Volvo Has Really Changed for the Better!
January 22, 2019
We were in the market for a new car/SUV and wanted to take a step up to something more luxurious but still known as reliable. We went to the LA Auto Show and looked at all the options in the price range (around $60k). In the running were Mercedez-Benz, BMW, Audi, Lexus, Acura, and Volvo. The German offerings are known to be not as reliable and we did not like the interiors very much. The Lexus exterior looks were not my taste. Nor the Acura interior which seemed very plastic.
We settled on the Volvo since it checked all the boxes for us. The looks, way it drives, technologies (both convenience and safety), and the interior is very luxurious at this price point.
The car has about 1k miles on it now and only had a small issue with Android car play which we think was due to a cheap cable. The car has a steep learning curve since it has so many features. We opted for the Inscription model so it has a lot of bells and whistles. My only complaint is the parking assist seems very sensitive and goes off when going through a fast food drive in, for example. As well as the seats not always adjusting to the drivers saved setting via the key in use.
So far very happy with the car and enjoy the T6s 316hp when needed. Taking the car up curvy roads I was very happily surprised by how flat and well it handles into and out of apexes. You can get on the power quickly and you almost forget the size of the overall vehicle.