your current oil, then visiting your local Volvo dealership is an easy way to take care of things. Your Volvo Dealership service center will be able to measure your oil and provide recommendations about when to change it next. Even better, your Volvo dealership will be equipped to replace your oil on the spot! Depending on your warranty, this might be completely free of charge!

Questions about when to get your oil changed? Is it finally time to get it replaced? Visit McDonald Volvo Cars today! 

McDonald Volvo Cars is your top-tier Volvo resource in Littleton, Colorado. We proudly service new and used Volvo cars in the Littleton, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Denver, Centennial, and Lone Tree areas with our staff of certified Volvo repair technicians! Keep your tires fresh and your car running in peak condition by visiting us today.

Is Your Volvo Ready for Winter? Find Out With Our Volvo Winterization Checklist.

Look, we get. It can feel like there's no way to truly be prepared for Colorado winter unless you're hauling around a set of snow tires and chains all 12 months of the year. Snowfall has been recorded during every month in Colorado over the last 30 years, meaning winter can often refer less to a season and more to a type of weather. 

That said, the weather in Colorado gets predictably worse during the last few months of the year, and that can translate to car issues if left completely unaddressed. Between surprise blizzards, ever-present slush, and the fact that every driver in Denver seemingly forgets how turn signals work whenever it snows, there can be a lot to react to once November rolls around. 

Properly winterizing your Volvo goes a long way towards de-stressing your winter driving. By taking just a few basic steps, you can protect yourself (and your new Volvo car!) from some of the most common complications and breakdowns that happen during Colorado winter driving. 

Let's take a look!

Always Check Your Battery First

Dead batteries are the No. 1 reason for AAA Roadside assistance calls for a reason. Most car batteries won't begin to show signs of damage until they're close to dying entirely, meaning you might not get much warning before yours causes problems. If that doesn't sound like a big deal, imagine trying to start your used Volvo car at 6:00 AM during a crisp Littleton December day. 

No thanks. 

Most car batteries are good for around three years, so it's a good idea to think about replacements if yours is older than two. At the very least, it's always a good idea to take your car into your Volvo dealership service center in order to get your battery tested before the weather gets too cold. 

Prolonged exposure to cold weather can also negatively affect your battery, which means it's especially important to get it tested if you've been parking outside. 

Check Your Fluids-All of Them!

This one can seem like a no-brainer. After all, if one of your car's components exists in fluid form, it's probably pretty important, right? Although staying on top of fluids like oil can feel like a no-brainer, there are equally important types you might not think about as often. 

For instance, you're going to want to make sure your coolant system is running smoothly, and your antifreeze levels are topped off. These two things affect both your engine's ability to stay cool, and your cabin's ability to stay warm-things you probably want to stay smooth in winter. 

Finally, make sure your windshield wiper fluid is completely topped off, and replace your windshield wiper blades if they're starting to look damaged. Both of these things are vital in keeping snow, ice, and sleet from building up and blocking your visibility while driving. 

Don't Forget Your Tires!

The best kinds of tire problems are the ones that don't happen at all. Seriously. There's no fun kind of tire problem.

Staying on top of your tire's health can help you avoid a lot of common causes for tire blowouts. As they naturally degrade over time, tires become more susceptible to damage from the road, especially if they've been wearing down unevenly. 

Each tire has something called a tread bar, which is a single rubber bar that's set inside its groove. If it's worn down completely, then it's time to replace your tires. It's also worth checking to make sure the bar is wearing down evenly, as uneven wear means there's a possible issue with your tire pressure or alignment-something your local Volvo dealership service center will be able to assist you with!

If you have any questions about getting your new Volvo car ready for winter, or need some help replacing parts, then visit McDonald Volvo in Littleton today!

The 2021 Volvo XC40 Will Completely Change the Way You Approach Driving

The Future of E-Mobility Is Here!

While the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge may be Volvo's first electric car, it's made a strong enough impression to make many drivers completely rethink their expectations of e-mobility. This triumph of engineering shows that making the switch to fully electric driving doesn't come with any trade-offs in distance, performance, or refueling time. 

To that end, let's take a look under the hood to understand why making the switch to electric is an absolute game-changer for the way that you think about driving. 

Charging at Home Means Never Having to Visit a Gas (or Charging) Station Again

You read that correctly-getting behind the wheel of the XC40 Recharge means that you'll never have to visit a gas station again. While this means that you'll have to find a different go-to spot for energy drinks and Slim Jims, it also represents a massive quality-of-life increase to your driving experience. 

