Volvo V90

Volvo V90 review

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Volvo and estates go together like Ikea and flat pack furniture, and the V90 is the most capacious of its current crop.

It's based on the Swedish carmaker's large executive saloon, the S90, and while it's actually a couple of centimetres shorter than that car (for styling reasons), the V90 still has a large boot behind its five seats. Engine choices are a pair of 2.0-litre diesels, a 2.0-litre petrol or a powerful petrol-electric plug-in hybrid.

The V90's executive car roots mean it’s priced against premium models from the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes, namely the established and very capable A6 Avant , the 5 Series Touring and the Mercedes E-Class Estate.

Buyers of these sort of estates aren’t just looking for space; they also want a comfortable ride, a sharp drive, strong engines and generous levels of luxury and equipment.

Read on over the next few pages to see if the Volvo V90 cuts it in these areas, and to get our in-depth impressions, along with our recommendations for which trim level and engine to choose.

 

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Engines
There are 6 engines available for the V90 estate. Click to see details.See all versions
2.0 T4 Geartronic
The cheapest way into the S90 range but one we wouldn't recommend. It's coarse for a pe...
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Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH8.9 secs
MPG40.9-40.9
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2.0 D4 Geartronic
This 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine is the entry-level engine in the V90 range...
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Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH8.5 secs
MPG50.4-58.9
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2.0 T5
This mid-range petrol engine is more refined than the T4 and feels pleasingly brisk. Ec...
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Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH7 secs
MPG37.2-41.5
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2.0 D5 PowerPulse AWD Geartronic
This 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine features Volvo’s Power Pulse technology, whi...
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Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH7.2 secs
MPG49.6-50.4
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T6 [310] AWD Geartronic
We are yet to try out this variant...
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Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH6.1 secs
MPG35.8-35.8
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2.0 T8 [390] Hybrid AWD
With nearly 400bhp on tap, the T8 is undoubtedly rapid, however you'll need a very spec...
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Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH5.3 secs
MPG128.4-128.4
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