Hitting the gas from a stop, the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country’s authoritative acceleration surprises and impresses me, because I know only four cylinders propel this big, heavy wagon. But attempting a freeway pass while at speed, the drivetrain takes a moment to give the boost I need.
The large, portrait-format touchscreen in the center of the dash looks good, and makes navigation input easy with one-box search, but it takes me far too long to figure out how to change audio sources. Hint: Swipe left.
At over 16 feet, the V90 Cross Country measures a little too long for easy urban parking. However, its automated parallel parking nestles me right up to the curb, without a single bumper kiss front or back.
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