Volvo's at-home charging stations mean that you can charge your car with the same routine ease as charging a phone or pair of AirPods. These kits are easy to install by yourself, meaning that you don't have to worry about any expensive contractor bills when you make the switch to electric. Even better, you can optionally go for 150kW DC fast charging which allows you to maximize your recharge speed beyond some public charging stations! 

It's not hard to see the benefits of making the switch to electric. Think about all the time, stress, and money that you can save by charging your vehicle at home. If you want a sense of just how much time and money you save, then consider …

The Volvo XC40 Recharge's "Refuel" Times Are Fast Enough to Race Your Phone

If you plug in your 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge to a 150kW DC home charging station at the same time that you plug in your phone, there are good odds that your car will be charged first. 

When electric vehicles first drove off the assembly lines in the 2010s, drivers were rightfully concerned about long recharge times. After all, an electric vehicle can boast a good driving range and battery size, but those benefits don't mean much if they require a full weekend of charging. Some of these fears were realized, as early electric cars could see recharge times that lasted as long as 40 hours-effectively meaning that the car can only be driven 5 days per week. 

Meanwhile, the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge can accomplish an 80% charge in just 40 minutes! You read that correctly-under the right conditions, this vehicle can easily recharge in under an hour! This is especially awesome when you keep in mind ...

You Can Measure the Volvo XC40 Recharge's Range in Days, not Miles

Of course, neither of the benefits mentioned above would mean much if a vehicle's pure electric range confined you to neighborhood drives. Thankfully, the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge's range is so exceptional that you can easily fit an entire week of commuting on a single charge. 

Drivers can expect to get 260 miles out of a single charge. That's not a typo. Despite using a full-electric motor, this vehicle gets a better driving range than most of its combustion-engine competitors. Switching to the XC40 Recharge's electric power doesn't mean that you'll be making any sacrifices on performance-it actually means that you'll be able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in under 4.9 seconds. 

These may be three of the bigger benefits to owning a 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge, but they're certainly not the only ones! In addition to all of the benefits provided by switching to full-electric power, you can also look forward to an incredibly luxurious interior and a full suite of next-gen driver assistance features. If you'd like to learn more about Volvo's groundbreaking push into the world of e-mobility, then visit McDonald Volvo today! 

McDonald Volvo is your destination for electric Volvo cars in Littleton, Colorado. We proudly sell new electric and PHEV Volvos to the Littleton, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Denver, Centennial, and Lone Tree areas. Make the switch to e-mobility by visiting McDonald Volvo to schedule a test drive!

Volvo Offers Free Tows for Life (and More) on Their App! Here's What That Looks Like

The Volvo Cars App completely transforms car ownership! 

Let's get the obvious out the way: if a car brand was JUST offering free towing for life, it would be pretty easy to draw some negative conclusions about the quality of their cars. Thankfully, this is Volvo that we're talking about. It's no secret that Volvo cars are incredibly reliable, boasting long lifespans, durable parts, and safety features that minimize risks of unexpected accidents. 

Volvo's Complimentary Tow for Life program is one of Volvo's ways of further guaranteeing the quality of their driving experience by completely removing the possibility of being stranded on the roadside should something unexpected happen. No matter what make, model, or vintage you own, your Volvo car qualifies for this benefit! 

In the event that your Volvo needs a tow-perhaps due to some roadside debris or a reckless driver-then you simply need to contact Volvo Customer Care, which can be done at 1-800-550-5658. Customers can also access this complimentary towing through the Volvo Cars app, which houses a variety of Volvo's driver support services. 

In fact, accessing Volvo's free towing services is only one of the many different ways that drivers can take advantage of the Volvo Cars App. This platform was originally known as Volvo On Call, and all of the functionality from that version has been brought over to Volvo Cars. In addition to older features such as service requests, towing, and customer support, the Volvo Cars App offers an incredible new suite of features that lets you optimize every aspect of your driving experience. 

The benefits start before you even open your car door. You can remotely adjust their Volvo's climate systems to preheat or pre-cool the cabin, meaning that you'll never have to shiver your way through a commute in Colorado winter driving again. 

Drivers who own full electric or PHEV Volvo cars will also see some awesome benefits related to charging their vehicle. The Volvo Cars App allows you to track both the charging status and electricity consumption of your vehicle. In addition to letting you check your new Volvo's charge percentage when you have it plugged in, you can also get insights into how your driving patterns utilize your car's battery power. 

The days of having to store a bulky owner's manual in your glove compartment are also over. In addition to storing the complete owner's manual for your car, this app also allows you to search Volvo's comprehensive knowledge base for any questions related to car ownership, maintenance, and financing. If you so choose, you can also use the app to create a driving log that can be consulted if you have any questions about repairs timelines or the effects that your driving habits have on your vehicle. 

