Boy is this vehicle getting old. From the antiquated dash design to the squeaks and rattles around town, I think it's time for Volvo to start thinking about launching a new 3-row SUV. Additionally, the 3.2-liter inline-six isn't any smoother than most V-6 engines and the fuel economy of this XC90 is not impressive.
Like most Volvo models, the good qualities shine once you settle into the cosseting seats on a smooth highway run. In that situation, this Swedish SUV still feels pretty good.
Marc Noordeloos, Road Test Editor