Volvo V90 Cross Country 2.0 B5P Cross Country 5dr AWD Auto Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Volvo V90 Cross Country 2021 Front 3/4 tracking
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RRP £51,385What Car? Target Price£47,533
Review

There is a lot to enjoy in owning a Volvo V90 Cross Country. It's quiet and rides very well, making it great for long-distance travel, the interior is rather beautifully finished, it's very spacious, particularly in the back seats, and it's fantastically well equipped. However, it's a lot more money than the standard V90, it depreciates alarmingly quickly, and overall the BMW 5 Series Touring is a better estate car.

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The Cross Country features a more rugged-looking exterior with body cladding, a 65mm higher ride height, hill descent control and four-wheel drive. You also benefit from an electric tailgate with gesture control, leather seats (heated and electrically operated with memory function in the front), LED headlights, LED foglights with cornering function, multi-coloured interior lighting, enlarged door mirrors, 19in alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control with pilot assist, keyless entry, power-folding door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitoring, a 10-speaker stereo, wireless phone charging, sa-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto.

With 247bhp and a 0-62mph time of 6.9sec (slower if you buy the four-wheel-drive Cross Country) it’s pokey and it pulls pretty well from low revs. It's our pick if you're buying the Cross Country version (in which it's the entry-level engine) but in any other V90 we prefer the B4 or the Recharge T6 plug-in hybrid. Officially it will average 40mpg and we saw 30-35mpg in the four-wheel-drive Cross Country.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

723

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

175

g/km

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