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It does look good. I'm curious of the performance of Apple's CarPlay.
 

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It looks alright but no better than the 14 MDX IMO and since it's a Volvo I assume the rear end will have hideous awkward huge taillights. The front seats look pretty sporty with lots of side bolstering. I'll be interested to see what the entire vehicle looks like and see how it is on the performance side - acceleration/handling.
 

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It looks alright but no better than the 14 MDX IMO and since it's a Volvo I assume the rear end will have hideous awkward huge taillights. The front seats look pretty sporty with lots of side bolstering. I'll be interested to see what the entire vehicle looks like and see how it is on the performance side - acceleration/handling.
Wow you must love your 14 mdx to say that .I just hope that this doesn't turn out to be another van like crossover.If it has decent driving dynamics I will strongly consider it before I retire my 2011.The 2014 unfortunately hasn't impressed me.I really hope they make that center touch screen user friendly unlike acura.
 

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Wow you must love your 14 mdx to say that
Well, I'm very happy with the interior styling of the 14 MDX. I think it's very nicely laid out and pleasing to my eye and on the surface nicer than the styling seen here for the Volvo, not that anything's wrong with it, but without actually sitting in it and operating it, it's hard to determine how nice the interior actually is and by 'nice' I mean utility as well - such as the great center console in the 14 MDX versus whatever the Volvo one turns out to be (can't really tell in the pics), and how well the center stack actually works - people seem to complain about every infotainment system out there - there's always something to complain about when it comes to a user interface - not everyone will be pleased all the time.

If I was looking for a new 3 row SUV I'd consider this Volvo as well, just as I would (and did) many other similar vehicles (but I didn't consider the current X90 since it's an ancient design with lousy reliability scores and an ugly design IMO and overpriced to boot), but it remains to be seen what the vehicle will actually be like and how it compares.

This opinion is coming from someone who's never owned a Honda/Acura product before so I have no built-in biases or loyalty issues. I was very open minded in my evaluation of the available vehicles at the time I bought this 14 MDX.

But your 2011 is still a youngster - you have a lot of time left before you need to consider getting a new vehicle unless you like to keep only new vehicles.
 

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Volvo makes great seats, go sit in then for proof...

The rest, I am not so sure about...but the seats are the bomb.
 

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What is the price range of this redesigned Volvo? When I looked around before I got my MDX last year, I was amazed how expensive Volvo's have become and they do not seem to be as reliable as high end Japanese brands.
 

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What is the price range of this redesigned Volvo? When I looked around before I got my MDX last year, I was amazed how expensive Volvo's have become and they do not seem to be as reliable as high end Japanese brands.
I think top-end will be a little over $50k.

Material quality in the Volvo is far better than Acura (2014 MDX), IMHO. Wood, leather, metal, glass, etc.

My 2011 MDX used higher end plastics, leather, and switches (windows, etc.).
 

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I think top-end will be a little over $50k.

Material quality in the Volvo is far better than Acura (2014 MDX), IMHO. Wood, leather, metal, glass, etc.

My 2011 MDX used higher end plastics, leather, and switches (windows, etc.).
I agree with this,I recently had a chance to drive a v60.I was surprised by the car.It was down right sexy and had pretty good dynamics as far as the drive was concerned.The materials were better than the Jap brands for sure.

Regarding the price ,I think it runs in the same level of the MDX,Top end should cost you around 57k.

I am in the market to change my 2011 only because it had an accident.I think there are some pretty decent competitors out there if you try out with an open mind.We rented a Lincoln MKT[I know the ugly van] for a long trip and I was surprised .It definitely had some pretty nice things in it.The seats were much cushy with very good leg room in both rows and some nice luxury touches[better than mdx].The dynamics were fine as long as it ran in a straight line.The touch screen nav was horrible though.Too much distraction during driving with these touch screen controls[especially with that stupid lag].The rest of the controls were also touch based and were great and responsive though.
 

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I agree with this,I recently had a chance to drive a v60.I was surprised by the car.It was down right sexy and had pretty good dynamics as far as the drive was concerned.The materials were better than the Jap brands for sure.
thank you


I am in the market to change my 2011 only because it had an accident.I think there are some pretty decent competitors out there if you try out with an open mind.We rented a Lincoln MKT[I know the ugly van] for a long trip and I was surprised .It definitely had some pretty nice things in it.The seats were much cushy with very good leg room in both rows and some nice luxury touches[better than mdx].The dynamics were fine as long as it ran in a straight line.The touch screen nav was horrible though.Too much distraction during driving with these touch screen controls[especially with that stupid lag].The rest of the controls were also touch based and were great and responsive though.
Not to turn this thread into another "what should I get instead of a 2014 MDX?" thread, but it's worth looking at Lexus too.
 

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Well it looks quite good at the first look! Also the software looks smooth. I like the navigation zoom! However for changing the temperature: No hard buttons. I dont see shortcut functionality like we have on the Acura. So yes it looks better for sure but is it done well? dont think so...

Acura should look at Tesla ;-)

Btw wouldnt buy a volvo in 10000 years. Its anyway a miracle that this brand is still alive... but thats my opinion.

If you are interested in nice dashboards: check out the new land rover discovery...




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