What should I look for in a used Volvo XC90 4x4?
The XC90 is a large car and will have been used on school runs, rat runs and in tight car parks, so check bodywork carefully for scuffs and the alloy wheels for any kerb damage. Reliability is a bit of a mixed bag. In our most recent survey, the XC90 fared badly in the large SUV segment, with 53% of owners reporting faults. They had non-engine electrical and software system issues that were not always remedied on their first visit to the garage, although all repair work was carried out under warranty.
Volvo as a brand finished a disappointing 25th out of 32 manufacturers in the same survey.
All XC90s come from new with a three-year, 60,000-mile manufacturer’s warranty. T8 XC90’s have their battery packs covered by a separate eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty.