Come Drive with Me
Come drive with me, let’s drive, let’s drive away!
Traveling for summer vacations is on the horizon, Fort Worth! As the 2021-2022 school year draws to a close, you might be considering several options for not only where you will go, but how you will get to your destination.
While flying is time-efficient, it can also be expensive. If you’re going to do more driving than flying, we all know how important it is to have a safe, comfortable, and reliable family hauler.
Hello, Volvo XC90!
Once again, my Fort Worth Autobahn test-drive does not disappoint. Rob Schwiezer, the Volvo General Manager, was more than eager to hand me the key to his favorite car on the lot! As he gave me a quick but thorough overview of the car’s features, I was in awe of the beautiful interior details, such as the blonde leather seats and wood paneling along the interior door and dashboard. Rob told me he loved this car for its ease of driving and comfort. As I started away from the dealership lot, I could tell I would agree.
“Quiet” and “classy” were the two words that came to mind as I drove around Fort Worth. A panoramic roof brought the outdoors into this spacious seven-seater SUV on a gorgeous Texas spring weekend. The backseats were spacious, and it was a thrill to be able to add a few more kids to the drive than I normally would in my personal five-seater SUV. Even with so much space to hold precious humans, cargo space was not a problem. There was still plenty of room for backpacks, gym bags, and a few groceries! Despite its large size, the XC90 was also easy to maneuver in everyday traffic.
Volvo has designed this SUV to protect those driving and riding by including all the safety features that will give you peace of mind:
- review camera
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert
- Forward collision warning with pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Forward automatic emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane departure warning with lane keep assist
- Road sign recognition
- Adaptive headlights with automatic high beams
The steering was quick and nicely weighted; it’s funny how you never think of the steering wheel until you find one that fits you perfectly. Infotainment included a 9-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, wireless device charging, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and satellite radio. The model I drove was all-wheel drive, and if I owned it, I have a feeling we would head for the mountains and never return!
My dear readers, this is an SUV that I believe was designed for the journey, not just a destination. Its comfortable and quiet cabin allows you to immerse yourself in the music, the people around you, or your own thoughts. If this car were a song it would be “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra. It’s classy and cool, with a vibe that manages to be old school elegant and hip at the same time.
If you’re in the market for a luxury SUV that has a solid history of reliability and safety, the 2022 Volvo XC90 is worth a drive with my friends at Fort Worth Autobahn Volvo. Their kind and knowledgeable staff are unmatched, in my humble opinion.
Thanks again, Fort Worth Autobahn! Until next time!