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Volvo XC90 ESTATE 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron

Stock Offer Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Stock Offer Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Stock Offer Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Stock Offer Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Stock Offer Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Stock Offer Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Stock Offer Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Stock Offer Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Stock Offer Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
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Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron
Volvo XC90 2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr AWD Gtron

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph7.7 secs
  • Top Speed112 mph
  • C02174 g/km
  • BHP250
  • Torque258 lbs/f
  • P11D37%

Review

Volvo's second generation XC90 is a seven-seat luxury SUV that's already given key rivals like Audi's Q7 and the Land Rover Discovery a lot to think about. Safe, efficient, clever, practical and stylish, this car continues to position the Swedish maker as a credibly prestigious automotive brand. Now, it's better still, thanks to the introduction of mild hybrid engine tech.

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The improved version of Volvo's second generation XC90 gets a mild dose of electrification. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Here's the car that began Volvo's modern era, the second generation XC90. This large luxury SUV established new standards for the brand when this model was originally announced back in 2014 and the company's recent move towards full electrification will re-set those standards once again. The improved XC90 model we're going to look at here, a range announced in the Spring of 2019, has reflected that trend with fresh mild hybrid technology. Plus the line-up's got a light update. Time to take a fresh look at this car. The key change to the range is the inclusion of mild hybrid 'B5' diesel and petrol engines that together replace the conventional D5 diesel that the majority of buyers of this SUV previously chose. Otherwise, things are much as they were. All XC90s continue to provide the sort of proper full-sized seven-seat versatility that few rivals can credibly offer and a cool, authentic brand of Scandinavian charm that's really quite appealing. It all sounds promising doesn't it? Time to put this car to the test.

Driving Experience

When it comes to the XC90 range's mild hybrid 'B5' petrol and diesel engines, most buyers will prefer the 235hp diesel unit over the 250hp petrol version, but either way, the drivetrain set-up is the same, based around a 48-volt battery, a 'KERS' kinetic energy recovery system and an 'ISG' integrated starter-generator. Every time you brake or take your foot from the throttle, the 'KERS' set-up captures surplus energy and stores it as electricity in an extra battery provided in the boot. That additional electricity can be used to boost acceleration, help the stop/start system or power ancillary functions. The objective here wasn't to provide Prius-like periods of electric-only driving but instead make the engine more efficient via smoother transitions between driving, cruising and resting. That's all been aided by revisions to the automatic gearbox and the implementation of the brand's first brake-by-wire system. As before, across the range, there's the option of an 'Active Four-C Chassis' package, which gives you four-corner adaptive dampers and electronic air suspension. Handling strikes a good balance between comfort and agility; cruising refinement meets the required executive standard; and there's the potential for a mild amount of off road prowess. A standard 'Pilot Assist' system offers a degree of highway-orientated autonomous driving technology. And you might be interested to know this car can tow up to 2,700kgs.

Design and Build

Only very minor visual changes feature with this revised version of the MK2 model - tiny tweaks to the bumper and the air intakes, plus extra black trim on the 'R-Design' model. There's also a slightly redesigned front grille, which as before features Volvo's traditional Iron Mark logo at its centre and will be finished in either black or silver, depending on trim level. We liked the front-of-cabin experience served up by this XC90 when we first tested it back in 2015: we still do. This interior is simple, elegant - and very uncluttered, with only eight buttons on the fascia. The remaining functions you'd normally access through confusing rows of little switches on the dash have been relocated into menu options that lie behind the big, easy-to-use icons you'll find on a smart 9-inch infotainment colour touchscreen that's presented portrait-style on the centre console. You'll glimpse more hi-tech screen technology through the three-spoke wheel courtesy of Volvo's 12.3-inch Active TFT Crystal Driver's Information Display. Otherwise though, this cabin's an aesthetic triumph, immaculately made and full of premium touches like the diamond-cut start/stop control switch and the slatted cover for this centre dash. This genuine seven seater features innovatively designed seats that also free up interior space for passengers in both the second and third seat rows. Even the third row can seat an adult up to 170cm tall. As for the boot space on offer, well that's inevitably going to be a little restricted with all seven seats in place, though even in this configuration, you still get 397-litres of luggage space. Fold the 3rd row and you can load up to 1,102-litres, if you pack to the roof.

