Almost no other auto manufacturer has obtained such as a high reputation in the construction of wagons than Volvo. With the Swedish-based auto company's longtime focus on safety, wagons sold by Volvo have proven enticing for upscale families. From the 1980s to the 1990s, Volvo's 200 Series, 700 Series and later the 850 provided spacious interiors. Today, the Volvo wagon line-up is represented by the V60 powered by a turbocharged engine. Observing an increased desirability for all-wheel drive utility vehicles in the late 1990s, Volvo outfitted their V70 wagon with many unique features. Billed as a ‘Cross Country' wagon, the V70 XC boasted a higher ride height and thicker floor mats. The cross country wagon was renamed the XC70 and gained more distinguishing lower bodywork.
The 2000 Volvo V40 is a totally-new compact wagon that seats five passengers and is offered in two trims, both of which are powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 28 mpg on the highway.