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Tamara Warren
Automotive Editor - May 5, 2014

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4.3 (Excellent)
16 City / 24 Highway

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2014 Volvo XC90 OVERVIEW

The Volvo XC90 has long been the go-to vehicle for customers who prioritize safety in their luxury SUV. Buyers also appreciate family-friendly touches like an integrated center child booster cushion for the second-row seat.

The XC90 has an aging design, though, and all but the bargain-hunters may want to wait for a redesigned XC90 expected in 2015.

What's New for 2014

For 2014, Volvo has enhanced the package options on each of its trim packages.

2014 Volvo XC90 Glamour Exterior

Choose Your Volvo XC90

The midsize family hauler has standard seating for seven and is powered by a 3.2 liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and returns 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. With optional all-wheel drive, highway mileage drops to 23 mpg.

There are five trim levels to choose from:

XC90 3.2

The base model comes well-equipped with features like leather upholstery and alloy wheels. Options include all-wheel drive, a rear-seat entertainment system and a Climate Package with heated seats.

XC90 3.2 Premier Plus

Stepping up to the Premier Plus brings standard features including xenon headlights, red wood trim, a grocery bag holder and a folding front passenger seat.

XC90 3.2 Platinum

At this level, navigation, rear park assist camera, real time traffic, remote control and a premium sound system are standard.

XC90 3.2 Design

The R-Design model receives a sport-tuned suspension and other performance-oriented interior and exterior enhancements.

XC90 3.2 Design Platinum

The R-Design's Platinum has features that are similar to the 3.2 model's—look for upgrades like navigation and a rear park assist camera.

2014 Volvo XC90 Glamour Interior

Choose your Volvo XC90 >>

CarsDirect Tip

The XC90 receives a long-overdue redesign next year—Volvo has been producing impressive products under its new Chinese owners, and we recommend waiting for the all-new model.

If you're a serious bargain hunter, we suggest striking the best deal you can on a fully-optioned 2014 XC90—dealers will be open to negotiation, especially as the release of the 2015 model nears.

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