Gone are the days when a sporty exterior and roomy interior is enough for new car buyers. Today the technological features are just as important. From premium sound systems, assisting with parallel parking, or having your car read and return a text message, the technology available with Volvo’s 2019 line-up will leave you amazed and looking for more.
Harman Kardon Premium Sound
Quality sound is a must when you’re driving here and there. The XC40 Volvo provides you with a 600-watt 13-speaker premium Harman Kardon Sound system specifically created with Air Woofer Technology for an innovative air-ventilated enclosure. You can enjoy a more cohesive sound stage with a substantial up-front-low frequency impact, all while avoiding too much bass for the back seat passengers.
Park Assist Pilot
Parking can sometimes be difficult, especially when the spots are tight or if you have a new driver in the family. Either way, you can let it all go with Park Assist Pilot and let your car take control of parking. Regardless if it is a perpendicular parking space or right along the street, the Volvo has your back.
With just a push of a button, the “Park Assist Pilot” feature will take over the steering while you control the vehicle’s gears, including the throttle and brakes. Once you chose the location, it will start to read exactly where the parking space is using ultrasonic sensors.
Car and Driver calls the Volvo XC90 “astonishingly beautiful,” and it’s not hard to see why. This luxury midsize SUV has a stunning exterior and interior, a wide assortment of safety and technology features that come standard, and some powerful engine options that make it a joy to drive. Here are just some of the reasons why the 2018 Volvo XC90 makes for a sweet ride.
Volvo says that they’ve designed the XC90 to be a sanctuary, and the combination of Scandinavian design and Swedish luxury contribute to this feeling. The car exterior demonstrates a power typical of SUVs, a number of design features common to Volvos, such as the upright grille and strong shoulder, and some unique attributes such as the vertical lines in the rear. All of these combine to make a powerful first impression.
There are three available engine options in the 2018 XC90. The T5 is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive produces 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and is paired with an eight-gear automatic transmission. The mid-level engine is the T6, which generates 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque and comes with all-wheel drive and the same eight-speed transmission. Last but not least is the T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid with 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.
For 2018, Volvo has given the XC60 a full redesign. This vehicle pushes the category of small, luxury crossover to the max in a number of areas, including luxury, technology, comfort, performance, and safety. Here are some ways you can take it to the limit with a new 2018 Volvo XC60.
The Volvo XC60 comes in three different trims: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. The Momentum, which is the base model, still offers quite a bit of luxury and high-end features, while the R-Design is the sportier version and the Inscription is the top-of-the-line, fully loaded edition. The Momentum starts with leather seats and iron ore aluminum decor inlays, while the Inscription boasts wood inlays and a leather-wrapped dashboard.
Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system focuses on intuitive, easy-to-use controls and comes with a 9-inch touchscreen on the base model and a 12.3-inch screen with navigation on the other two trims. The screens are designed to work with a very light touch, even if you’re wearing gloves, which puts them a cut above many of the other available screens on the market.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, and there’s also Wi-Fi for your devices. If the intuitive interface and large, bold on-screen buttons on the Sensus aren’t enough, you can add an optional head-up display to help you keep your eyes on the road.
When Volvo invented the three-point seat belt in 1959, the Swedish automaker solidified their place in automotive history. Nearly 60 years later, Volvo returns with the same legendary standard of safety across their lineup, and yet the 2018 S60 offers so much more. Packed with the latest technologies and features, the Volvo S60 is an automatic contender for luxury sport sedan of the year. Here’s a look at all the futuristic features you’ll find in the S60.
Advanced Driver-Assist Safety Features
Every Volvo comes with a comprehensive list of safety specs, but the 2018 Volvo S60 takes it to the next level. With the technology package, the S60 gets a ton of driver-assist features designed to mitigate accidents.
Active high beams are a notable addition to the S60 with this package. Using a camera mounted in the windshield, this technology automatically switches from high beams to low beams when an oncoming vehicle gets within range. Collision warning is another excellent feature that detects pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists in your path. When an object is detected, the system provides aural and visual warnings. If you don’t have time to brake, the S60 applies the brakes automatically.
The Volvo XC60 is a compact, two-row SUV that is firmly a part of the luxury market. The newly redesigned 2018 XC60 has three simple trims that appeal to different SUV buyers: just the basics (for a luxury vehicle), performance, and sophistication. The XC60 also has several features that help it stand out from the competition.
The interior of the Volvo XC60 is just as high-quality as you’d expect: leather seats and aluminum trim come standard, and top trims feature an open-pore driftwood inlay that gives the interior an interesting color and texture. The cargo area has 22.4 cubic feet to spare, and while a power liftgate is standard you can upgrade to a hands-free liftgate and a power-folding back row that lets you access the max cargo space of 63.3 cubic feet.
There is a wide range of luxury features that you can choose from to drastically change the feel and appearance of your Volvo. For some drivers, having a different color leather for the interior trim makes a big difference. For others, it is the difference in the engine that matters the most. The Volvo S90 appeals to many luxury car drivers for its range of options and upgrades. Here is a look at three luxury features you will love on the Volvo S90.
Rear Seat Legroom
In many sedans, there is almost always a problem with leg room. This is especially true in the back seat. The Volvo S90 has been redesigned so that there is nearly 4.5 inches of extra leg room in the back seat. It may not seem like much, but it makes a huge difference. If you are anywhere close to being too tall for the back seat of a sedan, an extra few inches can make it feel roomy. It gives you the room to stretch out and be comfortable no matter how long the drive is. Those extra inches come without sacrificing leg room in the front or storage room in the back.