Luxury Crossover SUV - Volvo XC70
Volvo might have walked away from its wagon lineup in North America but in their place it leaves the 2012 Volvo XC70, the 2012 Ideal Vehicle Award recipient in the Luxury Crossover SUV category. This wagon-like crossover delivers the taller ride height and available all-wheel drive that SUV buyers expect while also providing a smooth driving experience and Volvo's reputation for top-notch safety. Engine choices include a 240 horsepower, 3.2-liter six-cylinder unit and a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder the pushes out 300 horses and 325 lb-ft of torque. For those not convinced that a wagon-based crossover can offer the same level of practicality as more traditional SUVs, consider that the XC70 comes with 72 cubic feet of total cargo space with the second row of seating folded forward.