Rockleigh NJ – The all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 has been ranked the number one Luxury Midsize SUV by U.S. News & World Report, while the 2015 S60, XC60, and S80 received Best Bet awards from Cars.com.
The U.S. News ranking (as of June 6, 2015) is based off the consensus opinion of America’s top automotive journalists, who agree the 316-horsepower, seven-passenger XC90 has “plenty of power and quick acceleration,” “confident handling,” and “communicative steering and strong brakes.”
Several reviewers also say the Sensus infotainment system, with its nine-inch tablet screen, “is the best on the market thanks to its intuitive smartphone-like operation and exceptional responsiveness.” They also added the fact that “even the third row can adequately accommodate adults.”
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The all-wheel-drive XC90 is available with several new driver-assistance technologies, including adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree surround-view camera system, and pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicle collision detection with emergency automatic braking.
Models are arriving in showrooms across the country now. A 400-horsepower plug-in hybrid version will be available later this year.
Separately, editors at Cars.com, the leading destination for online car shoppers, bestowed 2015 Best Bet awards on three current Volvo Cars models: The S60 midsize sedan, XC60 compact crossover, and S80 full size sedan were recognized for having class average or better crash test results, finished in the top third of class in MPG, and editors’ judgment of vehicle quality.
“Volvo Cars have been and always will be great vehicles,” said Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Product, Brand, Communications, Volvo Cars of North America. “Our customers know this and these accolades only reinforce that fact. We are proud to accept them.”
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