Please don't hesitate to give us a call. The suspension does a decent job of smoothing out bumps, but it could be better. Adjusting the temperature by touch requires at least two taps: one to open up the temperature settings and one to set the new desired temperature. The biggest benefit of Sensus is that there are native apps and you rarely need to use CarPlay. The sheer amount of information and options presented on the 9-inch tablet-like screen can at first feel overwhelming, although the large display allows for a shallow menu structure that makes accessing features quick and easy once you get the hang of it.
As car infotainment systems go, is certainly an eye-catcher with its gorgeous 9-inch portrait display dominating the center stack, so I was excited to have an opportunity to go hands-on with Sensus to see how it works and how well it integrates with CarPlay, which is broadly supported in Volvo's lineup. It's nice just clicking on Spotify and having it work without needing a phone. Drawer under the front seat, bag hooks, a removable trash bin, a front door pocket big enough for a 15-inch laptop, and a cargo capacity of 20. In fact, due to the infrared sensing, the system can even register touches without actually quite touching the screen, which is a little unnerving at first. You can't adjust software controls by feel, and Sensus requires multiple steps to adjust settings.
Climate Control Volvo has gone with an almost entirely digital set of climate controls, due in significant part to the large portrait display that leaves little room for additional hardware controls. Main climate settings with hardware defroster buttons visible below In general, I much prefer hardware climate controls to software ones, and the Sensus system hasn't changed my opinion. Storage compartment under the central armrest? Prior to launching C3, Doug served as Senior Editor, Technology at Edmunds. Map data may not provide complete coverage available on the Internet. Volume Sensor and Level Sensor, Pollen Filter, Rear Armrest and Cup Holders in Rear Seat, Copper Dawn Trim, Height Adjustable Driver Seat with Lumbar Support, Forward Folding Front Passenger Seat with Lumbar Support, Textile Floor Mats, Forward Folding Front Passenger Seat, Illuminated Driver and Passenger Vanity Mirrors, Rear Reading. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the efficient 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. A route can be displayed in detail or an overview can be selected.
The Sensus system uses a combination of a resistive screen and infrared sensors to detect touches, which lets the system work even while you're wearing gloves, a feature you might expect from a Swedish car company. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Combining an underperforming voice assistant with a complicated touchscreen system, I find it rather hard to accomplish what should be simple tasks. Alternatively, you can connect the car to your phone's data connection to provide internet access for the Sensus system. Fortunately, Volvo builds in a decent number of safety and technology features, including CarPlay, even at the lowest levels. Heads-up display showing speed, speed limit, and turn-by-turn directions Unfortunately, once I looked beyond interacting with the map itself, I found the built-in navigation to be rather clunky to use in practice.
Because I test more than 50 cars a year, certain tech features stand out as either positive or negative and on how they compare with other vehicles in the same class. Towing Weight - Unbraked 700 Max. They are each independent subscriptions with separate services and features. Of course, Volvo's entry-level trims aren't exactly low-cost, but when other luxury car manufacturers are requiring higher trim levels or even separate charges for CarPlay support, it's nice to see Volvo all-in on supporting the technology. The Sensus Connect Data coverage provides your Volvo with access to the as well as the built in. It is designed to keep you in full control, thanks to our touch screen interface, logical operation and ease of use. In some cases it may be difficult or impossible system.
Vehicle information is based on standard equipment and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Two cupholders for the front? On the software side, Volvo's Sensus system is based around a set of tiles appearing on the main home screen, offering quick access to navigation, audio, and phone functions, as well as another most recently used function at the bottom. Powered by a TurboCharged 2. Sensus navigation failing to find any FedEx locations The other end of the voice assistant could also use some improvements, as it doesn't always properly recognize the context of what it's speaking. As for those technologies, Volvo has always been proud of its safety features.
Volvo is about to roll out a new Sensus that is based on Android-P. We are not responsible for typographical, technical, or misprint errors. Beyond CarPlay, you're limited to seeing the three default tiles of navigation, audio, and phone, and several of these functions are essentially deactivated since you're using CarPlay. We are here to help you. This function is only available if this type of information is included in the map database. Please check with the retailer for more information or regarding any questions on this car.
Doug Newcomb has been covering car technology as a journalist for 30 years and is a renowned expert on connected cars and mobility. Our aim is to provide our customers with the best prices and service at all times. It's a multi-step process that is quite distracting and feels like it takes forever. Our luxury All Wheel Drive machine provides a comfortable and composed driving experience along with near 36mpg on the highway. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the efficient 4 cylinder engine, and all wheel drive keeps this model firmly attached to the road surface. Examples of climate control trigger phrases Granted, many of these adjustments can be made using the voice assistant if you know the proper trigger words, but there are plenty of cases where I'd prefer using making changes by hand rather than voice, and the Sensus system just requires more steps than it should.