The 2018 Volvo XC90 is Volvo’s full-size luxury SUV, now in its second generation, it underwent a recent redesign. Packed with safety and technology features, it has a nicely appointed cabin and classic Volvo exterior styling, meaning its appears stoic and understated. Prices start at an MSRP of $46,900 and slots above the midsize XC60 and compact Volvo XC40 in the brand’s SUV lineup.
Pros: Safety Features, Style Inside & Out, Available Hybrid, Third-Row Seat
Cons: Reliability, Fuel Economy/Power Balance With Base Engine, Smaller Than Some Competitors
Looks Best In: Maple Brown exterior/Amber interior
Competition: Acura MDX, BMW X5, Infiniti QX60, Honda Pilot, Audi Q7
Coolest Feature: Thor’s Hammer Daytime Running Lights are nob to Scandinavian mythology.
Summary: Loaded with luxury features, safety gear and gizmos, the 2018 Volvo XC90 is a first-class family hauler. There are larger and less expensive three-row SUV’s available, however the craftsmanship and quality that goes into the XC90 makes it worth the premium. Shoppers may want to consider leasing the XC90 however, as early reports indicate there have been some reliability issues with electronics, which could turn into real headaches years down the line.
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