A Winter Weekend in the Volvo XC90

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I have a secret, and it’s that I’ve always wanted a Volvo.

I drive a lot, so it’s essential for me to love the car I drive. As a Birth to Three therapist, my car is my office. And as a mom of three young children, my car must be as safe as it can be, as well as fit all of their stuff.

On a cold and dreary winter afternoon, I drove down to Riley Volvo Cars Stamford after work to pick up the Volvo XC90 to drive for the weekend.

As I’ve watched other contributors drive this car over the past several months, I definitely had difficulty waiting for my turn. When I arrived at Riley Volvo Cars Stamford, the staff was courteous and helpful. I was so excited to test out driving their Hybrid model.

I was immediately impressed by the large, clear screen that controls this car’s features. The screen makes this car stand out from anything else I’ve ever driven.

Synching my phone to the car was a breeze; setting the navigation was straightforward; setting the satellite radio to my favorite country station took no time at all.

The safety features in this car are something I’ve been missing out on. I especially loved the blind spot sensors and large clear backup camera. I usually back into spaces, and this backup camera made that process so much easier.

As I was driving over the snow that covered the roads, I was thankful for the lane-assist safety feature. When I veered closer to the center or shoulder lines, the car gently guided me back to the center.

When I arrived home after picking up the car, my three children squealed with excitement as I parked it in the driveway. “We get to drive this car?!? We are lucky!” my oldest child exclaimed. I’m pretty sure all of my neighbors could hear their squeals of excitement.

It was a fairly quiet weekend for us. We don’t tend to drive around all that much in the winter, but I had to take this new Hybrid for a spin. Making up a few excuses to run errands and grab a cup of coffee were frequent on the agenda over the course of this weekend.

Since we have young children (and three car seats!), having a car with a third row is a must. The issue we always seem to come across with needing a third row engaged to fit a seat is that we usually forfeit cargo space. Even with the third row up, I loved that we still had plenty of room for swim bags and a larger-than-normal Target run. The Volvo XC90 had everything we needed to travel around Fairfield County for the weekend.

All of this space makes the Volvo XC90 the perfect family car!

My twins in the second row had plenty of legroom (even behind my husband, who is 6’3”!). My 9-year-old’s favorite part was the “hallway” between the second row’s captain’s chairs (whatever floats your boat, kid!).

Besides all of the fantastic safety features, I have to talk about how gorgeous this car is. I’ve always wanted a white car. The body style of this car is just so aesthetically pleasing!

Driving, in general, isn’t my favorite thing in the world, but I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed driving the Volvo XC90.

Safety, practicality, and beauty: three things I want in a car, and the Volvo XC90 fits the bill. From Stamford to Sherman and everywhere in between, this car is definitely on the shortlist when we are looking for our next vehicle!

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Charity is a newly-single mom of three with a son born in 2012 and identical twin daughters born in 2017. She lives in Monroe and has been writing for Fairfield County Mom since 2019. Charity is a full-time speech-language pathologist, working with patients all across the lifespan. She is also an intuitive medium. In her life before children, Charity was a professional stage manager, working in theatres throughout Fairfield County. Charity is passionate about her family, career, ballet (which she began at 39 years old!), musical theatre, and her amazingly-supportive friends as she begins a new chapter in her life. She firmly believes that you are never too old to stay stuck in a situation that is causing you pain. You can follow her on Instagram at @charityferris.


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