Originally Posted by KayCeeJeep
Volvo uses an I-6 in their XC90 SUV as well, at least they were very recently anyway 2007+. And Volvo's big marketing claim to fame is "safety".
Mostly, the I6 reduces pedestrian safety because raising the hood to clear an I6 is impractical for most vehicles. Volvo avoids this by using an airbag at the base of the hood, which deploys during pedestrian collisions to push the hood up so it deforms, softening the collision for the pedestrian, versus the hood only deflecting so much until it hits the engine.
I wish I were making that up.