The Swedes know no other way other than sedate, safe cars. The all-wheel-drive S80 and XC90 are very good cars. But doesn't make a strong alternative to Merc or BMW because Volvo still imports cars, rather than show serious intent by manufacturing them here.
Looks sharp, drives fast, and is so safe, it'll apply the brakes if you don't
Stealth luxury car that promises top-flight comfort and safety, and decent dynamics. At a great price.
It seems to have cracked the soft roader code. If you're competition, disassemble this Volvo and take notes.
Large, practical SUV that's very much at home on tarmac, and reasonably priced for what you get.