Volvo XC90

The Washington Post Sunday - - CARS -

Bot­tom line: You can buy all over the Volvo XC90 SUV line and be happy. You don’t have to spend $73,000 or $100,000. If you sel­dom carry more than four pas­sen­gers, you need not spend the ex­tra money for a T6 or T8. Ride, ac­cel­er­a­tion and han­dling: The XC90 T6 AWD In­scrip­tion gets good marks in all ar­eas. But it is the en­tire pack­age, with all op­tions, that is ex­cep­tional. You would not want to buy this one for drive feel alone. Head-turn­ing quo­tient: It is stun­ningly beau­ti­ful.

Body style/layout: The T6 In­scrip­tion is a full-size, luxury, all-wheel-drive sportu­til­ity ve­hi­cle avail­able in three seat ac­com­mo­da­tion sizes — T5, T6 and T8 — and four trim lev­els — base Mo­men­tum, sporty R-De­sign, plush In­scrip­tion, and plusher-than-thou Ex­cel­lence. En­gine and trans­mis­sion: It comes with a su­per­charged and tur­bocharged 2.0liter, di­rect-in­jec­tion gaso­line four-cylin­der en­gine (316 horse­power, 295 pound-feet of torque) linked to an eight-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. The trans­mis­sion also can be op­er­ated man­u­ally, and it has fuel-sav­ing start-stop func­tion. Ca­pac­i­ties: Seat­ing is for six to seven peo­ple. Max­i­mum cargo ca­pac­ity is 85.7 cu­bic feet. The fuel tank holds 18.8 gal­lons of gaso­line. Pre­mium grade is re­quired. Mileage: I av­er­aged 23 miles per gal­lon in high­way driv­ing, car­ry­ing a light load. Safety: Stan­dard equip­ment in­cludes four-wheel disc brakes; four-wheel an­tilock brake sys­tem; emer­gency brak­ing as­sis­tance; sta­bil­ity and trac­tion con­trol; post-col­li­sion safety sys­tem; front, rear and third-row air bags. A full suite of ad­vanced elec­tronic safety items is avail­able. Pric­ing: The ask­ing price is $72,805. You can bar­gain, or shop down the XC90 line and still get a great ve­hi­cle.

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