See Why the Volvo XC90 Was Named Car of the Decade by Autotrader

You probably already knew that the Volvo XC90 was a smooth-riding midsize luxury SUV. But did you know that it was named Car of the Decade by Autotrader? The car listing experts at Autotrader recognized the Volvo XC90 for its efficient engines, cozy, minimalist interior, and abundance of driver assistance features. It also has a powerful presence, with sharp lines, balanced proportions, sophisticated front and rear light signatures, and handsome wheel designs. The new Volvo XC90 is a product of elegant Scandinavian craftsmanship, and its available now at Volvo Cars Plymouth.


You'll enjoy a composed ride and surefooted handling in the new Volvo XC90. Its light, direct steering and double wishbone front suspension keep it stable and steady on the road. An available adaptive air suspension makes its ride even gentler. The XC90's drive mode selector has Eco, Comfort, Off Road, Dynamic, and Individual settings that lets you tailor its ride to your individual style. There are three available engines in the new XC90, including:

  • T5: A 250-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor
  • T6: A 316-horsepower, turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine
  • T8: A plug-in hybrid engine paired with 2 electric motors for a combined 400-horsepower
Each motor is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. XC90 models equipped with the T8 engine can go 18 miles on battery power alone. When properly equipped, the new XC90 can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but all-wheel drive is available for enhanced road grip.


Get inside the new Volvo XC90 and you'll want to stay awhile. Its awash in first-class materials like real metal trim, optional open-pore wood, and finer details like a crystal gear shifter. It fits from six to seven people, depending on whether you go with the standard second-row bench seat or the available captain's chairs. The XC90 is roomier than most vehicles in its class, with more than 85 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats down. Standard features in the new XC90 include:

  • The Sensus infotainment system with a 9-inch touch screen
  • Support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • A navigation system


Another reason the Volvo XC90 earned Car of the Decade honors from Autotrader is its slew of standard driver assistance features. Each XC90 model comes with:

  • A rearview camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind spot monitoring
With its comfortable handling, good fuel economy, and opulent interior, its no wonder that the XC90 was named Car of the Decade. Stop by Volvo Cars Plymouth to experience Volvo quality for yourself.

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