The Volvo XC90 has some strong competition from rivals that have been updated in the past year or two.
Like the Volvo, the BMW X5 offers a small third-row seat and excellent dynamics, but suffers from a confusing interior.
The Volkswagen Touareg and Mercedes-Benz M-Class are limited to just two rows of seats, but the Mercedes-Benz offers more powerful engines if you are willing to pay the steep premium.
The Acura MDX has Honda's enviably smooth engine and transmission, along with a relatively new shape, while the Volkswagen Touareg has great off-road capability.
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