Volvo XC90 Review
good-looking XC90 SUV/crossover is made in Sweden but
boasts a Japanese motor and transmission. Volvo is owned
by Ford, an American company, and most units will be
sold in America. All kinds of creature comforts have
been packed into this vehicle, which represents the
top of the line for Volvo. It comes with legendary safety
features, three rows of seating and has a keen mind
for the environment.
car looks and feels tall, which is great for interior
headroom. Lines remain very Volvo-ish but are soft and
modern. The cabin is spacious in the front with a no-nonsense
dashboard, except for the DVD Navigation screen, which
is not ideally positioned. Having said that, the navigation
system’s workings on the steering wheel, including
the remote for side or rear passenger activation, is
quite nifty. In the back things get a bit tighter, especially
if you manage to squeeze in the third row.
it and you will keep on liking it even more. The big
V8 engine delivers ample, continuous and smooth power.
An electronically-controlled all-wheel drive system
coupled with what is the world’s first gyroscopic
roll stability control system (to help prevent rollovers)
make the XC90 a completely surefooted automobile. Driving
as well as parking is easy, and you might forget you're
driving in an SUV rather than a luxury sedan, despite
the fact that you have a cargo area of 93.5 cubic feet.
car is loaded with technological options such as individual
climate zone, individual DVD screen in the second row
and keyless two-step entry. It is also environmentally-conscious,
with a PremAir coating on the radiator that helps transform
ground level ozone into oxygen as you drive.
mileage is not the best, especially if you make use
of most of the 311 horsepower. But don’t forget
that Volvos have great resale value. A base model with
the lesser engine starts around $35,000 and V8s start
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