2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Despite its lifted suspension, SUV-esc stance, the 2022 Volvo V90 Cross County is a versatile and capable station wagon. The V90 is able to handle some light-off road, without sacrificing comfortability. Volvo offers a deluxe cabin with premium materials, comfortable leather and genuine wood finishing. All modes are equipped with a 295-horsepower turbocharged-and-supercharged four-cylinder with 48-volt hybrid system and all-wheel drive comes standard. Packed in is Volvo’s host of safety features including lane assistance and semi-autonomous driving feature.
After a year of selling its fetching V90 wagon in Canada, Volvo returns with the a new B6 that gives the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The engine produces 295 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Dubbed the B6, this ungraded power ditches the old mechanical supercharger for an electric one. Drivability is improved, showing a more determined get-up off the line and smooth shifts from the 8-speed auto transmission thanks to clever electric “torque-fill”. Ride quality is generally better than in other Volvo models, thanks to the high-profile tires and increased suspension travel. Acceleration is fairly brisk. Although the V90 Cross Country does not feel overtly sporty, it is nimble and offers impressive cornering competence. However, the ride is harsher than we expect from a large luxury car. The brakes are strong despite the sponge-like-feeling pedal. The V90 Cross Country’s 20.4 cm ground clearance and all-wheel drive give it some SUV-like off-road capability. Its standard powered lift gate reveals 713L of cargo space behind the second row, expandable to 1526L. Its low cargo floor height is beneficial for loading cargo, although its raked rear roofline eats into the available space.
The Swedish brand’s warm and comforting cabins offer a compelling argument for its premium pricing. Like so many others from the Nordic brand, they continue to offer high-quality trimmings, elegant design, and substantive technology. Two-tone leather on the steering wheel, textured knobs, beautiful open-pore wood, artful speaker covers, a vertically oriented tablet-style infotainment screen—it all helps separate the Volvo’s vehicles from the others.
The V90 Cross Country comes with a 12.3-inch digital gauge display and a vertically oriented 9.0-inch center touchscreen that includes features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Navigation, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and in-car Wi-Fi are also standard. The Google-based infotainment interface looks nice and is more responsive than the previous Sensus Connect system, but its smaller on-screen icons are more difficult to hit accurately while driving.
With a starting price of $65,950, this longroof Swede undercuts its competitors from Audi (A6 allroad) and Mercedes (E 450 All-Terrain) by thousands.
2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
supercharged, turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 120 in3, 1969 cm3
Power: 295 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque: 310 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm
Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 13.6-in vented disc/12.6-in vented disc
Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Zero All-Season
245/45R-20 103V M+S VOL
Wheelbase: 294.13 cm
Length: 495.81 cm
Width: 190.25 cm
Height: 154.18 cm
Passenger Volume: 2755 L
Cargo Volume: 1019 L
Curb Weight: 4354 lb