A new base engine, a 2. 0-liter turbo-four, has been added to the 2017 Volvo XC90 range. Also, the car’s infotainment system has received fresh apps including an optimized version of the music streaming service Spotify. Base model XC90s now come with a five-seat configuration while the T 6 and Capital t 8 plug-in hybrid retain the seven-seat layout. An ultra luxurious variant called the XC90 Excellence, which seats four, is also new.

Serving as the flagship crossover of the Volvo range, the 2017 XC90 is the midsize crossover with seating for up to seven passengers and can be had in either front – or all-wheel-drive configurations. A plug-in hybrid alternative known as the XC90 Testosterone levels 8 is the range topping model and can become experienced in the ultra high-class Superiority model.

A 2. 0-liter turbo four with 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque is standard in the T 5 and Capital t 5 AWD trims of the 2017 XC90 while a supercharged and turbocharged 2. 0-liter I -4 with 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft powers the Testosterone levels 6 4WD model. The XC90 T 8 plug-in hybrid takes the Capital t 6’ s engine and pairs it to an electric motor for a total program output of 400 hp and 472 lb-ft. The only transmission available on all variants is an eight-speed automatic.

Fuel economy is class competitive with the Testosterone levels 5 model rated at 22/26 mpg city /highway in front-drive configuration or 22/25 mpg with all-wheel drive. The more powerful T 6 AWD model is usually slightly less efficient at 20/25 mpg while the Capital t 8 PHEV is definitely rated at 25 mpg in combined driving. In EV mode, the XC90 Testosterone levels 8 can travel up to 14 miles on a single charge, with an EPA-rated 54 mpg-e.

It also has a 12. 3-inch digital display that replaces traditional gauges, a portrait-style nine-inch infotainment touchscreen, navigation, a rearview camera, a power tailgate, keyless entry/start, power adjustable front seats with memory, leather upholstery, and Bluetooth. Options include full LED headlights, a 360- degree view multi-camera system, a Bowers & Wilkins premium audio program, an air suspension, heated front side and rear chairs, ventilated entrance seats, and an automated parking assist system.

NHTSA gave the 2017 Volvo XC90 a five-star overall safety rating (out of a possible five stars ). In IIHS testing, the XC90 received the Top Safety Pick + award after it earned a Good score on all crash tests ( Good is the highest possible rating ) and a Superior ranking in the front crash prevention and mitigation test.

The 2017 XC90 has a long list of standard and optional active safety features that includes automated emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, cyclist recognition, blind spot warning, lane keeping assist, cross traffic alert, and Pilot Assist, which is a semi-autonomous driving aid that helps you keep the car from drifting into another  street .

In a 2016 First Drive, we said that the XC90 was a well-rounded crossover featuring an interior that’s well executed, attractive, and well built. The front side chairs and second row offer comfortable seats and the third row is usable for adults in a pinch. Additionally, the brand-new  Sensus program  and its nine-inch portrait style touchscreen can be intuitive and logical, making it easy to use. However, the car could make use of even more  USB ports. The connect to hybrid variant impresses because it gives plenty of power and blends the gas engine and electrical engine seamlessly. Despite the additional weight of the hybrid components, the XC90  T 8 still offers  good body control and handles securely.

Despite having a four cylinder only lineup, the XC90’ s powertrain choices, especially the 316-hp supercharged and turbocharged 2. 0-liter We -4, proved up to the task and doesn’t struggle on the road. In addition, in a 2016 First Test, the eight-speed automatic transmission is quick to respond and isn’t reluctant to downshift. Nevertheless, it can get confused at times if you step on the throttle and lift off too quickly. Ride quality, on the other hand, is supremely smooth especially when the optional air suspension is in Comfort mode. The dynamic setting makes the XC90 handle better and off-road mode makes it a credible off-roader.

The Volvo XC90 became Motor Trend’s 2016 SUV of the Year because it offered high levels of refinement, excellent traveling dynamics, and high amounts of comfort.

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