The last vehicle I had with light beige seats was a BMW 325i. I cleaned them and was amazed at how much dye gets on the seats from blue jeans! Ever since that car I have gone with black seats.With our previous Volvo we cleaned the seat occasionally (my wife says she may have done it once a year but I don't believe it) and never conditioned them - though it's possible that that happened on the rare occasion that we had it detailed. 19 years and they still looked very nice - not new but but very nice. And this was in the blonde leather. No idea if the finish on our current seats (we did not get the Nappa leather) is the same or as durable but we can hope.
Not to say people shouldn't take better care of them.
Totally agree with your "it really comes down to the seats" comment. I was on the fence between buying a new 2020 Benz E450 Estate Wagon and a V90 Inscription. IMO, the E450 had a number of pluses vs the V90 (engine, suspension, cargo space, dashboard screen design, info. system, etc.). BUT, the V90 was not far off from the Benz, particularly regarding safety/risk mitigation features and driver aids. PLUS, it's front seats were the 2nd best I experienced, after the S-Class, the V90's out-the-door cost was around $20K less and the V90 doesn't use run-flat tires (and has a real spare tire). The advice that was given to me was that seat comfort is extremely important and trumps everything else. I came to my senses and bought the V90, and have no regrets. It was the best advice I could have received.I actually believe it is leather now, no vinyl of leatherette.
But it is not the soft Nappa leather you get with Inscription, so it does have a different feel. But... I am not sure Napa is better. It does not always age elegantly. I guess it depends on your driving habits. I am older, without kids, Nappa is great. But it is delicate and not compatible with everyone's style.
Most importantly, you don't get the leg extenders, which are really super-comfy if you are tall. But I am not sure a short person would care.
I love the ventilation as well, but opinion on these forums are mixed.
Ultimately, you have to seat in them, before deciding. It's so subjective...
But the one thing I would say is - I think it really comes down to the seats. I don't think that the rest is meaningful.
For me the most important feature were the 18" wheels. - Not possible with the Inscription.Hello all;
Am new to Volvo and I'm shopping for a 2021 XC60. Have run and printed out several builds comparing the T5 AWD Momentum and Inscription.
I'm selecting both the Premium and Advanced Packages for each build as well as the HK sound upgrade and seeing almost a $5K price difference
between the two trims. What am I getting in the Inscription for 5K that is missing in the Momentum?
Also, my local dealers seem to favor 20" tires on these models which is a $1K add-on. I thought having 18" or 19" tires provided a better ride.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
The momentum seats are identical to the Inscription seats with the two exceptions of the thigh extender and the four way lumbar. So, of they felt more comfy to you that likely had to do with how the seats were adjusted.For me the most important feature were the 18" wheels. - Not possible with the Inscription.
I like the look of the 19" wheels but the ride is too harsh on the broken roads around here. If you read some of the reviews - journalists are complaining of a harsh ride for such a luxury SUV and I think it is because of the bigger wheels.
I know that everybody has a different body and sitting position but after a long test drive back to back I actually preferred the seats on the Momentum. I do not know why but they felt more comfortable to me.
I thought the Momentum vehicle has the choice standard leather non-perforated seats or optional nappa leather perforated seats. Provided this is correct, at least based on my neighbor's leather non-perforated seats in his Volvo, his leather is more durable than my V90 Inscription nappa leather perforated seats, IMO.The momentum seats are identical to the Inscription seats with the two exceptions of the thigh extender and the four way lumbar. So, of they felt more comfy to you that likely had to do with how the seats were adjusted.
My suggestion to the op: config a momentum the way you want, config an Inscription the way you want, and then look at any difference in incentives. I found that the price was not ask that different and there were actually more aggressive incentives on the Inscription at the time.
I don't know if there is some way to get the Inscription seats in the momentum trim but that would be the biggest issue for me. You may have a body that fits the Momentum lumbar adjustment exactly where it is, but you'll have passengers and one day you may want to sell the vehicle or let a significant other drive it.
Most Inscription are on dealer lots with the 20" tires. Avoid those tires and don't go bigger than 19.
Imo the nappa leather found in my V90 is more delicate than that found in my Lexus. I am speaking from experience. My understanding is the nappa leather in my V90 is also in the XC60.The leather in both the momentum and Inscription is going to lay the life of the vehicles. I don't have the nappa - but I've driven multiple vehicles that did and there wasn't a huge difference.
Have you experienced excessive wear in your vehicle? I ask because the nappa leather I've experienced in Volvos doesn't seem at all "delicate" to me. I can't comment on comparisons to Lexus but I don't think the later in any modern volvo is going to give the owner want trouble.Imo the nappa leather found in my V90 is more delicate than that found in my Lexus. I am speaking from experience. My understanding is the nappa leather in my V90 is also in the XC60.
I am happy that I am not the only "crazy" one that finds the Momentum leather seats more comfortable. I doubt that the seats are identical with the Inscription seats because there should be a space for the motor and the moving mechanism of the extension part and also the ventilated blowers ( in the Inscription seats) . Of course I may be wrong.Was close to pulling trigger on 2021 XC60 Inscription. My Audi Q5 drives wonderfully but the sport/ventilated seats have proven to be very weird and uncomfortable. I drove the XC60 for a good long time and while I am fine with the ride quality (some complain about stiff ride) I gotta say I am not loving the Inscription ventilated seats. They seem very firm and I could not get the seat adjusted to where my lower back was happy. I sat briefly in a Momentum and that seat seemed more forgiving and comfortable. I may go back and take a drive in the Momentum. Anyone else compared the two?