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Used Volvo XC90 2015-present review

Used Volvo XC90 15-present
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Which used Volvo XC90 4x4 should I buy?

The D5 four-cylinder diesel is our pick of the range. It provides decent performance coupled with sensible fuel economy. The turbocharged four-cylinder T6 petrol looks a little nonsensical next to the D5. It doesn’t provide vastly superior performance and is less frugal. It does have better refinement at high revs, but ultimately we’d avoid it. In the T8, like all hybrids, you’ll struggle to ever meet the claimed fuel economy figures. It does, however, have the best electric-only range in the class and with both power units working together it gives brisk performance.

Momentum trim is the pick of the bunch. Just look at what you get: adaptive cruise control, automatic (LED) headlights and wipers, leather seats, front and rear parking sensors, a powered tailgate with ‘gesture’ opening and closing, sat-nav, Bluetooth, 19in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a DAB radio and automatic emergency city braking. That’s quite a list.

Only go for an R-Design trim if you really love its sporty looks. It adds sports seats with electric adjustment for the passenger, privacy glass, a 12.3in digital instrument cluster, 20in alloy wheels and a host of sporty design touches, but it doesn’t really make much financial sense.

Inscription trim gets the R-Design’s 12.3in digital instrument display and electrically adjustable passenger seat, along with softer Nappa leather, 20in alloy wheels, swanky ambient illumination throughout the interior and handsome walnut trim. It’s certainly plush, but we still rate the Momentum model as offering the best value for money.

Our favourite Volvo XC90: 2.0 D5 Momentum

 

Used Volvo XC90 15-present

Which used Volvo XC90 4x4 should I buy?

The D5 four-cylinder diesel is our pick of the range. It provides decent performance coupled with sensible fuel economy. The turbocharged four-cylinder T6 petrol looks a little nonsensical next to the D5. It doesn’t provide vastly superior performance and is less frugal. It does have better refinement at high revs, but ultimately we’d avoid it. In the T8, like all hybrids, you’ll struggle to ever meet the claimed fuel economy figures. It does, however, have the best electric-only range in the class and with both power units working together it gives brisk performance.

Momentum trim is the pick of the bunch. Just look at what you get: adaptive cruise control, automatic (LED) headlights and wipers, leather seats, front and rear parking sensors, a powered tailgate with ‘gesture’ opening and closing, sat-nav, Bluetooth, 19in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a DAB radio and automatic emergency city braking. That’s quite a list.

Only go for an R-Design trim if you really love its sporty looks. It adds sports seats with electric adjustment for the passenger, privacy glass, a 12.3in digital instrument cluster, 20in alloy wheels and a host of sporty design touches, but it doesn’t really make much financial sense.

Inscription trim gets the R-Design’s 12.3in digital instrument display and electrically adjustable passenger seat, along with softer Nappa leather, 20in alloy wheels, swanky ambient illumination throughout the interior and handsome walnut trim. It’s certainly plush, but we still rate the Momentum model as offering the best value for money.

Our favourite Volvo XC90: 2.0 D5 Momentum

 

Used Volvo XC90 15-present
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