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Volvo V90 ESTATE 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic

Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
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Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic
Volvo V90 2.0 T4 R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG40.90
  • 0-62mph8.9 secs
  • Top Speed130 mph
  • C02156 g/km
  • BHP190
  • Torque221 lbs/f
  • P11D32%

Review

Volvo's V90 is a large luxury estate every bit as good as anything the German brands can bring you. It's the most sophisticated station wagon we've seen from the brand for a couple of decades, efficient, spacious and stylish. If you're shopping in this segment, you need to consider it.

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Volvo's V90 offers an appealingly different way to go for buyers looking for a large luxury estate that's a little different, thinks Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

There's nothing quite like a big, boxy Volvo estate car: it's the kind of product that defines this Swedish marque. Nor is it the kind of car this Scandinavian brand is going to leave behind as it redefines its product range under rejuvenated Chinese ownership. For proof of that, check out this car, the V90. This is the station wagon version of the S90 saloon, a car based on the same sophisticated architecture as the company's award-winning XC90 luxury SUV. It's a size larger than the existing V70 model - and a good deal more sophisticated under the skin. Plus, as you'd want, it remains as Swedish as meatballs and as practical as ever. The prospects then, are promising.

Driving Experience

Unlike older V70 models, this V90's more sophisticated underpinnings can accommodate a complete range of the brand's 'Drive-E' engines, 2.0-litre units that are impressively efficient. Mainstream buyers are being offered the choice between two units: either the 190PS D4 powerplant borrowed from Volvo's smaller S60 and V60 models. Or the 235PS D5 twin turbodiesel, also with four cylinders, this matched with the security of AWD. All V90s come with smooth 8-speed auto transmission. Go for the Cross Country bodystyle and you can have AWD with either engine. The 235bhp D5 variant utilises an innovative technology called PowerPulse to boost responsiveness. This uses compressed air, which is stored in a tank in the engine bay and refilled automatically, to spool up the turbo at low revs. This helps to overcome turbo lag, which is the short delay in the power delivery you experience in traditional turbocharged engines. With both diesel engines, there's also the option of 'Cross Country'-spec models that have AWD, a 65mm higher ride height and a wider track. At the top of the range sits the T8 Twin Engine petrol/electric plug-in hybrid model. This delivers a combined 412PS output, with a thumping 640Nm of torque. 62mph from rest is dispatched in under 6s. There's also the option of a four cylinder petrol-powered 2.0-litre T6 variant which puts out a potent 320PS. Plus there are also more conventional four cylinder petrol turbo units, a T4 with 190bhp and a T5 with 250bhp.

Design and Build

This is certainly a more credible full-sized executive estate than anything Volvo has brought us to date. The V90 has a proud yet non-aggressive face, characterised by a concave grille - apparently a homage to the Volvo P1800 - that's home to the brand's distinctive 'Iron Mark' logo. The T-shaped 'Thor's Hammer' lights are recognisable from the XC90 and deliver a powerful sense of direction that makes this car unmistakable on the road. Inside, you'll find basically the same interior as the S90, with beautiful finishing and plenty of leather, classy wood and glass. At the rear, there's up 1526-litres of bootspace (including underfloor storage). That's a useful figure, though is a little bit less than you'd get with rival BMW 5 Series Touring and Mercedes E-Class estate competitors. That's probably down to the stylish sloping rear glass. As with the XC90 luxury SUV, the dash features a massive tablet-like touch screen that plays a key role in creating an interior that is modern, spacious and uncluttered. Volvo's clearly put a lot of budget into driving up materials quality and this V90 gets soft leather and wood with handcrafted details, including diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £38,000 for the entry-level D4 diesel and T4 petrol models. That represents a premium of £2,000 over the S90 saloon variant. Figures elsewhere in the range swell up towards the £50,000 mark, as you'd expect from a car in this class aiming to go up alongside full-sized executive segment rivals like BMW's 5 Series Touring, Audi's A6 Avant and Mercedes latest E-Class Estate. There's also the option of 'Cross Country'-spec models that have AWD, a 65mm higher ride height and a wider track. Top models can be ordered with features like 21-inch alloy wheels and powered, heated and ventilated seats trimmed in Nappa leather. Inside, the tablet-like touch screen in the centre console drives the minor controls and a whole host of Internet-based products and services. Audio services in the plushest variants come courtesy of a monster Bowers & Wilkins stereo. The electronically controlled air suspension has a choice of five modes, including one where the driver is free to tailor the settings to his or her personal taste. V90 safety gear includes a run off-road protection package which tightens seatbelts and activates energy-absorbing technology in the seats when the car detects challenging terrain ahead. Another system is the auto-braking feature, which cuts in if a driver pulls out in front of on coming traffic. Plus the V90 also introduces a world-first - large animal detection - a system capable of detecting large animals such as elk, horses or moose, night or day. All these safety systems aim to bring Volvo closer to its vision of nobody being seriously injured or killed in any of its vehicles by 2020.