As if it weren't enough to bundle together this many services and support functions, this app also allows you to remotely lock and unlock your Volvo's doors. 

In hindsight, it probably would have been faster to list all the features that aren't included in the Volvo Cars App. Any new Volvo car (with a model year of 2018 or newer) comes with a 4-year subscription to this amazing service. 

If you want to download the Volvo Cars app for yourself, you can get it on Google Play or the Apple App Store. In the meantime, if you want to learn about even more benefits of shopping Volvo's cutting-edge inventory, then visit McDonald Volvo today! 

McDonald Volvo is your top-tier Volvo resource in Littleton, Colorado. We proudly service new and used Volvo cars in the Littleton, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Denver, Centennial, and Lone Tree areas with our staff of certified Volvo repair technicians! Keep your tires fresh and your car running in peak condition by visiting us today.

Here Are the Benefits of Keeping Your Volvo Tires Up-to-Date

Navigate nasty weather and keep your drive smooth with properly maintained Volvo tires! 

Regardless of what car you own, it can be easy to avoid thinking about your tires until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, things going wrong can be downright dangerous-and expensive too! 

While tires can be easy to neglect, keeping them in good shape is key in maximizing your new Volvo's performance, comfort, and safety. It's suggested to replace tires after six years of normal driving, although plenty of factors can shorten their lifespan. Consistently driving in extreme heat, cold, or along rough roads can compound the wear that your tires experience, and significantly shorten their lifespan. 

To give you a better idea of why you want to be mindful of your tire condition, here are some of the main benefits of keeping the tires up-to-date on your new Volvo car! 

You'll Be Able to Make the Most of Your Volvo's Performance

New Volvo cars are known for their responsive handling and powerful powertrains. From the 2021 Volvo XC40 to the 2021 Volvo V90, these cars give drivers incredible control over the road. Keeping your tires fresh, current, and weather-appropriate helps you to maximize all of the subtle engineering optimizations that Volvo makes to increase on-road performance.

Over time, your tires will begin to wear down in ways that affect your car's performance. As you drive your Volvo around, the friction of the road will naturally start to grind away the texture of your tire treads. While it takes a long time for the tread to wear away completely, you can start seeing an impact on your Volvo's performance long before that happens. 

Once your tires wear down enough, you'll start seeing a difference in how smoothly your Volvo accelerates, along with its responsiveness in managing turns or navigating tight roads. You can avoid seeing any loss in your vehicle's output by sticking to your dealership's recommended timeline for replacing tires, along with being proactive if road debris speeds up their wear and tear. 

Better Tires = Smoother Drive

Volvo cars aren't just dynamic on the road, they also make for smooth, comfortable, and quiet rides. In addition to specially tuning their powertrains to better absorb the stress of the road, Volvo also takes considerable care to insulate interiors against road noise. This translates to a quiet, relaxing, and consistent driving experience. 

As with your new Volvo car's performance, you'll also start to see some of these benefits dampen as your tires degrade. Worn-down tires are less resistant to the friction of the road, meaning that you'll be feeling potholes and peeling asphalt a lot more as time goes on. Keep your ride smooth and your interior quiet by staying mindful of your tire condition. As with all things in car repair, once you start to hear unfamiliar noises, consult your local Volvo dealership. 

After all, Volvo's innovations in-cabin comfort are a major draw for new Volvo cars, so you might as well make sure your tires let you enjoy these benefits!

You'll Be Less Vulnerable to the Weather

Fresh tires are safe tires, especially if you're dealing with road conditions that require weather-specific treads. Driving in heavy rain or snow means there are significantly more considerations on the road that you have to navigate in order to drive safely, and these factors get even spookier if your Volvo isn't equipped with the right tires. 

If you live in an area that gets heavy rain or snow, it's invaluable to invest in a good set of winter tires. 

Winter tires are exactly what they sound like: tires that are designed to better grip the road in cold and damp conditions. The specialty grips in these tires translate to better handling on ice, easier movement through the snow, and a dramatically lower chance you'll be unable to back over snow drifts or ice patches. While you shouldn't keep your winter tires on your car year-round, switching to them during colder months is a good idea.

You'll Be Saving Money in the Long Run

As with all things car-related, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Being proactive with your car's upkeep is almost always less expensive than dealing with a breakdown or accident. Whatever money you save by neglecting your vehicle's tires is instantly lost if a tire burst on the highway or you're unable to generate enough traction to brake at an intersection. 

