Volvo XC90 review

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24 May 2017 14:31 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 18:40

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It might be fair to assume that if you’re reading this Volvo XC90 review, it’s probably because you have many offspring and need a big car with plenty of seats to cart them all around in. After all, it was the spacious SUV proportions and seven usable seats that made the original XC90 – launched back in 2002 – such a rip-roaring success.

This current model is the second generation and it’s even bigger than the original, but is it still the SUV to go for? Well, it has many plus points, but there are some spectacularly good rivals to consider as well. Most notable of these would be the Audi Q7 and Land Rover Discovery, but the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5 should be in the mix, too.

So, why not keep on reading and we’ll tell you all there is to know about the XC90 and, significantly, how it rates against such accomplished competition.

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There are 6 trims available for the XC90 4x4. Click to see details.See all versions
OUR PICK
Momentum
The pick of the bunch. Cruise control, automatic headlights and wipers, leather seats, front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav, a 12.3in TFT screen with digital instruments, LED headlights, Bluetoo...View trim
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Momentum Pro
Momentum Pro adds niceties to Momentum trim such as a heated steering wheel, adaptive LED headlights with headlight washers, nappa leather seat trim, an electrically adjustable passenger seat, a he...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol, Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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£49,656
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R DESIGN
Adds larger 20in alloy wheels and various sporty design touches inside and out. It may enhance the look for you, but R-Design doesn’t really make much financial sense, so we’d stick to Momentum...View trim
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£50,107
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Inscription
Benefits from softer nappa leather, different 20in alloy wheels to R-Design trim, an electrically adjustable passenger seat and more illumination throughout the interior. We think there’s more sens...View trim
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£50,468
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R DESIGN Pro
R-Design Pro adds the same additional luxuries as Momentum Pro, along with 22in wheels (which hurt ride comfort) and adaptive air suspension...View trim
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£53,943
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Inscription Pro
Inscription Pro follows the theme of adding extra luxuries that on this version including cooling and massaging front seats, adaptive air suspension and 21in alloy wheels...View trim
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£54,890
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