THE ALL 2018 NEW VOLVO V90 CROSS COUNTRY


Discover Nature's Reflection in the Versatile, All-New 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Twenty years ago, Volvo launched the 850 Estate wagon, the first all-wheel drive model the brand had developed. Since then, the Swedish automaker has earned a name for itself on engineering reliable, safe, and elegant wagons. Today, the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country serves as its flagship. Fashioned in the brand's latest styling, which includes inspiration derived from the Swedish wilderness, it offers luxury sedan comforts with the utility and off-road flexibility of a larger SUV.

Interior & Exterior Design
The V90 Cross Country's design is sleek, elegant, and rugged. But where the gentle taper of the roof, lower body cladding, and studded, concave grille design makes it look the part of luxury off-roader, the function within its form more than drives the point home. With 8.3 inches of ground clearance, the V90 Cross Country will make short work of trails, steep inclines, and snow drifts. Standard LED headlights with T-shaped LED daytime running lights aid in visibility, and integrated roof rails enable more cargo flexibility.

Volvo puts its Scandinavian roots front and center in the interior of the V90 Cross Country. The clean, simple shapes, evocative geometry, and airy feel of the cabin are all derived from Swedish visual traditions. Quality leather upholstery and woods further the ambiance, which emanates a sense of old-world craftsmanship interwoven with intuitive tech. A standard Sensus Connect screen will handle all your infotainment needs, as well as serving as the interface for climate control, and home-office functions. So comfortable is the V90 Cross Country's cabin, its ability to seat five in comfort and accommodate a maximum 54 cu-ft of cargo may seem like an afterthought.

Performance and Features
Every 2018 V90 Cross Country comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and "Active On Demand" all-wheel drive. This year, Volvo is offering its flagship wagon with either the T5 powertrain, or T6, which offer 250 and 316 horsepower respectively. Selectable driving modes allow further tuning of how that power is sent to the wheels, as well as steering and optional air suspension feel. Comfort is the rule of the road all around, however, and owners will enjoy its plush, premium sedan-like ride.

Other Volvo models have names like Momentum or Inscription, but the V90 Cross Country's trims are categorized by powertrain. Standard on every model is an impressive assortment of safety equipment ranging from Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving functions to a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Collision Mitigation Support, and more. On the options sheet, however, you'll find plenty more ways to elevate your wagon's profile. Among them are a Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system, and optional air suspension that lets you tailor ride feel through driving modes, while offering more comfort.

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2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country Comparison

Although there was once a time where Volvo ruled the roost when it came to luxury wagons, German automakers like Audi and Mercedes-Benz have stepped up their game. Pair that with fewer estates on the market than crossovers, and choosing a larger utility may seem like a better choice. Not so fast. The V90 Cross Country rides higher than other premium estates, while also offering the versatility and road command you get in a larger model. When paired against its competitors, it pulls ahead when it comes to features, safety, luxury treatments, and overall value.

  • Excellent Engine Choices. For 2018, the V90 Cross Country can be had with your choice of two engines, both coming standard with all-wheel drive. New this year is a T5 model, with 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway. T6 models are rated for 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and return 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. Available drive modes allow you to customize how that power is delivered.
  • Crossover Utility, Sedan Comforts. With 8.3 inches of ground clearance, integrated roof rails, and 53.4 cu-ft of maximum cargo volume with the rear seats folded, the V90 Cross Country boasts comparable utility to many compact crossovers. But in spite of its rugged abilities, this wagon retains a ride more similar to a sedan than an SUV.
  • State-of-the-Art Safety and Convenience.
  • Volvo continues to build its emphasis on safety in the V90 Cross Country by making the most pertinent systems standard. Among these is Pilot Assist, Collision Mitigation Support, Park Assist Rear, Blind Spot Information with Cross Traffic Alert, and more. Every model also gets Sensus Connect infotainment.

Volvo V90 vs. Audi Allroad

  • Engine Choices. Although the 252 horsepower of the Allroad makes it no slouch, that’s the only engine available to you. Not only is the new T5 AWD with 250 horsepower comparable, but the T6 engine’s 316 horsepower blows it away. T5 models also manage 1 mpg better on the highway. You’ll find selectable driving modes on both, but reviewers have found the off-road setting on the V90 Cross Country is truer to its name.
  • Safety You Don’t Have to Pay For. You’ll find a basic safety package on the Allroad, but it isn’t until the highest trim level that the equipment matches the V90 Cross Country. By that point, the price chasm is so wide, it may not be worth it. Pilot Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, a Blind-Spot Information System, LED headlights, park assist, and road sign information are standard on the Volvo, where they’re sequestered to costly upper trims on the Audi.
  • Better Versatility. The Allroad might beat out the V90 Cross Country by a few cubic feet in maximum cargo capacity—58.5 cu-ft in the Audi vs. 54 cu-ft in the Volvo—but when it comes to off-road versatility, victory certainly is Swede. The V90 Cross Country’s 8.3 inches of ground clearance versus the Allroad’s 6.5 will make a noticeable difference in deep snow.

At first blush, both the V90 Cross Country and Allroad seem evenly matched. But under closer scrutiny, their differences become more apparent. While both come with all-wheel drive and selectable driving modes, the V90 Cross Country’s superior ride height make it a better all-weather companion. On a more subjective level, while both wagons offer exemplary interiors, the Volvo offers a warmer appearance, and the option of a panoramic sunroof. And when it comes to value for safety features, favor shines in the V90 Cross Country’s corner.

Volvo V90 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

  • Starting Price. Badge appeal is one reason customers shop for luxury vehicles, but the chasm between the V90 Cross Country and E-Class Wagons is wide. The starting price for the Volvo with the T5 powertrain and AWD is $52,300 MSRP, while the Mercedes-Benz estate starts at over $10,000 more.
  • Safety Standards. If safety is a high priority, the E-Class Wagon delivers some impressive driver assistance and semi-autonomous functions. The problem is, they cause the price to skyrocket, and some might find they’re not as intuitive as Volvo’s systems. The V90 Cross Country, however, makes many of the most demanded features standard, such as Pilot Assist, a Blind-Spot Information System, Collision Mitigation Support, and more.
  • Different Missions. Comfort is the E-Class Wagon’s mission, and it performs its duties admirably. But where both the V90 Cross Country and Mercedes-Benz estate can be had with comfort suspension options, you might not want to venture far off road in the E-Class. The difference in ride height, and suspension on the V90 Cross Country make it a better option if blazing trails is a necessity.

Although ultimately different in how they approach the traditional wagon, the 2018 V90 Cross Country and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon are another even-seeming match. Standard all-wheel drive, powerful engines, and an arsenal of safety, convenience, and driver assistance technologies are offered on both. But where mission is one area these wagons diverge, value is another. Not only do you pay more for features in the E-Class that are standard in the V90 Cross Country, but many of Volvo’s systems get the job done better and are easier to use.

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