See Why the Volvo XC90 Is a Better SUV for San Antonio Drivers Than the Ford Explorer

If you want a midsize SUV that's fuel-efficient and beautiful inside and out, the 2020 Volvo XC90 is a superb choice. The XC90 has one of the finest interiors in its class, with an elegant, yet minimalistic cabin. People in San Antonio, TX will appreciate its wide array of cutting-edge driver assistance features which help them spot potential accidents and avoid them. The 2020 Ford Explorer is another roomy midsize SUV with numerous standard features. But here at Principle Volvo Cars of San Antonio, we think you'll agree that the XC90 is a cut above the Explorer when it comes to quality. Read on to see why.

Compare the 2020 Volvo XC90 with the 2020 Ford Explorer

  • The 2020 Volvo XC90 Has Nicer Cabin Materials: The Volvo XC90 is a luxury SUV, so you can expect it to have premium comfort features in all trim levels, like leather, aluminum, soft-touch plastic, and matte-finish wood accents. Lower trims of the Ford Explorer are a bit plain, and even fully loaded models don't quite match up to the opulence of the XC90.
  • The 2020 Volvo XC90 Has a Better Infotainment System: Both the Ford Explorer have user-friendly base infotainment systems. But drivers in San Antonio will like the sleek, tabletlike appearance of the XC90's system and how responsive it is. The Explorer's vertical touch screen is easy to use, but it doesn't improve usability as much as it could.
  • The 2020 Volvo XC90 Has More Standard Active Safety Features: Both the Volvo XC90 and Ford Explorer have a lot of safety features, but the XC90 comes with 11 standard driver assistance features, while the Ford Explorer only has 10. People in San Antonio will feel good knowing that the 2020 Volvo XC90 earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while the new Explorer hasn't been tested yet. Adaptive cruise control comes standard in the XC90, while you have to pay more to add that feature to the Ford Explorer.
  • The 2020 Volvo XC90 Comes with a Standard Hands-Free Liftgate: If you've ever tried to load your SUV with your hands full, you know its much simpler if you can just waive your foot under the vehicle to open the liftgate. Even the base XC90 has this convenience, while a hands-free liftgate is only optional on the Explorer.
  • The 2020 Volvo XC90 Has More Standard Convenience Features: The Volvo XC90 comes standard with a panoramic moonroof, navigation, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Those amenities are available on the Explorer, but only at an additional cost.
  • The 2020 Volvo XC90 Gets Better Fuel Economy: The Ford Explorer gets a decent 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with its base engine. But drivers in San Antonio can go farther on a tank of gas in the Volvo XC90, which gets 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with its standard four-cylinder motor.

Experience the 2020 Volvo XC90 at Principle Volvo Cars of San Antonio

Both the 2020 Volvo XC90 and the 2020 Ford Explorer have strong engines with good towing capacities. But the XC90 comes with a four-year/50,000-mile new car limited warranty, while the Explorer is backed by a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The bottom line is, if you want a more luxurious ride, go with the Volvo. Its cabin is packed with luxe materials and state-of-the-art technology. Principle Volvo Cars of San Antonio has a wide range of XC90 trims in stock. Visit our dealership to experience Volvo quality for yourself.



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