My family and I recently had a chance to try out the new Volvo XC90
for a weekend, courtesy of Riley Volvo Cars Stamford
. What you’ve heard is true— it’s the ultimate family car
! I’ve always resisted the pull to get a mom-mobile like so many of my friends, but the reality is, as kids get bigger, they accumulate more stuff and need to be shuttled around to more places with said stuff.
Your car needs to evolve right along with your family.
As a mom, this is one of the most important things I look for in a car. I want a car that will keep my family safe. The Volvo XC90 has automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane assist, and so much more. There’s even a seat-belt alarm/notification which came in clutch with my limit-testing toddler.
My kids loved how roomy the car was, even when loaded with two car seats (which were super easy to install in the Volvo’s sleek and spacious captain’s chairs). They also could not get enough of the panoramic sunroof. According to my 5-year old: “Mom! It’s like we’re flying in a plane!” It was seriously impressive!
My tech-savvy husband loved the smartphone charging pad and tablet-like touchscreen. I loved the generous cargo space in the back, which fit my weekly grocery run, plus all of our beach gear for the weekend and more.
The backup camera is clear and wide-angled, which makes backing up in our busy neighborhood full of cars and people a lot less stressful. The Volvo XC90 features parking sensors which are great for those who prefer to park when no one is watching (me!). The interior is unmatched with comfortable soft leather seating, gorgeous wood paneling, and understated design elements. It’s at the same time minimalist and also luxurious.