Volvo XC90 2.0 B6P [300] Inscription 5dr AWD Geartronic Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £64,335What Car? Target Price£60,448
Review

The Volvo XC90 is a fine luxury SUV that combines a high quality, spacious and versatile interior with plenty of kit and top-notch safety credentials. The Audi Q7 is still a better overall package, though, and don't rule out the Land Rover Defender if you're happy with something slightly more rugged.

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Benefits from softer Nappa leather, different 20in alloy wheels to R-Design trim, an electrically adjustable passenger seat, an Orrefors crystal gear lever knob and more illumination throughout the interior. We think there’s more sense in sticking to Momentum trim.

With 296bhp, this supercharged 2.0-litre petrol packs a real punch. 0-62mph takes just 6.7 seconds and it feels noticeably less strained than the B5 when packed to the hilt with people and luggage. However, to extract this performance, you do have to rev it rather hard, which feels at odds with the XC90s relaxed nature. Ultimately, the diesel is a better fit for the XC90 thanks to its extra urgency at low revs.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH6.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

30.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

356

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

207

g/km

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