ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
The XC90 is an aging design and a replacement is still a few years away. Its best features include a flexible interior, seven-passenger seating, and impressive safety gear. The standard 3.2-liter six-cylinder is underpowered, and fuel economy of 17 mpg overall is not impressive. The ride is a bit stiff and unsettled. The cabin is quiet. Handling lacks agility but secure. The smooth, strong, Yamaha-built 4.4-liter V8 version has been dropped.