Serving as the flagship crossover of the Volvo range, the 2017 XC90 is midsize crossover with seating for up to seven passengers and can be had in either front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. A plug-in hybrid variant called the XC90 T8 is the range topping model and can be had in the ultra luxurious Excellence model.
A 2.0-liter turbo-four with 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque is standard in the T5 and T5 AWD trims of the 2017 XC90 while a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 with 316 hp and 295 lb-ft powers the T6 AWD model. The XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid takes the T6’s engine and pairs it to an electric motor for a total system output of 400 hp and 472 lb-ft. The only transmission available on all variants is an eight-speed automatic.
Fuel economy is class competitive with the T5 model rated at 22/26 mpg city/highway in front-drive configuration or 22/25 mpg with all-wheel drive. The more powerful T6 AWD model is slightly less efficient at 20/25 mpg while the T8 PHEV is rated at 25 mpg in combined driving. In EV mode, the XC90 T8 can travel up to 14 miles on a single charge, with an EPA-rated 54 mpg-e.
Thanks to its more upright greenhouse, the XC90 offers excellent cargo space with 15.8 cubic feet behind the third row, 41.8 cubic feet behind the second row, and 85.7 cubic feet behind the front seats.
NHTSA gave the 2017 Volvo XC90 a five-star overall safety rating (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the XC90 received the Top Safety Pick+ award after it earned a Good score on all crash tests (Good is the highest possible score) and a Superior rating in the front crash prevention and mitigation test.
The 2017 XC90 has a long list of standard and optional active safety features that includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, cyclist detection, blind spot warning, lane keeping assist, cross traffic alert, and Pilot Assist, which is a semi-autonomous driving aid that helps you keep the car from drifting into another lane.
Its competitors include:
2017 BMW x5, bmx x6, mercedes GLE350, Mercedes GL, Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery, Jaguar F Pace, Maserati Levante,