2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon

2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country
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MSRP range
$52,300 - $60,500
2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Save up to $11,533

Pros

  • Interior is upscale and stylish
  • Plenty of cargo capacity
  • Front seats are very comfortable
  • More off-road capability than regular wagons

Cons

  • Noisier cabin than competitors
  • Harsher ride than we expect from a luxury car


Which V90 Cross Country does Edmunds recommend?

We like the smooth strength of the T6 powertrain, and we appreciate the handful of extra features. You should also consider the premium air suspension to help smooth out the ride — one of the V90's weaknesses. The Luxury package is also worth considering since it adds extra seat adjustments, along with massage, and quite a few interior trim upgrades. Finally, we adore the quality of the Bowers & Wilkins premium stereo, but it's an admittedly pricey add.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

There's plenty to like about the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country. Beyond the good looks and clean, modern design, it offers incredibly comfortable seats and a host of technology features from the tabletlike infotainment system to a suite of driver aids. That said, we've dinged the Cross Country for a harsher ride and noisier cabin than we expect from a luxury vehicle at this price point and for feeling a little less sturdy and solid than some similarly priced competitors.

It's also worth noting that while the Cross Country comes with added ride height, not much extra effort has gone into enhancing its off-road capability. The all-wheel-drive system certainly makes it functional enough, but there's not much in the way of extra traction control settings or hardware to help the car cope with primitive conditions. Of course, that puts it in the same league as most SUVs, so it's certainly not less competent than most of the competitive field.

If what you're looking for is luxury with supreme off-road ability, it's worth biting the SUV bullet and going with the Land Rover Discovery. The Disco is a little over  an inch longer than the V90, but it is more capable off-road and has the added bonus of a third row of seating. Some appealing wagons are also available. The Audi A4 Allroad is smaller than the V90, but it provides a more engaging driving experience and some of the best technology features and integration on the market. If your plans don't call for leaving paved surfaces, the eminently classy Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon provides a stunning all-around luxury experience along with all-wheel drive to handle inclement weather.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Volvo V90 is an all-wheel-drive station wagon with seating for five. It's available in three trim levels, starting with the still well-equipped but less powerful T5, and moving up to the more powerful T6 and finally the specialized T6 Volvo Ocean Race.

Two engines are available. The T5 comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the T6 and Ocean Race trims come with a turbocharged and supercharged engine making 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. All trim levels come standard with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic.

Standard equipment on the V90 Cross Country T5 includes LED headlights with automatic high beams, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a hands-free liftgate, and proximity entry with push-button start. Inside, the T5 comes with power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and dual-zone climate control. Infotainment duties fall to a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, navigation, USB inputs, and a 10-speaker sound system.

The T6 upgrades to adaptive headlights, headlight washer nozzles, 19-inch alloy wheels, and noise-insulating laminated side windows. Interior upgrades include heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a reconfigurable digital gauge cluster.

The new T6 Volvo Ocean Race trim adds a score of visual tweaks including 20-inch wheels, special white paint and orange accents, unique interior trim with orange piping, a body-colored roof box, front parking sensors, waterproof floor mats, an air suspension, four-zone climate control, and extra USB ports for the rear seats.

Standard safety features and driver aids for all trims include blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, a drowsy driver warning system, and an adaptive cruise control system.

The T6's gauge cluster display and upgraded headlights, along with four-zone climate control and heated front seats, are available as optional upgrades for the T5. Other notable options include the Convenience package, which adds heated washer nozzles, a surround-view parking camera system, a head-up display, and parking assist with front parking sensors. Other optional upgrades are 20-inch alloy wheels, a head-up display, and a premium Bowers & Wilkins sound system. Integrated booster seats are available for the rear seats.

For the T6, the Luxury package adds ventilated front seats with massaging backrests and power-adjustable thigh extensions, heated rear seats, four-zone climate control, rear side-door sun shades, and upgraded leather upholstery. Air suspension is a stand-alone upgrade for the T6.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 (twin-charged 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).

Driving

3.5
The V90 provides ample oomph for the daily commute along with predictable and confident stopping power. A soft ride makes for somewhat floaty handling, but you'd only notice if you're trying to set a lap record. This smooth-operating luxury wagon delivers the driving experience you'd expect.

