2012 Volvo XC90

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What's New for 2012:
- V-8 engine discontinued
- Trim levels are reorganized
- Bluetooth streaming audio now standard on all models
- Adaptive Xenon headlights added to R-Design models

Exterior Features
The 2012 Volvo XC90 is a 7-passenger near-luxury crossover offered in two different models--3.2 and the sportier R-Design. Each model is available in three trim levels. Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, heated mirrors, roof rails, and rear privacy glass.

Interior Features
Standard amenities on the Volvo XC90 include a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, leather upholstery, 8-way power front seats with driver-seat memory and lumbar adjustment, fold-flat front passenger seat, 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seats with built-in center child booster seat, 50/50 split-folding third-row seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Optional Features
Amenities available on higher trim levels of the 2012 Volvo XC90 include adaptive Xenon headlights, rearview mirror with integrated compass, wood-trimmed gearshift knob, navigation system with real-time traffic information, rearview camera, and a 12-speaker premium audio system. The 3.2 R-Design versions include 20-inch alloy wheels, self-leveling rear suspension, and exterior and interior design enhancements. All-wheel drive is available.

Under the Hood
All Volvo XC90 models are powered by a 3.2-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 240 horsepower and mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Volvo XC90 are 16/23/19 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Standard safety features on the Volvo XC90 include stability control, multiple air bags, and an integral child booster seat. A blind-spot monitoring system is optional on all models.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the XC90 received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the XC90 received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset, side-impact, and rear-crash protection and for roof strength, and was named a \"Top Safety Pick \" for 2012.


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