Best Bet
(4.0) 37 reviews
MSRP: $2,497$9,145
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 17-21
Engine: 208-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5-7
2004 Volvo XC90

Our Take on the 2004 Volvo XC90

Our Take

Long known for safe, solid sedans and wagons, Volvo joined the sport utility vehicle fray in 2003 with its car-based XC90. The Swedish automaker promised the ride and handling of a passenger car. Volvo also claimed that the XC90 would be the safest SUV on the market. It features a Roll Stability ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Step-up height
  • Ride comfort of T6
  • Meager third-row space
  • Over-left-shoulder visibility
  • Windshield-pillar grab handles

Notable Features

  • Roll Stability Control System
  • AWD
  • Five- or seven-passenger capacity
  • Side-curtain airbags
  • Five- or six-cylinder


Our Expert Reviews

Let me take a moment to introduce myself. I am not an automotive expert or car buff. I am a mother of two young children, and I spend my glamorous days in sweats, driving car pool and running errands. Sadly, I spend more time in my car than any other place. It's this admission that fuels my quest to find the ultimate "mom-mobile."My first impression of the Volvo XC90 is that it's not ... Read full review for the 2004 Volvo XC 90

Consumer Reviews


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Bad Transmission - Research the History

by Stuck in Illinois from Denver, CO on December 8, 2009

I too have been hit by the BAD TRANSMISSION bug. Not only was it bad enough to have it fail, we were out of state over the Thanksgiving holiday when it happened. It only had 61k miles and needed to be... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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