Car "Volvo XC90": reviews of owners, specifications and features

Volvo - very reliable cars. They are very popular due to their robust body and resource engines. These machines are widely used in different regions of Russia. Should I buy such a car on the "secondary housing"? Let's try to answer this question with the example of the Volvo XC90. For reviews of the owners, technical characteristics, pros and cons, see our today's article.


The Volvo XC90 is a mid-size SUV with a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive layout.

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For the first time this car was presented at the Detroit Auto Show in 2002. The serial production of this crossover lasted for 13 years.


The car has a classic, discreet design. Rounded linzovannaya front lights and a short bumper, the bottom is plastic protection and small fog lights. The grille is integrated in the hood.According to reviews of the owners, the Volvo XC90 has a modest design. The car was created as an answer to the X-fifth. However, the latter has a much bright design. Volvo is essentially outdated over the years. In 2012, the Swedish manufacturer released a restyled version of the Volvo XC90 SUV.

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Reviews of the owners say that the car has not changed too externally. A person who is not a fan of the Swedish brand will not notice any changes at all. Global changes include a larger grille and bumper molding. The latter began to be painted entirely in body color on some versions. The rest of the contours of the body remained unchanged.

What do the Volvo XC90 say about the crossover? The owners repeatedly mention the fact that the “Swede” has a solid body. Quality paintwork at a high level. Even deep scratches can be polished without resorting to painting. In the case of an accident metal bends with difficulty. The Volvo XC90 is one of the safest SUVs in the world. Also, reviews of owners note the body's resistance to corrosion. For such a long time, this "Volvo" is not covered with "mushrooms" and "bugs."In the secondary market, you can find a lot of good, not rotten copies.

Dimensions clearance

The car has a huge size. The length of the body is 4.8 meters, width - almost 2, height - 1.78 meters. Also, owners note a high ground clearance. The ground clearance of the Volvo SUV is 22 centimeters on standard wheels. The car has a short bumper, which in addition is raised up. This allows you to climb high obstacles (like moats) without fear for the integrity of body parts. According to reviews, the Volvo XC90 is one of those “real” SUVs that were then produced by manufacturers. Now everyone has switched to “SUVs”, which are stuck from the first meters of off-road.


Let's move inside the Swedish SUV. Landing is quite comfortable (in addition there are handles on the rack). The interior design is made in Volvo corporate style. Salon looks expensive, but not defiant.

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Modesty is the main feature of the Swedish brand. Salon was produced in different colors. The most popular is the beige interior. The instrument panel has smooth lines and is almost devoid of plastic inserts.Steering wheel - three-spoke, with numerous buttons. The instrument panel - analog. Reviews of the owners note thoughtful ergonomics in the crossover.

Seat deserve special attention. They are moderately rigid and equipped with electric drive and heating. Thanks to the correct molding, the driver’s back does not tire at long distances. This is a big plus. The interior is very spacious - there is enough space both in the front and in the rear. On the second row of seats can comfortably sit up to three people. There are also a complete set of seven seats. In this case, an additional, third row of seats is located in the luggage compartment.

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Among the main advantages of the reviews mark the build quality of the cabin. Clearances are minimal, and plastic does not creak after a decade. Seat upholstery is very durable. Bright interior can get dirty, but this problem is easily solved by dry cleaning. Another plus is a roomy trunk. With the rear seats folded, its volume is almost 1,200 liters. Under the floor there is a full-size spare wheel.


In Russia, the crossover was supplied with two engines. This is a petrol unit T5 and diesel D5.What do reviews of the Volvo XC90 2.5 (petrol) say? This engine has a good acceleration dynamics, which could be achieved at the expense of 210 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. So, the first hundred car gains in 10 seconds. And the maximum speed is 210 kilometers per hour. This engine has a turbocharger and intake and exhaust valve timing system. This allowed to expand the range of torque.

As for fuel consumption, the car has a serious appetite. A hundred kilometers in a city can consume about 16 liters of the 95th. Perhaps this is the main drawback of this motor. As for the rest, he pleases the owners with their power and resource. Without a major overhaul, the Volvo petrol runs up to 500 thousand or more kilometers.

