2010 Volvo XC90 | new car review

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 by

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The XC90 is the largest SUV in Volvo’s line up, and also the oldest having been around in its current form since 2002.

That said, it’s still pretty popular because of its strong performance, high standard of interior and understated good looks. The XC90 seats seven on three rows of seats and offers the widest level of specification choice of any Volvo (in the UAE), with six different models available.

The lowest level model is the 3.2 Comfort, which is powered by a 3.2-litre, six-cylinder engine that sends 235bhp to all four wheels through a six-speed gearbox. Features, even on this most basic model, include luxuries like leather seats, cruise control, rear parking sensors and 17-inch alloys.

There are three more models with the 3.2-litre engine. The Premium model features 18-inch alloys, bi-xenon headlights and a six CD changer while the R Design plus model adds satellite navigation, sun roof, 19-inch alloys and the BLIS safety feature – more on that below. The Prestige model has 18-inch wheels, a wooden steering wheel and an uprated sound system.

The more powerful engine choice is a 4.4-litre V8 engine that pushes out 311bhp. There are two trim levels with this engine. The R Design Plus rides on 19-inch wheels and includes satellite navigation, six CD changer and active bi-xenon headlights, as well as a sunroof and parking sensors. The top level Executive model is trimmed in softer leather and has a premium sound system with iPod compatibility, a fridge and rear seat entertainment system.

Safety features include The Blind Spot Information System, which alerts the driver to cars hidden out of sight. Front, side and curtain airbags are also standard.

2 Responses to 2010 Volvo XC90 | new car review

  1. muhammad Reply

    September 16, 2010 at 10:17 am

    the Executive Model comes with both Front seats being Massage seats as well

    • Yadia Reply

      November 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

      NO WAY!The car is worth $6000 tops. And it might have been totaled buasece that small collision deployed the airbags, which can cost thousands to replace. Were they replaced? Hmmmm A salvage title knocks 40% off the car’s value. A clean-titled Mini Cooper like the one you’re looking at is worth $10,000 if everything works. I have nothing against salvage titled cars, sometimes they can be great deals if you wanna buy em and run em into the ground and don’t care about resale. However, this seller is out of his mind if he thinks his Mini is worth that much.Buying a salvage is no different than buying any used car: Run a Carfax or Autocheck to get an idea of the car’s history and make sure you have a pre-purchase inspection by a good mechanic. If all checks out and the price is right buy it. This Mini, however, is over-priced so walk.

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