After the last three bullet points, you can probably guess where this is going. Keeping your tires maintained is a good idea, if not just to decrease the risk of getting into an accident or being stranded with a flat tire. Volvo cars come with all sorts of amazing innovations in driver technology, and a robust set of tires is your key to enjoying all of them. 

If you'd like more information on why your tires matter, or want to experience top-notch tire service for your Volvo car, then swing by McDonald Volvo today! 

McDonald Volvo is your top-tier Volvo resource in Littleton, Colorado. We proudly service new and used Volvo cars in the Littleton, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Denver, Centennial, and Lone Tree areas with our staff of certified Volvo repair technicians! Keep your tires fresh and your car running in peak condition by visiting us today!

Here are Ways to Protect Your New Volvo Car
Try these tips to keep your Volvo in peak performance condition for the long haul

Driving around town behind the wheel of a Volvo is an experience like no other. Not only are you in one of the safest vehicles available, you'll also find yourself enjoying a luxurious interior that's full of cutting-edge technology. 

We understand wanting this feeling and the look to last forever, or at least as long as possible. Take time to plan the necessary steps to keep your treasured Volvo in the best condition - inside and out.

Expert Advice
The makers of Volvo cars are the ones to outline the best care for your car. Rather than taking the Recommended Factory Scheduled Maintenance (FSM) as a simple recommendation, treat this list as an all-important to-do list.

Volvo recommends taking your new Volvo car in for service at least once a year for the first three years. Many maintenance visits include services such as oil changes, chassis check, inspection of wear and tear, filter replacement, and software updates.

Each new Volvo comes with at least three years (or 36,000 miles) of Factory Scheduled Maintenance (FSM) included in the warranty. No need to bring your credit card, all you need to do is schedule each appointment. 

When you take your vehicle to an authorized Volvo dealer or a Volvo-certified mechanic, they have the same list of maintenance check points and replacements and the training to perform the services.

Keep it Clean
Regularly gather trash and belongings you no longer need in your car. Wipe down the interior with auto cleaning wipes and use glass cleaner to keep the windows clear.

And don't forget the outside. Be sure to wash, wax, and buff your Volvo often. Through each season, weather and road debris can take their toll on your car's paint job.

A local car wash and detailing company will gladly help you keep your car clean. Some car wash companies also offer frequent customer programs and discounts.

Care for the Tires
Especially if you're prone to driving higher mileage, plan to have your tires inspected and rotated regularly. When tires are not wearing evenly, they can disrupt some of the suspension and braking systems.
Replace the brakes pads every 40,000 or 50,000 miles to ensure your brakes will continue to slow and stop your vehicle safely.

As you celebrate owning a new Volvo, be sure to keep your car running well and safely. At McDonald Volvo, we are here to answer any questions you have as you protect your vehicle. 

At McDonald Volvo, we are your go-to destination for all things Volvo in Littleton, Colorado. We proudly service new and used Volvo cars in the Littleton, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Denver, Centennial, and Lone Tree areas with our staff of certified Volvo repair technicians! Whether you're looking for a low-cost Volvo oil change or need more extensive maintenance, we've got high-quality service at affordable prices! 

Here Are All the Awesome Upcoming Incentives You Can Get on Volvo Cars!

Shopping Smart on Volvo Cars Can Save You Money!

It's no secret that Volvo cars offer plenty of amazing features for competitive prices. Since the first Volvo cars drove off the assembly line almost a century ago, Volvo has given drivers countless options for luxury rides that won't break the bank. In that spirit, let's take a look at some of the awesome incentives that drivers can use to save money when purchasing a new or used Volvo car! 

This June, drivers can also expect to see some awesome rates available on Volvo financing. In fact, every Volvo vehicle is available at 1.99% financing for five years! It goes without saying that this rate is significantly more attractive than the current national average of 4.12% on new car loans. Volvo's amazing rates extend across its entire lineup, meaning that you can grab a 2021 Volvo S60, 2021 Volvo S90, Volvo V90, and more for affordable prices!

Additionally, your new Volvo car might qualify for one of Volvo's stand-alone cash back offers, provided you secure your own financing or pay cash. These savings add up quickly, ranging from a $750 rebate on the 2021 Volvo XC40 to a whopping $3,000 off the 2021 Volvo XC90! Your Volvo dealership will have more information about what these savings look like and how to qualify, so make sure to ask!

Volvo's cutting-edge lineup of electric vehicles also allows drivers access to some amazing savings through electric vehicle tax credits at both a state and federal level. When combined, these incentives can dramatically reduce the cost of buying an electric vehicle--sometimes by up to 40%! 