D5 engine

Also among the Russian car enthusiasts, the D5 diesel engine was in demand. What they say about the car "Volvo XC90" 2.4 (diesel) reviews of the owners? This motor also has a good punch and power. At 3.9 thousand revolutions, it develops 200 horsepower. A diesel torque even exceeds the turbocharged T5 - 420 Nm. The unit is equipped with a turbine and Common Rail injection system. The motor is very technological, while consuming little fuel. Per 100 kilometers - 10 liters of diesel.On the track, this parameter is reduced to 6.7. Acceleration to a hundred is almost the same as that of the “benzinki” and takes 10.3 seconds. And the maximum speed is 205 kilometers per hour.


The crossover is equipped with a GearTronic automatic transmission in six steps. It aggregates both the petrol version and the Volvo XC90 2.4 (diesel). Reviews of the owners note one feature: the machine can be used in the mechanics mode. Also here is the winter mode of operation. With him, the crossover more smoothly pulls away on a snowy road.

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This eliminates slip and skidding. According to reviews, Volvo XC90 2.4 and 2.5 with this box is unpretentious to maintain. The only rule that should be followed is a regular replacement of ATP-liquid, every 60 thousand kilometers. It is recommended to use a full replacement. It is made on a specialized stand under pressure (as by gravity all the liquid will not merge) from the torque converter. If you stick to the oil change regulations and do not overheat the box (exclude towing heavy cars and drift), it will serve faithfully for many thousands of kilometers - so say reviews.

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The car was built on a common P2 platform with the Volvo S80.Therefore, there is not only full, but also front-wheel drive versions. The car is equipped with an independent suspension with longitudinal and transverse levers. Among the features that mark reviews of the Volvo XC90 2.5 are the low chassis center of gravity. This allows you to get excellent handling with high ground clearance. The two-ton SUV easily turns in at high speed. For greater safety and smoothness, the machine is equipped with various electronic assistants. This is a system of intelligent control of the rear wheels (they begin to taxi when entering a turn), the system of adjustment of centrifugal force and protection against overturning.

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The brakes on each wheel - disc. Reviews indicate that they are very informative. But by 200-250 thousand drives, it is desirable to replace. Steering - power rail. The SUV also has the function of adjusting the steering effort depending on the speed of movement. Previously, this option was practiced by the Germans on the "BMW".


At the moment, the car can be purchased on the secondary market. Since the car was mass-produced for more than ten years, the run-up in the cost is enormous.So, Volvo XC90 can be purchased at prices ranging from 450 thousand to 1 million rubles. But in any case, this car will be cheaper than the "Audi Ku7" or "BMW X5" of the same years. In this regard, Volvo is the winner. In this case, the SUV is well equipped already in the database. There are front and side airbags, cruise and climate control, power windows and mirrors, heated seats, immobilizer, digital radio, light alloy wheels and a host of electronic security systems.

Summing up

So, what advantages do owners mention in the reviews of Volvo XC90? Among the advantages, many say a strong body. It is not susceptible to corrosion and is difficult to deform. The next plus is security. The car will do everything possible so that you do not leave your lane, do not tip over and do not collide with a nearby car. Also, the car pleases a spacious interior. It is comfortable to sit in it.

The machine is universal - it is suitable for both long and short distances. Noise isolation is excellent. On the "Volvo XC90" is not scary to go into the woods and get stuck - it is almost a tank. In winter, the operation also does not cause problems.Even a diesel engine starts with a half-turn (due to the presence of preheater). Volvo's motors are very reliable. Up to 300 thousand calmly nursed without a single removal of the valve cover. Engine compartment is designed wisely - any detail can be reached without effort (although you will rarely look under the hood).

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Now about the shortcomings of the Volvo XC90 (diesel). Reviews first of all mark the high cost of fuel equipment. Although it is reliable, but in the case of repair will have to fork out normally. The design itself is very outdated - the car does not look unique in the general stream. The interior is comfortable but boring. There are no front parking sensors even in the maximum configuration. No roomy glove box. Owners also note low vehicle liquidity in the market. The same “X-fifth” in poor condition will leave much faster than the well-groomed Volvo.


So, we found out what is a mid-size SUV "Volvo XC90". Like all Swedish cars, it is notable for reliability. The machine will last a very long time. But do not forget that this is not a budget class.And with the fall in prices in the secondary market, the cost of service and spare parts does not fall. It’s impossible to take a car for restoration on purpose, otherwise you can go broke. It is better to overpay, but get a whole, not killed instance. Then he will serve you for a long time and will not become a burden for the family budget.

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