Volvo XC90 and XC40 Earn 2021 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Titles
The Volvo XC90 and XC40 continue to impress the judges behind the 2021 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy list. It’s no fluke that these crossovers have been named winners year after year.
To earn a spot on the Consumer Guide® Best Buy list, these models have had to withstand serious scrutiny. The judges test each automobile under realistic conditions, considering every last detail of the experience — from fuel economy and reliability to resale value and luxury amenities. Here’s a look at what elevated these Volvo vehicles above the competition.
The spacious and luxurious 2021 Volvo XC90
For six years back to back, the flagship Volvo XC90 earned a place of honor in the Premium Midsize Crossover segment. Its distinctly Scandinavian design caught the panelists’ attention, while its spaciousness and interior amenities elevated it above the competition.
“The XC90 has a truly luxurious feel inside and out,” stated Consumer Guide®. “Its classy presence, long list of desirable features, and class-competitive pricing make it a premium midsize SUV standout.”
The latest model year brought even more amenities to the XC90. This three-row family-friendly crossover gained a standard wireless smartphone charging unit, an updated Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and the stylish new Savile Grey Metallic exterior color.
In addition to its updates, the XC90 offers up to 65.5 cubic feet of cargo space, as well as your choice between six- and seven-seat arrangements. But it’s more than just spacious — the XC90’s cabin is dressed to impress with genuine materials like wool, crystal, metal, and wood. And in terms of tech, the XC90 offers a 9-inch portrait-style touch-screen display that provides easy access to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity, built-in navigation, and entertainment streaming services like Spotify and Pandora.
Upscale refinement takes center stage in the 2021 Volvo XC40
The XC90’s smaller sibling, the Volvo XC40, won a nod in the Premium Subcompact Crossover division for the third year straight. Consumer Guide® admired its “surprisingly high levels of luxury, style and all-around refinement in a petite, urban-friendly package.”
For the 2021 model year, the XC40 gained additional styling options, updated technology, and more USB ports to help you keep your mobile devices going strong.
This classy crossover sets itself apart from its crowded segment with a number of upscale features. Let in some fresh air and sunshine with the available open-and-tilt panoramic roof, and stow your cargo with specially designed storage solutions for everything from laptops and cell phones to takeout and groceries. Its exterior is just as sophisticated — with its signature Thor’s Hammer headlights and hands-free power tailgate, the XC40 offers both style and practicality. On top of that, its compact design makes the XC40 ideal for navigating city streets and maneuvering into tight parking spaces.
The editors of Consumer Guide® praised these crossovers for their balance of style, value, luxury, and family-friendly versatility. But you don’t have to take their word for it — you can experience the 2021 Volvo XC90 and 2021 Volvo XC40 for yourself.
This article is presented by Stadel Volvo.