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As with a just-right mattress, at first the front seats seem overly firm, but the more time spent in them the more orthopedically perfect they feel, although there’s not much lateral bolstering to hold occupants in place during aggressive cornering. Surprisingly, the 21-inch wheels and tires on our T6 didn’t ruin the ride, and the steering is sharp and properly weighted. The XC90 also has a number of surprise-and-delight features such as a sunroof shade that automatically closes in hot weather, the ability to adjust the passenger seat using the driver’s-side controls, and an available built-in child booster seat in the center seat of the second row.
What We Don’t Like: We’re not convinced that four-cylinder-only power is the way to go, not so much for performance reasons—although, by a narrow margin, the XC90 was the slowest in its last comparison-test appearance —but mostly because the engine sounds gravelly in its upper reaches, which is discordant with the luxury mission. These deficiencies of the Volvo powertrain, and the more athletic behavior of the Audi Q7, caused the Audi to just outpoint the XC90 as our 10Best award winner for best mid-size luxury SUV .
We haven’t found the XC90 to return significantly better fuel economy than competitors powered by sweeter-sounding, smoother six-cylinder engines. However, a T6 model did achieve 27 mpg on our 75-mph highway-fuel-economy loop, 2 mpg better than its EPA rating and 3 mpg better than an Audi Q7 with a supercharged V-6. We’d like a setting between Comfort, where the XC90’s off-the-line response feels a bit soft, and Dynamic, which raises the idle to 1000 from 875 rpm and arguably overstimulates throttle response.