2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon

MSRP $54,550

Ranked #2 in Midsize Wagon

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2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 18, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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In an ever-growing market of compact SUVs and crossovers, station wagons are a rare sight. Hence, not all brands do take the risk of introducing one in the market. Yet, wagons still offer the luxuries and comfort of a sedan or a saloon along with enhanced practicality with added cargo space. The Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon is based on the regular V90 wagon and gets an increased ground clearance to tackle rough terrains and mild off-road uses.Since it is based on the luxurious S90 sedan, the V90 Cross Country has no dearth of features and comfort inside and also possesses impressive safety techs and the tank-like build quality from the sedan too.

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Pros

Refined and punchy powertrain

Excellent fuel economy ratings

Superb handling for a wagon

Plush interior

Handsome list of safety techs

Cons

Average cargo capacity

NVH levels need improvement

What's New?

Slightly refreshed exterior styling

Wireless charging pad and USB-port for rear-seat passengers are standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$54550

bodystyle

4dr Wagon

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

120 cu.in.

horsepower

316 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft.. @ 2200 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

13.6/12.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

69 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.9 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

10 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

T6$54,550 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon in Crystal White Metallic color
Crystal White Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


For the 2021 model year, the Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon comes with slight changes to the exterior design along with some updated and new interior features. The wagon is built on the SPA platform and has a twin-charged 2.0-liter motor under its hood. The base price of the vehicle starts at $55,995. In the segment, it faces competition from the Audi A6 Allroad wagon and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain wagon.

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Features

The 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country is available as a single trim only with a standard 2.0-liter motor and an AWD layout. The wagon comes quite well-equipped with features right out from the factory including a handsome list of safety features as well. On top of the standard features, the Swedish brand also offers a myriad of additional features bundled in three packages along with some standalone features too. Some of the standard ones include a heated steering wheel, full leather upholstery, electrically adjustable front seats, power-operated cargo cover, and automatic rain-sensing wipers among others. The three optional packages are the Advanced package, Climate package, and Lounge package. The standalone options include a premium Bowers & Wilkins audio system, Adaptive air suspension, and integrated child booster seats in the second row.

Trims

Volvo V90 Cross Country AWD T6

MSRP 

$55,995

Key Features

All-LED headlights

 

19-inch wheels

 

Automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers

 

Heated steering wheel

 

Premium leather upholstery

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Power-operated cargo cover

 

Power-adjustable front seats

 

Auto-dimming IRVM and ORVMs

 

Keyless entry and ignition

 

Evasive steering assist 

 

Lane departure mitigation

 

Adaptive cruise control

Which trim should you buy?

Since the wagon is available in a single trim only, we would recommend the Advanced package for extra convenience.

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Engine and Performance

The 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged gasoline motor, whipping out a maximum of 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of maximum torque. The motor employs a unique compound induction tech that is not to be found in any of the rivals in the segment. The twin-charging system works flawlessly and cancels out the drawbacks of each other by effectively working at various engine speeds. The turbocharger helps in maintaining optimum performance at higher speeds while the supercharger helps during the initial acceleration, reducing the stress on the powerplant. Since the V90 is a modest family vehicle, its powertrain follows the suit too. The power delivery is not linear throughout the rpm range yet the 8-speed automatic transmission keeps everything smooth and effortless. The 0-60mph sprint time is decent at 5.9 seconds and the wagon tops out at 140mph.

Models

Volvo V90 Cross Country

Audi A6 Allroad

Mercedes E450 All-Terrain 

MSRP

$55,995

$65,900

$66,100

Engine

2.0L twin-charged I-4

3.0L turbocharged/electric V6 

3.0L turbocharged/electric I-6 

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed auto w/od manual

7-speed auto-shift manual w/od

9-speed auto w/od manual

Power (hp)

316hp @5,700RPM

335hp @5,000RPM

362hp @5,500RPM

Torque (lb-ft)

295lb-ft @2,200RPM

369lb-ft @1,370RPM

369lb-ft @1,800RPM

0-60 mph

5.9 sec

5.1 sec

5.0 sec

Quarter-mile 

14.7 sec

13.1 sec

13.2 sec

Top Speed

140 mph

155 mph

155 mph

The Audi A6 Allroad wagon gets a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 under its hood paired to a mild hybrid system for better efficiency. Owing to that, the power plant generates a healthy 335 horsepower and an impressive 369 lb-ft of maximum torque. The 0-60mph sprint time of the wagon is also commendable at 5.1 seconds. The Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain gets a 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6 mated to a mild-hybrid system too. It pushes out even more power, a healthy 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. It is also the quickest one here with a 0-60mph time of 5.0 seconds.

How well does the 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon handle?

Previously station wagons were plain and boring vehicles to drive and we meant for getting people to and from stations. Later, since the demand for wagons waned over the years, a few German brands Volvo decided to continue offering them and make them both practical and fun to drive as well. Based on those plans, modern wagons are quite fun to drive and the 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country is a bright example of it. The wagon offers solid handling prowess and can tackle corners decently. The soft suspension setting offers a comfy ride, while the steering wheel feels accurate and has adequate feedback as well. With an increased ground clearance than the regular V90, the Cross Country fares better over bad patches of roads and is less likely to crunch its belly if you wish to take it to mild off-roading.

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Braking Performance

The 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country gets 13.6-inch rotors at the front and 12.6-inch rotors at the back for its braking duties. The brakes perform in an impressive manner and manage to halt the wagon from 60mph within 110 ft. The braking is progressive and sure-footed while the brake pedal gives a spongy feel while operating.

Model

Volvo V90 Cross Country

Audi A6 Allroad

Mercedes E450 All-Terrain 

Brake Rotors Front

13.6"

13 "

14.2

Brake Rotors Rear

12.6"

13"

14.2"

Curb Weight

3897 lbs

3450 lbs

4299 lbs

60-0 MPH

110 ft

119 ft

108 ft

The Audi A6 Allroad gets 13-inch rotors at the front and the back. The braking performance might not please you since the vehicle weighs less than the V90 Cross Country yet covers a distance of 119 ft. before coming to a halt. The Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain gets the biggest set of brakes here and offers impressive braking performance as well. The wagon weighs the highest yet has the shortest stopping distance of 108 ft.

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Fuel Economy

Wagons have come a long way since their inception and the modern wagons have lived up to their popularity with adequate practicality, comfort, and fuel economy. The 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country returns an average of 20mpg within the city, 30mpg out on the highways, and 24mpg of combined mileage rating. The sole disappointing part is its comparatively small 15.9-gallon gas tank that results in some average driving range figures.

Models

Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon

Audi A6 Allroad

Mercedes E450 Wagon

MPG City

20

20

22

MPG Highway

30

26

28

MPG Combined

24

22

24

Fuel Capacity

15.9 gallon

19.3 gallon

21.1 gallon

Range (City/Highway/ Combined

318/ 477/381.6

386/501.8/424.6

400.9/ 548.6/464.2

The Audi A6 Allroad wagon returns identical city mileage to the V90 Cross Country but falls short when it comes to highway mileage and combined mileage ratings. The pleasing factor is its sizable 19.3-gallon gas tank that allows the vehicle to cover 386 miles within the city 501 miles out on the highways on a tank full of gasoline. The Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain has the highest fuel economy ratings here and its big 21.1-gallon gas tank offers over 400 miles of city driving range, 548 miles of highway driving range, and about 464 miles of combined driving range.

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Interior

Yes, the 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country’s interior is a nice place to be in. Since the wagon is based on the luxurious S90 sedan, the cabin remains the same along with the impressive set of features. The overall build quality is exceptionally good and the luxury appointments along with the design give a strong Scandinavian feel from every aspect. The dashboard is primarily dominated by a huge infotainment screen sitting in the middle adorned by tall, vertical air-con vents. The driver gets an all-digital gauge cluster as well. The leather upholstery feels plush and the very less amount of physical buttons makes for a relaxing drive as well. The front seats offer excellent comfort and offer heating functionality as standard while you can have massaging and ventilation as optional extras. The rear seats are also superbly spacious and comfy and with the optional heating function, it gets even more luxurious. On top of all the features, the soft ride of the wagon also enhances the overall comfort levels to a great extent. The cargo capacity is decent at 26 cu-ft.

Models

Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon

Audi A6 Allroad

Mercedes E450 Wagon

Seating Capacity

5

5

7

Front Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom

38.7/57.5/42.2

38.3/57.8/41.3

37.5/57.8/41.7

Rear Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom

38.0/55.9/35.9

39.5/56.5/37.4

38.2/56.9/35.8

Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.)

26.0

24.2

35.0

The Audi A6 Allroad’s interior remains identical to the regular A6 sedan and it retains all the quirks and features of the latter as well. The cabin feels quite design-heavy and is dominated by screens, especially at the front. The premium leather upholstery and the wooden inserts make the interior richer and more appealing than the V90’s cabin yet the comfort levels and the robust build makes it evenly matched with the latter. The Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain, like the other two wagons here, retains its cabin from the luxurious E-Class sedan and retains all the goodies as well. The unique MB-Tex upholstery along with the tasteful choice of colors and the optional Nappa leather upholstery. The E450 also sports the highest trunk volume of 35 cubic feet, making it more desirable among the three here.

Some of the standout interior features include:

  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Power-adjustable front seats and cargo cover
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Wireless charging pad

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country gets a massive 12.3-inch touchscreen display dominating the center of the dashboard. The screen runs Volvo’s own Sensus Connect software and it offers a user-friendly, smooth, and intuitive experience. Apart from that, the system also offers almost all the useful and basic features such as SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity, and speed-compensated volume control.

Some of the standout infotainment features are:

  • Sirius XM satellite radio and real-time traffic display
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen display with Sensus Connect
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
  • Integrated navigation system
  • Voice commands

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Exterior

On the outside, the 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country looks identical to the S90 sedan barring some styling differences such as a different front bumper design and a less complex headlamp design. The longer roof justifies the wagon nomenclature almost perfectly and the overall sleek design profile makes it a less dramatic city vehicle. The front end has a slight aggressive appeal majorly due to Thor’s hammer headlamp design and the LED running lights. The long hood and the swooping roofline at the front make the vehicle aerodynamically efficient apart from looking the part. The side profile remains uncluttered while the rear end has an attractive appearance, especially with the vertically arranged taillight units.

Models

Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon

Audi A6 Allroad

Mercedes E450 Wagon

Curb Weight

4,213 lbs

4,486 lbs

4,299 lbs

Length

195.2"

194.9"

194.2"

Width

75.9"

74.9"

72.9"

Height

60.7"

58.9"

57.7"

Ground Clearance

8.3"

5.5"

5.75"

Wheelbase

115.8"

115.2"

115.7"

Unlike the V90 Cross Country, the Audi A6 Allroad has stark differences in its design when compared to the regular A6 sedan and the overall styling looks more appealing and rugged too. The big and brawny front grille with those head-turning LED headlamp units grabs enough eyeballs while the rear end looks rich and stylish with the all-LED taillights and the chrome strip joining them. The Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain looks more like an extended and lifted sedan rather than a wagon. Apart from that, the overall design is quite eye-pleasing but the shape of the rear end might look a bit awkward to some owing to the dominating sedan characteristics.

Some of the standard exterior features include:

  • 19" 5-V Spoke Graphite Diamond Cut Alloy wheels
  • Rocker Panel Extensions and Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Rain Sensing Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Power Liftgate
  • Headlamp washers
  • Cornering Lights
  • All-LED headlights and taillights

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Safety

Safety is something that Volvo is truly passionate about and it has been evident with its vehicles for a long time now. Even though the V90 or the V90 Cross Country has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA, the IIHS tested it and awarded it the prestigious “Top Safety Pick+” title. Apart from that, the wagon also comes with a wide range of standard safety techs along with some advanced driver assistance techs such as Adaptive cruise control, Blind-spot monitor, and Evasive steering assist among others.

Some of the notable safety features are:

  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning 
  • Lane Keeping Assist 
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist 
  • Blind Spot Detection 
  • Forward Collision Warning System 

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Competition

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

The Mercedes-Benz E Class All-Terrain is more focused on comfort and performance rather than practicality. The wagon also falls short in terms of overall ground clearance as compared to the V90 which limits it within the urban jungle only. Design-wise, the E450 is clearly a better option, especially when it comes to interior comfort and features. Moreover, it offers some impressive driving range numbers which are significantly higher than the V90’s numbers, making it a friendly highway cruiser.

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon vs. 2021 Audi A6 Allroad

Much like the E450, the A6 Allroad is also more focused on design, comfort, and interior features. It has a marginally lower cargo capacity compared to the V90 and its lower ground clearance also limits its practicality as well. On the performance aspect, it has an edge over the V90 and also impresses with its overall driving range numbers as well.

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Final Verdict

In a sparsely populated segment of wagons, the Volvo V90 Cross Country stands tall with its strong and commendable traits, that allow it to qualify as a usable and practical vehicle over its rivals. It has a plush cabin with adequate comfort levels, adequate features, impressive standard safety techs, a decent performance from a fuel-efficient powerplant, and a spacious cabin. Overall, when compared to its rivals, if you’re not into performance, the V90 Cross Country would be the ideal pick.