Edmunds: Our test car also had the optional navigation system, which comes bundled in the $2,700 Technology package. Unfortunately, the Swedes’ idea of good navigation technology seems to have gotten lost in translation.
The system lacks touchscreen functionality and doesn’t even have any buttons on the center stack — it can only be operated through either a hidden controller mounted on the back of the steering wheel (for the driver) or a hand-held remote (for passengers).
It’s just not very user-friendly. We like the idea of not having to fiddle with too many buttons, but Volvo’s execution of this concept leaves much to be desired.