Moving out of a Lexus IS, needed more room.
Looked at Lexus, Audi, BMW, Ford.
Went with the Volvo.
Sharp looking vehicle, AWD, great ground clearance.
Drives very nicely, very comfortable front and back seats, lots of cargo room.
Have most of the bells and whistles (NAV, backup camera, sound system) and they are very nice.
Wife and kids love it.
After 1500 miles am getting 21.5 to 22.5 MPG in mixed city/highway driving.
Haven't had a chance to test it out in winter conditions, counting on the Volvo pedigree there
Great room, fun to drive, NAV system improved over earlier models, backup camera, safety systems (Citysafe). Blind spot system is great (I see many new cars have this feature).
I am very happy with this vehicle.
Uses regular gas
Could always get better mileage but I knew what it was advertsided at and I am getting at the high end of that range