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2017 Volvo XC90 Review-Elegant Stylish Spacious 7 seater with mild issues

The 2017 Volvo XC90 is the safest, the most powerful, the most advanced and the most efficient luxury car. The starting MSRP of this luxury SUV is $45,750. The notable feature of the SUV is its Pilot Assist feature, which helps the user automatically maintain a safe distance from the other car or set speed. At the same time, it assists the users with acceleration, deceleration, steering and braking up to 80 mph.

The all-new XC90 comes in these trims – the T5 and T6 Momentum, the T5 AWD Momentum, the T8 Excellence and T5 R-Design. The T5 AWD Momentum, as the name suggests, is All Wheel Drive, while the remaining trims are Front Wheel Drive. The SUV has seating capacity of 5 – 7-passenger, depending on trims.

The chief rivals of the 2017 Volvo XC90 are the BMW X5, the Acura MDX, the Infiniti QX60, the Audi Q7 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. 


2017 Volvo XC90 is powered by a In-line 4-Cylinder Turbocharged engine, that produces 250 horsepower

The 2017 Volvo XC90 is powered by a In-line 4-Cylinder Turbocharged engine, that produces 250 horsepower @ 5500 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque @ 1500 – 4800 rpm. As for mileage, the estimated MPG of the SUV is 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.XC90’s  2 liter turbo and super charged 4 cylinder engine employs both forms of forced induction to deliver power throughout the rpm range.

In addition, the SUV comes in high-performance and luxury T8 plug-in hybrid variant which makes 400 horsepower and it has fuel economy of 54 MPGe on the highway and 27 mpg in the city. Moreover, it achieves the 0 – 60 mph mark in just 5.3 seconds. Here, it is worth-mentioning that all trims come mated to eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.  

The SUV has a fuel tank capacity of 18.8 gal. Moreover, the towing capacity of the SUV is 4000 lbs, while the T5 AWD Momentum has 5000 lbs. The total weight of the vehicle is 4293 lbs, whereas the T5 AWD Momentum weighs 4432 lbs.


Volvo XC 90 Exterior Pics 2017

The 2017 Volvo XC90 is a nice looking SUV. It comes with cutting-edge technology with effortless Scandinavian design. The SUV comes loaded with a lot of features like LED headlights with Active Bending Lights (ABL), high-gloss black front grille, daytime running lights, LED fog lights with corner illumination, Auto Highbeam (AHB) and power child safety locks.

Other exterior features of the car include integrated aluminum roof rails, tinted windows, illuminated tread plates, door handle illumination, dual integrated tailpipes and 19" 10-spoke turbine alloy wheels in silver bright.

In terms of dimension, the 2017 Volvo XC90 measures 194.9 inches in length, 84.3 inches in width and 69.9 inches in height along with a wheelbase of 117.5 inches.

Moreover, the SUV comes in these colors – Bright Silver Metallic, Twilight Bronze Metallic, Crystal White Pearl Metallic, Savile Gray Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, Luminous Sand Metallic and Osmium Gray Metallic.


Interior sports Sensus Infotainment System with 9 inch  tablet style display

On the inside, the 2017 Volvo XC90 looks decent. It gets high-level interior illumination. Cabin is spacious and seats are comfortable. There is adequate head room, shoulder room and leg room. Second-row seats are also spacious and comfortable. Besides, the car has beverage cooler in the rear compartment.The armrest is symmetrical and well padded.The electrical mechanical steering calibrate is well sorted.

The Interior seems classic , functional and elegant.The next generation Sensus Infotainment System has a 9ich tablet style display.The best part of this fast response screen is that you can use this screen while wearing gloves or tapping it with even a wallet.The optional 19 Bowers & Wilkins speakers are icing on the cake whose looks are as stunning as they sound.

In terms of comfort and convenience, the SUV comes equipped with a number of features such as leather steering wheel, driver-adjustable power steering, crystal gear shift knob, keyless entry and drive, 10-way power front seats that include power lumbar and driver seat memory, heated front seats, four-zone electronic climate control with CleanZone air quality system..

Seats in Volvo XC90 2017

Seat Arrangement of Volvo XC90 7 seater

As far as seat comfort of front is concerned they are excellent.The volvo took four years to develope 2017 Generation XC90 volvo and they have been working on developing these kind of seats since the last six years.The back seats are quite comfortable and can be folded down separately.

The second row seats slides to make ample room for the passage to the third row.Contrary to the general belief the third row can comfortably accommodate adults as well.The 85.5 cubic feet of cargo space after folding the second and third row seats is way beyond X5 and Mercedes GL.The trunk can be opened in hands free mode with your foot.

In the third row you will find a child booster seat in the center position.

Other features of the SUV include rear park assist camera, hands-free power tailgate, auto dimming mirror, Volvo Sensus Connect with 9-inch touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital instrument display, satellite radio, high-performance 330-watt audio system with 10 speakers, Sensus Navigation, voice controls, Bluetooth, one USB and AUX input. 

Furthermore, the 2017 Volvo XC90 comes with 85.7 cu.ft. of cargo volume. 


The performance of the 2017 Volvo XC90 is superb. The car has pleasing handling. It comes with an air suspension system, which includes advanced, electronically controlled dampers and thanks to it, the car delivers a comfortable ride.

In terms of safety, the SUV comes equipped with plenty of safety features such as 4-wheel disc brakes and drum brakes, driver and passenger air bag, four-wheel ABS, brake assist, remote lock / unlock, lane departure warning, driver alert, electronic stability control, city safety collision avoidance, that includes pedestrian and cyclist detection, run- off -road protection, blind spot warning, rear collision warning and traction control. 


One of the main advantages of the 2017 Volvo XC90 is its well-built and luxurious cabin. The SUV comes with lots of standard safety technology features. It has impressive interior, outstanding cargo volume and passenger space. Fuel economy is up to the mark. Moreover, it is also available in plug-in hybrid model.


The major drawbacks of the 2017 Volvo XC90 is its average engine power. In addition, the SUV has only one USB port.The car also makes some noise when idle.Rain sensing windshield wipers also sometimes gets activated under shade during day light hours which is an irritating issue.


So as expected the Volvo XC90 of 2017 also has excellent elegant cabin , safety measures and huge cargo space.The crossover is powerful and provides comfortable ride yet fuel efficient.One down side of this crossover however is that on a rough road the car is not so comfortable to ride.

In an urban scenario the suv provides good sight line , smooth power delivery , and tight turning circles.At higher speed the cabin experiences wind noise but the noise cancelling microphone does a good job in reducing the road noise.Over All ,  XC 90 is one of the most impressive suvs in the recent memory which takes scandinavian style to an all new direction.

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