We do a lot of traveling and this Volvo suits our purposes. AWD for bad weather, plenty of room for cargo, comfort for 10 to 12 hour driving days and 24 mpg on trips. This is our 3rd XC 70 and so far is the best we have had.
We purchased out 2005 cx70 after trading in our suburban and we have not been disappointed. Great handling through our windy roads. It has not snowed so not sure about how it handles in the snow. We still fit as comfortably as we did in the suburban. When I do my shopping I'm not disappointed about the lack of room because this car has room for kids and groceries. It's beautifully manufactured from the leather seats (a must with kids and a dog) to the wood grain and all of the fun bottoms, not to mention the sun roof ( which the kids love!). This has been a great car and from my research is super, super safe (important when driving with precious cargo-kids;)). I love my car!