Volvo V90 review

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Volvo V90
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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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There are 9 trims available for the V90 estate. Click to see details.See all versions
Momentum
Most people will choose entry-level Momentum trim, and it’s easy to see why; LED headlights, heated leather seats, sat-nav, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, a powered tailgate, automatic headlights and wipe...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£34,517
Average Saving £3,603
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R DESIGN
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£36,774
Average Saving £3,846
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Momentum Pro
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£36,999
Average Saving £3,871
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Inscription
Stepping up to Inscription brings an even higher level of cabin quality helped by a leather stitched dash, as well as a finer leather on the seats, a digital instrument cluster, larger 18in wheels...View trim
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£37,451
Average Saving £3,920
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Cross Country
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£38,940
Average Saving £4,080
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R DESIGN Pro
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Fuel Diesel, Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid, Petrol
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£39,752
Average Saving £4,168
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Inscription Pro
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Fuel Diesel, Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid, Petrol
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£40,429
Average Saving £4,241
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Cross Country Pro
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£42,008
Average Saving £4,412
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Cross Country Ocean Race
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£46,837
Average Saving £4,934
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