For The XC90 has space for seven in its classy interior. It’s also relatively cheap to run, comfortable and well equipped.

Against The automatic gearbox can be slow to react; slightly gruff diesel and some wind noise at speed.

Volvo XC90 4x4
55 5stars

The XC90 is great to drive and excellent value next to other large SUVs. Anybody in the market for a large SUV should have one on their shopping list.

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The full Volvo XC90 review


There are 9 Volvo XC90 versions available

4x4 2.0 D5 225 Momentum 5dr £45,750
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 T6 320 Momentum 5dr £49,200
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 D5 225 R-Design 5dr £49,285
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 D5 225 Inscription 5dr £50,185
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 T6 320 R-Design 5dr £52,840
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 T6 320 Inscription 5dr £53,740
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 T8 Hybrid Momentum 5dr £59,955
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 T8 Hybrid R-Design 5dr £62,855
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 T8 Hybrid Inscription 5dr £63,705
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The plush Volvo XC90 is ideal for anyone looking to seat seven without plumping for a more rugged SUV or a traditional MPV. The two rearmost seats are unusual in being the same size as those in the middle row, which makes them particularly comfortable. There’s good space back there, too, so the XC90 really can seat seven people in comfort. Our favourite engine is the D5 diesel. Not only does it provide effortless performance, it brings impressively low running costs. We’d also go for entry-level Momentum trim, which comes with loads of equipment for the money. While a Range Rover Sport might be sportier to drive, and an Audi Q7 slightly smoother over lumpy roads, the XC90 is still a formidable package and should be right at the top of your shopping list.

Reader test team says:

Volvo XC90 4x4 2.0 D5 225 Momentum 5dr

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…

Nick Riordan

4 out of 5 stars
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