The 2012 Volvo XC90 is a FWD mid-size luxury crossover SUV powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine that produces 240 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission enables the XC90 to achieve an EPA estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Features include optional AWD, heated front seats, flat-folding three-split 40/20/40 rear seat, electronic climate control, laminated panoramic roof, automatically dimmed rear-view mirror, heated windshield washer nozzles, blind spot information system, headlight washers, front and rear park assist, rear-view camera, dual xenon headlights with active bending lights, hands-free phone system, navigation system, premium sound system and rear seat entertainment system with dual DVD players. Safety is comprised of anti-lock braking, electronic brake assistance, dynamic stability and traction control, front airbags, inflatable curtain, roll-over protection system, side-impact airbags and side-impact protection. The XC90 is backed by a 5-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2012, the Volvo XC90 loses its V8 engine option and reconfigured all of the trim levels. The lineup now includes Premier Plus and Platinum models in addition to the performance-oriented R-Design. The base XC90 loses its optional navigation. It is now standard on the Platinum trim.
Excellent highway manners; comfortable ride; impressive safety features; stylish interior and exterior
The Volvo XC90 occupies a spot in a competitive luxury SUV class that includes the Acura MDX, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Amid the segment, the XC90 offers loads of standard comfort and safety features. At $38,400, the XC90 is priced lower than most of the competition and Volvo's 10-year/100,000-mile rust warranty is impressive.