Today I got my new XC90 MY2019 Inscription maple brown D5. Before I had MY2016 for 3 months (before it collapsed) and then MY2017 for 2,5 years. I was curious to compare the new one to my MY2017 that went to the new owner today.
When about half year ago I had an opportunity to drive MY2018 R design, I was surprised by much more sophisticated silence in the cabin than in my car (that even had a special sound insulation made). That was quite promising and I am really pleased to say that Volvo made some tangible effort in this direction and my new car sounds much more silent and sophisticated inside than my previous one. This is really great. The dealer told me that when he was bringing my old car and then the new one - it was like driving another car, much more sophisticated.
The air suspension seems to be the same tiny bit hard as before, but it is ok.
My car has already Pilot Assist 3 and it seems to be a nice upgrade from PA2: finally the curves are now reliably followed and the car does not aim out of road or lane..
For a moment I maybe tiny regretted that I did not take B&W sound system as before but Harman Kardon Premium - but just because of that front speaker )) There is not that much difference in the overall sound and apart from it, I basically don't listen to any music in the car I just noticed there is a CD player there (wtf ? ) that occupies lot of space in the middle compartment. I hope it can be removed and thrown out ...
Volvo On Call is finally available here, so in a few days it will start working and remote pre-heating by mobile phone will be great in this tough winter.
My previous car had Polestar. This one not yet but I really cannot say it behaves less dynamic somehow ... not sure if it is necessary to install it there plus I remember when in the past I had a replacement XC90 for few days without Polestar, it seemed to me that the engine sound was more gentle somehow ... so let us see ...
Maybe I am mistaken but tonight I felt that the LED lights react a bit more quickly and reliably than before ...
So far quite satisfied ..