Acceleration

3.5
A turbo and supercharged four-cylinder sounds complicated, but Volvo's runs effortlessly on the road. It reacts quickly when you hit the gas and delivers strong power at low engine speeds. The V90 has no problem merging onto the freeway or making a pass. Respectable acceleration during testing.

Braking

4
The brake pedal reacts predictably, and the pedal's short travel and light effort allows you to come to a stop without jerking back. During repeat simulated-emergency stops from 60 mph, this large, heavy and tall wagon had a little bit of nosedive but stayed stable and confident.

Steering

3.5
It's easy to keep the wheel straight at freeway speeds, and though there isn't much feedback, the wheel feels direct and accurate. Steering effort is light in Comfort mode and much heavier in Dynamic. Safety systems can make the wheel feel unnatural since they make adjustments for you.

Handling

3
The V90 is taller than a normal wagon, so it's expected that it won't be as buttoned-down as a low-slung sport sedan. But only exhibits mild body roll and feels stable once the suspension takes a set. The tires protest loudly when pushed hard.

Drivability

3.5
You might get an occasional clunky gear change, but the V90 operates just as smoothly as you'd expect. Its stop-start system is generally smooth but can hesitate if you need to move quickly. At a more relaxed pace, the upshifts are so smooth and well-timed that they're nearly imperceptible.

Off-road

3
A bit more ground clearance and all-wheel drive mean the V90 Cross Country fares better on unpaved and slippery roads than a regular V90, but don't expect to tackle truly perilous terrain. A low-speed off-road setting adjusts throttle, brake and steering response along with power distribution.

Comfort

4
The feel of the interior matches the chic design, provided you tick the right options. We recommend the premium leather, powerful seat massage, and air suspension, but skip the 20-inch wheels if you prioritize ride quality over style. Smaller wheels should reduce the impacts and thunks we noticed.

Seat comfort

5
The excellent front seats provide a wide range of adjustments (10-way) and a powerful massage feature with multiple settings. Dialing in the right settings is easy, and drivers of all shapes and sizes will find comfort over long drives. The center rear seat is upright and firm, best for little ones.

Ride comfort

3
The V90 rides smoothly over most surfaces, but you'll feel road vibrations. Big bumps jostle the interior and are accompanied by loud thunks. The optional air suspension likely helps smooth things over, but it can only do so much when paired with optional 20-inch wheels. Stick with the 19-inchers.

Noise & vibration

3
Moderate to heavy use of the accelerator pedal brings some engine noise inside, but the sound doesn't inspire excitement. Levels of wind, road and tire noise are kept to a minimum. The body and interior make noise over rough roads and big bumps, a disappointing amount of it for a luxury car.

Climate control

4.5
While we typically don't like touchscreen controls, you only need to set the V90's climate settings once. The powerful system always keeps the interior at the right temperature; just set it and forget it. The seat ventilation makes some noise, but passengers will appreciate how well it works.

Interior

4
The unique design makes a good first impression, but the glossy black plastic quickly attracts smudges. Still, it's an elegant-looking and pleasing place to sit, a sensation bolstered by easy entry and exit, intuitive controls, a commanding view of the road ahead, and a strong sense of spaciousness.

Ease of use

4
The V90 hosts a clean and intuitive instrument panel. The touchscreen manages most features and has an easy learning curve. The physical controls are logical. The cruise control interface will seem backward to some, changing by 5 mph increments when you tap and 1 mph increments when you hold.

Getting in/getting out

3.5
The Cross Country is taller than a standard wagon, so you don't have to bend down as much while entering. The door aperture is large enough to accommodate most body sizes, though adults of average height will have to duck slightly to avoid bonking their head against the top of the door frame.

Driving position

4
The wide range of seat and steering wheel adjustments means there's no compromise between comfort and visibility. All instrumentation and controls fall within reach and view. Manual tilt-and-telescope adjustment is unusual for a vehicle at this price, but most people will only take notice once.

Roominess

4
The open cabin feels pretty spacious, a sensation backed up by the ample interior dimensions. Plenty of leg-, head- and shoulder room means average-size adults won't have difficulty getting comfortable. A 6-foot rear passenger can fit easily in the back seat behind a driver of the same height.

