2016 Volvo XC90

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The 2016 Volvo XC90 marks the SUV’s initially detailed redesign because its launching in 2003. That made the outgoing version ancient by today’s standards– versions typically see the cosmetic surgeon about every 5 years.

Advanced safety and also understated style have actually long been Volvo toughness, yet the quick evolution and also expanding area of the large crossover SUV course suggested that the aged XC90 was no longer the hip, bulletproof icon it when was.

2016 Volvo XC90 Design

The second-gen Volvo XC90 is an unlike its precursor as for designing is concerned. Sure, the SUV is still well-known as a Volvo Volvo product, but the brand-new styling is a huge advance from the XC90 we’re all familiar with. Up front, not also an inch advises us for the first-gen model. The front fascia has actually been entirely revamped, now integrating a new, modern-day grille and slender headlamps suited with “Thor’s Hammer” daytime running LED lights. And while the headlights are sharper as well as narrower, the grille is also taller as well as prolongs right into the apron.

The bumper, now incorporated right into the one-piece front fascia, lugs a various air dam configuration with one huge inlet flanked by 2 vents highlighted by chrome trimmings. Down here, two extra, smaller inlets settle the reduced apron. The hood has likewise been reshaped, with muscle folds improving the car’s powerful personality.

Around back, Volvo maintained the XC90’s conventional taillights that leave the tailgate’s height. The units have been redesigned to embrace the tailgate’s facility area. The tailgate itself showcases a much more elaborate design that assimilates flawlessly with the new taillights. The revised bumper flaunts a refined layout and also includes a twin exhaust setup, hinting that Volvo has actually concentrated on dropping the XC90’s large look.


The interior of the XC90 is quickly the nicest and also most extravagant of any of Volvo’s SUV previous or existing. Soft Nappa natural leather can be discovered throughout the cabin, highlighted by remarkable pieces of flamed-birch wood trim. To up the wow aspect also further, Volvo has contracted renowned Swedish glass maker Orrefors to produce a gear lever made of crystal.

2016 Volvo XC90

Thanks to the business’s brand-new Scalable Product Architecture, the new XC90 is both amazingly risk-free and also unbelievably roomy. The brand-new system has actually allowed Volvo to increase interior room, as well as the brand-new SPA has actually been constructed from the ground up to permit Volvo to consist of each one of the latest as well as best safety functions readily available. As it stands, Volvo has a goal to see to it that no owners are killed or seriously injured in any of its brand-new automobiles by 2020. That is rather the target.

When it comes to convenience, the enhanced space aids, but Volvo has paid unique attention to just how that area is split. The XC90 was currently praised for having one of the best collections of third-row seats, but they felt they need enhancement anyhow. The 3rd row can holding folks as much as 5’7″ and the 3rd row is relocated somewhat internal to create a theater-style seating plan, enabling third row occupants to view past second-row seats.

Under the Hood

Two powertrains are supplied. The bulk of XC90s will be the T6 model, with a 316-horsepower turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is common, and while fuel-economy scores haven’t been released, it needs to be among the a lot more efficient huge luxury SUVs. On the road, the XC90 takes care of like a car, with great steering feedback, predictable roadholding, as well as sprightly performance in spite of its little engine.

Volvo will certainly additionally supply a T8 “Twin Engine” plug-in hybrid design, which changes the mechanical all-wheel drive with a 60-kilowatt (82-hp) electric motor on the back axle. Volvo keeps in mind that it will certainly be the single seven-seat plug-in hybrid on the market.

2016 Volvo XC90 Price details

The 2016 Volvo XC90 starts at simply a couple of bucks under $50,000; the base Momentum model includes four-wheel drive, the breathtaking sunroof, natural leather furniture, heated front seats, as well as third-row seating as common features. The sportier R-Design variation and also the even more luxurious Inscription design are $3,000 and $5,000 even more, respectively, and a series of option bundles can bring the total amount for a well-equipped T6 model to around $60,000.

Safety options

The 2016 Volvo XC90’s basic safety attributes include antilock brakes, stability and grip command, front-seat side-impact airbags, full-length side drape airbags and anti-whiplash front seats. Common are a rearview cam, frontal-collision caution (consisting of pedestrian/cyclist security) as well as automatic braking for frontal-crash mitigation.

2016 Volvo XC90 road

The new XC90 also debuts with just what Volvo calls Run-off Road security, wherein if the motor vehicle goes off the roadway, the seatbelts immediately tighten up and also the seat cushions are created to soak up influence forces ought to the motor vehicle come down hard on its suspension.

Safety options consist of a surround-view video camera, blind-spot tracking, back cross-traffic alert, lane-departure precaution and lane-keeping help, and also a youngster car seat developed into the facility placement of the second row.

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