2017 Volvo XC90 Buyer's Guide

By Allyson Harwood on August 31, 2016 6:54 AM

Volvo Goes After the Big Guys with the Luxurious XC90

Last year marked the first all-new XC90 since it debuted for the 2003 model year. For 2017, the XC90 continues to be the most luxurious Volvo ever made. Now equipped (and priced) to compete head-to-head with popular 3-row luxury SUVs like the BMW X5 and Audi Q7, the 2017 Volvo XC90 is also leaner, greener and safer than ever before. With fresh, sculpted styling, an airy cabin filled with premium leather and open-grain wood surfaces, best-in-class safety features and new powertrain choices, including a high-performance plug-in hybrid, the redesigned XC90 attracts the attention of potential first-time Volvo owners.

Driving It

The new XC90 continues to surprise and delight, as we explain in our full review of the 2017 Volvo XC90: "Volvo’s 2017 XC90 luxury-crossover SUV moves both the segment and the company into uncharted territory. Marrying a new double-wishbone-front/multilink-rear suspension to the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) creates a lightweight yet strong vehicle that is exceptionally well mannered in the curves."

Safety First

Volvo has long been known for its safety innovations, and is often first to market with many of them. With the XC90, there are two new stand-out features: the SUV's new bucket seat design has an energy-absorbing structure that helps minimize injury in the event of a front impact or a run-off-road scenario. The other, called Pilot Assist, ensures your XC90 stays within your lane, while staying at a set distance from the car ahead. Other safety features Volvo is known for, including the optional integrated child booster seat, return for 2017.

Build and Price

The 2017 Volvo XC90 starts under $47,000 and climbs to roughly $106,000 for a fully loaded T8 Excellence Hybrid. These prices are a significant step up from the previous generation XC90, but the 2017 model is a significant step up too. Build and price your own Volvo XC90 to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Midsize Luxury SUVs

There are 10 other terrific choices in this segment, all of which are appealing for different reasons. Visit our Midsize Luxury SUV Buyer's Guide to have a look at all your options.

 

Photo Gallery: Volvo XC90 Inside and Out


 


 

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