The Volvo XC70 is a luxury midsize wagon that boasts all-wheel drive, raised ground clearance, underbody skid plates and scratch-resistant lower body cladding. Not only does it look more rugged than your traditional station wagon, the XC70 is impressively sure-footed in foul weather conditions and can handle the occasional dirt trail as well.
In addition to all that, the XC70 offers traditional Volvo virtues: It's packed with driver aids and safety features (including hard-to-find ones like integrated child booster seats), and it has a luxurious cabin notable for its distinctive Scandinavian design and consistently solid build quality. You'll find supportive seating in both the front and rear, and regardless of the generation, all Volvo XC70s have plenty of cargo space. Of course, you could get most of these attributes in a crossover SUV, but for families wanting something a little different, the XC70 is worth a look.