Even though the 5-passenger XC90 is the first SUV from Volvo, it has been extremely popular in a very crowded field. Volvo's well-deserved reputation for safety is probably partly responsible the XC90's appeal. The standard 235-bhp I-6 can be replaced with a new 311-bhp 4.4L V-8 for better performance. A 6-speed Geartronic(R) automatic transmission is standard across the range. All XC90 V-8 models have standard AWD for better handling and traction (AWD is optional on the XC90 3.2). Self-leveling suspension (Nivomat(R)) can help balance heavy cargo loads. Other options include: Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), Bi-Xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and DVD navigation system.
|Model/Trim/Package ||Engine || || ||Original MSRP
|XC90 3.2 ||3.2l I6 (235-bhp) ||A6 ||FWD ||$36,210|
|XC90 3.2 ||3.2l I6 (235-bhp) ||A6 ||AWD ||$38,060|
|XC90 V8 AWD ||4.4l V8 (311-bhp) ||A6 ||AWD ||$48,505|
|XC90 V8 AWD Sport ||4.4l V8 (311-bhp) ||A6 ||AWD ||$49,870|