Buying a 2021 Volvo C40 Recharge--a fully electric Volvo car--can qualify you for a federal tax credit of $7,500! While this doesn't translate into immediate savings, it can translate to serious advantages when tax season rolls around that effectively offset the cost of upgrading to an electric vehicle. When you consider the fuel and maintenance savings of an electric vehicle as well, you're effectively getting paid to upgrade cars! That certainly sounds like a good incentive to us! 

Along with electric vehicle federal tax credits, drivers of electric Volvo cars can see some awesome benefits in the form of electric vehicle tax credits on state-level taxes as well. Colorado in particular has some generous benefits, allowing residents to claim an additional state credit of $5,000 when they buy a qualifying electric vehicle. It's worth noting that this stacks with federal credits, meaning that shopping smart in electric vehicle incentives could be worth a whopping $12,500!

At the center of all of these awesome saving opportunities is one massive incentive that's a little harder to quantify: Volvo's exceptional record in providing affordable, flexible financing to drivers! At McDonald Volvo, we pride ourselves in working with customers to help them find the financing plans that are best suited to their unique needs and circumstances. After all, we're crazy about Volvo cars, so we're never going to pass up an opportunity to get another driver behind the wheel of a new Volvo! 

When you're shopping for your next Volvo car, make sure to visit the Volvo financing office to ask what incentives, savings, and benefits you qualify for. You'll be pleasantly surprised! If you want top-tier cars and premium services at affordable prices, then swing by McDonald Volvo today! 

There's a reason why McDonald Volvo Cars is the go-to dealership for drivers in Littleton, Colorado. We proudly service new and used Volvo cars in the Littleton, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Holden, Denver, Centennial, and Lone Tree areas with friendly staff, flexible financing, and a whole lot of amazing cars!

Should You Take Your Volvo to the Dealership for Maintenance

Don't Skip Out on Quality!

Staying on top of your Volvo's maintenance schedule is important. It's often a lot cheaper to address potential problems through routine maintenance than it is to repair your car once something goes wrong. 

You've got a few different options in servicing your car. On one hand, the dealership where you purchased your new or used Volvo is equipped to tackle any service issues that come up. On the other hand, some customers prefer going to local, independently owned garages or sourcing their service through mid-size chains like Pep Boys and Jiffy Lube. 

Each one comes with its own set of advantages and considerations. Today, let's look at the two main benefits to servicing your Volvo car at a certified Volvo service center. 

Volvo Dealerships Know Your Car

When you take your car into your Volvo Dealership for service, you can rest assured that the technicians are intimately familiar with the specifics of your Volvo model. Logically, Volvo dealerships exclusively service Volvo vehicles, meaning that technicians are going to be trained specifically on Volvo models. While a corner garage might offer prices that sound better initially, there's a nonzero chance that your car is the only Volvo they've worked on all month. Any money that you save with a low offer can instantly vanish if one of your car's systems is broken due because the mechanic doesn't fully understand it. 

Volvo Technicians Are Incentivized to Do Well

Small- and medium-sized garages often have employees that are getting paid by the hour, and this can translate to a lower quality of service. Higher turnover rates mean that these technicians might not even be trained on your car, and they're financially incentivized for repairs to be as costly and time-consuming as possible. While outright shady mechanics are, thankfully, an exception (not the rule), overworked or undertrained mechanics can be just as harmful to your vehicle's long-term health. 

Conversely, certified Volvo repair technicians are required to meet certain standards in order to maintain their qualifications. This means that their ability to continue servicing Volvo cars is dependent on high-quality service and customer satisfaction-giving them a direct incentive to take care of your car! 

McDonald Volvo is your go-to destination for all things Volvo in Littleton, Colorado. We proudly service new and used Volvo cars in the Littleton, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Holden, Denver, Centennial, and Lone Tree areas with our staff of certified Volvo repair technicians! Whether you're looking for a low-cost Volvo oil change or need more extensive maintenance, we've got high-quality service at affordable prices!

McDonald Volvo Awarded J.D. Power Dealer of Excellence

Experience McDonald Volvo's Award-Winning Service in Littleton, Colorado

McDonald Volvo in Littleton, Colorado is a proud recipient of the J.D. Powers Circle of Excellence Dealer Award. Only 350 dealers win every year out of 16,000 which makes this honor well worth the earning. To qualify for the Dealer of Excellence Award, J.D. Power uses feedback from over 25,000 consumers to find the best Volvo dealerships in the country. Out of the remaining dealerships, the top performers in customer satisfaction must pass a dealership audit that meets or exceeds the J.D. Powers' sales best practices - and McDonald Volvo succeeded!

