In this price bracket, the XC90 packs a lot of features. The pilot assist is most impactful as it will self-drive up to 80mph which is a god-send during traffic. It's a great looking SUV, the interior is quite luxurious, very roomy and looks gorgeous as I get a lot of compliments from passengers. The air suspension and B/W sound system are practical must-haves. The engine power is adequate and mpg is as expected from a modern SUV. Cons would be road noise abatement can be better and the Sensus system can be a bit slow but at least Volvo provides software and maps updates. Overall, after a 2600 mile road trip, it's quite the trooper and shuttled my family in a lot of comfort and safety
After months of searching, we kept returning to the Volvo as the safest car we could find. While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles we might want as standard, it is a nice car. It is a solid ride, offers plenty of seating for our extended family (one granddaughter loves the booster), and the safety features give some sense of security. That last item is most important, as I was in a head-on a year ago, and the thought of driving again was horrifying, until we found this car. Now, although I still have issues, I feel safe in the XC90. It would be even better if it had child seat anchors in the third row, then I would feel even better when driving my granddaughters around. As for looks: well, it's a volvo, and therefore looks great on the road! We are very happy with the XC90, and highly recommend it.
We have owned a lot of cars and SUVs. This is by far the best one that we've owned. We love it! We are a family of 5 (with 3 in 3 carseats) and the Volvo is roomy enough to have 3 in a row in the back seat. Of course, if you need more space you have the third row seat which has adjustable leg room because the middle row moves back and forth. All the bells and whistles don't hurt either - headrest monitors w/ DVD players, sunroof, etc. Gas mileage is adequate - we average about 19 mpgs. Overall - awesome vehicle. We are Volvo owners for life now.