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Volvo XC90 - Car Reviews

Expert and User Reviews (Unbiased)

The Volvo XC90 7-seater has been reviewed by Experts (9) and Users (263). Its average score is 73 out of 100. This is based on 272 reviews in total.

Aggregated Car Review – Volvo XC90

Top Gear - Expert

Their model of choice is the C90 2.4 D5 200R Design with 5 doors. The rating given is 7 out of 10.

What Car - Expert

According to What Car the Volvo XC90 will hold its value but is rather thirsty. The rating given is 3 out of 5.

What Car – Owners (N=53)

Practicality, quality and equipment scores higher than how much the XC90 costs to run and what it’s like to drive. The rating given is 4 out of 5.

Auto Trader - Expert

Safety is commended, as is the practicality of seven seats and 4WD. The rating given is 3.6 out of 5.

Volvo XC90 Front View Black

Auto Trader – Owners (N=117)

Over 100 real owners have written about their XC90. The reviews range from 2002 to 2014. The overall score given is 3.9 out of 5.

Auto Express - Expert

According to Auto Express the XC90 is a cheaper alternative to the BMW X5 (assuming the M 7-seat variant) and the Mercedes M-Class. The rating given is 3 out of 5.

Parkers - Expert

They say it’s a tough off-roader. The rating given is 4 out of 5.

Parkers – Owners (N=12)

The overall score is 3.8 out of 5.

Volvo XC90 Boot Space

Auto Car - Expert

Volvo are obsessed with safety and practicality. This is key in the XC90 design. The rating given is 3 out of 5.

The AA - Expert

This review discusses the D5 Euro IV Executive XC90. It was written back in 2005. The rating given is 9 out of 10. The second review from the AA wrote about the D5 SE XC90 in December 2004. The rating given is 9 out of 10.

Car Buyer – Owners (N=78)

Only 60 percent would recommend a Volvo XC90 to a friend. Despite that the overall score is a generous 4.1 out of 5.

Car Buyer - Expert

Possibly the lowest rating so far for the XC90 (only 2.4 out of 5). I’m guessing they are scoring it low because it is thirsty, noisy with poor handling. Please remember that is ONLY their opinion.


The Aggregated Car Score given by motormum for the Volvo XC90 is 73%.


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