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Volvo XC90 review

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The original Volvo XC90 was something of a trailblazer. Big, graceful and with seven seats as standard, it was heaven-sent for well-heeled families who’d been crying out for an upmarket way to ferry around people and paraphernalia.

Naturally, it sold by the bucketload. However, there are now a host of rival luxury SUVs aimed at those with children, including the Audi Q7BMW X5 and Land Rover Discovery. To up the ante, this second-generation XC90 comes packed with even more features that are designed to make family motoring safer, less stressful and more entertaining.

On top of this, while its predecessor could be bought with petrol or diesel power, the latest car, which was subtly facelifted in 2019, is also offered as a plug-in hybrid called the Volvo XC90 T8. This model combines a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0 engine with an electric motor for official CO2 emissions of just 49g/km, and can take you a claimed 23-28 miles into your journey before it needs to burn any petrol.

Is the Volvo XC90 a better all-rounder than its rivals, though? And is the T8 really the best version, or would you be better off choosing one of the much cheaper diesels?

That's what we'll be exploring in this review. Or, alternatively, if you'd like to know how much we can save you on a new Volvo XC90, head over to our New Car Buying pages.

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