Volvo V90 Cross Country Keeps Station Wagon Magic Alive
The “station wagon” of the 20th century has given way to the convenience of SUVs and Crossovers. On the verge of unicorn legend … not surprisingly Volvo has scored yet another triumph in the wonderful world of wagons with the exquisite 2024 Volvo V90 Cross Country B6 AWD.
This beautifully smooth sculpted wagon is a supermodel … long legs and plenty of attitude up and down the runway, dressed to the nines … inside and out. Okay it’s a foot and a half shorter than a Cadillac Escalade and about 2000 lb lighter … and yet this former truck driver reviewer misses none of the sheer bulk of the big SUVs.
Under the V90 hood is a 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged 4 cylinder with 48-volt lithium ion hybrid tech boosting output to 295 horsepower. Priced from $61,000 to $68,000 the Volvo V90 a very satisfying daily driver, from chirping take-offs to high speed all wheel drive passing confidence on interstates. Though not a muscle car by design … a 6.4 second 0 – 60 sprint is impressive, especially with legendary safety cred and the latest collision avoidance tech.