It's bad that a car maker (Volvo) that is well-known for its emphasis on safe cars has created a very distracting (and poor) infortainment system, in which they have placed the climate controls, removing physical controls (other than window defrosters/defoggers); thus, the driver will be looking frequently to the center screen and removing eyes far from the road to make climate changes. There are only 4 or 5 fan speeds available, also -- unlike the older system with buttons/dials, where you could control the fan speed much better. They have also removed the ability to turn off auto-door-locking when the car starts to move, as well as the ability to turn off auto-start/stop and the ability to start in individual mode when the car starts up. I can't get the radio/audio to not turn on when I turn on the engine. The driving mode dial is in a horrible location and it's very finicky -- very poor design (this should be on the steering wheel, not in the center console near the cupholders). The transmission is horrendous -- widely noted in reviews online; it has troubles changing gears smoothly, and this is very annoying to the driver. The engine is just too small (2-liter, 4-cylinder) for a big, heavy car; having both superchargers and turbochargers seem like big problems waiting to happen down the road, and I wouldn't want this car out of warranty. There's no option for a CD player in this car. The gas tank is too small. Read the Swedespeed.com owners forum to see all the problems owners have with this car. It does have great potential, and there are a lot of plusses about this car (good visibility, good ground clearance, unique looking, etc.).
I backed up into a dumpster over a month ago no notification from the car to stop I’ve been trying to get a replacement glass for over a month a piece of plastic over were the window was does not help is is not safe I’ve tried to get Volvo customer service to help but they are totally useless I thought safety was a major concern of Volvo Kathryn’s lack of help is unbearable
Over the past 16 years, we've had an XC70, S60, XC60 and 3 XC90's. The V90XC is hands down the best. Roomier than the 60's and the 70, it handles better than the 90's. Road noise is minimal. Suspension is great. Just returned from a 600 mile round trip to New Hampshire and averaged 30.7 mpg. The adaptive cruise control works well and takes the frustration out of driving in traffic. On the trip from the dealer, driver stopped short in front of me and the emergency braking engaged at the same time I hit the brakes. Pretty amazing. All in all this is a pretty sweet ride.
Loved it when I first saw the ads. Grined ear-to-ear as I sat into it for the test drive. Often watch curious and envious eyes follow me driving by. After a long trip from the east coast to northern Michigan; the smooth ride, responsive power, generous space, and accessible convenience and technologies of the v90 cross country leaves me a proud and satisfied customer. As this is my second Volvo wagon, I'm confidently committed to the brand and more so to this stunning peice of art and engineering.
A wonderful road car. I just took a 150 mile road trip and enjoyed every mile. The technology packed into this car is amazing. Most of the features are intuitive but some require referring to the manual. By the waY the owners manual is over 500 pages. The manual is stored on the cars computer and is read on the large screen in the center of the dashboard. Of course the car has to be stopped. A rather strange sensation occurs while driving on a highway. When drifting to the painted lane lines, the cars steering nudges back into the center and you feel the tug on the steering wheel.