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When you mention Volvo to the average gearhead, there's usually one adjective that springs to mind: safe. The Swedish carmaker has carved out a reputation for making some of the safest and feature-packed cars in the world. And while you never, ever want to crash your car, your chances of surviving inside a Volvo are just that much better.

That same adjective, however, can conjur up another kind of visual: boring. Safe means it's reliable, but the label can also sway people into thinking that a car isn't capable of getting your pulse racing. Not so with the all-new XC90. Yes, it's a Volvo, and yes, it's as safe as they come, but it's still a fun vehicle to drive. Under its hood is a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel, and believe us when we say that it packs quite a punch.

To learn more about how the XC90 goes beyond the 'safe' label, click play on the video above. And don't forget to grab a copy of our magazine's June 2017 issue.

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Jason Tulio
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Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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