What's the used Volvo V90 like?
Traditionally, Volvo estates have been large, boxy load-carriers bought first and foremost for their excellent safety credentials and practicality. However, while the Volvo V90 is certainly large and stuffed full of the latest safety tech, it’s now also a luxurious and rather upmarket estate based on the firm’s premium S90 executive saloon.
It’s certainly distinctive and eye-catching from the outside, and things are even better when you step inside: it’s spacious, stylish and impressively plush. It’s comfortable, too, on all manner of roads, and its motorway refinement is excellent, although it’s fair to say it can’t quite match its sporty rivals when it comes to handling finesse. Countering that is Volvo’s reputation for safety, which continues in this car with a whole host of innovative, high-tech kit.
Engine choices are a pair of 2.0-litre diesels, a 2.0-litre petrol and a powerful petrol-electric plug-in hybrid. From new, a good range of trims is available, but even entry-level models get plenty of toys as standard. Both new and used, the V90 is priced right up against those premium models from the German brands, including the very capable BMW 5 Series Touring, Audi A6 Avant and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.