Volvo V90 Cross Country

2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Pros: Nicely appointed interior; Cross Country’s rough-road capability; cargo room

Cons: Complex control system, some pricey options

CG Says: The 2018 Volvo V90 lineup has expanded. Last year a V90 Cross Country with 316-horsepower supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, all-wheel drive, and a raised ride height was the only option. This year, a V90 wagon with standard ride height and a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive has been added to the line. Also, a 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4 cylinder is available. The 250-hp engine is badged T5 and the 316-hp engine is dubbed T6. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Available safety features include autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, rear-collision warning, steering-linked LED headlights, blind-spot alert, cross-traffic alert, and lane-keep assist. Other available features include adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, rain-sensing wipers, hill-descent control, panoramic sunroof, surround-view cameras, quad-zone automatic climate controls, heated front and rear seats, and massaging front seats. The V90 is a good alternative for those who want the cargo capacity of an SUV without going the full-SUV route. Plus, the V90 Cross Country has SUV-like ground clearance.  (For those who desire a crossover SUV, Volvo also sells an XC90 with three rows of seating.) The V90’s well-finished interior and long list of safety features also make it a compelling alternative to mainstream SUVs.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Volvo
Nation of Manufacture Sweden
Base Prices V90 T5 R-Design: $50,945
AWD V90 T6 R-Design: $56,945
V90 T5 Inscription: $52,945
AWD T6 Inscription: $58,945
AWD V90 Cross Country T5: $53,295
AWD V90 Cross Country T6: $57,095
AWD V90 Cross Country T6 Volvo Ocean Racer: $61,495

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (T5)
Horsepower
250
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-34

Optional Engine
supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
316
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31

Volvo V90 Location Front 7/8
2018 Volvo V90
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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