Volvo XC90 Named 2016 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

Volvo XC90 Roanoke
You can drive around Roanoke in the Motor Trend SUV of the Year, enjoying style, versatility, and luxury amenities. The Volvo XC90 took home the title of the SUV of the Year for its innovative technology, utility, and attention to detail.

The Award

Motor Trend is well respected as an impartial automotive authority, which is why its rankings and awards are so popular. The finalists for the Motor Trend SUV of the Year included other luxury models, like the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, as well as more affordable options, like the Nissan Murano, but the Volvo XC90 took home the top honor.

Why the Volvo XC90 Won

In addition to more obvious features, the team at Motor Trend was very impressed by the key fob that comes with the XC90, showing that the little details matter. They referred to this key fob as a perfect first impression that demonstrates the Volvo’s elegance and functionality.

The XC90’s new Scalable Product Architecture platform works well in the SUV, and the new engine also makes a difference. The 2-liter 4-cylinder is turbocharged and supercharged to deliver 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet, more than enough to keep you firmly in control of the large XC90 without feeling any lags from its weight.

More on the Volvo XC90

If you are interested in the 2016 Volvo XC90, you should also know that it comes standard with all-wheel drive and can finish the quarter mile in just 15.1 seconds. The engine performs well and is refined and quiet, so you don’t have to worry about noise interfering with your comfortable drive. You can also get an XC90 Plug-In Hybrid that uses the standard gas engine to power the front wheels and an electric motor to take care of the rear wheels, increasing the total system output.

Take the 2016 Volvo XC90 for a test drive around Roanoke, Virginia, to see why Motor Trend chose this model to be the SUV of the year. The team at Volvo of Roanoke can help you get behind the wheel.

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