Cost of Ownership

With the D5 diesel most V90 buyers will choose, expect 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and 129g/km of CO2. These figures improve to 62.8mpg and 119g/km in the less powerful D4 diesel variant. The efficiency champion is the top T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid model, which should deliver under 50g/km of CO2 and up to 26 miles of pure electric driving range. Depreciation will be a key consideration for potential owners. It'll be interesting to see to how the market responds to Volvo's new direction in style and quality here. Think in terms of RVs that are comparable with a brand like Lexus in this segment and you shouldn't be too far out.

Summary

This is the classiest Volvo estate ever - and a really credible rival for its German competitors. No, it won't threaten the Teutonic brands overnight, but that's only because Volvo won't initially be importing the kind of volumes that would do that. On merit though, this is a car you need to consider if you're fortunate enough to be buying in the top echelon of the large luxury estate segment. We think that many business buyers currently purchasing large luxury SUV would actually be more comfortable in something like this V90. Try one and you'll understand why.

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Driver Convenience
Electric tailgate release
Front park assist
Rear Park assist
12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display
9" centre console touch screen
Adaptive cruise control with pilot assist
Adjustable steering wheel force
Bluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection
Drive mode selector
Lane keep assist with driver alert control
Oncoming Lane Mitigation
Road Edge Detection
Sensus navigation with European mapping and traffic information
Service interval indicator
Speed limiter
Speed sensitive steering
Touch screen display
Trip computer
Voice activated control for key functions
Volvo on call
Entertainment
Sensus connect high performance sound with connected service booking , USB,10 speakers/330W output
DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Adaptive brake lights
Auto dimming exterior mirrors
Auto dimming interior mirror
Automatic headlamp levelling
Body coloured bumpers
Dual integrated exhaust pipes with high gloss black surround
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Front and rear electric windows
High gloss black lower front bumper
High gloss black mesh front grille with silk metal surround
High level LED brake light
Home safe and approach lighting
Illuminated front and rear tread plates
Illuminated side steps
LED front fog lights with static cornering light function
LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights
Matt silver finish door mirrors
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Roof antenna
Roof spoiler
Silver matt window frame surround
Silver roof rails
Visible VIN plate
Interior Features
12V socket in cargo area
12V socket in rear tunnel console
2 zone electronic climate control with air quality system
Contour sports seats with nappa leather/nubuck upholstery
Electric height adjustable driver seat
Front passenger seat electric height adjust
Integrated sun curtains in rear doors
12V socket in front tunnel console
60/40 split folding rear seat
A-pillar parking ticket holder
Ambient door and instrument panel lighting
B Pillar ventilation
Black headlining
Bright metal luggage threshold
Centre armrest storage illumination
Centre console cupholder
Centre console storage
Drivers side dashboard storage
Extended front seat cushions
Front and rear aluminium tread plates
Front and rear door pockets
Front footwell and side step illumination
Front headrests
Front tunnel storage net
Front/rear reading lights
Gearshift paddles
Grocery bag holder-luggage area
Heated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated front cupholder
Illuminated glovebox with lock
Illuminated luggage compartment
Illuminated tailgate
Illuminated vanity mirrors + ticket holder
Isofix system on outer rear seats
Load cover
Multi directional lumbar support
Multicolour theatre lights
Perforated leather gearknob
Perforated Leather Key Integrated Remote
Perforated leather steering wheel
Pollen filter
Power Folding Rear Seat Backrests and Headrests
Rear armrest with storage + cupholders
Rear footwell and side step illumination
Ski hatch
Sport pedals
Sports floor mats
Underfloor cargo storage
Safety
Child locks on rear doors
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Active bonnet
City safety with steering support with Pedestrian + cyclist + large animal detection + front collision warning with full auto brake
Drivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Fasten seatbelt reminder
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front seats SIPS airbags
Hill start assist
IC (Inflatable Curtains) - Full Length
Passenger airbag cut-off device
Road sign information display
Run off Road Mitigation
Run off Road Protection
Seatbelt pre-tensioners
SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
Stability and Traction Control with Spin control, Engine Drag Control and Corner Traction Control
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Vehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist
Warning triangle and first aid kit
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front
Security
Keyless Start
Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor
Key integrated remote control central locking + fuel flap with deadlocking system and auto open/close power windows
Locking wheel nuts
Private locking for tailgate
Technical
Lowered sport chassis
8 speed automatic transmission with start/stop + manual change functions
Trim
Metal mesh inlays
Tailored Instrument Panel and Door Tops with Contrast Stitching
Wheels
18'' 5 spoke diamond cut matt black alloy wheels
Tempa spare wheel and jack
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 158
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1969
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 40.9
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 50.4
EC Urban (mpg) 31.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 11.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 10.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 7.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 33.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 37.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 33.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 40.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 38.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 44.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 24.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 25.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 33.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 36.7
General
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 190
Coin Description T4
Coin Series R Design
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 30E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 95
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 80
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 76
NCAP Safety Assist % 93
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.9
Engine Power - BHP 190
Engine Power - KW 140
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 221
Engine Torque - MKG 30.6
Engine Torque - NM 300
Engine Torque - RPM 1600
Top Speed 130
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 245/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 245/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style 5 SPOKE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1475
Length 4936
Wheelbase 2941
Width 1895
Width (including mirrors) 2019
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 55
Gross Vehicle Weight 2300
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1526
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 723
Max. Loading Weight 621
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1679
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.6

