NEW FOR 2014:

-refreshed styling
-Pedestrian and cyclist detection with full auto brake added

For 2014, Volvo’s entry-level crossover gets a very mild styling update, and some new technology, in the form of pedestrian and cyclist detection with full auto brake. Two engines are available: 3.2 AWD models come with a 3.2L inline six-cylinder making 240 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, and T6 AWD cars get a turbocharged 3.0L inline six good for 300 hp and 325 lb-ft. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is all-wheel drive.

In 3.2 models, trims include base, Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum; T6 cars can be had in base, Premier Plus and Platinum.

Standard features include LED daytime running lights, electric parking brake, rear fog light, safe approach and home lighting, chrome side window trim, hill descent control, heated side mirrors, keyless drive with personal car communicator, rain-sensing wipers, roof rails, cargo floor rails with anchor points, dual-zone climate control, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, front reading lights, heated front seats, eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar and memory, rear seat B-pillar vents, Volvo Sensus with seven-inch colour display, eight-speaker 160-watt stereo with auxiliary and USB inputs, Bluetooth with streaming audio, and T-Tec seat fabric.

Premier trim adds dark-tint rear windows, sunroof, adaptive digital gauge cluster, auto-dimming rearview mirror, walnut wood inlays, eight-way power front passenger seat with lumbar, and leather seating.

Premier Plus trim adds private locking, power tailgate, cargo cover, compass, grocery bag holder, power-folding rear headrests, quick-fold front passenger seat, backup camera, and a 12-volt power outlet in cargo area.

Platinum models add accent lighting, upgraded stereo, and navigation.

Base T6 models get keyless drive and personal car communicator, dark-tint rear windows, dual chrome exhaust tips, sunroof, adaptive gauge cluster, auto-dimming rearview mirror, walnut inlays, power front passenger seat, and leather seating.

T6 Premier Plus and Platinum cars add dual exhaust tips to the equivalent 3.2 packages.

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