Most of the main rivals to the XC90 have received extensive redesigns just over the past year or two.
Like the Volvo, the BMW X5 offers a small third-row seat and excellent dynamics.
The Volkswagen Touareg and Mercedes-Benz M-Class are limited to just two rows of seats, but both have seen major redesigns; the Mercedes-Benz is much more refined than previous versions while still offering some off-road ability, and the Touareg loses some weight and becomes more practical for family use.
The Acura MDX has a smooth, responsive powertrain and handles surprisingly well.
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|16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|AWD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door 35i||4MATIC 4-Door ML350||4-Door VR6 Sport|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift|