Volvo V90 2.0 B5P R DESIGN 5dr Auto Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Volvo V90 front cornering
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RRP £49,020What Car? Target Price£46,040
Review

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.

This is the most popular trim level, thanks to its more aggressive styling and it's definitely worth considering. It adds 19in alloys, sports seats, metal interior trims, leather/ nubuck seat trim, an electric driver's seat, blind spot monitoring and privacy glass.

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 MPH6.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

714

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

161

g/km

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