Volvo XC90

BASE PRICE RANGE: $39,050-$48,850
BODY TYPE: Midsize SUV

WHAT'S NEW: Although it was dropped for the S80, the 4.4L V-8 is still available in the 2011 XC90. The base six-cylinder XC90 receives Bluetooth phone connectivity and Sirius Satellite Radio as standard equipment, while all models are now available with a new rearview camera. The base 3.2L I-6 gets a 5-hp boost to 240 hp.

COOL FACT: While the Volvo S80 sedan may have dropped the 4.4L V-8, the engine is still available in the XC90 SUV.

SUM UP: Seven seats justify its place in lineup.
RATING: ***


2011 Volvo XC90
Base Engine 3.2L/240-hp DOHC I-6
Optional Engine 4.4L/311-hp DOHC V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
0-60 MPH 6.7-8.9 sec*
Tow/Payload 3970-4960/1150-1250 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 14-16/21-22 mpg
Basic warranty 5 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6
*Estimated