The highly rated Volvo XC90 is the ideal vehicle for adventurous families who also value sophisticated design, a luxurious interior, outstanding practicality and excellent safety standards. This impressive SUV sees the Swedish marque properly going toe-to-toe with crossovers produced by the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
While it has been built to last, the XC90 also boasts a simple yet elegantly designed body which features, for example, a striking front fascia. The car’s front end is adorned with a smart-looking Volvo-badged radiator grille, which is flanked by Norse-hammer-styled LED daytime running lights. With its appealingly robust good looks, this SUV will turn heads without ever being too ostentatious.
The XC90’s interior is just as captivating as the car’s outward appearance, thanks to a clever and judicious use of quality materials and fittings. The vehicle is perfect for large families, since it provides room for seven inside, with even its third row offering surprising levels of leg and headroom. Large, comfortable seats help to make each journey a relaxing one, while the car’s soft suspension ensures that virtually all bumps in the road go unnoticed. Boot space is generous, starting at 451 litres for all non-hybrid models and offering a maximum capacity of 1,951 litres with all but the front-row seats folded.
Entry-level Momentum trims are installed with a 2.0-litre 235bhp diesel engine. Paired with eight-speed automatic transmission with manual override, this delivers a peak torque of 480Nm and 0-60mph in roughly 7.6 seconds. It also returns up to 49.6mpg and a 149g/km CO2 emissions figure. For even greater fuel-efficiency, plug-in electric hybrid models – which are fitted with a 2.0-litre 407bhp petrol engine – return as much as 134.5mpg and emissions as low as 49g/km.
All models come with a ten-speaker sound system as standard, complete with a CD/DVD player, DAB radio and FM/AM tuner. You can also stream your favourite music via Bluetooth, which enables hands-free telephoning too. Satellite navigation is also included. Thanks to a minimum-size nine-inch colour touchscreen display and real-time traffic and weather information, you can quickly plan the best route, making time-saving last-minute changes where necessary.
Naturally, the XC90 comes with Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating, and a panoply of safety features. The cabin itself is constructed from durable boron steel, while airbags are deployed in all three rows to ensure maximum protection for each occupant. Volvo Pilot Assist II is included too, featuring Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-keeping Assist and sensors – helping to keep the vehicle within safe speed limits and consistently on course.
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