Volvo’s Sexy Beast
Drive to impress in this confident, stylish head-turner
BY MICHAEL FRANK — Summer 2017
Volvo designed this wagon with sleek lines and a subtle cockpit and crowned the dash and doors with hefty hunks of real wood rather than plasticky veneers. The car’s real Nappa leather seats feel richer and softer to the touch than the vinyl-like materials many carmakers choose these days. One must: Get the optional 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system that’s flat-out mind-blowing.
Why choose this wagon over its S90 sedan cousin? Because 54 cubic feet of cargo space can swallow as much gear as most mid-size SUVs — and unlike those tall-riding machines, with this one you get more fun for your money, too. From $55,300. volvocars.com/us