To save a ZIP code, allow your browser to accept cookies.

Enter Your ZIP Code

ZIP Code:
Save
ZIP Code Lookup

Why do we need your ZIP code?

Kelley Blue Book® Values and pricing are based in part on transactions in your area. Your ZIP code also helps us find local deals and highlight other available offers.

Advertisement
Please enter a valid 5-digit ZIP code.

Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

About Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is the Swedish automaker's flagship SUV, and a flagship in general for advanced driver-assistance, active-safety features and technology. Reborn in its current form two years ago, the XC90 midsize-luxury SUV went from one of the stalest vehicles to one of the most innovative. The extreme makeover included an interior that remains among the most stylish and sophisticated at any price point to an all-new suite of semi-autonomous driving aids. Even the up-level engine is a marvel: a turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder. Now, the XC90 is a legitimate rival to the Acura MDX, BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Infiniti QX60. Issues to be aware of, however, are the finicky touch-based infotainment system and T8 Plug-in Hybrid model's powertrain refinement.

View Volvo XC90 vehicles for sale near you.
LATEST MODEL
2018 Volvo XC90
What's new for 2018?
2018 Volvo XC90

For 2018, the Volvo XC90 gains as standard the impressive Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system, plus blind-spot monitoring, auto-dimming mirrors, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

  • Expert Rating: 9.2
  • Consumers Rating: 8.8
  • MPG 22|29
2017 Volvo XC90
What's new for 2017?
2017 Volvo XC90

Volvo’s 2017 XC90 SUV drops the Inscription trim from the T5 but adds an 8-inch driver’s display, LED headlights and, on R-Design trims and higher, Apple CarPlay. The T8 gains a new Excellence trim bringing heated and ventilated massaging rear seats, a built-in refrigerator and 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio.

2016 Volvo XC90
What's new for 2016?
2016 Volvo XC90

In a word, everything. From its styling, platform architecture and suspension configuration to its potent yet super-efficient Drive-E powertrains, tablet-style Sensus human-machine interface, and advanced safety technologies, the 2016 XC90 introduces design elements that significantly elevate the status of both the vehicle itself and the entire Volvo brand.

2014 Volvo XC90
What's new for 2014?
2014 Volvo XC90

After a major refresh last year, the 2014 Volvo XC90 sees only a few changes to options packages and styling. Most notable is a fold-flat front-passenger seat, standard on the R-Design and optional on the 3.2.

2013 Volvo XC90
What's new for 2013?
2013 Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 receives a host of styling enhancements for 2013. Chrome and silver accents, along with color-keyed fender lips, adorn the exterior while a new 3-spoke steering wheel, white backlit instrument cluster and upgraded leather-seating materials round out the key interior changes.

2012 Volvo XC90
What's new for 2012?
2012 Volvo XC90

Volvo has discontinued the optional V8 engine in the XC90, leaving the 3.2-liter inline 6-cylinder as the sole choice. The 2012 XC90 is offered in two forms: 3.2 or R-Design, with additional trim levels for each that are designated Premier Plus and Platinum. Unlike other Volvos available in R-Design form, here the XC90 does not add more horsepower, but instead differentiates itself with a sport-tuned suspension and interior and exterior upgrades.

All 2012 XC90s get Bluetooth music-streaming capability and a new exterior color choice, Caspian Blue. R-Design models receive big 20-inch alloy wheels and xenon headlights.

2011 Volvo XC90
What's new for 2011?
2011 Volvo XC90

Changes to the 2011 Volvo XC90 include standard Bluetooth and Sirius Satellite Radio, as well as a five horsepower bump for the 3.2-liter engine.

2009 Volvo XC90
What's new for 2009?
2009 Volvo XC90

A new trim, dubbed R-Design, is available on both the base and V8 model. It adds a unique grille, wheels, suspension upgrades and interior trim, as well as R-Design embossed leather seating. Some of Volvo's more popular options are bundled into new packages, making it easier for consumers add equipment.

2008 Volvo XC90
What's new for 2008?
2008 Volvo XC90

The 3.2 trims receive new wheels and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. The V8 models include 18-inch wheels (up from 17 inches), fender extensions and bright C-pillar trim.

2007 Volvo XC90
What's new for 2007?
2007 Volvo XC90

The new 3.2 model replaces the 2.5T and receives a 3.2-liter, in-line six-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. All models receive a minor freshening both inside and out, as well as a standard tire pressure monitoring system. New audio systems feature an auxiliary input jack and CD/MP3 capability.

