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2011 Volvo XC90 SUV - Consumer Reviews

2011 Volvo XC90 SUV

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Magic Blue R-Design for the Road
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By akbrant
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2011 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 R-Design 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I traded my 2011 XC70 for this 2011 XC90 in March 2011 for a road trip from Alaska to Texas on to California and back to Alaska.
I put 13,000 miles on this baby in 30 days.
I have never had a vehicle cradle me on a long rip like this one.
I drove many 600-800 mile days and had not one ache or pain at the end of the day.
The OEM Perrelli tires sucked, and I put Continental AWD Contacts on and it is luxury personified.
The NAV is clunky, but I got used to it as the days went on.
I have to leave the NAV on or the backup camera would never get used as it takes too long to rise up.
It is sad I gave up newer technology in the XC70, but ergonomically the XC90 is much better for a tall guys.


Best Features

I do like the infotainment features. I leave my iPod in the glove box and the iPhone connects very nicely, and both work very easily through the steering wheel controls. Great cargo space. Love the tinted rear windows, the XC70 didn't have those. The bold blue watch dial gauges are really sharp. I like the Magic Blue paint as well, it goes different shades of blue depending on the lighting. From dark Navy Blue to Purple Blue. I am 6'4" and leg and head room and ingress/egress is a snap. Split hatch in back is great for shopping.


Worst Features

New dash design with NAV built into it and not pop up. Get the tech up to the XC70 level with smart keys and such. This is the first vehicle with a key into a keyhole in four cars or three years for me. I think the exterior design is very rugged and expected, just don't XC60 this thing into a swoopy angular thing that a guy would never get into.


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Beige leatherseats
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By leatherseats2
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2011 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 R-Design 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Reporting XC90 interior leather seats. I am very satisfied with the performance of this vehicle. I am surprised about quality of interior seats. I drive the XC90 every day back/forth to the train station; 10 miles p/day.
Leather seats are beige and middle section of leather seats look extremely worn and veined, wearing business attire. Leather in the middle section of the seats looks smoother compared to surrounding areas of seats and scares easily. This flaw will impact resale
value. Had to replace the frame of the passenger seat once because it cracked with my weight of 145 pounds. Used to own a XC70 for five years and its beige leather seats looked like new.


Best Features

Rear parking sensors. An absolute must on the design of the vehicle


Worst Features

Change the middle section of the leatherseats to the same leather surrounding the seats or go with the same leather as you did with the XC70s 7 years ago.


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A Volvo that turns heads??
3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By rocco
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2011 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 R-Design 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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I've just owned the XC90 R-Design for a bit over a week, so I can not speak to its durability or reliability, but I can say that this is one of the best looking, most comfortable, spacious, versatile and well designed SUV's/crossovers on the market. I looked at EVERYTHING in the segment before deciding on the Volvo for offering what is, in my opinion, the most attractive package at a price that can't be touched by BMW, MB, Lexus, Acura. I am a loyal BMW owner and have been extremely pleasantly surprised by Volvo's offering. While the XC90 is an aging design, the R-Design breathes new life into it.


Best Features

Aggressive good looks, high-quality interior materials, excellent (upgraded) sound system, versatile cargo space/3rd row, two-toned leather, pleasant engine growl,


Worst Features

side-tilting mirrors when in reverse, smaller key fob, push-button start, central "command" to control comfort features, up HP and torque slightly


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2011 XC90 R-Design
22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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By Jack
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2011 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 R-Design 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Am I the first to review the 2011 model? I have had one four days now and I absolutely love it. I can not find anything to criticize about the car. You pay for what you get and I feel every option was worth the price. The Volvo drives rock steady on the road and I feel the engine is adequate. I had some concerns about the 6 cylinder but it does the job. So far in mixed driving I am averaging 20MPG. I think with highway driving that will increase. Bluetooth is now built in and works superbly. The radio/telephone controls are mixed together and are a little overwhelming at first but work as designed. The seats are very comfortable and love the R-Design color scheme. Love this car!


Best Features

R-Design equipment. Rock steady driving and road holding.


Worst Features

At the moment it feels almost perfect.


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