What makes the Volvo XC90 such a great family car?

It’s stylish, it’s big, and it’s practical. But, of course, there’s far more to the Volvo XC90 than just that. This is a model that has been developed to be the ultimate family vehicle, offering everything that mum, dad, the kids, and even the dog could possibly need for the ideal road experience. And, while it ticks all the right boxes for its occupants, it does it in its own inimitable way.

Volvo’s latest range of vehicles is nothing if not luxurious. When it comes to the XC90, this luxury can be felt from the moment it comes into view, right through to the moment you leave the spacious and versatile cabin. But what exactly are the key benefits to family motorists? We take a look at a few of those features that support you on your family adventures.

Seven seats

We can’t overlook just how vital space can be. Whether you’re parents to surly teenagers, enthusiastic pre-teens, or precious newborns, you can never have enough space in your vehicle. With up to seven seats available in the XC90 - plus the option to fold flat the third row - there is more than enough room to transport your growing brood and their belongings.


The Volvo name is synonymous with impeccable safety and, if you’re transporting your family around, you’ll want just such reassurance. A plethora of active and passive measures provide peace of mind, whether it’s the ultra high-strength boron steel safety cell or Volvo’s innovative City Safety technology.

Audio and in-car entertainment

“Are we there yet?” It’s the cry that millions of parents hear each and every year as they travel in a packed car. Within the Volvo XC90, the in-car connectivity and entertainment features are enough to stave off the impatience. The range topping Bowers & Wilkins sound system, for example, provides 19 speakers of audio delight.


If you are planning to take the family pet along for the ride, you’ll be more than delighted to learn that a load compartment divider and dog gate can be incorporated into the XC90’s boot to safely transport your furry friend.

Find out more about the superb Volvo XC90 by contacting the team at Volvo Cars Edinburgh today.