2013 Volvo XC90 | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Volvo XC90. 2013 Volvo XC90 is one brand new car from Volvo that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Volvo XC90.
Volvo’s XC90 SUV is old and nearing retirement it’s expected to finally get a replacement sometime in 2014 so we’ll consider this mild 2013 refresh something of a 60th birthday party. Of course, the XC90 isn’t 60 years old, but keep in mind it debuted at the 2002 Detroit auto show just months after the first generation Apple iPod hit the market. Yeah, the one with a scroll y wheel thing and a black and white LCD screen. We’ll pause while you describe to your kids how handheld devices used to be operated via physical buttons. Unlike the iPod, the XC90 is still in its first gen shell, but Volvo did give its soon to be retiree a shot of botox to keep it fresh ish for 2013.
The 2013 Volvo XC90 is the most dated design in the current Volvo lineup. But you’d probably never know it in seeing this model from the outside, in looking at its equipment list, or in driving it versus recently updated competitors. In fact, the XC90 is more feature packed than ever and is a great family pick, seating up to seven.
The biggest change for the 2013 XC90 is the application of more paint. Specifically, most everything that was previously black plastic on the exterior the lower bumper trim, rocker panels, and fender flares is now painted body color. Volvo also threw some LED daytime running lights at the XC90’s front end and added LED taillights, but the effect is about as successful as your dad squeezing into a pair of skinny jeans. Just as he’s probably not going to be mistaken for Justin Bieber, the LEDs do little to bring Volvo’s large SUV into this decade. Non-R-Design XC90 3.2 models also get some new silver and chrome exterior trim.
The Volvo XC90 has seen no overarching changes to its design since 2003, when the model was first introduced (it now remains one of the oldest crossover designs), yet it manages to look reasonably fresh. That comes thanks to a number of minor refreshes over the years, and for 2013, the XC90 gets another mild makeover.
This year’s tweaks actually make a pretty significant difference from a few paces back. On the outside, new body-color details like front and rear bumpers, sill moldings, and wheel arch trim give the XC90 a smooth, more color coordinated look compared to the previous dark plastic/rubber look. There’s also a bright chrome bar for the front bumper which somehow coordinates up above with the roof rack as well as new silk matte exterior mirrors plus standard LED daytime running lamps and taillights.
As such, most of the Volvo XC90’s more modern competitors are better all-around choices. In addition to the two mentioned earlier, there’s also the 2012 Acura MDX, which is the closest in terms of size and price and beats the Volvo in terms of power, driving dynamics and features. If you don’t need a third row seat, the Lexus RX 350, Volkswagen Touareg and Volvo’s own XC60 are other strong alternatives. However, if you’re just looking for a Euro style alternative to the pricey family sized crossovers from Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz, then the 2013 Volvo XC90 still represents a solid choice.
2013 Volvo XC90 Price :
Despite only changing a few things, Volvo has increased prices for all XC90 models for 2013. A base, front wheel drive 3.2 will cost $40,395, or $1120 more than last year. Premier Plus and Platinum 3.2 models get a $2420 price bump to $42,895 and $45,595, respectively. The R Design’s three trim levels, in order, now command $43,195, $43,595, and $46,295, all three prices represent $1120 increases. All wheel drive will set you back $2000 on all XC90s.
>. XC90 3.2 : $39,500
>. XC90 3.2 Premier Plus : $42,000
>. XC90 3.2 Platinum : $44,700
>. XC90 3.2 R-Design : $42,300
>. XC90 3.2 R-Design Premier Plus : $42,700
>. XC90 3.2 R-Design Platinum : $45,400
2013 Volvo XC90 Interior :
This year the XC90 gets standard LED running lamps and taillights, rain sensor wipers, headlight washers, and new trims and finishes added to the standard equipment list. Even in its standard trim the 2013 XC90 includes a Bluetooth hands free interface, Sirius Satellite Radio, and new watch dial instrumentation. Other standard goodies include leather upholstery, keyless entry, cruise control, and dual zone climate control. The Premier Plus gets active dual xenon headlights, a garage door opener, and other upgrades, while the Platinum adds rear park assist and premium sound. Other major options include a Climate Package, walnut wood trim, and a rear entertainment system, and the available nav system has real time traffic.
