Volvo V90 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:hybrid, petrol, diesel
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RRP £41,645What Car? Target Price from£38,522
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Introduction

What Car? says...

Volvo and estate cars go together like love and marriage, horses and carriages, and Ikea and flat pack furniture, with this Volvo V90 the most capacious of its current crop.

However, these days the Swedish brand isn't simply content with its estates being practical; they have to be pretty, too. And that leaves us with a big question: do they still have the solidity and functionality of old? On paper, the V90 certainly looks promising.

It's based on Volvo's big S90 luxury saloon. And while it's actually a couple of centimetres shorter than that car (for styling reasons), the V90 still has an enormous boot at the back of its spacious interior.

There’s a good choice of engine, too, including two diesels, three petrols and a powerful petrol-electric plug-in hybrid for green-minded estate buyers. But the V90 isn't short of competition, with the classy Audi A6 AvantBMW 5 Series Touring and Mercedes E-Class Estate all available for similar money.

Besides, buyers at this end of the market also expect a comfortable ride, a sharp drive, and generous levels of luxury and equipment.

Over the next few pages we'll look at whether the V90 delivers in all these areas. And if at the end you decide it's the car for you, be sure to check out our New Car Buying service, because you could potentially save thousands on a new Volvo V90 without the need to haggle.

At a glance

Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? hybrid, petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions134.5 - 49.5
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£1,231 / £4,020
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£2,463 / £8,039

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