McDonald Volvo gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that each new and existing Volvo driver has an impeccable experience each time they come into our Littleton dealership. It's not enough to simply sell cars, a dealership must make a customer feel comfortable, welcomed, and informed prior to making an investment in a new or used Volvo. When it comes to purchasing a luxury vehicle, customers deserve nothing less than an excellent experience from start to finish. 

If you're ready to see why McDonald Volvo won this coveted award, contact McDonald Volvo today to learn more and shop the current selection of new and used Volvos! Whatever you're looking for, trust McDonald Volvo in Littleton, Colorado to get you on the road in the Volvo that's right for you. McDonald Volvo proudly serves the Littleton, Lakewood, Denver, Highlands Ranch, Golden, Centennial, Greenwood Village, and Lone Tree areas with a wide variety of Volvos that work perfectly with the Colorado lifestyle - from mountain roads to downtown drives. 

What Is Care by Volvo?

Simply Subscribe Then Drive

If you've ever thought about purchasing a new luxury vehicle but didn't want to deal with the hassle of committing to service, maintenance, new insurance, and other auto owner necessities, then Care by Volvo is the program for you.

Care by Volvo is a 24-month subscription plan that gets you on the road in a luxurious new Volvo in a simple, seamless system. Care by Volvo includes amenities such as winter wheels and tires, maintenance, road hazard protection, and normal wear-and-tear all rolled into one flat-rate monthly payment. Owning a new luxury vehicle should be a pleasure, not a headache, which is why Care by Volvo operates as an all-inclusive package with all vehicle needs taken care of in advance.


The process is simple - all you do is build the new Volvo of your dreams, submit a deposit, then subscribe at a flat-rate monthly payment for 24 months (there is an option to upgrade to a new Volvo after the first 12 months). Each month you make a payment that includes insurance coverage, maintenance, and more. Owners also have the ability to cancel their subscription after 4 months. In just a matter of minutes, you'll be on your way to becoming a Volvo owner. When your vehicle is ready, you arrange the pickup date at a selected Volvo dealership. 

This may seem daunting, but the sales professionals at McDonald Volvo in Littleton, Colorado are here to help guide you through the entire process. A new Volvo could be yours with just a few clicks of a button. Volvos were made for the Colorado lifestyle with their impeccable safety features, luxurious ride, and innovative designs. Let Care by Volvo uncover the right Volvo for your needs - be it in the mountains or navigating downtown Denver.

If you're not ready to pull the trigger on Care by Volvo, be sure to check out the new Volvos available at McDonald Volvo along with their selection of used Volvos. Whatever you're looking for, trust McDonald Volvo in Littleton, Colorado to get you on the road in the Volvo that's right for you.

Costco Members Can Save on Volvo XC40, XC60 & XC90 SUVs

A New Volvo SUV - for Less

Costco members have the chance to save big on a new 2020/2021 Volvo XC40, XC60, or XC90 until 1/4/2021. If you're looking to save on a luxury vehicle - whether for yourself or for a holiday gift for a loved one - taking advantage of Costco's Volvo discount is the right approach.

To qualify for the Volvo Costco member-only bonus during the Costco Auto Program Savings Event, you must adhere to the following disclaimer:

  1. Be a current Costco member on or before September 30, 2020.

  2. Register with Costco Auto Program online or through its call center to receive a certificate with your unique promotion code.

  3. Present your certificate and unique promotion code to a Volvo dealership at time of visit

  4. Take delivery of a new 2020 or 2021 Volvo XC40, XC60 or XC90 between October 1, 2020, and January 4, 2021, to receive a $1,250 Costco member-only bonus. The member-only bonus will be applied at time of purchase or lease, and is compatible with other eligible Volvo incentives for which the Costco member qualifies under the individual program rules. Factory orders, demonstrator vehicles, and retired courtesy car vehicles ("service loaner vehicles") are excluded from the Costco member-only bonus during the Costco Auto Program Savings Event. Only one (1) promotion code allowed per vehicle. Limit two (2) promotion codes per membership. Subject to change without notice.

On top of this, Costco members will also have access to Volvo Valet which entitles Volvo owners to the pickup and delivery of their Volvo for service and maintenance. To know that Costco's Auto Program grants savings and concierge service should be reason enough to want to opt in for a deal that can't be beat. 

