The 2016 Volvo XC90 is rather modest compared to other cars in its class. The Swedish automaker introduces this quite elegant, yet magnificently ergonomic luxury SUV in a rather modest interior and exterior design. The luxury is very much present inside out of this vehicle but XC90 is not as flashy as other cars in the same price range. For example: the 2016 Volvo XC90 is nothing like Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, Lexus GX, Lincoln MKT or Acura MDX. It’s more like the XC90 has a class of its own.
You can readily recognize the signature Volvo exterior on XC90. The Volvo XC90 is quite compact considering it’s a seven-seat vehicle. That doesn't mean its crummy inside, in fact it feels quite roomy inside and looks rather compact from outside. This three-row crossover has Scandinavian touch all over it. Padded vinyl roofs and tufted velour complements the square-edged styling and undoubtedly speaks volume for a luxury vehicle. The 2016 Volvo XC90 is 194.8 inches long and its wheelbase is 117.5 inches. Comes with standard 20-inch wheels with an option to upgrade to 22-inch.
The leather interior will definitely draw your attention. Hand crafted stitches add to the class, you’ll find the world-class engineering in the ultra-ergonomic theatre-style seating, textured metal, and matte wood finish. The 9-inch touchscreen display is nothing like anything you have seen in any American or even German cars. The cabin is ultra-quiet and the ride is exceptionally smooth. There’s plenty of leg room in the second-row but unfortunately the third-row is a bit less roomy. XC90 also comes with a built-in booster seat. This vehicle also features a Bowers & Wilkins sound system with a whopping 19 speakers throughout the cabin.
Under the Hood
Not a lot of options under the hood: the base model (also known as T6) features a supercharged 2.0L, four-cylinder engine with eight-speed automatic transmission. T8 is the other option with a hybrid twin-engine which replaces the standard all-wheel drive with a 60-KW electric motor on the rear axle and switches between gas and electricity to provide maximum fuel efficiency. T6 has a combined mileage of 22 mpg and T8 did slightly better with 25 mpg combined city and highway.
The base model (T6) has a hefty price tag of $43,950 but it quickly adds up to fifty grand when you start adding few packages. A fully loaded top-trim Volvo XC90 T6 can be as much as $60,000. On the other hand, the hybrid model (T8) starts at $69,000 and can be as expensive as $80,000 with options. The T6 model is expected to hit the U.S. market this summer while you have to wait till at least fall for the T8.
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