2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country SUV Review
SUV’s all are the rage and numerous manufacturers are releasing their models. A company can’t sell a wagon until it has dressed the vehicle up as an SUV. Considering this fact, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Volvo decided to release a Cross Country version of the V90 wagon. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country and see what it has to offer drivers.
The Cross Country isn’t something new to come from Volvo. The company released a version for its V70 wagon from way back in 1997. The exterior of the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country is arguably one of the best in the company’s 90-series. A stunning and powerful look accompanies this vehicle. There’s an arch in the wheels. A band of plastic edges the lower body. The rear bumper and the lower fascia have been redesigned. Black bars inset, featuring tiny chrome squares, are present in the grille. The vehicle also features model-specific wheels (19-inch). Let’s talk about the size. The Cross Country version also happens to be approximately 2.6-inches higher when compared to the V90 standard model.
The interior of the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country features an ultra-dark wood trim. The leather seats are comfortable and have stitched design. Furthermore, the central touchscreen and air vents are vertically oriented. The interior has a minimalistic vibe which works well to translate everything to look elegant. Textured-metal finishes are featured too. However, the vehicle could’ve done better by offering physical knobs for audio tuning, or providing basic climate controls. The backseats have a lot of legroom through the headroom might be a problem for tall passengers.
The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country has a panoramic sunroof. The front seats are heated along with the steering wheel. Furthermore, the vehicle has blind-spot warning, laminated side glass, compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Drivers can also make use of Pilot Assist.
The Luxury package includes multicontour seats, upgraded leather, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats. It also has a four-zone climate control, power cargo cover, and rear-window sunshades. Color-matched body cladding is also included. The vehicle’s Convenience package offers a 360-degree-view camera. There are also some stand-alone options such as 20-inch wheels, integrated booster seats, metallic paint, a Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and a head-up display.
Specifics / Performance
|BASE PRICE||$56,295 (MSRP)|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front Engine, AWD|
|ENGINE||Intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4|
|TOP SPEED||130 mph|
|TRANSMISSION||8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|DISPLACEMENT||120 cu in, 1969 cc|
|0-60 MPH||5.8 sec|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||Q1 2017 (est.)|