Ever since I was a little girl my favorite car has been Volvo. I remember my parents getting the Volvo S70 when I was around 7-8 years old after having gone through a terrible accident that totaled our previous car. As little girl, I remember my number one feeling of why I loved that car so much was because of how safe and secure I felt. That will forever be engrained in my mind until this day! It has always been and will continue to be one of my favorite cars!
I know what you’re thinking.. This is so random, Ashleigh.. Why are you telling me about Volvo?! Don’t worry, I won’t leave you high and dry! I am about to list my top 5 reasons why I believe ALL moms need a Volvo. When I’m done, I’m almost certain you will want to head on over to our friends at Volvo Cars of Santa Monica and purchase this family dream car! Have I got your full attention yet?! Good!!!
Recently, I had the pleasure of driving a brand new 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 Inscription courtesy of Volvo Cars of Santa Monica! Let me tell you my friends… It did not disappoint and all of my 8 yr old sweet memories of the Volvo S70 came flooding to the forefront of my mind as I was once again reminded why I love this beautiful, insanely safe car! So without further ado let me share with you why all moms need a Volvo.
‘Top 5 reasons Why All Moms Need A Volvo’
SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY!!!!!
I mean, I cannot express enough how crazy safe these cars are! You certainly don’t need someone to tell you how safe they are because you can actually feel it the moment you get in the car and close the door. The best way to describe it is like when you have a comfort blanket on and instantly you feel like all is right in the world. The doors are soft closing yet strong like you know that you are about to be driving a tank on the road. Also, Here is a fun fact: Did you know that Volvo were the ones that came up with the 3 point harness seatbelt?! They felt it was so important and such a vital part of safety that they opened up their patent & shared the design allowing other car manufacturers to benefit from their creation because they believe that safety is of utmost importance. Crazy right?! When we put the girls car seats in the backseat, I felt like they were more secure into the car than they are in our Honda! Even Haven was loving the level of comfort that the car itself was bringing and that is saying something HUGE seeing as she is only 3 1/2. I like to believe that our children remember things like that! One of my other favorite things about this car is the fact that the numerical speedometer shows up in the window so that you never have to really look down at your actual speedometer to know what speed you’re going! Some may put this in the “Special Features” category but I am putting it in the Safety category because I never have to take my eyes off of the road. I loved seeing my speed in the window and would repeatedly say in my mind “Why don’t ALL cars have this?!”. It also will show you in the same window what the speed limit is on every street you are driving on as well as alert you when you are at a cross walk, School zone, driving to close to the person next to you, driving a certain amount over the speed limit… You guys, This “Safety feature” for me was EVERYTHING!!!
FUNCTIONALITY OF THE FEATURES
Lets be honest… We all know that the FIRST thing we think of when deciding on a new car is how awesome the center column of the car is and all the features, right? Well, The Volvo XC60 has quite a stand out from other cars I’ve seen. As a mother and frankly just not the most tech savvy person I’ve ever met, the functionality of all all the buttons and gadgets in a car have got to be easy to use because I don’t have time to fool around with those little things when I’m trying to drive, so I love that the features in this car are equivalent to using your iPhone. Its so straight forward: Swipe right, swipe left, apps easily accessible with just with the touch of your finger, etc. One of my favorite features was that it has apple car play in the car! Anything that allows me to access my most used and important apps on my phone on the road has got 2 thumbs up in my book! The car gives you an option to heat up the seats & steering wheel on cold days, adjust how much you want the seat to hug your body and get this… It even gives you an option in BOTH the driver & passenger seats to give a massage (What?!) Tell me that is not every moms dream! You better believe I put that baby to good use during our time together. Another feature I found to be helpful was the back up camera with the navigating tire lines & alerts when your too close to an object . Living in LA there are a lot of tight spots you’re parking in, lots of parallel parking and if I’m being honest… just some really insane drivers, so this feature was really great to have!
When you have kids and you’re in the market for a car to fit your lifestyle, your likely going to search for the most spacious car you can find, right? Seeing as we are currently van drivers and have ample space in our car I was fully expecting to feel a bit packed into this car. I was definitely wrong!! Never once did I feel like we were cramped inside! As a matter of fact it makes you feel the opposite. You feel like you have your own space for each passenger in the car, even my girls in the back seat! The trunk is extremely spacious as well leaving more than enough room for: Stroller, groceries and all the other gadgets and things that us moms feel the need to have in the trunks of our cars. Needless to say, Space is not an issue with the Volvo XC60.
EASY HANDLING OF THE CAR
Nothing bugs me more than a car that is hard to steer, am I alone?! It may sound like since the car is so strong and I’ve described it as being a tank, that it would be hard to steer and have a friction in the steering wheel.. WRONG! Its actually the exact opposite! I decided to make this one of my main top reasons why moms need a Volvo because I feel like anything that makes your life easier and more enjoyable with the amount of time that we spend in our cars with kids is worth highlighting. When you pair the safety features with the ease of driving and handling the car, you have gold my friends! Like you literally just hit the jackpot in cars. I thought I had it made in my Honda Odyssey until my hands got on that Volvo XC60.. Mind. BLOWN! I loved driving through the Los Angeles hills because it almost created a different friction in the steering wheel with different whips and turns just out of safety but never once gave me the feeling of being out of control. It always gave me the feeling of ease and (again) safety.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I LOVE to support companies and business’ who value honesty and support of people above all else. Any company that can show those things without having to overly emphasize that those are their values has my full backing and support! With that being said, I have 100% seen those qualities in Volvo and Volvo Cars of Santa Monica! Who doesn’t want to purchase from someone who is honest, passionate, knowledgable and supportive about their product?! When I learned about the released patent of the 3 part harness and that one of their mottos at Volvo is that they are more concerned of the safety of the people than the money… Guys, That says a TON about a company! That is a company I want to stand behind and have their product. You don’t see many (if any) other companies doing the same! They are vocal about the fact that they are more about the quality of the car than upgrading it to a new style every few years. They are confident in the cars that they produce so much so that they don’t feel the need to have to keep upgrading them. When it comes down to it, they really are the safest cars on the road and fly under the radar as a discrete luxury vehicle.
Have I got you at the edge of your seat because you want to run to the Volvo dealership?! Good, You should!! 🙂 Every family needs a safe car and I truly believe with all of my heart that Volvo should be your #1 top choice. Thank you Volvo Cars of Santa Monica for giving me the full Volvo XC60 Inscription experience, You guys are the best!
PS. I have to give a HUGE shout out to one of the salesman, Christopher White over at Volvo Cars of Santa Monica. He is probably one of the most knowledgeable people and knows all the ins and outs of volvo. The amount of information he was sharing with us both about the company and also the car I was driving was astonishing. Yet again, Passion was shinning through and not in an overbearing way but rather an inspiring & excited for what your about to experience type of way. You rock Christopher!