Model Overview: 2011 Volvo XC90
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
XC90 3.2: $38,400
XC90 3.2 R-Design: $40,200
XC90 V8: $48,000
Those seeking the ultimate in a Volvo premium SUV will discover that the XC90 delivers an enticing array of luxury, performance, safety and versatility attributes for 2011. The XC90 is offered in six-cylinder 3.2 and 3.2 R-Design models with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive and the flagship 4.4-liter V8 AWD. All feature standard leather seating for seven, a power glass moonroof, and an integrated center child booster cushion for the second-row seat.
Volvo increases the generous roster of standard features for the XC90 3.2 with Bluetooth hands-free phone interface, Sirius satellite radio, watch dial instrumentation and silver roof rails. Meanwhile, the 3.2-liter engine ups the ante in the performance department to 240 horsepower, an increase of 5 hp from last year. The 3.2 R-Design also benefits from the power increase.
An array of exclusive exterior and interior styling upgrades gives the R-Design a more sporting look while tuned suspension and steering offer an enhanced driving character. The 3.2 R-Design is fitted with 19-inch "Vulcanis" diamond-cut alloy wheels, R-Design grille, leather seating surfaces with embossed R-Design logo on the front seats, and R-Design steering wheel, watch dial instruments and floor mats. An available Dynamic Package includes stunning 20-inch "Cratus" alloy wheels and dual xenon gas discharge headlights with Active Bending Lights (ABL).
A Multimedia Package, available on all models, enhances the XC90 with the Volvo premium sound system with Dolby Pro-Logic II® Surround Sound, 650-watt amplifier and 12 premium speakers, the Volvo Navigation System with remote control, Real Time Traffic and Map Care, plus a rear park assist camera.
The XC90 V8 receives an even more impressive dossier of luxurious amenities with standard Sapeli wood inlays, gearshift knob and steering wheel. Also standard are heated front seats, headlight washers, rainsensor windshield wipers and Interior Air Quality System (IAQS).
Supreme comfort and exclusivity are the rewards of the XC90 V8's Luxury Package. Among the generous list of luxuries is 19-inch "Galateia" alloy wheels, soft leather seating surfaces, leather door panels and center console cover, Classic wood inlays and steering wheel, upgraded floor and cargo mats, heated front and rear seats plus ventilated/massage functions for the front seats.
The advanced 3.2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine for the XC90 3.2 and R-Design is a naturally aspirated powerplant that utilizes the latest technology to maintain the same exterior dimension and fuel consumption as a five-cylinder engine. This engine now 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.
The XC90 V8's 4.4-liter 32-valve engine is also naturally aspirated. Fitted with continuously variable intake and exhaust valve timing (CVVT), it develops 311 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. All-wheel drive with Instant TractionTM is standard. 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. A six-speed "Geartronic" automatic transmission is standard on all XC90s.
Adhering to Volvo's core value of safety, all XC90 models are equipped with an extensive array of safety features. 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 are standard.