Don't buy 6 cyl FWD
By RonP on
Vehicle2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
ReviewWe bought the XC90 3.2ltr FWD 7 passenger for its comfort and versatility when the grandkids visit. We thought the inline 6 cyl would get decent gas mileage, at least better than the Explorer we had. Wrong! In town we are only getting 12-13 mpg as opposed to advertised 18. Highway 22 mpg about what expected. The 6 cyl is significantly underpowered - having to downshift constantly. Also the car has the most unintuitive controls, i.e., washer/wipers, door locks, headlight controls I've ever seen! Must be Swedish logic! It is a comfortable ride however for a mid-sized SUV.
Best FeaturesNice exterior design. Interior seating/cargo versatility. Pop-up grocery barrier in the cargo area. Heated seats.
Worst FeaturesI hope to live long enough to figure out how to control the windshield wipers and back door locks (even with the child safety switches turned off, a back seat passenger can't get out without pulling up the locking stem). Inadequate interior storage.
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