Did you know that the XC90 is Volvo’s second best selling car? This is mainly due to its great value for money for what you get, and very few SUV manufacturers can match this. The Volvo brand has been cultivated around reliable vehicles, making the XC90 no exception. The success of this car comes from attractive styling, high engine strength and its reassuring safety records.
A Very Comfortable Interior
The interior is calm with Swedish inspiration showing through. The Volvo XC90 was made with space and comfort in mind, given the folding flat capabilities of all its back and front passenger seats to accommodate any extra cargo that might need transporting. The steering wheel, gear knob, and mats come in a sporty leather finish. The Volvo trade mark child booster seat in the second row middle seat is worth a mention because it has been made to move closer to the front row seats so you can keep a closer eye on your child, and it easily appears once a simple lever is pulled.
Additional leg room can be created for passengers in the second row seats by easily moving them backwards in the event that the sixth and seven seats aren’t in use. With these ingenious features the Volvo XC90 users cannot complain when it comes to space. The car is provided with a dual zone automatic climate control feature and heated door mirrors. The XC90 also comes with a top of the range sound system that incorporates 12 speakers and Bluetooth audio streaming that allows a strong sound of exceptional clarity.
The vehicle comes with a 5 cylinder 2.4 litre diesel turbo engine and quad exhaust pipes for the DR5 design and an executive version ‘R’ design. The XC90 has a 6 speed automatic transmission with faster gear progression and over 240 horsepower delivered depending on the model. The vehicle moves from 0 to 60 mph in 10.3 seconds with a 130 mph top speed capacity. Its fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions stand at a not great 35mpg and 233 grams per kilometer putting it in the high ‘L’ car tax bracket.
The 7 seat car is a truly luxurious 4×4 even on rough terrain and regardless of the seating position. Driving it feels light despite its size – this is because the manufacturers have incorporated an electro-hydraulic speed sensitive steering for high speed driving and manoeuvres during parking.
It offers some considerably fast steering responses with feedback through the steering wheel as some of its latest generation extras. The Volvo XC90 comes with firmer shock absorbers and anti roll bars that are stiffer with its 19 inch alloy rims making it have less body roll as would be expected a vehicle of its size.
Extras, Gadgets & Gizmos
The Volvo XC90′s headlamps can turn up to 15 degrees at night which helps the driver by illuminating the road when cornering. It comes with a gyroscopic sensor which is used for roll stability control as it registers the vehicle’s lean angle and roll over risks. It comes with full length inflatable curtain air bags, side impact protection systems and whiplash protection system. Drivers have the added assistance of a satellite navigation system that rises out of the dashboard for visibility.