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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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56 reader reviews for Volvo XC90 4x4.
  • 2.4 D5 SE Lux 5dr

    Bev Hadland , Essex . Date: 11/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my fourth XC90, the latest being the SE Lux version. I wasn't looking to buy just yet, I went to see the dealer on some other matter and was invited for a test-drive.

    The first impression was the extra acceleration the engine had over the last model, which I always thought was a bit sluggish pulling away from standing starts.

    The interior has been much improved on the Lux - the leather interior has not two, but eight colours to choose from with higher grade leather. We chose the Chestnut brown leather which I must admit does look very classy. I would not have chosen it from the brochure, but as it was there on an XC to see, we are pleased with the choice.

    It's a shame the front seats are not as comfortable as the V70's, as your backside still slides about when cornering. It's too soon to tell what fuel consumption the car returns, but in the old XC90 I got 35mpg on a 1500-mile round trip to Scotland and I don't dawdle.

    It's the best SUV for price, size, style and safety. Now it has the better engine, and I have tried them all. Don't have the speed-sensitive steering, though - it's a total waste of money. The best extra is the aluminium side bars - they're great door protectors - and the intergrated hands-free phone.

  • 2.4D SE 5dr

    Bev Hadland , Essex . Date: 06/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    With regards to Volvo price fixing I am on my 3rd one and due to purchase my 4th. I always ask about a discount but have never been offered one.My SE, 54 reg is at 18.000 miles and in supered condition and was quoted £23.750 against the SLux at £41.250, there is not that much between a new SE and the Slux in price, making a loss of £17,ooo in 2years I siad no thanks.2 days later they upped the offer and re arranged the PX to £24.500 and £2.500 discount off the Slux so there are dicounts but you get robbed on PXs

  • 2.4D SE 5dr

    Bolarinde Ola , West Midlands . Date: 31/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a large dependent family, and do more than 15,000 motor-way mileage per year, so issues of safety and reliability made the big Volvo our obvious choice.

    It is an excellent motorway cruiser with fuel economy that improved with time, helped no doubt by the excellent BP diesel Altimate. In town, it is also vary impressive returning a combined 32mpg.

    It is supremely comfortable and quiet even for a diesel. At low volume levels, you can still appreciate the minutest nuances of the orchestra pieces. The seven seats also come in handy in ferrying the clan around.

    My only grouses have been the fading facia: ugly black appearing under the cream colour of the horn-pad. The dealer have also not been able to rectify an irritating, squeeking noice from the front wheels when reversing.

    Overrall verdict? Each time I have taken my family to test-drive other popular 4x4s, there have always been a unanimous vote for keeping the Vovo.

  • 2.4 D5 SE 5dr

    S Watton , Yorkshire . Date: 25/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I am now on my third XC90, and they seem to improve each time.

    I do a lot of long motorway journies and cover around 50,000 miles a year. I have previously had a BMW X5 and new Land Rover Discovery, which from past experiences are not only a worse car than the XC90 but also a lot dearer and not at all worth it!

    I have had a few minor problems with my first one, but Volvo did tell me I was one of the first people to own the car in the UK. My current XC90 has covered 70,000 miles and the only work done to it is to have its tyres changed twice!

    Another major advantage is the service offered by Volvo. Not only are they the most direct and genuine sales people ever, but their after-sales support is excellent (they pick up my car from my house for service!) which is why have just ordered my fourth one!

    Thanks, Volvo!

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