Doesn't surprise. Not even close. Surprising the E class lag that much. S90/XC90 is a gorgeous interior especially the central iPad and contoured seats. I just hoped Volvo could have taken the initial design further with the XC90, more inline with the Concept Coupe. That would have been a home run, game over
The wood, illustrated in the reveal pictures, is the one found in the Inscription trim and one of the main reasons why the Inscription take rate (thus far) in the XC90 exceeds 70%. Momentum and Momentum Plus will have the shinier, darker wood trim.Also that wood is just bland to me, want to see it darker. The Volvo looks pretty vertical block to me, almost reminding me of an older American car. The Mercedes seems more airy, more textured, richer, more expensive. It may be busy, but it has a similar quality to the S class. Volvo could modernize some things too, there are a few bits left from the old car. The s90 is a nice interior and such, but the interior I really like is the autonomous-concept car. I hope Volvo gets braver with the next s60 and makes it close to that interior. The Jag is just OK, I don't really like it much.
I'd definitely have to disagree, Jaguar/LandRovers might look nice in person, but they're still horribly built. By far the worst put-together cars from European brands (including my Fiat's not-so-stellar one). They all rattle and squeak from the brittle plastic that is underneath any leather/wood/aluminum trim, the seats are great though(something my Fiat can't claim) . The key fobs on them are another joke, 95% of the ones I see have the buttons sunk in to where it barely works. The only other particularly bad interior piece I can compare would be the shift lever on a lot of automatic BMWs since the mechanism is very cheap and they seemingly all start going bad after 5-6 years.Good for the S90! New E class looks neat in pictures, but have to see in person...
But the Jaguar is underrated. The new Jag interiors are stunning in real life, in my experience... For me, it's likely Volvo versus Jaguar for my next car. (And Jaguar has the superior paint color palette.)
The true test of any of these interiors is how livable they are, and it takes some serious seat time to determine that. I assume the S90 works fine, based on my XC90 experience.
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Not sure what you're talking about here. I belong to two different BMW Forums and this is not a common problem at all. The shifter is nothing more than a big switch...very little to wear out.The only other particularly bad interior piece I can compare would be the shift lever on a lot of automatic BMWs since the mechanism is very cheap and they seemingly all start going bad after 5-6 years.
That's what I thought before I started driving all of them at work. Lots of them feel like they're going to pop out of their "socket", but like I said, it definitely feels like a wear item as only older ones have the issue. It could be from their owners pulling too hard/fast on it. This could be from the fact that I drive everyday people's cars (valet in downtown L.A.) so it's not like everyday people take care of their cars nearly as well as car enthusiasts do. I'm kinda glad I got this job because it definitely helps to see which brands I can look forward to after I graduate university!Not sure what you're talking about here. I belong to two different BMW Forums and this is not a common problem at all. The shifter is nothing more than a big switch...very little to wear out.