Market and Model

Sales of this car in our market are split 50:50 between fleet and retail and from the launch of this revised MK2 model XC90 in the Spring of 2019, prices were pitched from around £53,000 with the usual variance upwards depending on your choice of trim and engine. We'll start with trim; there are three basic packages - 'Momentum', 'R-Design' and top 'Inscription'. In each case, you've the option of paying more for a plusher 'Pro' version of the spec level you've chosen - the premium is anything between £2,800 and £4,900, depending on the model in question. We for instance, tried an 'R-Design Pro' variant. Whatever XC90 derivative you select, all models have seven seats and come with AWD, with that drive provided through an eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox from a four cylinder 2.0-litre engine offered in four very different forms. The mild hybrid models that most XC90 customers choose are the most affordable in the range. Around 75% of buyers go for the 235hp twin turbo B5 variant, but there's also a mild hybrid 250hp petrol version available (confusingly, also badged 'B5') which costs £550 less than its diesel counterpart. Safety provision is industry leading. No one's ever been killed in the UK in an XC90 and it's unlikely that will change.

Cost of Ownership

The vast majority of XC90 buyers will opt for the B5 mild hybrid version of this car - probably the diesel variant. As you'll know if you've read our 'Driving Experience' section, both petrol and diesel B5 models use powertrains electrified via brake-by-wire energy recovery and enhanced by Volvo's advanced kinetic energy-recovery braking system. This set-up claims to offer drivers up to 15 per cent fuel savings and emission reductions in real-world driving. Sounds promising; let's get to the figures, all of which assume activation of the Drive Mode system's most frugal 'Eco' setting. Here, an 'Eco-Coast' function will automatically be activated for highway use, disconnecting the engine so that you're merely travelling on your car's kinetic energy: a prod on the throttle is all that's necessary to restore normal powered motion. Anyway, to the stats: an XC90 B5 diesel manages a WLTP-rated combined cycle fuel figure of up to 44.1mpg and an NEDC-rated CO2 return of up to 154g/km. Even the B5 petrol variant puts out no more than 174g/km of CO2. To give you some class perspective on the B5 diesel's fuel and CO2 showing, we'll tell you that the equivalent figures for a rival Audi Q7 45 TDI are 33.2mpg and 184g/km; for a Land Rover Discovery Sd4 diesel, it's 33.6mpg and 197g/km; and for a BMW X5 xDrive 30d, the figures are 37.2mpg and 159g/km. Either way, you're looking at quite a difference. It seems like Volvo's mild hybrid tech really does deliver on its claims.

Summary

This will be the last ever large Volvo to use diesel power, but at least it does so more efficiently in this revised version of this MK2 model. The volume B5 version will easily out-sell all the other variants combined and we can see why. There are no driving downsides for its mild hybrid tech and the electrification makes a decent difference to cleanliness and frugality. Plus if you really don't like fuelling from the black pump, there's always a petrol B5 option. Of course, this Volvo's not perfect. There are still sharper-handling choices and more capable off roaders in this sector. In balancing its own blend of virtues though, this XC90 sets its own class standard and in doing so, establishes a family benchmark amongst luxury SUVs that rivals struggle to match. Company founders Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson would have liked this car. More importantly though, if you're shopping in this segment, we think you will too.

