Overall reader 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
    5 out of 5 stars

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Volvo XC90 (15-) 4X4
1 reader reviews for Volvo XC90 4x4.
  • 2.0 D5 225 Momentum 5dr

    Nick Riordan , . Date: 17/07/2015
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It was not a good start - the gearbox failed at 35 miles, but Volvo fixed it quickly and made a cash donation for my inconvenience and since then the car has been great. I loaded up on a few options including air suspension and B&W hifi and despite the cost recommend both - the B&W system is the best I’ve ever heard in a car, and works particularly well given the car is incredibly quiet, comfortable and smooth. The interior is superb - much more spacious than our previous model XC90 and really well finished. That space comes partly from better interior design, but also from the fact that it really has got a *lot* bigger - so much so that you will often end up straddling UK sized parking spaces and it only just fits in my garage. I love the controls in the car - the touch screen is excellent with my only criticism being that everything is so configurable you can get lost in the options. What's it like to drive? The engine is completely linear in power delivery which makes it feel slower than it really is, and the handling is better than you initially think. Downsides - the car can occasionally hesitate at low speed (something I am sure a software update will fix at some point) and the quietness makes you notice tyre and wind noise. Fuel consumption isn’t looking too good yet either, but that’ll probably improve. However, the real joy of this car is that it is just so relaxing and makes you feel un-rushed; it is not an “ultimate driving machine”, and all the better for it.

Volvo XC90 4x4

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