Both have all-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmissions. This technology package also provides cruise control adjustment with auxiliary queue for full speed regulation , sound track stop alarm, active headlights with automatic high-beam and information system traffic, markers along the way and width, for example limit Maximum current speed within the digital speedometer. Crash mode — starting vehicle, crash mode — moving vehicle, information displays — ambient temperature sensor, information displays — trip odometer. The rear seat is particularly roomy as smaller crossovers go, with a high seat cushion, above-average headroom and decent legroom for adults. Available only with all-wheel drive, the 3. Volvo estimates the T5 Drive-E will go from zero to 60 mph in 6. Blind spot warning is available as a standalone option in all trims and comes with rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear park assist, and Lane Change Merge Aid.
It adds unique 18-inch wheels, unique exterior blue paint, upgraded leather upholstery and contrasting interior stitching. The Premier Plus package is available on all trims and adds a rearview camera, power-folding mirrors, a power liftgate, power-folding rear headrests, a folding front passenger seat, a cargo cover and a pop-up trunk-mounted grocery holder. There are also three color and layout themes from which drivers can select. I absolutely love driving it. Road and wind noise are minimal at highway speeds.
The wide array of powertrain options gives more shoppers a point of entry to the model. These were an inconvenience, but they weren't major and were covered by the warranty so I didn't care too much at the time. You can find a full list of safety features. The Proximity package adds keyless ignition and entry, a power-tailgate and a rearview camera. Only complaint is that the Nav is really hard to figure out and the sensus system is a little clunky. A 7-inch screen — small compared with many competitors — has above-average resolution, and you control selections using a knob with two inset buttons.
The high seating position provides an excellent view to the front and the high background provides excellent ease of use. Other stand-alone options include 20-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, sport seats and a Harman Kardon premium sound system. When it rains, the view is blurred. Factors that will affect your rate include your age, marital status, credit history, driving record, and the garaging address of your vehicle. Based on my research on reliability, we payed extra to get an extended warranty to 100k. In fact, the T6 version we tested might have too much power for its own good, but that just means shoppers can save a bit of cash and still get one of the best models in the segment.
There are numerous cubbies sprinkled throughout the cabin for both front and rear occupants. The Convenience package gets the power-folding mirrors, power-folding headrests, a cargo cover and a 12-volt power outlet in the cargo area. Caring for the environment is actively looking at advanced technology means an everyday involvement in reducing alternative-fuel vehicles. Its price also happens to be right in each trim level. Now were thinking about some accessories like a roof rack and possibly a toe hitch. Whether or not we think it's the best compact luxury crossover, we certainly think it's the best-looking, and our opinion has only strengthened with its facelift for 2015.
Next comes the T6 all-wheel-drive and T6 all-wheel-drive R-Design, both of which feature a turbocharged, 3. Beyond gas mileage, we were all impressed with the ample power Volvo was able to extract from a 2. I was a little hesitant because our V50 had a lot of issues. Problem started when the car was driven out of the dealer lot brand new. In addition to the Premier package, the Ocean Race package is also available on 2015.
It replaces a simple yet elegant two-gauge layout I always appreciated. Other problems were generally small issues like sensors or spark plugs going bad. The modern look, while handsome, isn't so modern anymore, and that's a reality that goes double for the interior. Most are sedate, if not a tad boring. Power front seats are now standard across the board, and power-retractable mirrors are now available.
Also standard is Volvo's City Safety system, which is an automatic braking system that engages at speeds of up to 30 mph when the car detects that a collision is imminent. Also love the Harmon Kardon sound. The Platinum package adds auto-dimming exterior mirrors, interior accent lighting, a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system and a navigation system available separately on the other sub-trims. While the purpose is to save fuel, we found its operation so clunky and slow-witted that we would happily trade one or two mpg to have it removed. While under warranty I had lots of little problems, and the check engine light came on so regularly I ended up having to buy a code checker to avoid constant trips to the dealership or somewhere like autozone to have it read. They seemed incapable of ordering the right parts or ordering all the parts they need. The other choices in the lineup are far more appealing, especially the new four-cylinder engines.
The separately available Inscription package includes upgraded leather upholstery, extended leather interior trim, power front seat lumbar adjustment, special floor mats and sill plates, and special wood trim. These engines are paired to an equally new eight-speed automatic transmission. The power-folding passenger seat that was part of the 2015 Premier Plus package is available for all 2015. Fault codes say nothing is wrong and car is performing as designed. At about 55,000 miles the car suddenly started emitting a very high pitched squeal.
Best of all, those characteristic attributes disguise what is still a sensible vehicle with plenty of family-friendly space and features, complemented by top-notch crash test scores. I made plans to take it to the dealership the next morning. The front tires spin relatively easily when pushed only a bit harder than the norm. All of this results in an impressive 27 mpg combined. If your vehicle help you cope with the ever changing traffic has any open Recalls, they will be displayed environment. All-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard.