2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon

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2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: November 11, 2019


Every automaker is busy cashing in on the crossover craze that has engulfed the country. Volvo is one of the few automakers that have a very healthy lineup of wagons. The Volvo V90 Cross Country is the jacked-up version of the regular V90 wagon. This Cross Country wagon builds upon the luxury lineage of its brethren and adds a bumped up ground clearance and additional equipment to make it apt for going off the tarmac.

2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country can easily pass over the $90,000 mark, but even with all the optional accessories and packages accounted for it doesn't go south of $70,000. The V90 carries a signature Scandinavian design. It doesn't brag to be a performance crossover. The V90 wagon competes against the likes of Audi Allroad, Mercedes Benz E450 and Subaru Outback.

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Pros

Contemporary exterior design

Contemporary exterior design

Good mpg numbers for a AWD wagon

Cons

Lack of standard AWD

Not the most fuel efficient of the lot

Hesitant transmission (when you mash the gas pedal a little too hard)

What's New?

No significant mechanical changes

Optional Harman Kardon audio system

More standard features included on T5 trim level


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52550

bodystyle

4dr Wagon

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

120 cu.in.

horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

258 lbs.-ft @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Scalable Product Architecture

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

65/64.7

dimensions

wheelbase

115.8 in.

length

194.4 in.

width

74 in.

height

60.7 in.

curb weight

4107 lbs.

ground clearance

8.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

53.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/31 mpg

highway range

492.9 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / Unlimited


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Styles

 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon in Denim Blue Metallic color  2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon in Onyx Black Metallic color  2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon in Osmium Grey Metallic color  2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon in Alloy Silver Metallic color  2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon in Crystal White Pearl Metallic color
Denim Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Interior

8.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon T5

T5

power
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$52,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T5 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $52,550 MSRP (22/25/31) 250 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon T6

T6

power
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
24 combined

$56,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T6 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) Starting at $56,350 MSRP (20/24/30) 316 hp @ 5700 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon T6 Volvo Ocean Race

T6 Volvo Ocean Race

power
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
24 combined

$60,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T6 Volvo Ocean Race 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) Starting at $60,500 MSRP (20/24/30) 316 hp @ 5700 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Crystal White Pearl Metallic

Expert Review

7.8

Overall Rating


The main attractions of Volvo V90 are a semi-autonomous drive mode, twin-charged engine, and a snappy infotainment system. But when it comes to driving manners, the V90 might disappoint you a bit. The V90 is not a hardcore sport wagon like the Mercedes Benz E Class Wagon. Volvo V90 is better known for its hushed manners, so don't expect some great action as you pin the throttle to the floor.

2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Front View
2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Front View
2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Rear View
2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Front View

7.5/10
Features

 
 
 

8.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Features

7.5/10

2019 Volvo V90 is offered in 3 trim levels. Even the base T5 model is equipped with the quintessential luxury materials. The higher-spec Inscription brings in goodies that are meant to spoil you with comfort and convenience. AWD is a standard option in all three trims.

The base T5 trim brings a huge portrait touch screen system, a 14-speaker sound system, a semi-autonomous driving system, and active safety features. T6 trim brings a different tune of the 2.0-liter twin-charged engine which produces 316 horsepower.

The T6 Ocean Race trim is a special edition trim that is built to honor the Volvo Ocean Race ( A yacht race that is held every 4 years). This trim throws in some luxury items to the list of standard features.

Trim

T5 4dr Wagon Base

T6 4dr Wagon

T6 Ocean Race 4dr Wagon

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

MSRP

$52,550

$56,350

$60,500

Key Features

Includes these key features:

Includes T5 R-Design features and adds:

Includes T5 Inscription features and adds:

 

Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers plus 14 Speakers

2.0 Liter Twin charged engine

2.0 Liter Twin charged engine

 

Keyless Ignition

316 hp

316 hp

 

Four Zone Climate Control

Heated Steering Wheel

Adaptive Headlights

 

Rear View Camera

20" 10-Spoke Tech Matte Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

High Pressure Washers Headlamps

 

Interior Air Filtration

Heated Rear Seats

600 Watts Stereo Output

 

Heated Windscreen

 

Front And Rear Parking Sensors

 

Rear Center 3-Point Belt

   
 

Post-Collision Safety System

   

We Recommend

If you are looking to purchase the V90 Cross Country wagon, then we will suggest to splurge the extra $8,000 and settle in for the limited edition Ocean Race trim that brings luxury features that rival a $90,000 car.

2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Engine and Performance

...This is an interesting engine for sure, given its size and abundant use of forced induction and power output. It's not a screamer, but it's got plenty of low-end torque and more than enough passing power on the freeway. It has a nice, subtle growl to it under hard acceleration too.d-Jalopnik

Engine and Transmission

The Volvo V90 Cross Country is offered with two engine options 3 T5 and T6. Volvo V90, when in T5 guise produces 250-hp from its turbocharged 2.0-liter and comes mated to a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. In the T6 guise, the engine is twin-charged (turbocharged and supercharged) to produce 316 hp.

Under the long hood, the V90's 2.0-liter maintains very hushed manners. This inline-four engine isn't designed to offer a rewarding driving experience but offers something more 3 refinements throughout the engine's power band. The engine boasts off compact packaging and a lower center of gravity.

For those of you, not satisfied with the T5 engine's output. A big wagon like V90 feels more at home with the twin-charged engine that produces 316 hp. The additional power makes merging and passing easier than before.

Models

Volvo V90 T5 Inscription

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

MSRP

$52,445

$27,320

$37,400

$64,200

Engine

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.5L flat 4 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L V6 Biturbo

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

Continuously variable automatic

7 Speed S Tronic

9-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

250 hp@ 5500rpm

175 hp@ 5800rpm

248 hp@ 5,000-6,000 rpm

362 hp @ 5,500 rpm

Torque

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

174 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

273 ft-lbs@ 1,600-4,500 rpm

369 lb-ft @1,800 3 4,500 rpm

In comparison to the competition, the V90 has decent power output. However, Mercedes-Benz steals the show with a vigorous 3.0 L V6 engine that produces a whopping 362 hp. But, comparing the Inscription model with 315 hp, the V90 seems to be in the competition, leaving out the Audi A4 Allroad Premium and the Subaru Outback behind.

Acceleration*

Let's face it, the Volvo V90 was never meant to burn rear tires and smash the quarter-mile time that your neighbor with muscle car posted at the dragstrip. The V90's engine has enough steam to take care of your daily driving requirements. Should you require more pony power, then the T6 version is your key to a slightly faster Volvo.

Be prepared for some sloppy work from the 8-speed automatic. It doesn't like to be stressed. As long as you want to cruise comfortably, the V90 will comply with all your wishes. And if you are in the habit of mashing the pedal to the metal then your money would be better spent with the Mercedes E Class wagon.

Models

Volvo V90 T5 Inscription

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

0-60 MPH

6.5 sec

9.5 sec

5.9 sec

5.1 sec

Quarter mile

16.4 sec

17.4 sec

N/A

N/A sec

Engine

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.5L flat4 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ride and Handling

The new V90 is the longest car in this segment. Considering that it just moves right around the corners. The all-wheel-drive trim keeps the car planted on the road. The steering is nimble and you can feel a decent amount of feedback from the road.

The Volvo V90 Cross Country performs well is all terrains and feels quite at home due to its higher ground clearance and standard AWD fitment. The V90 Cross Country is available with a drive mode that aids offroading. In this mode, the wagon is tuned to offer better tractability in slippery terrain. Still, the Volvo V90 Cross Country is not a hardcore off-roader. It is better suited to mild off-roading and driving on the back roads.

The V90 is not beating the Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic anytime soon, with a bigger engine and bigger in every aspect, the Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic has an upper hand on the spec list. But, the Volvo V90 beats the Audi and Subaru easily.

Braking

The braking data for 2019 Volvo V90 is currently unavailable. The V90 wagon offers moderate braking performance for this segment. The T6 trims are equipped with standard AWD for better traction at any driving scenario. The V90 Cross Country shows the promising results on the skidpad.

Model

Volvo V90 T5 Inscription

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Brake Front (in.)

13.6

12.4

12.4

14.2

Brake Rear (in.)

12.6

11.8

11.8

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4107

3624

3450

4299

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

129

N/A

108

2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Fuel Economy

The Volvo V90 Cross Country T5 is one of the better-looking wagons out there. Mileage rating at 22 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. The V90 wagons produce 250 horsepower and considering the power rating the V90 wagon does a good job.

Model

Volvo V90 T5 Inscription

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

MPG (city)

22

25

27

19

MPG (highway)

31

32

34

25

MPG (combined)

25

28

30

21

Range (miles) (city/highway)

350/493

463/592

N/A

N/A

Tank Capacity (gal)

15.9

18.5

15.3

21.1

2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Interior

8.0/10

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

Seating and Comfort

The Volvo V90 Cross Country comes with premium materials. The elegant looking interior with modern tech and Scandinavian design makes it the best place to be in. There are plenty of adjustments for the steering wheel and the front seats. So, finding your favorite driving position wouldn't be an issue at all.

As you enter the cabin of a V90, it has an air of roominess. There is plenty of space for stretching your legs. The interior measurements are also on the higher side of the segment, shoulder room and headroom on offer will help average-sized adults to be more comfortable on a long journey.

The natural wood in combination with metal pieces will make you feel rich and your eyes sparkle. The long-wheelbase gives the rear passengers ample amount of room to spread their legs. The optional features like heated and ventilated seats with massaging front seats will add up to your comfort level.

Model

Volvo V90 T5 Inscription

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.8/57.5/42.2

40.8/58.1/42.9

38.9/55.9/41.3

37.5/57.8/41.5

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.7/55.9/35.9

38.9/57.3/38.1

37.4/54.5/35.7

39.6/57.1/35.8

Infotainment System

The Volvo V90 comes with all Luxury features that one would expect. The 8-inch infotainment display and a 12.3-inch screen replacing the instrument cluster to a virtual cockpit, the V90 gets Bluetooth connectivity, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Navigation and in-car WIFI.

All the buttons, including the climate controls and expect the volume button, has been integrated into the Sensus Connect Infotainment display. This can lead one to distracted driving and with layers of menus to browse through and too many clicks to do simple operations, it may get annoying sometimes.

Cargo volume

V90 doesn't give the best of cargo spaces in this segment. With little to complain, it's not too less, it can accommodate luggage for a short weekend ride. Fold the rear seats down and the total available volume increases to 53.9 cu-ft. If you want even more space, you can add the optional roof rack to your V90 wagon for a nominal price.

Model

Volvo V90 T5 Inscription

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

33.9

35.5

24.2

35.0

Interior Features

The Volvo V90 Cross Country offers a very welcoming interior trim. Some of these features are mentioned below:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Cooled Storage Compartment
  • Front And Rear Cupholders
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Front And Rear Door Pockets
  • Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Interior Air Filtration

2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Exterior

cIt's all subjective, sure, but we would venture to say that the V90 is a handsome-looking wagon, possibly more eye-pleasing than the S90 sedan from which it's derived. It wraps its practicality in a stylish shell and there isn't an angle where it appears awkward. A concave grille and smart lighting details match the classiness of the interior.c- KelleyBlueBook

Design and Dimensions

It is stylish, strong and has a powerful looking exterior design. The proportions of the wagon are just amazing! The Volvo V90 has a bumped-up ground clearance that gives it an SUV like a stance. With the total length of 194.3 inches, it is the longest car in this segment and is longer than the Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic. With such outstanding dimensions comes all the weight. The Volvo V90 is the second heaviest, weighing 4107 lbs. and the heaviest of all being the Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic weighing 4299 lbs.

Model

Volvo V90 T5 Inscription

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Curb weight (lbs.)

4107

3624

3450

4299

Length(in)

194.3

189.9

186.1

194.2

Width(in)

74.6

72.4

72.5

72.9

Height(in)

60.7

66.5

56.2

57.7

Ground clearance (in)

8.3

8.7

N/A

6.0

Wheelbase (in)

115.8

108.1

111

115.7

Track width (in) F/R

64.1/64.1

61.8/62.2

61.9/61.2

62.7/63.0

2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Safety

Safety Features

Volvo has been at the forefront of safety campaigns globally. The V90 is no stranger when it comes to world-class safety features.

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Rear Center 3-Point Belt
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Front And Rear Head Airbags
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Competition

Volvo V90 vs Subaru Outback

There is little that is wrong with the Outback. For decades, the Outback has been a hot seller in the Subaru line-up. Our only gripe is the lackluster acceleration from the base 2.5-liter engine. With a full load of cargo and passengers, this engine runs out of steam. So, you have to carefully plan for merging and passing. But talk about utility, fit and finish and drivability. The Outback comes off as a strong contender in the segment. It offers a spacious and comfortable cabin with a solid finish.

Volvo V90 Cross Country vs Audi Allroad

It has become a well-known fact that Audi produces some of the best driver-oriented cars and the same goes for the 2019 Audi A4 Allroad. The car commands a premium price when compared to its competition. For that premium price tag ($37,400) it offers better performance than the other wagons in the segment. The A4 Allroad combines a powerful engine, a world-class driving dynamics, and a solid fit and finish. If you like to be behind the wheel then the price premium might be worth your time. The Audi A4 Allroad will let you down when it comes to utility and interior space.

Volvo V90 Cross Country vs Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

The E Class wagon features an improved engine which makes 33 horsepower more than the earlier model. The engine isn't eager to pick up the pace but it remarkably quiet. Mercedes intends the E Class to be comfortable before being anything else. The cabin is well insulated, once inside it really feels like you have been separated from the outside world. The premium convertible starts at a price tag of $64,200. The E Class wagon offers best in class engine specifications, sculpted looks, interior fitment, space and a high tech arsenal of safety features. When it comes to pricing, it tops the segment.

2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country Wagon Final Verdict

The Volvo V90 Cross Country should be high on your list if you are looking for a luxury wagon with decent off-roading potential. Yes, many SUVs can accomplish off-roading tasks in a much better way but it is difficult to deny the exclusivity and driving manners of a wagon.

For its price-point, the V90 offers plenty of pulling power. The V90 wagon shows hushed manners while cruising on the highway. The luxury wagon sports a very clean design that makes it a stand out from the competition. it is also backed by Volvo's industry-leading safety features. If you want a wagon that stands out in the crowd but at the same time take care of your bank account, the 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country is a good choice.