Volvo xc90 off road




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  • The Volvo XC90 is a very pretty luxury crossover, with a natural wood interior and touches of polished metal. But does it have any features.

    “Well, it's an off-roader like the Land Rover,” I said. “Only it's longer and wider, it won't go as far off road, it's more expensive ” I trailed off.

    Jeremy Clarkson reviews the Volvo XC90 SUV 4x4 for The Sunday Times Driving. Can't do what a Range Rover can off-road.

    Volvo xc90 off road

    Volvo xc90 off road

    View comments This service is provided by Disqus and is subject to their privacy policy and terms of use. Our Verdict Volvo XC Sitting in the sauna one day, as naked as the day he was born, Thor turned to Sven and said: Oh, yes, the interior. But instead of risking repeating the farce, they decided to paddle their own canoe, and their new Chinese owners gave Volvo the freedom to invest in scratch-building a versatile platform and chassis.

    Volvo xc90 off road

    Volvo xc90 off road

    Volvo xc90 off road

    Volvo xc90 off road

    Volvo xc90 off road

    The Clarkson review: Volvo XC90 ()

    Motorways are rather more the preferred ground of the car that has come to replace it: It has a 2. Is it up to the task? So I better explained. Then there are the safety features, I said, of which it has loads.

    All of which is true. The XC90 is one of those do-anything vehicles, the sort of thing that would migrate to near the top of the list if someone said you could have just one car.

    Volvo xc90 off road

    Even in its base Momentum form, the Volvo comes well specified. There is leather trim, that touchscreen infotainment system as standard, including navigation, and a fine stereo.

    There is also cruise control and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Truth be told, only the Winter Pack makes this car feel any more plush than it would do as standard. Ah, yes, digital things. The XC90 has a lot of those. It gets keyless go, while the heated seats and radio and so on are all controlled via the touchscreen. Pity, because its functions mostly work brilliantly.

    Volvo xc90 off road

    The XC90 has automatic headlights including auto high beam, and they aim, dip or dim just a section of the lights with impeccable skill. The stereo sounds fabulous and the heated windscreen unfreezes in seconds.

    The XC is a fantastic winter car. It performs pretty well, though. We recorded a mph time of 8. You can always flick the gear selector to the left and make shifts yourself - something I sometimes do at roundabouts because it seems to improve response.

    Fuel economy is Will 30,plus miles a year in the XC90 be as enjoyable as those in a Defender? I strongly suspect so. Our complete road test team have got their mitts on the Volvo XC90 - see what they made of it here. Comfortable and effective as a motorway cruiser, somewhat economical. A crashy ride seems to be a Volvo feature. I remember reading the C30, V40 shared the same trait. I've had personal experience in a S60 and the old XC90, both ride horribly.

    Volvo xc90 off road

    They had a hard edge, which when pushed through gave way to uncontrolled pogoing on bad roads Matt - how is it when not being used to drive from home to the office? A friend has a new XC90 and as soon as you get into our small towns and try to park, it's just too big. The camera helps but doesn't make it any smaller Thats not a fault of the car, its the fault of the current markets love of urban SUV's.

    No one needs a car this big in the city, but it doesnt prevent the customers demanding them from every manufacturer in greater numbers. Log in or register to post comments Citytiger. Volvo XC90 long-term test review. As soon as one four-wheel-drive departs, another arrives. Our Verdict Volvo XC Ford Fiesta ST-Line long-term review. Skoda Scala prototype review. Can Skoda's new family hatchback seriously take on established players Our complete road test team have got their mitts on the Volvo XC90 - see what they made of it here Car: Volvo XC90 Needs to be: Run by Autocar since: Join the debate Comments.



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