Off-road vehicles are a dime a dozen, and customers can easily get lost among the myriad of brands and models that boast about the same strengths.
Off-road vehicles are a dime a dozen, and customers can easily get lost among the myriad of brands and models that boast about the same strengths. Let’s compare the Volvo XC90 with two of its competitors from the luxury full-size SUV’s segment, the Audi Q7 and the Land Rover Discovery. Even if these models are all excellent vehicles, which one really deserves your hard-earned money? Let’s find out.
The Functionality of the Design
These vehicles are presented to customers as full-size SUVs made for off-road driving, so we will judge them on this specific aspect. The Land Rover Discovery was considered for a long time as the most polyvalent family car of its segment, but its size, its weight and its price make it more of a costly option than anything else. As for the Audi Q7, the German manufacturer seems to have try to compromise so much that it ended up building a car unremarkable in all circumstances: this SUVs lacks the sturdiness required to face steep trails but is also too big to be a practical alternative in an urban setting.
And now there is the Volvo XC90, the best full-size SUV of Volvo Laval, your Volvo car dealership on the North Shore. Its compact transversal engine allows it to maximize the room available in the cabin without giving the vehicle the excessive dimensions of the Discovery. Its robust build also makes it a SUV you’ll feel comfortable to drive on a mountain. In terms of functional design, the Volvo XC90 is a better alternative than other vehicles from the same segment.