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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 200 SE Lux 5dr

    J D Date: 12/03/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    I previously owned a 2008 XC90 SE, however I had a mad idea to go “green” and traded it in for a 2010 V70 1.6D SE Lux DrivE. After a year with the very sensible, economical, V70 DrivE, I wanted my XC90 back. I searched high and low for a sensibly priced, low mileage, used XC90, but there was nothing sensible under £35k. I found a dealer who was selling brand new XC90 SE Lux’s for £33k! I challenged my local dealer to match the price but with a few extras added to the SE Lux specification. My dealer was able to order for me the following brand new XC90: 2012.5 MY, SE Lux, Caspian blue metallic, sunroof, tinted rear windows, powered child locks, private number plate changeover, all for £34,995 OTR including; road tax, 3 years warranty, 3 years servicing and 3 years Volvo assist! The car was delivered on 15th December 2011; however at my request the dealer did not register it until 18th January 2012. My XC90’s first adventure was to Spain via the Portsmouth/Bilbao ferry. We still managed to clock up 1800 miles in the first three weeks of ownership! The car was packed to the gunnels with a washing machine, kitchen units, two dogs and our luggage. It coped flawlessly and returned a steady 30mpg cruising at 75mph. The weather was poor in the mountainous regions of northern Spain, but no problem for the XC90! Despite some of the negative views that I have read, I am very happy to again be driving an XC90, and if you want to grab a brand new XC90 at a bargain price, now is the time!

  • 2.4 D5 Active 5dr

    Nigel Storer , West Yorkshire . Date: 16/09/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31.2

    My car

    Less than 2 years old.Problems with rattles inside cabin. Eventually sorted out by dealer (after 3 visits. At 29000 miles angle gear went (whatever that is0. Off road (no pun intended for 6 days whilst dealer waited for part). No courtesey car available! Picked up car 11.30 Thursday (following service and replacement angle box. Friday morning message appeared on dash `4 wheel drive disengaged service needed'. Rang dealer and told it might reset by itself. It didn't (no suprise there). Dealer not able to look at car until next wednesday. Premium Brand! Premium Brand my bum!

  • 3.0 T6 SE 5dr

    Johnny Currie , Dumfries & Galloway . Date: 23/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      22.2

    My car

    XC90 185 bhp 2.4 D Active 2010 Done 8,000 miles from new. Well built. Not great on fuel (we ave 27 mpg). Not much feel from the steering. Bit tight for 3 kids in middle row even with one using the integrated volvo booster. Was great in the snow and very good at towing our 1800kgs caravan.

  • 2.4 D5 S 5dr

    chris nile , cornwall . Date: 07/02/2009
    • 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

    This car is very very comfortable, long jorneys are made easy.Its quiet at speed noisy when slow and cold. however parking sensors went wrong just after warrenty £300 repair volvo would not contribute. 4wheel drive not working when towing a boat on gravel path. Dealer did not diagnose, said it was a sensor. Now in the snow could not get out of drive.4wheel drive not working(lucky i wasn't on a beach). Now found out it is mechanical and may cost £1000 to fix. not good on a 4 year old car only done 33000 miles.I have not had the repair done as of yet.

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