Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is a four-door mid-size passenger car with a 2.0L 16V I4 Supercharged Turbo Drive-E Engine. It has 20" 10-Spoke Tinted Silver Alloy wheels with P275/45R20 tires. Safety features include Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags and Dstc/RSC Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)

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You're forgiven if the words "three-row crossover" don't exactly spike your attention. Buying such a vehicle is often driven by a need rather than a want. Yet luxury automakers have done an admirable job of making these family-haulers more appealing by stuffing them with premium materials, hewing their metal into eye-pleasing shapes and engineering relaxing driving experiences.

Take, for instance, this 2019 Volvo XC90. A far cry from the boxy 850 wagon you remember from your youth, this Volvo delivers big doses of premium-ness everywhere you look. Though it's easy to pick fault with it in a few areas, overall this XC90 ranks highly on our gotta-have-it list.

Curb appeal, polarizing tech

One reason we like the XC90 so much is that it's far prettier than any of its competition. It's easy for a three-row crossover to turn out as a dull box, but Volvo's designers manage to drape delicate sheetmetal over the XC90's bones in a way that draws the eye. On this tester, the graceful Denim Blue bodywork contrasts against chrome and brushed-metal accents. Bold lighting elements, with LEDs and the well-known "Thor's Hammer" running lights, also add curb appeal. It's an understated and elegant look -- quite the opposite of Volvo's smallest crossover, the brash XC40.

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The Good The 2019 Volvo XC90 has a gorgeous design inside and out, strong twin-charged engine, packed with safety tech.

The Bad Brittle ride, unimpressive real-world fuel economy, divisive infotainment system.

The Bottom Line High on style and technology, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is an incredibly satisfying everyday crossover.

Editors' Rating
  • Performance 6
  • Features 9
  • Design 9
  • Media 7

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