2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country
2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country


  • Elegant styling that makes this station wagon a stunner
  • Plush cabin is lined with high-quality materials throughout
  • Substantial cargo bay can swallow more than you think
  • Should handle rough roads as well as many midsize SUVs


  • On-road driving characteristics could be compromised by softer tires
  • No third row of seats available
Volvo V90 Cross Country years

Which V90 Cross Country does Edmunds recommend?

With only one trim level on offer, the 2017 Volvo Cross Country makes that decision rather straightforward. However, there are options to consider, and among them we recommend doubling down on the car's inherent luxury trappings. Go for the Premium package for its supple seats and touch points. If you're an audiophile, indulge in the Bowers & Wilkins premium audio, which is a visual treat as much as an auditory one. Skip the head-up display and 20-inch wheels, which will only degrade ride comfort and off-roadability.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Volvo created the V90 Cross Country from the stunning V90 wagon by raising the ride height and adding larger, softer tires and exterior body cladding. Along the way, its stability control, all-wheel drive and electric power steering systems were recalibrated and it received a hill descent control function. Save for the latter, those changes were necessary to accommodate the new tires, but in the bargain they improved the V90 Cross Country's ability to traverse rough roads. Volvo's current design language is truly stunning, and the V90 Cross Country only burnishes its appeal.

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country configurations

The 2017 Volvo Cross Country will initially be offered in just one trim level, known as T6. It's well equipped as standard, boasting a turbo- and supercharged 2.0-liter engine (316 horsepower, 295 pound-feet of torque), all-wheel drive, leather upholstery, 10-way power front seats and an array of driver assistance features. Optional packages include the Premium package, which includes ventilated leather seats, extended leather surfaces, four-zone climate control and more. Standalone options include air suspension for the rear wheels that provides a load-leveling function, a Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system and 20-inch wheels.

Trim tested

Edmunds has not yet driven any version of this vehicle. The following is our first take on what's significant about it and what you can expect.


Its powertrain is shared among several other Volvos where it demonstrates its robust power delivery. Modern Volvos aren't the sportiest things, though they can still hustle when called upon. The Cross Country should ride smoothly given its oversized tires.


A high-class cabin and plenty of space are the V90 Cross Country's calling card. A forgiving suspension should deliver a smooth ride, and considerable sound dampening will likely keep things quiet.


High-quality cabin design and materials make for a first-rate interior all around. The upholstery, touch points and infotainment integration all help create a luxurious wagon with few rivals.


The Cross Country should provide standout utility in all cargo-related respects, being more user-friendly than an SUV and more commodious than a sedan. Lack of towing ability could be its only drawback compared to midsize SUVs.


Uses the same iPad-like interface as Volvo's other midsize vehicles. Works well after a short orientation period with crisp graphics and easy phone integration.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

A sporty luxury masculine wagon! Finally!
DJA in LVPA,07/26/2017
Loved it when I first saw the ads. Grined ear-to-ear as I sat into it for the test drive. Often watch curious and envious eyes follow me driving by. After a long trip from the east coast to northern Michigan; the smooth ride, responsive power, generous space, and accessible convenience and technologies of the v90 cross country leaves me a proud and satisfied customer. As this is my second Volvo wagon, I'm confidently committed to the brand and more so to this stunning peice of art and engineering.
Great car- if only it came in classic Volvo green.
Over the past 16 years, we've had an XC70, S60, XC60 and 3 XC90's. The V90XC is hands down the best. Roomier than the 60's and the 70, it handles better than the 90's. Road noise is minimal. Suspension is great. Just returned from a 600 mile round trip to New Hampshire and averaged 30.7 mpg. The adaptive cruise control works well and takes the frustration out of driving in traffic. On the trip from the dealer, driver stopped short in front of me and the emergency braking engaged at the same time I hit the brakes. Pretty amazing. All in all this is a pretty sweet ride.
A Swedish beauty queen
martin Rawdin,05/27/2017
A wonderful road car. I just took a 150 mile road trip and enjoyed every mile. The technology packed into this car is amazing. Most of the features are intuitive but some require referring to the manual. By the waY the owners manual is over 500 pages. The manual is stored on the cars computer and is read on the large screen in the center of the dashboard. Of course the car has to be stopped. A rather strange sensation occurs while driving on a highway. When drifting to the painted lane lines, the cars steering nudges back into the center and you feel the tug on the steering wheel.
I need a rear window
nathan Willensky,06/21/2018
I backed up into a dumpster over a month ago no notification from the car to stop I’ve been trying to get a replacement glass for over a month a piece of plastic over were the window was does not help is is not safe I’ve tried to get Volvo customer service to help but they are totally useless I thought safety was a major concern of Volvo Kathryn’s lack of help is unbearable
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Features & Specs

22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
See all 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country features & specs


Our experts’ favorite V90 Cross Country safety features:

Downhill Assist Control
Improves directional control during descent on steep or slippery surfaces.
Brake Assist
Applies increased brake pressure when it detects a panic braking situation.
Smart Stop Technology
Reduces engine power when the the brake and gas pedals are applied simultaneously.

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More about the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country is a premium five-passenger wagon based on the V90 wagon, which, in turn, is derived from the S90 sedan. Think of the V90 Cross Country as an exceptionally handsome station wagon with a hint of off-road prowess. Unlike many Volvos, the V90 Cross Country is available in just one trim level, though it is very well-equipped. There are two option packages and a handful of individual options for buyers who want more luxury, but all the hardware and capability is baked right into the base model.

The V90 Cross Country is offered only in T6 trim level, which, for other Volvo models, is an upper trim level. It's available with one engine, a capable turbo- and supercharged four-cylinder paired solely to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard on the V90 Cross Country. Additional standard features abound: All models are equipped with Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving, a hands-free tailgate, heated seats and steering wheel, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, and a 9-inch touchscreen with navigation.

There are three ways to make the V90 Cross Country uniquely (or nearly so) yours — the Premium package, the Convenience package and individual options. The Premium package adds a laundry list of goodies centered primarily in the cabin. It includes comfort seats with massage, a power cargo cover, extended leather upholstery, rear sunshades, a cooled glovebox and four-zone climate control. It definitely has a cost premium, but if you want a truly luxurious experience, this is the way to do it. Otherwise you could simply stick with the Convenience package, which includes a surround-view camera, heated washer nozzles and a parking assistance feature. From there you can choose from individual options such as a Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system, a head-up display, and adaptive dampers with a load-leveling rear air suspension system.

To back up the off-road looks, Volvo tweaked the V90's stability control and power steering system and added a hill descent control system. The V90 is capable of light off-roading, although opting for the larger 20-inch wheels will make that a dodgier proposition.

Volvo wagons have long attracted a dedicated and passionate fan base. It's likely that the V90 Cross Country, too, will enjoy a committed following. Whether that translates into strong residual values remains to be seen, though we expect the Premium package-equipped models to outperform those that lack it. As always, Edmunds is here to help, with shopping tools that can make buying a 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country a quick and rewarding process.

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country Overview

The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country is offered in the following submodels: V90 Cross Country Wagon. Available styles include T6 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A).

What do people think of the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 V90 Cross Country 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 V90 Cross Country.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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