Volvo XC90 2.0 T8 Recharge PHEV R DESIGN 5dr AWD Auto Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol/plug-in elec hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
Volvo XC90 T8
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RRP £67,505What Car? Target Price£62,827
Review

The Volvo XC90 is one of the best luxury SUVs on the market, combining a high quality, spacious and versatile interior with plenty of kit and top-notch safety. The Audi Q7 is still a better overall package, though.

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Trim: R DESIGN

Adds larger 20in alloy wheels and various sporty design touches over Momentum trim. However, unless you really love the looks, R-Design doesn’t really make much financial sense. We’d stick with Momentum.

Engine: 2.0 T8 Recharge PHEV

The T8 hybrid’s combination of a petrol engine and electric motor makes it properly quick and easily the fastest XC90 of the lot, racing from 0-62mph in just 5.8sec. It shoots away from a standstill with some urgency and follows up with enough surge for easy overtaking at faster speeds. It also has a similar electric-only range to other plug-in hybrid rivals, such as the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and Range Rover Sport P400e


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH5.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

100.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

316

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

63

g/km

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