2005 Volvo XC90 Review – SUV – CNET Reviews

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The good: and sure-footed; backup warning; antirollover system.

The bad: digital devices; stiff

The bottom line: The 2005 XC90 is comfortable and easy to but doesn’t connect to MP3 players or phones.

Easily the largest from the Ford-owned Swedish the 2005 Volvo XC90 sacrifice control and safety for and comfort but does come up on providing the digital gadgets can help out on the road. With the first technology for preventing rollovers, the XC90 always safe and secure, with drive that grabs the while the V-8 engine pours on the

It all adds up to a large vehicle is versatile and surprisingly fun to drive, as as faster, quieter, and larger the less-expensive Chrysler Pacifica. the model we looked at lacked GPS satellite radio, a DVD player, and a way to a cell phone or MP3 player, we think should be on every

The 2005 Volvo XC90 a V-8 engine has a base price of but after you add in the metallic paint heated front seats Touring package ($1,795), package, and $695 delivery the car tops out at $50,285, or nearly more than a decked-out Pacifica with GPS, a DVD and satellite radio.

The combination of leather, plastics, and a brushed aluminum in the 2005 XC90‘s cabin has an feel that does the profusion of switches, knobs, and that are prevalent in the Cadillac In fact, everything that the needs is within easy including the well-placed buttons on the wheel for adjusting the stereo and the control.

The XC90 takes the driver and to a new realm of comfort and support, some of the best seats outside of a living room. In a bit of magic, the five backseats fold flat to open up a cargo area that can up a 12-foot patio umbrella, 600 of bagged gravel, and a large box.

Buttons on the steering control music volume and control.

Despite selling for the of four economy cars, our Volvo XC90 test came without the $2,100 GPS option. Although it does a backup camera. the XC90’s assistance warns you–with annoying beeps–when you’re too close to objects and can detect in addition to taller obstructions.

The six-disc CD-changer stereo sounds a little hollow and satellite radio, an auxiliary for an MP3 player, and Bluetooth cell integration, putting Volvo the digital eight ball. it does have is an ingenious system that uses and activated carbon to block and the nasty smells of the road. It can render carbon monoxide

It was so good that we hardly when we were cruising a noxious group of oil refineries and plants. In addition to dual climate-control knobs, the 2005 XC90 has three rear as well as no fewer than a cup holders.

Power is the name of the game for the Volvo XC90. Its double-overhead-cam, V-8 engine has variable valve for pumping out 311 horsepower, and it’s to a supple six-speed automatic A button marked W next to the puts the transmission into mode, which reduces to the wheels on slippery surfaces.

For who like to shift themselves, the has a manual option, but even drivers will be hard-pressed to get acceleration out of the car. It all adds up to an quick and agile vehicle the ability to get to 60mph in just 6.7 about 2 seconds faster the V-6-powered Chrysler Pacifica and in the of sports-sedan acceleration.

This is the people mover for who get anxious at freeway on-ramps, the XC90 can go from 30mph to in 2.6 seconds. Still, it’s and serene inside at 60mph, a hushed 63dBA, mostly wind noise.

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