Volvo V90 2.0 B5P Cross Country 5dr AWD Auto Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

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RRP £52,135What Car? Target Price£48,982
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Volvo V90 is a practical and classy choice that rides and handles well if you specify it with the optional adaptive dampers and avoid massive alloy wheels. It isn't that cheap to buy and it suffers quite heavy depreciation, which are two reasons we rate the BMW 5 Series Touring more highly, but the V90 is definitely worth a look if you can bag yourself a great deal.

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, sat-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 well from low revs. It's the entry-level engine in Cross Country. If you're a company car driver looking to save tax, though, you should check out the Recharge T6 plug-in hybrid instead. Officially, the B5 (P) will average 40mpg, which is about the same as the less powerful B4 (P). We saw 30-35mpg from the four-wheel-drive Cross Country and front-wheel-drive versions should better that.


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Key information

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

36.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

714

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

177

g/km