Volvo XC90 2.0 T8 [455] RC PHEV Ultimate Bright 5dr AWD Gtron Review

Category: 7-seater

Section: Version review

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RRP £83,130What Car? Target Price£79,016
Fuel type:
petrol parallel phev
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

Despite being long in the tooth, the Volvo XC90 is a fine seven-seat SUV that combines a high quality and versatile interior with plenty of kit and impressive safety credentials. The Audi Q7, BMW X7 and Land Rover Defender 110 are all better all-rounders, but then they cost more. Go for the B5 petrol in entry-level Core trim if you want the best value for money.

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. It's too pricey to recommend, though.

The plug-in hybrid T8's combination of a petrol engine and electric motor makes it properly quick. It's easily the fastest XC90 you can buy, getting from 0-62mph in just 5.4sec – but only really makes sense if you're a company car driver.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH5.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol Parallel PHEV
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

235.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

262

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

28

g/km