This thing is big, beautiful, and extremely brown. It’s the Volvo V90 and it’s another wagon for which we should all give thanks. Bow down at the altar of the longroof, and rejoice with me.
If you want a non plastic-fendered V90 Cross Country, you’re going to need to order it special from a Volvo dealer. This one here is a fancy Inscription T6 AWD version. That means it’s packing twin-charged power under the hood. The engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that cranks out 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
Comparison: 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country vs. 2005 Volvo XC70 Cross Country
There’s a less expensive T5 version which doesn’t double up on the forced induction and that one makes 250 horsepower.
Additionally, were it my own money, I’d save over the asking price of the Inscription and go with the slightly sportier looking R-Design version.
Either way, I’d wind up with one hell of a wagon. It’s gorgeous on the outside. The interior is the model of simplistic style done so right. And if you don’t need all of the space the V90 offers up, you can save some more bucks and go for the new V60.
Volvo… you’re doing it right. Thanks for making wagons available in the United States.
[Disclaimer: Volvo tossed us the keys to the V90 and included a tank of fuel. We didn’t even ask them for the brown one but we would’ve if we knew it existed so bold and beautifully.]