The modelRead full Volvo XC90 review
The XC90 is a fine seven-seat 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.
The trimSee full equipment
Top spec Ultimate adds air suspension, 21in alloy wheels, a head-up display, Nappa leather seats, privacy glass and a Bowers and Wilkins stereo upgrade.
The engineSee full engine specs
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.
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