Volvo V90 Cross Country 2.0 B5P Inscription 5dr 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 £49,045What Car? Target Price£44,871
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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Range-topping Inscription trim adds nappa leather seat trim, oak or ash wood inlays, an electric driver's and front passenger's seat, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and 19in alloy wheel. It's quite pricey, though.

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

723

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

159

g/km

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