2017 Volvo XC90 Luxury Interior – Video
The decadently detailed and gorgeous interior including open-pore walnut wood trim, which also adorns the sliding cupholder cover, in the elevated Inscription-trim T6 and test cars we evaluated. Here’s another example of the above-and-beyond detailing: The stitching that decorates the leather dash and door inserts actually continues unabated behind the grab tab for the sunshades on the rear side glass. And the key fob is wrapped in the same caramel beige leather as the seats. We’re also fans of the minimalist dash design, although it’s enabled by packing almost everything into the complex but quick-responding Sensus touchscreen infotainment system, which will require some acclimation time, especially for those who aren’t regular tablet users. Get used to swiping left to find audio and apps, right for vehicle functions, and down for settings.
As with a just-right mattress, at first the front seats seem overly firm, but the more time spent in them the more orthopedically perfect they feel, although there’s not much lateral bolstering to hold occupants in place during aggressive cornering. Surprisingly, the 21-inch wheels and tires on our T6 didn’t ruin the ride, and the steering is sharp and properly weighted. The XC90 also has a number of surprise-and-delight features such as a sunroof shade that automatically closes in hot weather, the ability to adjust the passenger seat using the driver’s-side controls, and an available built-in child booster seat in the center seat of the second row.