All the SUV You Want but Less of the Guilt

It's the biggest Volvo ever made for consumers and probably the most anticipated: the automaker's first true SUV, the model XC90. Just weeks on the market, its sales are red hot. But how does it drive? We took it for a spin. Verdict: the XC90 has brawn and backbone, blending the solid chassis of a Swedish sedan with the commanding stance of an SUV. The driver has a high, clear view of the road, and the controls are easy to read and reach. Volvo's designers added such nifty touches as a children's booster seat in the middle of the second row...

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