Wagons are few and far between on the roads of today, but Volvo shows how even a ruggedized wagon can look regal and desirable.
As part of Volvo's ongoing new vehicle push, the Swedish automaker comes out with the 2017 V90 Cross Country, a large wagon that sits alongside the XC90 SUV and S90 sedan.
The V90 Cross Country is a rugged version of Volvo's standard V90 wagon, featuring standard all-wheel drive, an Off Road drive mode and increased ground clearance.
As a wagon, the V90 Cross Country features expanded cargo area over its sedan counterpart.
The V90 Cross Country benefits from engineering and technologies that have made the XC90 and S90 such good vehicles. With excellent standard equipment and a quality cabin feel, this trio competes in the luxury segment.
As with its other recent vehicles, the V90 Cross Country gets the "Hammer of Thor" headlight treatment.
Unlike the boxy designs of Volvo wagons past, this V90 Cross Country shows thoroughly modern lines.
Unlike an SUV, the V90 Cross Country shows off a lower profile.
The V90 Cross Country uses adaptive LED headlights that help illuminate the road when the wagon is taking a turn.
This 2.0-liter four cylinder engine manages 316 horsepower through a forced induction system combining a turbocharger and supercharger. Fuel economy averages in the mid-20s.
The V90 Cross Country's all-wheel-drive system biases torque to the front wheels, but can shift up to 50 percent to the rear wheels to increase traction.
An optional air suspension on the rear wheels should help ride quality.
The V90 Cross Country gets 8.3-inches of ground clearance, over 2 inches better than the standard V90 wagon.
Given its price and equipment, the V90 Cross Country represents a good value in the luxury segment.