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The operating experience of Volvo XC90

The history of model

Car brand Volvo HS was first demonstrated at the 2002 Detroit auto show. To this lineup of cars manufactured by Volvo could boast only a passenger vehicle with four-wheel drive Volvo V70, now Volvo XC70.

 Volvo HS 2002

Volvo XC90 manufacturers was presented as parquet seven-seater SUV with four-wheel drive. The concept of "parquet» used as a car is not really a SUV – rather, it is a mid-size crossover. Off-road qualities it gave a powerful engine, high ground clearance and a modern electronic system of a full drive. The car is based on the same platform as the Volvo S60, S70 and S80 – P2.

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Main features

The car look very solid original body design, clearly defined lines, high ground clearance. The exterior model number 2012-2014 years quite considerably changed: Volvo XC90 received a new grille and bumper, as well as an updated form of wheel arches and moldings. And on the whole body surface are a large number of chrome-plated edges. Presentable appearance auto gives large flat hood and a new optics of the original form.

 Volvo XC90 appearance

Curb weight – no more than 2075 kg, clearance – 218 mm dimensions for all versions are identical: HH mm.

The salon is spacious, originally designed for 5 seats. For an additional fee you can add another number to get a seven-seat crossover. Even in the basic configuration the interior looks very elegant. When looking at the front panel you can see a number of design decisions: insert leather, aluminum, chrome-plated steel or mahogany.

 Interior Volvo XC90

Between the driver and passenger ’ s largest panel where the air conditioner, telephone, radio. Button control devices are located on the steering wheel. The rear seat passengers can switch the music using the audio control.

 Volvo XC90 - interior design

For the Russian market Volvo had previously offered a large choice of engines. But with the 2013 Volvo XC90 is equipped with only 2 types: petrol and diesel. For each type of engine – its box-automatic Geartronic. For the models with petrol engines provided a five-speed transmission, diesel option – six-speed automatic.

In a petrol engine T5 has 5 cylinders, total – a 2.5 liter Capacity –210 HP at 5000 rpm, which is achieved thanks to modern electronic systems, turbocompressor system with intermediate cooling of the air and the synchronization system of valves for the intake and exhaust variable type. Torque – 320 Hm, so the crossover for a 9.9 seconds and can accelerate to a speed of 100 km/h 210 km/h - maximum speed. Fuel consumption in the city – about 15.7 liters on the highway – 9 HP, mixed mode – 11,4 L.

 The engine of Volvo XC90

The D5 turbodiesel cheap, is made mainly of aluminum. Power – 200 HP at 3900 rpm. For diesel provides 5 cylinders, total – 2,4 L. Good acceleration provides a torque of 420 Hm. Thanks to a six-speed gearbox-automatic Geartronic to the max uses his power. The D5 engine equipped with the system ’Common Rail» fuel injection and another turbine with the ability to change geometry. Fuel consumption in city – 10,6 L., of 6.7 liters on the track and 8.1 liters in mixed driving. Up to 100 km/h the vehicle can be accelerated for 10.3 seconds. 205 km/h – the maximum speed.

 Volvo XC90 specifications

For the Russian market there are 3 options kits:

 Volvo XC90 - picking and rates

The experience of the operation of the vehicle

Volvo HS reviews  collects, mostly positive. Among the advantages of auto owners say:

 Advantages Volvo HS

Owner reviews Volvo XC90   meet and negative. Namely:

 Owner reviews on Volvo HS

Reviews Volvo XC90 collects different. But in fact – the car is considered one of the safest in its class.