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2010 Volvo XC90 V8 SUV

2010 Volvo XC90 Review

(3 Stars)  Seven seats make it a special Volvo

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The XC90 is the flagship crossover SUV from Volvo. The public interest in the crossover body design has been growing for many years and the latest model of XC90 is sure to be a crowd pleaser. There are only minor changes to the exterior since last year's model. The XC90 now offers two different engine variations including the 3.2 liter i-6 engine that produces 235 horsepower. The better option is the 4.4 liter V-8 that boosts this crossovers horsepower to 311. Both models come with a six speed automatic transmission with gives a very fluid ride even while shifting. The optional all wheel drive addition only takes away from the XC90s already meager gas mileage. The XC90 is rated at 22 mpg on the highway which puts it behind some of the other competitors in the crossover market.

The XC90 is said to be a very well handling and fun vehicle to drive, but does not offer many of the extras that some sports utility crossover models have. The XC90 is a very attractive model, so for those who are looking for a great looking crossover unibody design, this still may be a great option.

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2010 XC90 V8 Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.4L Veight-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 13 MPG city, 19 MPG highway, 15 MPG combined and 317 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
21.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 311 hp @ 5,850 rpm; 325 ft lb of torque @ 3,900 rpm

'10 Volvo V8 SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Technology  
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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