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2010 Midsize SUV : Volvo XC90


Introduced as Volvo’s first SUV back in 2002, the XC90 has been a resounding success. Utilizing all of the traditional safety and comfort values for which Volvo is well known, and then adding more room in the shape of a versatile SUV. For 2010 Volvo made improvements to the model roster with some new standard features.

This midsize luxury SUV has an available V-8 and seating for up to seven. The XC90 has plenty of interior space with comfortable seating and the third row seats that fold away into the floor (third row seats are an option on the 3.2L model). A direction-finding system, dual-screen DVD amusement, and a wireless cell-phone linkage are elective. An elective Executive Package for the V8 includes freshen front seats with manipulate functions, heated 2nd-row seats, specific trim, and 19-inch wheels.

Available security features comprise ABS, traction control, antiskid system, front-side airbags, and curtain-side airbags. With enormously contented seats, cherish the ride and outstanding improvement, the Volvo XC90 is a class leading luxury SUV. Challengers include the Acura MDX, BMW X5 and Cadillac SRX SUVs.



Model Volvo XC90
Engine 3.2L 235HP
Standard Transmission 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
Towing Capacity 3970-4960/N/A lb
Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety ABS: S
Stab: S
Trac: S
Airbags: 6
Seating 7
SUV Type Premium Midsize SUV
New or Notable • V8 R-Design discontinued
• Six-cylinder and V-8 power trains
• Seats seven
• Blind spot warning system
• Rollover-resisting stability system
What Are The Positives • Abundant safety features
• Power
• Cargo versatility
What Are The Negatives • Difficult access to third-row seats
• Dated cabin materials
• Uncommunicative steering at low speeds
• Droning V-8 exhaust on the highway
SUV Price $37,700 – $47,500

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