The 2017 Volvo XC90 is a mid-size luxury crossover, which is striving to provide safety and efficiency with a Scandinavian flair. In recent years it has been rather easier to forget that the Volvo Company even exists, given the sheer amount of crossovers and SUVs in the market; however, the Swedish manufacturer is attempting to make a spectacular comeback in the market.
Volvo plans on converting its three-row SUV, the XC90, into a plug-in hybrid. To see how this fairs against other vehicles, read on below.
Volvo XC90 – Dimensions:
|Passenger Volume||131 cu ft|
|Cargo Volume||16 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||5159 lb|
Volvo XC90 – Engine Specifications:
The 2017 Volvo XC90 is available in two different models. One is the base level model T5 that uses a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine, which is turbocharged. This engine is capable of providing a 250 hp and upwards. This specific variant has a fuel economy of 20 mpg if you are in the city, however, if one is driving on the highway then the value changes to 25 mpg. The T6 model will have the same engine with 316 hp. The third variant is for drivers that want better gas mileage. It is called the XC90 T8 and uses the same engine as the first model. The T8 is a plug-in hybrid. Official data for the T8 has yet to be released; however, it can travel a distance of 17 miles on electric power alone.
Furthermore, the vehicle can accelerate to a speed of 60 miles per hour from zero, in a mere time span of 5.3 seconds. The top speed of the car is 132 mph.
2017 Volvo XC90 – Safety and Features:
For years Volvo has been famous if not for luxurious cars, then for appropriate safety measures surely. According to unofficial test runs conducted by various users and car enthusiasts, the XC90 secured high ratings in the crash test. In addition to this, the XC90 is also equipped with rear cameras, parking sensors, and forward collision warning. The 2017 Volvo XC90 even offers some unusual features like the runoff protection, which alerts you if another car or any vehicle is approaching before you open the door.
Furthermore, the 2017 Volvo XC90 comes packed with the latest high-end technology. It includes an impressive sound system which supports 19 speakers. Apart from this it also has adaptive suspensions and enormous screens which enhance the entertainment experience of the user.
2017 Volvo XC90 – Price:
The2017 Volvo XC90 has a lower price than its competitors like the Audi Q7. While the Audi Q7 starts at a whopping $55,800, the XC90 starts at around $47,000 with shipping. For the T8 model, the base price might be a bit higher i.e. $73,000.
We have always advised our readers to invest in a vehicle that is likely to pay off in the long run. This is called the value of buying that specific mode of transport. As far as value is concerned, the Volvo XC90 takes the award for that. Not only is it relatively cheaper compared to its counterparts, but also comes with standard features like automatic braking and 19 inches alloy wheels. This and many more points should be enough to convince you that the Volvo XC90 is unmatched in many ways when the value is concerned.
2017 Volvo XC90 – Release Date:
The release date has yet to be unveiled by company officials, but many pundits and insiders speculate that the luxury crossover will be released sometime in late 2016 or early to mid-2017.
The XC90 is a vehicle that shows a lot of promise and potential; hence anyone considering to purchase a new car should consider this.