2009 Volvo XC90 AWD

Yep, the best thing about this Volvo XC90 are its very handsome, very comfortable seats, swathed in rich, creamy leather and accented with contrasting piping. They almost look like they came from a Range Rover. But the rest of the vehicle, as Marc points out, is pretty outdated, and the vehicle's dynamics are a full generation behind the competition.

It's hard to tell what's going to happen to Volvo - its owner, Ford, is trying to find someone to buy the Swedish carmaker - but when it lands a new caretaker, the first order of business needs to be development of a modern, three-row crossover SUV. There are just way too many crossovers out there for this kind of money that are far better to drive than the XC90.

Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor

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