My 2005 XC 90 is reliable most of the time but, when something goes wrong cross your fingers you have warrenty. It's well built to a point. Of all the suv's I've had. (Yukon,Envoy,Range Rover,and Audi Q7) I rather own a Volvo. It still needs to be a better drivers car. Some more handling upgrades needed. Just don't ever purchase a Range Rover!
Simplicity in it's overall driver and rear passenger comfortability.
MPG a must. My 2.5 Turbo has very POOR gas consumption. My Range Rover is much better. Try to tweeque the computer or the engine to improve the gas milage.