Volvo XC90 Overview

The Volvo XC90 is a luxury crossover SUV with a vision for its drivers and passengers. With clear, crisp angles and velvety elegance wrapped throughout its aggressive exterior, the XC90 has captivated audiences since its debut in 2002; the 2018 version is no different. The company states that this vehicle is designed for first-class travel in every way, from the aesthetically pleasing exterior to the technology-packed interior, to the powerful commute drivers can experience each day thanks to its powertrain.

Notable Features

This smooth, aggressive luxury SUV is certain to add style and functionality to your daily adventures in a way that only a Volvo can offer it. Let’s take a look at a few of the things you have to look forward to when you go home in the XC90.


Four trims are available: Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, and Excellence. The company has said it handcrafted its exterior for excellence; it’s hard to argue with this boast since it is one of the most-awarded luxury SUVs of the last 100 years. Automobile Magazine wrote that this one is “technology, luxury, and class to keep everyone else on their heels.” Formed around the elegance of Scandinavian design principles, customers get a masterwork: T-shaped LED headlights equipped with Full-LED active high-beam illumination, a distinct elegant shape, and beautiful exterior colors to choose from.


The XC90 can seat 7 passengers. The interior of the base model, Momentum, features a second row with reclining and sliding seats, while the third row has plenty of legroom. The steering wheel is leather, as is the gearshift knob. This vehicle also has a 4-Zone Electronic Climate System, which includes third-row air conditioning. Higher trims, such as the Excellence, boast unique features like the Excellence Beverage Cooler/Refrigerator, Excellence Premium Sound by Bowers & Wilkins, and Excellence Comfort Front and Rear Seats with Massage & Ventilation to name just a few of the advanced interior features.


Four engine choices give customers optimal performance options on their XC90. The first is the T5 FWD engine that gives you an impressive starting mark at 250 horsepower and 258 lbs-ft of torque. There’s an all-wheel drive variation of this engine as well. Next up is the T6 engine: 316 horsepower and a smooth 295 lbs-ft of torque. Finally, you’ve got the T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid engine featuring a huge 400 horsepower and 472 lbs-ft of torque.


It’s not a true luxury SUV unless it has a full suite of safety features that match the elegance of the interior and the boldness of the exterior. Standard safety features include: Automatic Braking After Collision, Hill Start Assist, Lane Keeping Aid, Rear Collision Warning, and WHIPS™ Whiplash Protection System (a Volvo exclusive).


This model has received many awards over the years, including: Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, 2016 North American Truck of the Year, 2016 CNET Roadshow Vehicle of the Year, 2018 Consumer Guide Best Buy Award, and Business Insider’s Car of the Year in 2015.


History Facts - The Ice Age

  1. Twenty thousand years ago, humans and wolves hunted the same prey. As such, a partnership was the best choice for the two. Both parties benefited, with the wolves benefiting from human cleverness, and the humans taking advantage of wolf agility.
  2. Since humans have a tendency to protect abandoned cubs, and wolf cubs are easily able to acknowledge and adapt to human hierarchical rules. This is the origin story of the dog-human partnership as every single dog breed originated from these ancient wolves.
  3. Animal domestication originated from the human-wolf agreement where both species benefited from each other. Animals must have a willingness to be domesticated. Apart from wolves, other large mammals such as sheep, goats, pigs, horses, and cows were domesticated as well.
  4. A 12,000-year-old jawbone from a dog was discovered in a cave in Iraq. It is the earliest proof of canine domestication. Puppies with strong barks who had beautiful fur, or were friendly and obedient were selectively bred.
  5. Sheep were the first animals to be domesticated for food. Not long after, goats joined their ranks. This started sometime around 9,000 BC. More settled communities started domesticating pigs and cattle around 7,000 BC, ensuring a regular supply of meat.
  6. Having these animals as livestock provided many additional benefits to the Neolithic man. When they died, their leather and wool were used for making clothing. Their horn and bones were used to make sharp tools. Even their fat went to a good cause: creating candles.

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