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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
360 degree surround view parking camera £700.00
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Steer Assist, Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Collision Mitigation £500.00
Park assist pilot - automatic parallel and 90 degree parking £325.00
Rear park assist camera £400.00
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto + 2 USB £300.00
Entertainment
CD player £100.00
Sensus Connect with Premium Sound by Bowers and Wilkins, dirac live, dolby pro logic II surround sound, 18 speakers/1400W output and subwoofer £3,000.00
Sensus Connect with Premium Sound by Harman Kardon, dirac unison, dolby pro logic II surround sound, 13 speakers/600W output and subwoofer £825.00
Exterior Features
Dark tinted windows for rear side windows and cargo area £400.00
Laminated rear and side windows £750.00
Metallic paint £700.00
Power glass tilt and slide panoramic sunroof £1,295.00
Premium metallic paint £1,000.00
Retractable towbar £1,075.00
Interior Features
230V/150W 3 pin plug socket in centre console £100.00
4 Zone electronic climate control + cooled glovebox £550.00
Auxiliary fuel fired heater £1,270.00
Heated outer rear seats £300.00
Nappa soft leather perforated contour sports upholstery + power driver and passenger seat with memory £1,350.00
Power driver and passenger seat with memory for seat and exterior mirrors £700.00
Power driver seat with memory + exterior mirrors memory £600.00
Packs
Family pack - V90 £275.00
Winter pack - S90/V90 £525.00
Winter Pack with Head up display - S90/V90 £1,275.00
Xenium pack - V90 £1,800.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Bright silver £700.00
Metallic - Onyx black £700.00
Metallic - Osmium grey £700.00
Metallic - Savile grey £700.00
Premium metallic - Bursting blue £1,000.00
Premium metallic - Crystal white £1,000.00
Premium metallic - Electric silver £1,000.00
Solid - Ice white FOC
Solid - Passion red FOC
Security
Keyless Drive (includes Keyless Entry and Keyless Start) with Remote Tag plus Handsfree Tailgate Opening/Closing £575.00
Technical
Active four C chassis - Four corner adaptive dampers with two corner rear electronic air suspension £1,500.00
Trim
Carbon fibre inlay £620.00
Contour sports seats nappa leather/nubuck - Charcoal FOC
Nappa soft leather perforated contour sports seats - Charcoal + power driver and passenger seat with memory £1,350.00
Wheels
20'' 5 double spoke diamond cut matt black alloy wheels £1,700.00
* option prices shown are estimated