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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
it's still a very good choice for an upscale crossover SUV
Stand-alone options on all models include Volvo's Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
seating for five and the option of a forward-facing third-row seat
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Another change for the 2010 Volvo XC90 lineup is that the R-Design trim is no longer available with the V-8, which means only six-cylinder XC90 buyers can pick this option. R-Design XC90s are distinguished by a host of exterior and interior styling cues, including 19-inch Vulcanis diamond-cut alloy wheels, an R-Design grille, leather seating surfaces with embossed R-Design logos, a sports steering wheel, watch dial instruments, and custom floor mats.
The list of standard items includes 17-inch wheels, wood trim, a power driver seat, and an auxiliary audio jack, says Edmunds. J.D. Power also points out that the standard features on every version include power windows, locks, and mirrors; dual-zone electronic climate control; a flat-folding 40/20/40-split second-row seat; and a high-performance 160-watt, eight-speaker stereo with MP3 playback. For 2010 Volvo has made third-row seating standard, and the R-Design trim is no longer offered on V-8 models.
Other features available on the 2010 Volvo XC90 include rear park assist as standard and the recently launched Convenience Package. This features Volvo's Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), power retractable rearview mirrors, Interior Air Quality System (IAQS), and the enhanced Volvo Navigation System II with remote control and Real Time Traffic.
All XC90s are eligible for the Multimedia package, which includes satellite radio, a Dynaudio surround-sound audio system, a navigation system with real-time traffic, and—on V-8 models only—bi-xenon headlamps. The Climate package is available on six-cylinder models and adds the heated front seats, headlamp washers, rain-sensing wipers, and air filtration system. The V-8-only Executive package adds more luxury, including 19-inch aluminum wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, massage and ventilation functions for the front seats, heated rear seats, leather door panels and center console cover, and a wood-trimmed steering wheel, as well as an optional refrigerator.
The 2010 Volvo XC90 comes with plenty of standard features and enough options to keep the family happy on those long journeys.