For The Volvo XC90 is a comfortable and practical seven-seat SUV that’s well priced for such a desirable car. It will hold its value well, too.
Against The engine is thirsty, noisy and rather crude, plus the cabin looks its age and many rivals are better to drive.
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The Volvo XC90 still looks the part on the outside and it’s a genuine seven-seater, but it feels very dated in some areas.
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There are 7 Volvo XC90 versions available
Target Price team says:
The Volvo XC90 gives you an immense amount of prestigious metal for your money, because it’s well priced and big dealer discounts are available.
There’s only one engine – a 2.4-litre diesel – but buyers can choose from five trims. Our pick is SE; it’s the second rung on the ladder and comes with lots of luxuries, including an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth and automatic wipers.
Like all Volvos, the XC90 is covered by a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty. This is in-line with most SUV rivals, but looks stingy compared with the five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty that Hyundai offers on the similarly sized Santa Fe.
Reader test team says:
Have had the car from new for just over 3 years now. Running costs are high average MPG ( and I do alot of country driving) is 29 - at 50 K miles now…
I bought this car because we needed a 4 wheel drive, 7 seat, family car for winter trips to Scotland. My last Volvo was a late 1990's S40, which spent…
I bought an Volvo XC90 D5 Exec auto 2 years ago this month. I managed to get nearly £9k off the list price, happy days! Firstly, I will say that this…
Don;t know where some people are getting these figures from re mpg unless they are driving the T6 petrol derivative. Mine is a D5 Auto and returns…