Advertisement

Consumer Reviews

Outstanding vehicle in almost every respect

By on Sunday, October 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 29,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Outstanding in ride, interior and exterior styling"

Cons: "A few software bugs - successfully resolved"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We love the 2016 XC 90 Inscription First Edition. This is our fourth Volvo -- including the XC 70 we still own. The ride is impressive, the interior layout and functionality are excellent, and the exterior styling is unmatched. The touch screen controls are easy to use once you become familiar with the technology. We did experience some initial software bugs however once the dealer did a total replacement we've been fine.We attributed that experience to the fact we were early adopters. We've traveled extensively (hence the almost 30K miles in a little over a year) and love the highway and local handling. Highly recommend the rear air suspension stabilizer option. We've had the vehicle in all types of weather from a Northeast winter (prior to relocating) to the hot summer -- and recent high water due to Hurricane Matthew. We just raised the ride with the selector. Volvo has a winner in the technology and performance category leadership of this SUV. I'd rate it a full 10/10 but for the initial bug workouts. In each case the NJ dealer was great."

18 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Impressive value after 3000 miles

By on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,400

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Outstanding design and quality construction"

Cons: "Some driver assist programs need improvement"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I compared three vehicles before choosing the 2017 Volvo XC90, including the Audi Q7, and the BMW 5 series. I wanted the air suspension and and did not favor run-flat tires which gave the Volvo a clear edge. I also thought the Volvo the best design inside and out with the largest cargo capacity. I was somewhat discourage by the negative reports of reliability from reviews of the 2016 XC90. The Volvo was clearly the best value at under $60,000. On a trip of 2700 miles the Volvo XC90 was impressive. The quality of materials, hardware and the fit and finish (Momentum Plus) were equal or better than any luxury brand I have owned including virtually all of the the major European brands. With the air suspension the ride and handling were very good and the car is extremely quiet at highway speeds. Seats are outstanding. My only disappointment was with the lane control feature which did a lot of ‘searching’ giving the handling a heavy and intrusive feel especially when the lane markings are less than optimal. (It can be defeated.) The advanced cruse control system with vehicle distance monitoring was excellent and twice intervened before I could brake manually when cars suddenly changed lanes Engine sounds are somewhat course under hard acceleration as compared to a V-6 or V-8, but power was very adequate. The center ‘iPad type’ screen is easy to read, especially with navigation, but controls and programing take some effort. Gas mileage was a pleasant surprise using eco mode. The overall milage (80% highway, 20% city) was 25.5 MPG. and on two segments of 425 miles each, I recorded better than 32 MPG at speeds of 65 to 75 MPH using 93 octane gasoline. (On one segment where 10% alcohol was the only fuel available the milage dropped precipitously to 18.5 MPG but headwinds were high as well.) The solid construction and initial excellent performance of the 2017 XC90 make me optimistic that it will prove to be reliable as well and an outstanding value in this auto segment."

12 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Love it and hate it

By on Friday, August 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Safe, comfortable, fun to drive, beautfiul"

Cons: "Software is horrible & unreliable for $$$$$ car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Love my new 2016 Volvo XC90 when it starts. Beautiful inside and out, lots of great safety features, and a pleasure to drive. However, there have been severe software issues and most recently battery draining for no apparent reason when it sits. Each trip to shop has been 2 - 3 days, because their technicians are not fully up to speed and/or the software is too screwed up. They generally have to do a remote consult with Volvo engineers.. As I write this I am about to jump start it to take it back to the shop again, just a month after the last battery episode (they did a battery reset and then installed a new battery last time, but never did find the cause). Do a Google search and you will find dozens of other people with the same problem. My recommendation. Do not buy this car yet. Perhaps wait a year until Volvo gets their act together. I have the Inscription T6, my first purchase of a luxury car and likely my last. My Chrysler minivan had fewer problems in its 10 years and is still running strong for my son. Wish I'd kept it!"

42 people out of 47 found this review helpful

Advertisement
Thanks for Supporting
Kelley Blue Book.
We deliver up-to-date car values, expert reviews and unbiased reporting at no
cost to you. To do this, we display ads from only trusted automotive partners.

To continue on our site, simply turn off your ad blocker and refresh the page.