One thing I have come to learn about these Volvo's is that either they are very very good or very very bad. I did about 4 months worth of research and highly recommend doing a carfax report on interested vehicles. It seems that they either are notorious for electrical problems or trouble free other than routine mainteneance. I absolutely love my XC and I currently get 21MPG in the City and 27 on the HWY which really surprised me and more than makes up for having to use premimum gasoline. Do your homework and you will not be disappointed.
Drivability and handling. Plenty of power. Gas mileage. A very well constructed vehicle
Some of the controls are hidden by the steering wheel and until your used to what and where they are be careful when driving. Maybe a tad more head room. I am 6'4" and getting in I have to stoop just a bit.