The Volvo V90 Cross Country is the larger of the brand's pair of in-between crossover models, the smaller being the V60 Cross Country compact. Based on the V90 mid-size station wagon, the V90 Cross Country adds a taller ride height and some more rugged-looking design touches to create a halfway point between the wagon and the XC90 mid-size SUV.
For 2019, Volvo has pared the V90 Cross Country lineup down to a single trim, the T6 AWD. Like other T6 Volvos, this one uses a 2.0L four-cylinder that uses turbo- and supercharging to make 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. AWD and an eight-speed automatic transmission are both standard.
The most notable disappearance for 2019 is that of last year's T5 model, which used a 250-hp version of the 2.0L motor. These days, that doesn't seem like a lot of power for a rather large vehicle; given that T5 and T6 model were otherwise similarly equipped, we're not surprised the T5 is gone.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country effectively operates as a class of one. Audi makes the compact A4 Allroad, the only way you can get an A4 wagon in North America. Mercedes-Benz added an E-Class All Terrain wagon to its European range a couple of years ago, but hasn't seen fit to bring it here. For more budget-conscious buyers, there's the Subaru Outback, which follows in the A4 Allroad's tracks as a crossover based directly on a car you can't otherwise get on this continent.
V90 Cross Country standard features include adjustable drive modes, semi-autonomous drive assist with adaptive cruise control, forward crash mitigation, lame keeping aid, rain-sensing wipers, front and park assist sensors, leather upholstery, electric front seat adjustments with memory and four-way lumbar and bottom cushion extension, heated front seats, panoramic sunroof, 19-inch wheels, power tailgate and high-pressure headlight washers.
Volvo will option your V90 Cross Country with a 1,400-watt, 19-speaker stereo ($3,750); a pair of integrated rear booster seats ($600); head-up display ($1,500); and the Four-C active chassis, with driver-controlled settings and a rear air suspension ($2,350).
Volvo's fuel consumption estimates are 11.6/8.1 L/100 km (city/highway).
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