Volvo XC90 is one of the most popular Volvo ever made, and at the entrance to year 10, SUV was given a round of updates, to keep it fresh. But with rivals like the Mercedes ‘ new M-class on the road, can still cut it?. The most obvious changes are the introduction of 18-inch six-spoke alloys, as well as Led headlights and tail lamps. Roof rails, protective Division and rear mini plates and a new side body mouldings are painted silver, too.
Inside, aluminium as standard, plus a new steering wheel, white dash lighting and leather Tuesday grab handle. Bluetooth music stream is also included, while the flagship R-Design trim gets new 19-inch alloys and adjusted the padding. Behind the wheel, Leather seat is comfortable and driving position is good. The new dials are clear and concise and all-round vision is excellent. Plus, there are a ton of features: steering wheel-mounted cruise control switches for the stereo Bluetooth hands-free, and, along with heated, Volvo’s BLIS blind spot warning system, and satellite navigation.
Still, the Volvo XC90 feels old. The center console not touch screen look shiny black plastic and switchgear dated, how you get the SA-NAV or a reversing camera (it has parking sensors), while either is there no start stop-. These functions are rivals on the Volvo XC90.
Nevertheless, it all came together. Relaxed and comfortable cabin and still feels solid and sturdy. Very good to drive, too. 2.4-Liter turbocharged five-cylinder diesel engines make warble characterful while providing 197bhp and 420Nm of torque. Six-speed automatic shifts smoothly and according to natural relaxing car-if you want a quick acceleration for overtaking, you’re better off holding it in the teeth with the lever (there were no paddles), as the slow response of the kickdown. Excellent road manners Volvo XC90. It is also their size, flexible delivery and uptake drilling ride easily, while the powerful brakes. The size and weight of the mean Volvo a bit thirsty side — you’ll be lucky to see 30 mpg fuel economy and it emits g 219/km of carbon dioxide, even by a year after taxes will cost £ 260. ML350 body alleges 41.5 mpg each new oz 179/km.
However, the Volvo XC90 seven local layout is a big plus. Even the third row passengers because of the good air con controls and center console, as well as side storage bins. The rear seats Fold flat easily, too. The car still impresses by the possibility to mobilise the fight in his century. It remains effective, luxurious, rugged-looking and practical people mover. Is not as flamboyant as the M-class, the Audi Q7 or BMW X 5, but is still a contender class.