2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD

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Sport wagon fans, crossover fans, unite! Volvo has created your ultimate ride. The new Volvo V90 Cross Country might be the spiritual successor to the XC70, but it's an altogether more advanced, more luxurious, better driving, and better looking vehicle. Of course, any wagon fan worth their salt loved the XC70 when new too, but that was a long time ago. A very long time ago. In fact, the ... Read More

2017 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Platinum

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There are wagon fans and then there are those who just don't quite grasp what all the excitement is about. The latter notion is understandable, especially among those my age and considerably older who grew up with station wagons as their go-to family haulers and therefore disdain them as much as those raised in minivans dislike their parents' modus operandi, but despite falling into the former ... Read More

2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 Drive-E AWD

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Volvo's Cross Country line is mostly unique in the industry. Certainly the Swedish company is not alone when it comes to producing crossover utilities, but unlike Volvo most premium-branded competitors duke it out in the regular SUV classes against the XC60 compact and XC90 mid-size models. Volvo takes things a step further by offering raised and bulked up versions of its V60 and upcoming V90 ... Read More

2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine eAWD

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To say the XC90 is important for Volvo would likely be the year's biggest automotive related understatement. Crucial is a better descriptive. Over the past year Volvo has gone from a respected albeit almost forgotten premium brand to one of the most desirable, its U.S. sales catapulting from a somewhat embarrassing 53,548 unit total after the first 10 months of 2015 to 64,872 during the same ... Read More

2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

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Minimalism: It was once a German tradition, the modernist Bauhaus movement bringing us now cherished art, architecture, furniture and more, yet most things German have overcomplicated in recent years, especially within the automotive sector. Fortunately we have the Scandinavians to fall back on, creators of clean modern furniture design, tastefully styled clothing, elegantly simple horology, and ... Read More

2017 Volvo S90

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Most everyone is familiar with Volvo cars. Affectionately known as "bricks on wheels," these sturdy Nordic trackers were high on safety and reliability in the past, but lacking in style and luxury. No one ever placed Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Cadillac in the same circle. The once-befallen Cadillac has steamrolled its way back into the mix with the impressive CT6 sedan, and Volvo has kicked the ... Read More

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD R-Design

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Can one vehicle reestablish an entire brand? Yes, if that model slots into the luxury sector's most important mid-size crossover SUV segment and even more critically is as good as the new 2016 Volvo XC90. Of course Volvo has a number of appealing models within its ranks, but as impressive as the S60, V60, XC60, XC70 and others are, and as enticing as the upcoming S90 and V90 appear to be, the ... Read More

2016 Volvo XC60 T5

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Volvo's brilliant new XC90 might be grabbing all the headlines, but the smaller XC60 compact utility remains a strong seller for the Swedish luxury brand. Having been editor more often than writer when Volvo introduced the XC60 I had the pleasure of proofreading five XC60 reviews before getting my first weeklong tester, a pre-facelift 2012 T6 AWD R-Design, which after a couple of additional ... Read More

2016 Volvo S60 T5 AWD

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There are temporary trends and then there's just plain, good design, the former fleeting and the latter lasting over time. I categorize Volvo into the more enduring aesthetic, its cars appealing to those who prefer minimalist modernism to showy glitz and glamor. Just look at the S60 before you. Its lines are simple, clean and elegant. It's sporty without question, but in a healthy, athletic ... Read More