Volvo XC90 Named Best SUV by Popular Mechanics

May 25th, 2016 by

2016 Volvo XC90The 2016 Volvo XC90 represents the model’s first redesign since 2003, and Popular Mechanics was impressed enough to name it as their Best SUV in their 2016 Automotive Excellence Awards. Of course, with advanced features and a healthy amount of power beneath its well-sculpted hood, the XC90 was already a winner in the eyes of Billings and Lockwood drivers.

The 2016 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards

The team over at Popular Mechanics has just released their choices for this year’s Automotive Excellence Awards, and they’ve picked the Volvo XC90 as their Best SUV.

These awards are conducted each year to single out the top vehicles across all popular model groups. To reach their decision, editors from Popular Mechanics take numerous test-drives, visit factories, and speak to the engineers behind the vehicles. Suffice to say that it takes a striking vehicle to hold itself above everything else in its class, and that’s just what Popular Mechanics found in the Volvo XC90.

Best SUV in the Automotive Excellence Awards

Billings and Lockwood drivers already have a lot of respect for the XC90, as does anyone who has sat behind the wheel and taken one out for a spin. As Popular Mechanics noted, “We know that everybody loves the XC90, and we’d prefer to laud a more contrarian choice, but here’s the thing: We, too, love the XC90.”

They lauded its exquisite design, from its “tightly drawn flanks to the little Swedish flags sewn into the side bolsters on the seats,” but they were truly blown away by the powertrain.

A 2.0L four-cylinder comes as standard to harness up to an incredible 316 hp. Even more impressive, the hybrid model can produce up to 400 horsepower, and offers the capability to cover 14 miles on electric power alone. Suffice to say that it’s one of the most efficient seven-passenger crossovers on the market.

Decide Whether the 2016 Volvo XC90 is Your Best SUV By Taking a Test Drive Today

We were thrilled to hear how much the people at Popular Mechanics enjoyed the Volvo XC90, but the only opinion we really care about is yours. That’s why we’re always eager to arrange a test-drive for our Billings and Lockwood drivers, so visit our showroom in Billings, MT to arrange yours.

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