McDonald Volvo in Littleton, Colorado is here to help guide you through the Costco Auto Program. A new Volvo XC40, XC60, or XC90 could be yours for less all by signing up for this incentive. Volvos were made for the Colorado lifestyle with their safety features, luxurious ride, and innovative design and McDonald Volvo is here to get you on the road in one of your own.

If a new Volvo XC40, XC60, or XC90 isn't your style, be sure to check out the rest of the new Volvos available along with their selection of used Volvos. Whatever you're looking for, trust McDonald Volvo in Littleton, Colorado to get you on the road in the Volvo that's right for you.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Provides an Electrifying Experience

Let the Volvo XC40 Bring You Into the World of Electric Vehicles

The Volvo XC40 has been lauded for its small stature and practical features. While it may seem modest compared to the other Volvo XC SUV models, it's the XC40's turn to be the shining star of the group by taking Volvo into the world of e-mobility. The plug-in hybrid model comes with major fuel benefits while still meeting the high driving quality standard and dedication to safety that Volvo is known for.

The Recharge combines a feisty 132kW/265Nm 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine with a 10.7kWh battery pack and 60kW electric motor. Electric-only driving is ideal for everyday driving to the office or school with errands thrown in as it can be done on a single charge. Thanks to the electric motor's quality handling and quick acceleration, dealing with dicey traffic is easy! For longer road trips, drivers can trust the internal combustion engine to switch effortlessly from electric power. 

Now, plenty of familiar gadgets are still around in the new Volvo XC40. The interior displays the same luxurious interior that other compact SUVs couldn't hold a candle to. Passengers can relax in the spacious interiors and enjoy a variety of intelligently designed safety features. 

If you think you're ready to experience the benefits of the plugin-hybrid lifestyle, contact McDonald Volvo in Littleton, Colorado today to learn more or shop the current selection of new and used Volvos! Volvos were made for the Colorado lifestyle with their sporty performance, ample cargo space, and luxurious ride, so get to McDonald Volvo in Littleton, Colorado today to learn how a Volvo can make driving fun, safe, and comfortable.

Volvo's Strides Towards Going Electric

Volvo Electric Cars, Crossovers & SUVs Are About to Dominate the Market

Volvo has committed to providing a hybrid or fully-electric powertrain for all of its cars, crossovers, and SUVs. This is excellent news for drivers who are looking to decrease their carbon footprint and reduce their dependence on gas-powered vehicles.  

As it stands, Volvo has a goal of having 50% of its sales volume to be electric and have one million electric Volvos on the road by the year 2025. 

Since 2019, every new Volvo car, crossover, or SUV will have an electric motor. This decision is a significant leap towards dedicating themselves to environmentally-conscious measures. Volvo is a brand dedicated to passenger and driver safety, now they're adding environmental protection to their brand image.  

The first fully-electric Volvo is the XC40 Recharge - a perfect SUV for the Colorado lifestyle. With rugged performance, ample room for gear, and plenty of battery power for mountain adventures, the electric Volvo XC40 Recharge is ready to get you wherever you want to be. Get an electric Volvo XC40 Recharge at McDonald Volvo and become a part of the all-electric revolution. McDonald Volvo in Littleton, Colorado will equip environmentally-savvy drivers with the latest and greatest electric vehicles available on the market. Not only are you helping improve the environment, but you're also indulging yourself with optimal luxury and passenger safety features. 

Contact McDonald Volvo today to test drive an XC40 Recharge and to learn more about Volvo's electric and hybrid vehicles!

Differences between the Volvo T5, T6, T8 Hybrid & Polestar Engines
A Comparison of Volvo's Different Engines

There are four available Volvo engines and each one has something exciting to offer. The Volvo T5, T6, T8 Hybrid, and Polestar engines all have unique merits and we here at McDonald Volvo have taken the time to compare and contrast the differences so you can make the right choice for your driving needs and habits.

Volvo T5 Engine

The T5 engine is the standard engine option for most Volvo cars, crossovers, and SUVs. It's available with a front- or all-wheel drivetrain. The Volvo T5 engine is partnered with an 8-speed transmission that provides a silky-smooth transition and a comfortable ride. The Volvo T5 engine has a 2.0L turbocharged I4, 250 horsepower, and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Volvo models and trim levels that have the T5 engine include:
  • 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

Volvo T6 Engine

For drivers that need extra power, the twin-charged T6 engine delivers spirited acceleration, all-wheel-drive capabilities, and no turbo lag for an energetic drive - perfect for those scenic mountain adventures. The Volvo T6 engine possesses a 2.0L twin-charged I4, 316 HP, and
295 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Volvo models and trim levels that have the T6 engine include:
  • XC90 - Momentum, R-Design, Inscription
  • XC60 - All trims
  • V90 - R-Design, Inscription
  • V90 Cross Country - T6 AWD
  • V60 - R-Design, Polestar
  • S90 - Momentum, Inscription
  • S60 - R-Design, Polestar

