Totally agree. With 5-seat T6 Volvo could sell at least 10k more XC90 a year in US. They will have to add it to target 800k cars a year sales.I think Volvo should offer the 5 seats option globally. I prefer having more legroom in the 2nd row to having 2 additional seats that I barely use.
I like the 2+3+3 as well but I think the Pilot is larger, isn't it?Pilot has 2+3+3 and is the same size as the XC90.
I stand corrected, they are the same size! I guess its a testament to the XC90 feeling smaller than it is. I've driven the older Pilot and it felt like driving a HMMWV and I don't mean that as compliment. Hopefully for the new Pilot feels better.I like the 2+3+3 as well but I think the Pilot is larger, isn't it?
Interesting. I have the opposite perspective -- it's a testament to the Pilot that it achieves more usable space from the same size car. Anyway, very different cars overall and the Pilot can't touch the Volvo on styling.I stand corrected, they are the same size! I guess its a testament to the XC90 feeling smaller than it is. I've driven the older Pilot and it felt like driving a HMMWV and I don't mean that as compliment. Hopefully for the new Pilot feels better.
I agree. I hated the boxy design when I first got it but it grew on me. The new version looks like a mini-van. I have no stigma against mini-vans -- we now one -- but it just didn't seem like the right design choice for the Pilot. I feel like the boxy design was love-it-ot-hate-it and they over-reacted to the critics on it. In any event, my old boxy Pilot seated 8 and took up less space in our garage than the Volvo. It also stored much more on trips, got comparable gas mileage on standard fuel, and definitely didn't feel bigger driving. All that said, I don't miss actually driving it compared to the Volvo which is so much smoother.^ I preferred the previous boxy Pilot to the new egg-shaped Pilot. Definitely think the new XC90 looks better than the new Pilot.
I voted for 8, just because I think being able to fit 8 in a pinch is really ideal. That said, in a 7-seater, I prefer 2-2-3 to 2-3-2, because the space in the 2nd row makes for easier access to the 3rd row, especially with kids (because if you've got car seats, the last thing you want to do is to have to remove them each time you need 3rd row access).