Despite its suspension being lifted and body cladding that resembles SUVs, this 2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country is a station wagon, though one that has a little more power than the average automobile. It’s not just capable of tackling some easy off-roading situations, but it also has a luxurious interior. Cross Country also offers a luxury cabin that is lined with high-end fabrics, soft and luxurious leather, and authentic wood trimming. All models are powered by a 295-hp turbocharged-and-supercharged four-cylinder with a 48-volt hybrid system and come standard with all-wheel drive. The Volvo safety heritage is also over the model with a variety of driver assistance features, with a semi-autonomous driving feature. Love the style and style of V90 Cross Country? V90 Cross Country but wish it were a bit smaller? Take a look at this model, the V60 Cross Country, which we’ll be reviewing in a separate article.
What’s New for 2022?
The Cross Country switches to the new B6 powertrain for 2022, which adds a 48-volt hybrid system to the familiar turbocharged-and-supercharged four-cylinder engine but has 21 horsepower less than the car’s previous turbocharged-and-supercharged four-cylinder. We haven’t tested this engine on the V90 however we did take it for a brief test ride on the XC60 SUV and were impressed by the performance regardless of the lower 295-hp rating. In addition, The V90 Cross Country is equipped with Volvo’s latest Google-powered infotainment system. has proven to be a step up from the previous Sensus Connect system in some ways, however it’s a bit less intuitive in use. A USB-C-compatible port is also available as a standard. Unfortunately, the original V90 was discontinued in 2022. It will be replaced by the improved and toughened Cross Country for the sole alternative.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Every one of the V90 Cross Country models come with the B6 engine and all-wheel drive. Most of the desirable features are included, such as semi-autonomous driving and a sunroof that is large as well as a digital gauge monitor as well as genuine leather upholstery and dual-zone automated climate control.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
This engine has been turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that has the hybrid system of 48 volts which produces 295 horsepower. The acceleration should be quite quick however we haven’t test driven the V90 Cross Country with this new engine. In the past, with the non-hybrid T6 engine that produced 316 horsepower it was able to reach 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds. The performance for the upgraded model will be comparable. Its Mercedes-Benz E450 wagon which is a V90 Cross Country rival, showed even quicker, going from 0-60 mph 4.8 seconds. While it’s true that the V90 Cross Country does not seem sporty at all It is agile and comfortable to drive and is astonishly good at ability to corner. The brakes are sturdy despite the pedal’s spongy feel, and in our 70-to-0-mph brake test it was able to stop the V90 Cross Country came to the stop at 173 feet.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Due to its small-displacement forced-induction engine Due to its small-displacement, forced-induction engine, the V90 Cross Country has one of the top EPA rating for fuel economy in the premium-wagon category. The EPA states that this V90 Cross Country with the new B6 engine should achieve 22 mpg in city driving and 29 miles per gallon in the open road. When we get the chance, we’ll put the 2022 V90 Cross Country on our 75-mph highway test for fuel economy route and publish the results here. For more information on the V90 Cross Country’s fuel economy go to the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Mercedes-Benz apart, there is no other company does the best job of creating luxurious interiors than Volvo. Volvo’s Swedish label’s warm, cozy cabins provide a compelling reason for its premium wagons’ price. They feature high-end trimmings stylish design, as well as solid technological features. The steering wheel is upholstered in two-tones knobs with textured surfaces, gorgeous open-pored wood, beautiful cover for the speakers, the vertically-oriented touchscreen infotainment system – all of it helps differentiate the Volvo’s models from the rest of the crowd. Similar to many vehicles the V90 Cross Country offers generous quantities of space inside. But, it’s not as effective in the area of cargo hauling in the same way as Mercedes is. It is also not as efficient as the low-end Subaru Outback in that area. It’s the Mercedes along with the Subaru both had more carry-on luggage on their seats in the rear than the Volvo. When all seats were folded and the seats folded, they could accommodate 21 cases. V90 Cross Country held 21 cases, while the Outback was able to accommodate 22 cases, and the E-class 24.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The V90 Cross Country comes with a 12.3-inch digital gauge display as well as vertically-oriented 9.0-inch center touchscreen with features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. Navigating, USB and Bluetooth connectivity as well as in-car Wi-Fi are also available as standard. The Google-powered infotainment system looks great and is much more flexible in comparison to the Sensus Connect system from previous models, however its smaller icons on the screen are harder to accurately hit while driving.