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Driver Convenience
Front and rear park assist
Rear park assist camera
12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display
9" centre console portrait touch screen
Adjustable steering wheel force
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
Drive mode settings
Driver alert control with lane keeping aid
Handsfree power tailgate opening and closing
Intellisafe assist - Adaptive cruise control with pilot assist
Oncoming Lane Mitigation
Remote engine start
Sensus navigation with European mapping and traffic information
Service interval indicator
Speed limiter
Speed sensitive steering
Trip computer
Voice activated control for key functions
Volvo on call
Entertainment
Sensus connect with high performance sound, connected service booking, 2x USB Type A in front and 2x USB Type C in rear, 10 speakers/220W output
DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
Steering wheel remote infotainment controls
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Adaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lights
Auto dimming interior + exterior mirrors
Automatic headlight levelling system
Automatic LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights
Body colour bumpers
Chrome door handles deco strip and window surround
Colour coordinated auto folding and heated power door mirrors
Dual integrated exhaust pipes
Front and rear power windows
Home safe and approach lighting
Integrated roof rails in silver
LED front fog lights
Piano black waterfall front grille
Puddle lights
Rain sensor with automatic windscreen wiper activation
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
Roof antenna
Roof spoiler
Visible VIN plate
Interior Features
2 zone electronic climate control with Clean zone air quality system + pollen filter
Isofix outer rear child seat preparation in 2nd row
12V socket front tunnel console, rear passenger compartment and cargo area
2nd Row centre armrest with storage and cupholders
3 spoke leather steering wheel and illuminated gear knob with chrome trim
B Pillar ventilation
Bright metal luggage threshold
Cargo divider with grocery bag holder
Centre console cupholders and storage
Driver's side lower dashboard storage compartment
Floor mats
Front and rear aluminium tread plates
Front and rear reading lights, Theatre lighting and centre armrest storage illumination
Front footwell and side step illumination
Front headrests
Heated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated luggage compartment
Illuminated vanity mirrors + ticket holder
Illumination lockable glovebox compartment
Leather faced upholstery
Load protection net
Outboard armrest with cupholder and storage for third row passengers
Power driver seat with lumbar support and memory for seat and exterior door mirrors
Power folding 2nd row headrests
Power passenger seat with lumbar support
Rear headrests
Semi automatic load cover
Steering wheel audio controls
Three 2nd row individual folding passenger seats with fore/aft adjustment
Two 3rd row individual folding passenger seats
Underfloor cargo storage
Safety
Mechanical rear door child locks
Road sign information display
7 three point seatbelts
City safety includes pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection and front collision warning with full auto brake
Drivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
First aid kit
Front seats SIPS airbags
Hill descent control
Hill start assist
IC (Inflatable Curtains) - Full Length
Passenger airbag cut-off switch
Power parking brake with auto hold function
Run off Road Mitigation
Run off Road Protection
Seatbelt reminder and pretensioners for all seats
SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
Slippery road and hazard light alert
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
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front
Technical
Touring chassis
8 speed automatic transmission with start/stop + manual change functions
All wheel drive system
Wheels
19" 5 double spoke diamond cut black alloy wheels
Tempa spare wheel and jack
Security
Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor
Care key with user defined top speed
Key integrated remote control central locking + fuel flap with deadlocking system and auto open/close power windows
Keyless drive (includes keyless entry and keyless start) with remote tag
Locking wheel nuts
Private locking for glovebox and tailgate
Trim
Iron ore inlays
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 165
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 198
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 221
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 198
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 Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 9.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 8.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 10.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 12.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 12.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 9.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 8.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 29.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 32.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 27.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 31
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 34.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 38.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 22.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 23.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 30.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 32.8
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 250
Coin Description B5P [250] AWD
Coin Series Momentum
Generation Mark 2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 40E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 97
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 72
NCAP Safety Assist % 100
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 18000
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) 7.7
Engine Power - BHP 250
Engine Power - KW 184
Engine Power - RPM 5400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 258
Engine Torque - MKG 35.7
Engine Torque - NM 350
Engine Torque - RPM 1800
Top Speed 112
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 235/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear 235/55 R19
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style 5 DOUBLE SPOKE
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1776
Length 4953
Wheelbase 2984
Width 2008
Width (including mirrors) 2140
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 71
Gross Vehicle Weight 2790
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1856
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 356
Max. Loading Weight 755
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2400
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 2035
No. of Seats 7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.8

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 6,000 miles p/a £567.05 p/m £23.17 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £562.35 p/m £15.73 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £572.72 p/m £15.86 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £597.65 p/m £37.34 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £621.56 p/m £40.78 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £644.73 p/m £57.96 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £667.12 p/m £74.78 p/m
36 months 6,000 miles p/a £498.51 p/m £25.94 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £469.24 p/m £25.67 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £478.41 p/m £31.76 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £503.51 p/m £34.44 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £530.91 p/m £55.01 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £555.23 p/m £74.98 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £582.22 p/m £88.76 p/m
48 months 6,000 miles p/a £452.05 p/m £30.58 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £439.01 p/m £29.18 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £446.77 p/m £34.67 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £467.51 p/m £50.83 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £489.32 p/m £65.75 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £511.95 p/m £80.22 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £531.35 p/m £93.76 p/m
24 months 6,000 miles p/a £680.46 p/m £27.80 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £674.82 p/m £18.87 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £687.26 p/m £19.03 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £717.18 p/m £44.81 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £745.87 p/m £48.93 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £773.67 p/m £69.55 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £800.55 p/m £89.74 p/m
36 months 6,000 miles p/a £598.22 p/m £31.13 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £563.08 p/m £30.81 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £574.09 p/m £38.11 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £604.21 p/m £41.33 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £637.09 p/m £66.01 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £666.27 p/m £89.98 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £698.66 p/m £106.51 p/m
48 months 6,000 miles p/a £542.46 p/m £36.69 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £526.81 p/m £35.02 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £536.13 p/m £41.60 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £561.01 p/m £61.00 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £587.18 p/m £78.89 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £614.34 p/m £96.26 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £637.62 p/m £112.52 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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