The 2017 Volvo XC90 Near Hattiesburg, MS: Breaking New Ground

After one of the biggest design overhauls in recent history, the 2017 Volvo XC90 Near Hattiesburg MS proudly displays the automaker's efforts. The seven-passenger crossover is breaking new ground in a variety of ways, with the engine being the most obvious. A four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E power plant admirably fills the position normally held by a V6 or V8. AWD is standard on the T6 and optional on the T5, while the T8 hybrid has a rear-mounted electrical motor. The XC90 takes aim at competitors from BMW and Mercedes, and it does the job by offering a fresh design, great interior features, and an innovative drive train. Drivers looking for a safe, roomy SUV that stands out will find what they want in the 2017 Volvo XC90.

 

New Developments

The XC90 available loses the Inscription designation on the T5 but adds LED headlamps, an 8" driver's side display, and Apple CarPlay on higher-line models. The T8 has a new-for-2017 trim line referred to as Excellence, which provides vented, heated, and massaging rear seating, a refrigerator, and a booming 20-speaker stereo system.

Our Opinion After a Test Drive

The XC90 luxury crossover moves the market segment into new territory. The multilink rear suspension and double wishbone front suspension create a lightweight but strong SUV that's very well-mannered on curvy roads. At cruising speed, the cabin has no intrusive road noise. The ride is a little firm, but a driver who wants a luxury feel can get the optional air-ride suspension with automatic leveling and ride height adjustment. The T8 plug-in hybrid has the 2.0L turbo/supercharged engine and an electric motor that provides a 25-mile range.

Inside and Out

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Near Hattiesburg MS can best be described as upscale and roomy, and cabin features include things such as wood/aluminum accents, plush leather upholstery, and the Sensus touch interface on a 12.3" display. The second-row seating includes an optional child seat, and the third-row seating offers the best legroom in the class. Cargo room is also class-leading at 85.7 cu.ft, and all that space is accessible through the hands-free hatch. The bold, sleek body lines on the XC90 are well matched by its updated grille and expressive LED front and rear lighting.

All 2017 XC90s are fitted with the 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The T5 gets a turbocharged 250hp, and the T6's super/turbocharged engine puts out a robust 316hp. The T8 hybrid's gas and electric engines combine to offer 400hp and 443 lb. ft. of torque. To get a taste of what the XC90 has to offer, call us or visit 2017 Volvo XC90 dealerships in the Hattiesburg area.  

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