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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 5dr

    Chris Newman , Surrey . Date: 28/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      28

    My car

    Just got rid of this car after a very pleasurable 4 years of ownership!!

    It was practical (family of seven), smooth and relaxing to drive (if not entertaining) and the build quality was second to none!! We certainly put it through its paces with no major faults as all!!

    However, high running costs - fuel, road tax, servicing etc - and its meant it was time to change!!

    Now have a fantastic Ford S-Max which suits us well and is so much more enjoyable to drive, although not sure if the trim will hold us as well as our old Volvo!!

  • 3.2 SE Lux 5dr

    david allen , essex . Date: 06/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
    • Average MPG
      22

    My car

    We bought this car as demo with 5000 miles. We have driven to France Ireland and very rural wales 5 times a year. Driven in snow rain floods etc. Apart from engine failure caused by shell fuel (they paid for engine rebuild). We carry 3 kids (plus wife) and dog plus all the luggage without roof box due to clever cargo net system. Car has all the toys and is great for long journeys. Kids in back watch dvd tv system while we in the front listen to ipod via ipod jack. Reversing camera and park aids mean wife has never had a parking accident. Volvo service 1st class. NB mpg 22 mpg compared to 28 mpg on diesel and given average 12 p difference over diesel the car is very cheap to run also we got the car for 8 k less then same spec diesel model. 3.2 v6 gives all the power we need and tank is good for 300 miles fully loaded! Given volvo safety factor this car is the best 4x4 we gave owned previously had ml,disco and freelander. Just convinced friend to buy v8 model and he and wife are very pleased especially as so cheap to buy (14 k list price discount!)

  • 2.4 D5 SE 5dr

    Alan Jappy , Lincolnshire . Date: 02/01/2009
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      34.2

    My car

    I bought this car three weeks ago, and am very impressed.

    Smooth on the motorway, which is where I spend most of my time driving, and returning mid to high 30's mpg.

    Engine is quite noisy on start up, and it will never be a 0-60 king, but as a method of transporting me and my family around in safety and complete comfort, it is excellent.

    In built DVD screens and mulit-changer keep the children amused for longer journeys, and the seven seat layout proved valuable for ferrying family members around over the festive period.

  • 2.4 D5 SE 5dr

    Graham Humphreys Date: 29/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I'm still pinching myself...cant beleive I've actually got one of these beasts...purchased to assist my ageing S80 of 4 years with a 140K on the clock the XC90 is our family car. The reality is its big, very big....but its so comfortable, the driving position is excellent, and you really feel on top of the world driving it....you have to really try it to appreciate it. We have a 185BHP - and it has some pull....and when driving before I know it we are doing 70MPH, hardly any role around bends/RO's, its quiet, we avergae 33mpg. I hate the hand-brake....and worry about hill-starts...and that is the only glich. Servicing...it depends on who you know...I go to a private/sole trading mechanic who has been looking after my cars for 20 years...all Volvos (340,440,S70,S80 now XC90) - none have ever gone wrong...is it the cars or my mechanic?...anyway - annual service (which I do every 6 months depsite these claims of 18K or 12 months these days) - £130 and a full set of brake pads...less than £150. Its an impressive looker on the drive or in the car parks. Practicality, 4 kids with the missus and friends on trips out - with still space for the picnic in the boot (with the back seats up). As a family, acers of space - struggle to reach to the back of the boot. Great off the beaten track ability too - you just feel sooo good being in it and being seen in it. If I didnt do 30K a year in my S80 (49mpg)I'd have another of these for my work car.

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