CCruise control, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. Satellite navigation, displayed on a 9.0-inch central touchscreen that works even if you’re wearing gloves. Aux and USB inputs, and Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming. Voice control of the sat-nav and sound.
A leather-trimmed steering wheel, from which you can operate the cruise control and sound system. A 12.3-inch digital instrument panel.
Leather upholstery on all seven seats, and power adjustment of both front seats. A power-raising tailgate.
Four-zone climate control air-conditioning, which allows the driver, front passenger and second-row passengers to set their preferred temperatures. Cupholders and climate control vents for third-row passengers.
Long-lasting LED headlamps that shine into corners when you turn the wheel, and dip automatically for oncoming drivers. Windscreen wipers that operate automatically when it rains.
Roof rails, which make it easier to fit roof-mounted luggage systems.
Drive-mode selection with Dynamic, Eco and Off-road settings, which adjust how heavy the steering feels and how dramatically your pressing the accelerator affects the car. In Off-road mode, the accelerator response is less sensitive, to help you crawl the car over treacherous terrain.
Automatic emergency braking that works at city speeds, which Volvo calls City Safety. The system warns you of an impending frontal collision (typically with a car ahead that has slowed suddenly), and if you do not react it will brake for you, either avoiding the crash or reducing your impact speed.
Lane Departure Warning, which alerts you if you begin to drift out of your lane (a sign of fatigue). Road Sign Information, which displays the most recent speed limit sign, for example, on the digital instrument panel.
Electronic stability control, which can help control a skid. All new cars must have this feature.
Seven airbags. (To find out where they are placed, please open the review section “What about safety?”)
The XC90 is covered by a three-year, 100,000km warranty.