Volvo T8 Engine

For drivers concerned with their carbon footprint, the Volvo T8 is an excellent choice. The low-emission engine doesn't scrimp on energy - giving you a drive that you can truly feel good about. The twin-charged engine is paired with an 8-speed transmission and an electric motor for the operation of a large engine without the need for fuel. The engine operates the front wheels, while the electric motor drives the rear wheels for rapid acceleration and all-wheel-drive capability. The Volvo T8 engine specs include 400 horsepower, 2.0L twin-charged I4 Drive-E engine, and 472 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Volvo models and trim levels that have the T8 engine include:
  • XC90 - Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, Excellence
  • XC60 - All trims
  • S90 - Momentum, Inscription

Volvo Polestar Engine

For drivers who need a lot of power under the hood, look no further than the Volvo Polestar engine. The quick acceleration and spry handling are a performance lover's dream come true. If you're looking to get moving quickly, choose the Volvo Polestar Engine. The Polestar's specs include: a 2.0L twin-charged I4, 367 horsepower, and 347 lb.-ft. of torque. Currently, the only models available with the Polestar engine include the S60 and V60. 

When it comes to finding the right Volvo car, crossover, or SUV for your lifestyle, look no further than McDonald Volvo in Littleton, Colorado. We supply the best new and used Volvo cars, crossovers, and SUVs that can suit any driver in Colorado. For style, safety, luxury, and performance all rolled in one, trust McDonald Volvo to help find what you're looking for. 

2020 Volvo XC40: Small & Safe SUV

This compact SUV is ideal for urban, rural & mountain lifestyles

The 2020 Volvo XC40 may be small, but it's fierce. For SUV lovers that prefer a rugged yet luxurious performance without the large frame, the Volvo XC40 is the perfect choice.

The 2020 Volvo XC40 has everything the Colorado driver could possibly need. From pulling in to tight parking spots downtown to loading up ski gear for a trip to the mountains, the 2020 Volvo XC40 is here to get you and your equipment where it needs to be, no matter where the road takes you. 

Boasting 33 miles/gallon, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity, hands-free tailgate, and 258 horsepower, the 2020 Volvo XC40 meets the needs of the modern driver. As an added touch, the 2020 Volvo XC40 has a panoramic sunroof - perfect for taking in the beauty of Colorado's mountain views and aspen-filled drives.

Those who drive Volvos know they're getting the finest vehicle safety available and the 2020 Volvo XC40 not only offers just that, but also 360-degree birds-eye parking view, collision avoidance, and Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert to make navigating the roads extra safe.  

If the 2020 Volvo XC40 is what you're looking for to get the most out of the Colorado lifestyle, get to McDonald Volvo in Littleton. Be sure to check out the selection of new and used Volvos for sale in Littleton, Colorado and get ready to see why Volvo has been praised for its performance, safety, and technology for decades. If you'd like something bigger than the 2020 Volvo XC40, the sales representatives at McDonald Volvo in Littleton are here to help you find the right new or used Volvo SUV that best suits your needs.  

Volvo Cars Now Using 100% Renewable Power at Chengdu Plant


Volvo Continues to Work Towards Becoming Climate-Neutral

In an excellent show of environmental responsibility, Volvo Cars' Chengdu, China plant has achieved the daunting task of operating with 100% renewable energy with a combination of hydropower, solar power, wind farms, and other renewable power plants. 

As it stands, the Chengdu facility will cut carbon dioxide emissions by over 11,000 tonnes each year. Volvo Cars is aiming to become fully climate-neutral within the next 20 years and this move is a step towards accomplishing that goal. Hopefully, more automakers will be following suit in doing their part to become more environmentally friendly. 

When you invest in a new or used Volvo car or SUV, you are not only investing in quality engineering and safety, you are investing in bettering the planet. McDonald Volvo is proud to serve the Denver metro area with a quality selection of new, used, and certified pre-owned Volvo cars and SUVs to fully enjoy the Colorado lifestyle. If you're in the market for a luxury car or SUV that promotes environmental well-being, consider investing in Volvo and be a part of a truly good cause. McDonald Volvo is known for its impeccable reputation, customer service, and expert Volvo service and maintenance. Come to McDonald Volvo in Littleton to test drive a Volvo car or SUV and get a feel for luxury, safety, comfort, and eco-friendly performance. 


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