Are you ready to get behind the wheel of this year’s best SUV lease?
At Capital Motor Cars, we want to help you find your perfect car, whether to buy or to lease. So let’s take a closer look at the new Volvo and what it has to offer.
Meet the new Volvo XC90
Volvo’s flagship SUV is a bold, high-class model that goes above and beyond, combining top function with sleek aesthetics and cutting-edge technology.
The design is striking: classic Swedish minimalism that looks both sophisticated and ultramodern. The interior is beautifully cohesive, the exterior radiates elegance and power. However, it’s not all good looks. When it comes to semi-autonomous driving assists, it’s one of the most innovative cars on the market.
Its trio of turbo- and supercharged four-cylinder engines, one supported by a battery pack and two electric motors, makes the XC90 a strong and solid drive. It feels just as powerful as any six-cylinder car out there – proof that a large vehicle doesn’t need a big engine.
It drives with stability and precision, plus a high level of safety features.
The XC90 comes in three seating configurations and four trim levels: Momentum, R-Design, Inscription and Excellence. The R-Design is the more sporty version, with optimized aerodynamics for a smoother ride and peak fuel efficiency.
The Inscription and Excellence are more geared towards luxury. The Excellence especially is meant to deliver an experience like flying first-class. Opulent touches include a refrigeration compartment, footrests, sound deadening, and seats with individual ventilation and massage function (yes).
If this seems a bit over the top, it is, but the idea of this car is to do more than just get from point A to point B. It’s about making the ride as enjoyable as possible.
Best features: high-tech safety, entertainment and convenience
The 2018 model stands out from its 2017 incarnation mainly for its abundance of high-tech safety features. These include:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-keeping aid
- Automatic emergency braking
- Rearview camera and parking sensors
- 360-degree camera (optional upgrade)
The Volvo Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving systemis one of the high points of the XC90. It’s capable of keeping the car in its lane and matching the speed of the car in front, with minimal support from the driver. This sort of technology, bridging the gap between traditional driving and self-driven vehicles, is set to revolutionize the way we use cars in the next few years.
The new XC90 also boasts a Bower & Wilkins sound system, available with the Excellence or as a premium upgrade, is the pinnacle of audio. Even if you’re playing off your phone, the sound quality is truly impressive.
The optional air suspension is another great feature. Not only does it make the vehicle more compliant, it allows you to lower the car when parked. This makes it much easier for people with knee problems to get in, plus helpful for loading heavy boxes or pets.
Beyond this, the list of extra features and upgrades could go on for a while. It’s really a car for people who love mixing and matching to design their dream vehicle.
You will love this car if…
You are looking for a midsize sedan that stands out from the crowd?
Beauty, elegance and style in a car’s design is what you value?
Luxury appeals to you?
You want the most advanced safety features and driving assistance available?
You are you excited by customization options?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, the 2018 Volvo XC90 might be exactly the SUV you want to lease or buy this year.
Drawbacks of the Volvo XC90
The new Volvo XC90 is a great car, but it’s not perfect.
For a vehicle with such a sleek design, it can be a bit harsh to drive. Without the air suspension, it has a tendency to bang over small bumps in the road. Even with it, you might get some noise from the chassis over larger bumps.
It’s a bit low on horsepower, compared to other vehicles in its class. The engine can also lag a beat behind your foot in certain situations, while the chargers build boost and the transmission downshifts.
Finally, the touchscreen display can be a bit finicky. Controlling everything from phone connectivity to climate features, it feels to me like too much stuff in one place.
Overall, the 2018 Volvo XC90 is a top SUV for those who value style, comfort and safety. It’s for those who want a driving experience enhanced by the latest technology.
If this is what you want but you aren’t interested in buying a vehicle, you might instead consider leasing.
Leasing has a lot of benefits compared to buying. Monthly payments are lower, and at the end of the contract, instead of having to sell the car, you can just hand over the keys and start fresh with an upgrade.
Sounds good, yes?
Starting a lease can be a complicated, time-consuming process, so I would recommend handing the hard work over to a professional automotive brokerage. Capital Motor Cars, for example, has a team of specialists who can help you locate and negotiate the best possible deal on your next vehicle.
When you’re ready to Get Started, contact Capital Motor Cars or the nearest dealership to you, and ask how you can lease the best SUV of 2018.