The 3.2 includes 18 inch alloy wheels, foglamps, heated mirrors, headlight washers, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a sunroof, roof rails, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors and keyless entry. Inside there’s dual zone automatic climate control, cruise control, leather upholstery, eight way power front seats with driver seat memory settings and lumbar adjustment, a fold flat front passenger seat, 40/20/40 split second row seats with a built in center child booster seat, a 50/50 split third row seat, an auto dimming rearview mirror, a trip computer, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and an eight speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.
For the interior the new XC90 gets sanded silver aluminum inlays, white instrumentation lighting and a leather strap on the tailgate. Platinum trim level includes :
>. Volvo Premium Sound System with Dolby® Pro Logic® II Surround Sound.
>. 12 premium speakers and 650 watts.
>. Navigation System with real time traffic.
>. Remote control.
>. Map Care plus a rear park assist camera.
2013 Volvo XC90 Exterior :
All changes to the 2013 XC90 crossover are cosmetic. They include new daytime running lights, a redesigned bumper bar and new taillights. Volvo Cars of North America said that the redesigned silver metallic bumper bar and silver roof rails are standard on all XC90 models. There is also new lower door molding and new six spoke 18 inch alloy wheels in silver matte finish. Volvo has brought onto the market the XC90 SUV back in 2003 and since then no major updates have been made. But for the 2013 model year the company has announced “the most significantly updated XC90 since its launch a decade ago.”
For the 2013 model year the XC90 has received a bold new look along with an enhanced roster of standard features inside and out. Exterior changes include new body color bumpers, side skirts and wheel arches and of course new LED daytime running lights for the R-Design models. The list of updates continues with a new bumper bar, silk matte mirrors and 18 inch “Thalia” alloy wheels. The interior gets sanded silver aluminum inlays, white instrumentation lighting and a leather strap on the tailgate.
With the new changes Volvo wanted to make the the XC90 look sleeker and lower to the ground. For this purpose the changes made to the article include a new body color front and rear bumpers, sill moldings and wheel arches. Volvo also placed new standard LED daytime running lights and taillights. The 3.2 version has been updated even further with a new silver front bumper bar, chrome taillight trim, silk matte exterior rear view mirrors, air intake décor trim and 18″ Thalia alloy wheels. The R-Design models will get a fully color-coordinated exterior plus LED daytime running lights and taillights and a new set of 19″ Ixion alloy wheels.
The XC90’s interior can also handle its share of cargo. Folding down the 40/20/40 split second row and 50/50 split third row seatbacks results in a flat load floor and 85.1 cubic feet of cargo room. This is pretty good for a luxury crossover, but larger three row crossovers like the Buick Enclave and Ford Flex will hold much more. Another downside is the fact that there’s just 8.8 cubic feet of space behind the third row seat, which means carrying seven people and their luggage is unlikely unless you invest in a rooftop cargo carrier.
2013 Volvo XC90 Engine :
Sporting a refreshed exterior and udated interior, the 2013 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, 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 (ABS), 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.
No changes have been made under the hood, as the American version continues with the same 3.2 liter in line six cylinder engine that delivers 240 HP and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is equipped with Variable Cam Timing (VCT) and Cam Profile Switching (CPS) and comes mated to a six speed “Geartronic” automatic transmission as standard.
With the V-8 that used to be available on this model now a fading memory, the XC90 continues into 2013 with only one powertrain combination: a 3.2 liter straight six engine rated at 240 horsepower and 236 pound feet of torque, mated to a six speed automatic transmission. And as before, the XC90 can be ordered with either front wheel or all wheel drive and is matched with a six speed automatic transmission. With that, a Haldex ‘Instant Traction’ all wheel drive system is optional.
According to Volvo, the XC90 will go from zero to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds, which is on the slow side for the class. EPA fuel economy estimates are just average for the category at 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined for front wheel drive models, while all wheel drive lowers the combined number to 18.