Model Overview: 2014 Volvo XC90
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price XC90 3.2: $39,700 XC90 3.2 Premier Plus: $41,200 XC90 3.2 Platinum: $43,900 XC90 3.2 R-Design: $42,700 XC90 3.2 R-Design Platinum: $45,400 Destination: $915
Since its launch, Volvo's XC90 luxury crossover has won acclaim from legions of satisfied customers while receiving more than 100 prestigious awards internationally. With standard seating for seven, versatile cargo solutions, extensive safety features and a choice of front and optional all-wheel drive with Instant Traction the XC90 remains an outstanding value.
Last year, the XC90 received a significant refresh including a bold new look along with an enhanced roster of standard features. The fully color-coordinated exterior with body color front and rear bumpers, sill moldings and wheel arches makes the XC90 look sleeker and lower to the ground while standard LED daytime running lights and taillights enhance the visual appeal.
For 2014, the flagship XC90 R-Design gains more standard equipment including a folding front passenger seat to accommodate long items, a digital compass, Homelink remote garage door opener and grocery bag holder in the cargo compartment. The XC90 3.2 receives executive floor mats and C-pillar emblems, a folding front passenger seat is added to the Premier Plus trim level while Sovereign Hide soft leather seating surfaces and new 19-inch Galateia alloy wheels are now stand-alone options. Crystal White Pearl is a new color choice for all XC90 models.
The XC90 R-Design continues to impress with its sport-tuned suspension and steering for an enhanced driving character, 19-inch Ixion alloy wheels plus a unique R-Design grille, leather seating surfaces with embossed R-Design logo on the front seats, an R-Design steering wheel, watch dial instruments and floor mats.
Volvo's trim level strategy gives customers the flexibility to add additional features. Buyers can select the base XC90 3.2 or move up to the Premier Plus and Platinum trim levels. The R-Design comes in base and Platinum trims. The latter includes the Volvo Premium Sound System with Dolby® Pro Logic® II Surround Sound, 12 premium speakers and 650 watts, a Navigation System with real time traffic, remote control and Map Care plus a rear park assist camera.
Customers can add the Climate Packages to any XC90, as well as select individual items from a list of stand-alone options. The Climate Package includes heated front seats and an Interior Air Quality System (IAQS). Individual options for the XC90 feature a dual screen rear seat entertainment system, Volvo's Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), and various hues of metallic paint.
All XC90s feature an audio streaming connection for the standard Bluetooth. Drivers can listen to music from their compatible cell phones via the XC90's audio system. They can create playlists using Pandora or Grooveshark, synchronize with the phone and then play them wirelessly using Bluetooth.
The XC90's advanced 3.2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine is a naturally aspirated powerplant that delivers 240 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. It achieves performance and economy thanks to Variable Cam Timing (VCT) and Cam Profile Switching (CPS). With CPS, the intake valves can be lifted to different heights depending on engine revs and load - a lower lift for economical driving and a higher one for more power.
Full synthetic motor oil is standard on the XC90 and all Volvo models with a recommended service interval of 10,000 miles. Each new Volvo comes with free, factory scheduled maintenance at 10,000 miles, 20,000 miles and 30,000 miles. Customers should refer to the Owner's Manual and maintenance schedule for more complete information.
A six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission is standard. All-wheel drive with Instant Traction is optional on all XC90s. This traction enhancing system employs computer-controlled Haldex AWD that instantaneously delivers up to 50 percent more torque to the rear axle only when needed, such as during takeoff.
As a Volvo, the XC90 upholds a legacy of safety with features including a standard integrated center child booster cushion for the second-row seat. All XC90s are equipped with Roll Stability Control (RSC), Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC); Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with side airbags and Inflatable Curtains for all three rows.
2013 Safety Awards:
- Top Safety Pick honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety