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2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country Configurations Review

by Frank

Elegant and trendy the 2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country is your V90 with all-wheel drive, a raised ride height, exterior cladding, higher-profile tires, and significant cargo space make the V90 CC a superb contemporary alternative to an SUV.

The 2020 V90 Cross Country can be only be obtained in a single well-equipped T6 configuration. The AWD T6 contains a supercharged and turbocharged 316-hp four-cylinder engine combined with an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission and Start/Stop technology.

Standard features include a self-powered liftgate, LED headlamps, alloy wheels, and tires, adaptive cruise control, semi-autonomous steering with busy lane controller, Sensus Connect, navigation, and keyless entry. Available features include heated and ventilated front seats, premium Bowers and Wilkins sound system, rear air suspension, surround-view camera, plus a head-up screen. The Volvo V90 Cross Country is a carry-over for 2020.

What’s new for 2020

  • The T6 Ocean Race and T5 engine have been discontinued
  • New active safety features available
  • Self-parking system

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2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country Overview

2020 volvo v90 cross country configurations

On the lookout for a vehicle that offers a roomy cabin, plenty of cargo space and small off-road capacity? Normally, the solution is a crossover SUV. Yet there is an alternative for the SUV and it’s the 2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country.

Together with good looks and contemporary design, the V90 Cross Country offers exceptional interior comfort and calmness, an array of technology features and Volvo’s reputation for building safe vehicles. Its bigger than Volvo’s V60 or V60 Cross Country compact wagons, which makes it perfect for the daily family driver.

For 2020, the wagon carries over mostly unchanged but has been pared down to one configuration level. There are a couple of modern safety and tech features — the car can automatically brake as it senses rear cross-traffic, for example — and a self-parking system is now available as a standalone feature.

For ultimate luxury off-roading, an SUV like the 2020 Land Rover Discovery probably makes more sense. But if your travels mostly occur on paved urban roads, with only occasional detours down a dirt path, the 2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country is a good option.

What is a Volvo V90 Cross Country?

The 2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country takes the good elements of an SUV and combines them with the best facets of a luxury wagon. The end result is a slightly raised driving position, standard all-wheel drive, a great deal of cargo space, a gorgeous interior, lots of standard equipment and several safety features. To make it even better, it is all wrapped up in a package that’s pleasing to the eye.

The V90 Cross Country is a version of the normal V90 midsize luxury wagon. Not many other vehicles with scuff plates in the back and cladding along the sides offer a center of gravity that is more like a car’s than a truck. So the V90 Cross Country can tackle muddy trails and snowy conditions, while still keeping a fine control over the handling features.

2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country Configurations

The 2020 Volvo V90 is an AWD station wagon with seating for five. It’s offered in a single T6 spec level. The powerful T5 and T6 Volvo Ocean Race trim from last year have been discontinued.

Engine

The V90 Cross Country comes equipped with a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque), standard with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Standard Features

Standard equipment includes LED headlights, 19-inch wheels and tires, a panoramic sunroof, and a hands-on liftgate. Inside you will find leather upholstery, heated front seats and 9-inch touchscreen navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and a 10-speaker audio system.

Safety Features

Standard protection features and driver assistance (Volvo’s IntelliSafe) comprise of blind-spot tracking, lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, a drowsy driver warning system, and an adaptive cruise control system which forms the basis of Pilot Assist, Volvo’s title because of its self-steering, semi-automated driving system.

Packages

You can further customize the 2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country to taste with the optional Advanced and Luxury packages. The Advanced package adds adaptive headlights, high-pressure headlight washers, a 360-degree surround-view camera, and a head-up screen. The Luxury package includes upgraded leather, ventilated and massaging front seats with thigh pillow extensions, front-seat position memory, heated rear seats, four-zone climate control, ambient cabin lighting, and rear sunshades.

Options

A couple of standalone features include 20-inch wheels and tires, an adaptive air suspension, a self-parking package, a premium Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and integrated rear child booster seats.

Final Thoughts

Volvo added the V90 to its lineup for 2017. In 2020, this well-rounded package carries over almost entirely unchanged. It competes against the likes of the Subaru Outback and Volvo’s own V60.

V90 shoppers have the option of the entry-level model V90, a normal stylish wagon, and the Cross Country model, which benefits from a 2.3-inch lift, contrasting body cladding, and AWD.

Crossovers are helpful, but they are far from the only alternative for functional and trendy family transport. Wagons might be making a comeback, and the Volvo V90 Cross Country is a good alternative.

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