Hello, Summer. I had the chance to welcome in Summer by taking the Volvo XC90 for a drive to the Jersey Shore, complete with an early morning fishing trip.
I am sure I have told you several times before but I can’t say it enough. I love Summer. It is my absolute favorite season so I look forward to kicking it off every year with the Memorial Day holiday. This year I had the chance to drive a new ride to the Jersey Shore thanks to the fine folks at Volvo who let me test drive the 2017 Volvo XC90.
My kids were born to live on the water. They love to swim, they love to boat and my little guy loves to fish and crab. Each year my husband and my youngest son venture off in the wee hours of the morning for their annual Memorial Day fishing trip. It’s their tradition and how they like to kick off Summer.
They woke up at 5 am and hit the road. My son grabbed his tackle box and fishing gear, filling the Volvo XC90 T8 with everything he would need for a successful fishing trip.
They arrived at the docks just in time to catch a beautiful sunrise. I’m not sure what’s brighter – the sunrise or my little guy’s smile.
And, after fishing for hours and claiming the “big ones keep getting away,” they finally made a catch. Not exactly what they were hoping for but a successful catch nonetheless.
They released this big fellow back into the ocean after marveling at its size and overall massiveness. Gross!
The Volvo XC90
The 2017 Volvo XC90 SUV has been named a Consumer Guide Best Buy and it’s no surprise to me. This car is so impressive — even my kids loved it and if you have any tweens living with you, you’ll know how hard it is to impress pre-teens. The Volvo XC90 is a premium seven-seat SUV that is part sporty and part luxurious.
Key features of the XC90 T8 that impressed me include:
- LED headlight design
- New grille and Volvo Iron Mark
- Intuitive touch screen interface that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and in-car entertainment applications such as Spotify, Pandora, or TuneIn
- Powered by Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine, a plug-in hybrid mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission
- Lush interior with extra features such as heated and cooling seats, lumbar massage and adjustable headrest
- Third row seating or spacious rear-end storage
- 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system
- Individual climate control
- 360 degree cameras
- Collision warnings
We could go on and on about the Volvo XC90 T8. I drive a luxury vehicle in my personal life and I can honestly say if I was in the market for a new vehicle I would seriously consider purchasing the Volvo XC90 T8. It was simply gorgeous and I felt safe driving in it — bonus!
If you were able to drive the Volvo XC90 T8 for a week, where would you go?
Special thanks to Volvo for allowing me the opportunity to borrow the Volvo XC90 T8 and test drive it for one week. As always, opinions are my own.