Volvo launched the XC90 to great fanfare in 2002. It was the brand's first full-sized SUV and impressed with its family friendly seven-seat interior, chunky body and go-anywhere 4x4 system. Its large boot is extremely practical, with a split tailgate making loading heavy items easy, while the three rows of seats offer plenty of space. There are also lots of storage cubbies inside. But the V8 is thirsty and the D5 diesel is loud at high revs. Plus, modern rivals are more responsive and better to drive.