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Used Volvo V90 2016-present review

Used Volvo V90 16-present
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Which used Volvo V90 estate should I buy?

The V90’s D5 diesel engine uses a clever compressed air system to help the turbocharger kick in more promptly, with the result that it accelerates extremely well. The lower-powered D4 isn’t as quick, but it has enough shove to cope with the V90's bulk and is more economical. Both engines can be a little gruff when cold, and the eight-speed automatic gearbox is a little too hesitant.

The T8 is a petrol-electric hybrid. It’s extremely quick to accelerate and shuffles between power sources easily. It may not be able to match its claimed average fuel economy figure, but it’s a viable alternative if you’re not sure about committing to a diesel option and have the means to plug it in to charge the battery.

Entry-level Momentum trim makes most sense. You get LED headlights, heated leather seats, sat-nav, Bluetooth and a DAB radio. On top of that, there’s a powered bootlid, keyless start and rear parking sensors. Stepping up to Inscription brings extra interior lighting, nappa leather seats and a larger, 12.3in digital instrument cluster, as well as bigger alloy wheels and electric front seats. R-Design adds different suspension that makes the ride harsher, so we’d avoid its otherwise tempting package.

Our favourite Volvo V90: 2.0 D5 Momentum

 

Used Volvo V90 16-present

Which used Volvo V90 estate should I buy?

The V90’s D5 diesel engine uses a clever compressed air system to help the turbocharger kick in more promptly, with the result that it accelerates extremely well. The lower-powered D4 isn’t as quick, but it has enough shove to cope with the V90's bulk and is more economical. Both engines can be a little gruff when cold, and the eight-speed automatic gearbox is a little too hesitant.

The T8 is a petrol-electric hybrid. It’s extremely quick to accelerate and shuffles between power sources easily. It may not be able to match its claimed average fuel economy figure, but it’s a viable alternative if you’re not sure about committing to a diesel option and have the means to plug it in to charge the battery.

Entry-level Momentum trim makes most sense. You get LED headlights, heated leather seats, sat-nav, Bluetooth and a DAB radio. On top of that, there’s a powered bootlid, keyless start and rear parking sensors. Stepping up to Inscription brings extra interior lighting, nappa leather seats and a larger, 12.3in digital instrument cluster, as well as bigger alloy wheels and electric front seats. R-Design adds different suspension that makes the ride harsher, so we’d avoid its otherwise tempting package.

Our favourite Volvo V90: 2.0 D5 Momentum

 

Used Volvo V90 16-present
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