Visibility

3.5
The Cross Country's taller ride height gives a more commanding view of traffic versus the standard V90. The rear headrests occupy some visibility but can be lowered electrically by the driver. It's easy to check around before changing lanes. Blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert are standard.

Quality

2.5
The interior makes a strong initial impression of quality, but our test car showed premature wear, including scuffs and discoloration on the interior door handles. Cream and white interiors can exacerbate these issues, but they shouldn't happen this early on a vehicle that costs this much.

Utility

4
The V90 delivers the versatility you expect from a wagon. It has similar cargo space to that of a small luxury SUV, and its host of clever options, such as a grocery bag holder and a steel guard that protects passengers from sliding cargo, helps bolster the V90's utility.

Small-item storage

5
The V90 delivers the versatility you expect from a wagon. It has SUV-rivaling storage space and a host of clever options such as a grocery bag holder and a steel guard that protects passengers from sliding cargo. Optional two-height rear booster seats are a novel idea. Interior storage is adequate.

Cargo space

3
The V90's 26 cubic feet of cargo space is respectable. The rear seats fold down electrically from the cargo area, expanding it to 54 cubic feet. The cargo cover rises with the liftgate, making loading easier.

Child safety seat accommodation

4
The lower anchors sit behind prominent, flippable plastic covers. The somewhat narrow space between the rear seat and the cargo area cover means a little squeeze when you're reaching for the seatback anchors.

Towing

3
A neat, power-retractable tow hitch is optional. When equipped, the V90's tow rating is 1,650 pounds (for an unbraked trailer) and 3,500 pounds (for a braked trailer).

Technology

3.5
The digital displays are clear and readable, and phone integration is as simple as plugging in a cable. The high-end optional stereo system is among the finest we've sampled. Most advanced driver aids function well, but we had trouble with lane keeping assist and the auto parking system.

Audio & navigation

4.5
The tall center touchscreen is attractive and easy to read, and it boasts a largely intuitive layout. It's generally quick and responsive, but it takes too long to switch to the backup camera after starting. The optional Bowers & Wilkins sound system is phenomenal and worth the upgrade.

Smartphone integration

4.5
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, and their displays occupy the touchscreen's lower half. This setup makes switching audio sources easier, so you can use your preferred navigation app and listen to the radio. Only two USB ports. One 12-volt outlet each for front, rear and cargo area.

Driver aids

3
The adaptive cruise control works great, but lane keeping assist lets the V90 move around too much within the lane. Auto parking system has trouble differentiating between parallel and perpendicular parking. Top-view camera is optional and lets you select views independently while parking.

Voice control

3.5
The system doesn't understand natural language, so you have to learn certain prefixes to make it work. After topping the learning curve, the system understood most of our commands without issue. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay voice commands work perfectly.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$56,100
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
MSRP
$52,300
MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$60,500
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite V90 Cross Country safety features:

Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Queue Assist
Provides semiautonomous stop-and-go capability when you're crawling in freeway traffic.
Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake
Sounds an alert when it detects an imminent front collision and can apply the brakes if necessary.
Whiplash Protection (WHIPS)
Helps reduce the severity of whiplash in rear-end collisions with energy-absorbing backrests and seat cushions and special head restraints.

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More about the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country

The 2018 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. Buyers who want more luxury can tap into two option packages and a handful of individual options,  but all the hardware and capability are baked right into the base model.

The V90 Cross Country is offered only in three trim levels: the well-equipped but less powerful T5, the more powerful T6, and the unique Volvo Ocean Race trim level. Two four-cylinder engines are available: the one in the T5 produces 250 horsepower while the one in the other trims makes 316 hp. Both engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard on the V90 Cross Country. Additional standard features abound: All models are equipped with Pilot Assist semiautonomous driving, a hands-free tailgate, heated seats and a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, and a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Plenty of upgrades are available for the V90 Cross Country. You can equip seats with massage, a power cargo cover, extended leather upholstery, rear sunshades, a cooled glovebox and four-zone climate control. Other options include a Convenience package, which includes a surround-view camera, heated washer nozzles and a parking assistance feature. Other available extras are 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 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country a quick and rewarding process.

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The 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon is offered in the following styles: T6 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and T6 Volvo Ocean Race 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A).

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