2017 Volvo V90 Car Review by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®

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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Price: From $55,300
MPG: 22 city / 30 highway
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs
Seats 5

The 2017 Volvo V90 is Volvo’s new 5-door, 5-seat large premium estate. Building on Volvo Cars’ heritage in the estate segment, that began over 60 years ago with the Volvo Duett, the V90 takes the premium estate a clear step forward in terms of aesthetics, materials and finish, while living up to the ultimately practical nature of estate cars.

Key features include the iconic “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design, the new grille and Volvo Iron Mark, and the expressive use of the Volvo word mark on the rear.

In the cabin, Volvo has taken cues from the success of its XC90 model and raised the bar with new details on the dashboard and instrument panel, including new air blades that stand vertically on each side of the Sensus user interface. All new Volvos are now connected, thanks to Volvo’s connectivity offering called Sensus. It delivers an intuitive touch screen interface that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and in-car entertainment applications.

The 2017 Volvo V90 is powered by Volvo’s Drive-E powertrains, including petrol, diesel and Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine, a petrol plug-in hybrid mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine delivers all the benefits of a high performance, low emission petrol engine with an electric motor that delivers power on demand with CO2emissions at just 47 g/km, more than 45 km of pure electric range and a combined power output of around 410 hp.

Volvo’s City Safety Technology, standard on all Volvo models, combines automatic breaking functionality and collision avoidance systems to cover a range of potential accident scenarios and help keep you safe.

City Safety’s functionality is further extended in the V90 with Large Animal Detection, designed to help avoid or mitigate collisions with large animals such as moose. An auto-steer functionality which helps to keep you on the road, called Run Off Road Mitigation, has also been added.

Volvo’s overall safety offering, called IntelliSafe, encompasses both active and passive safety systems and forms the groundwork for Volvo’s leadership in the field of autonomous drive.

2017 Volvo V90 Competes with:
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Audi A6
Jaguar XF
BMW 5 Series Touring

 

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Aired: July 31, 2017
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