2013 Volvo XC90 Consumer Review: Our third XC90, but not our fa

2013 Volvo XC90 - Consumer Review

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3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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Our third XC90, but not our favorite
By jns1014 on


2013 Volvo XC90 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


New is a steering-wheel activated bluetooth which replaces Volvo's after-market dashboard control, but why on earth did they eliminate the voice-activated system? Now we can only dial calls from our phone book, and need to take our eyes off the road to do so? Very backward thinking for such a safe car. Also, the rear park assist warning is barely audible now, with only the rear speakers quietly beeping. Forget about hearing it with the AC fan on and radio! The back-up camera is a nice additional feature, though. And, the navigation system no longer allow "stored" locations.

Best Features

Active headlights, BLIS, power child lock, extremely comfortable front seats, 7-passenger seating, heated front seats.

Worst Features

Put back the voice-activated bluetooth feature. We have been waiting for a redesigned XC90 for years. The 2013 model year still lacks technology available just about everywhere else, i.e., driver alert for lane deviation, adaptive cruise control, better navigation system.
Recommend (52) (184,064)

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