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2016 Volvo XC90 Review, Feature and Images

Thursday, August 13th 2015. | Volvo

2016 Volvo XC90 Review, Feature and Images – The 2016 Volvo XC90 is all new, its first redesign since the previous version was launched for the 2003 model year, and the transformation is dramatic. The redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 offers a powerful engine, a composed ride and has one of the most luxurious and comfortable interiors in the class, reviewers agree.

Powering the fully redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 is a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine, which reviewers say is plenty strong and delivers quick acceleration. The new Volvo XC90 T8 is a plug-in hybrid model that comes with the same engine paired to an electric motor, and auto writers say it has even more power than base models. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and test drivers say it provides quick, smooth shifts. According to the EPA, the Volvo XC90 gets up to 20/25 mpg city/highway, which is excellent for the class. Test drivers agree that the 2016 XC90 feels stable around corners, exhibiting minimal body lean. They also like its responsive steering, which they say offers good road feedback. Additionally, reviewers report that the XC90’s brakes are strong in both gas and hybrid models.

Reviewers say the 2016 Volvo XC90’s handsome cabin is quiet and features an abundance of top-notch materials, including premium leather and real wood trim that create an exceptionally pleasant environment. Its front seats offer outstanding comfort, according to most reviewers, and there’s good room for adults in the second row. The third row also has ample space for adults, critics say, which is rare for the class. Standard features include a 10-speaker stereo, a 9-inch touch-screen display, automatic emergency braking assist, lane departure warning, push-button start, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay iPhone integration, a USB port, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a Sensus infotainment system, satellite radio, quad-zone climate control and a panoramic sunroof. A 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, navigation, a 360-degree surround view camera system, a heated windshield, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, rear collision warning and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert are optional. Auto writers praise the Volvo XC90’s easy-to-use infotainment system, and compare it to smartphone displays. They report that it’s quick to respond to user inputs and think it is one of the best systems on the market. With 85.7 cubic feet of overall room, the XC90 has one of the largest cargo capacities in the class. Reviewers appreciate helpful cargo features like a standard hands-free liftgate and optional air springs that can adjust the liftover height with the push of a button.

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Interior Features

Standard features in the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 include a 10-speaker stereo, a 9-inch touch-screen display, automatic emergency braking assist, lane departure warning, push-button start, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay iPhone integration, a USB port, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a Sensus infotainment system, satellite radio, quad-zone climate control and a panoramic sunroof. Optional features include a 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, navigation, a 360-degree surround view camera system, a heated windshield, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, rear collision warning and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.

Test drivers rave about the Volvo XC90’s infotainment system, calling it exceptionally user-friendly and responsive. They say using the system’s touch screen is nearly identical to the functions on most smartphones, and say it’s one of the best automotive infotainment systems available today. Additionally, a few reviewers appreciate Volvo’s ample available safety features.

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