Best Bet
  • (4.0) 27 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,330$10,438
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-20
  • Engine: 208-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5-7
2005 Volvo XC90

Our Take on the 2005 Volvo XC90

Our Take

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
  • New V-8 available
  • Five- or seven-passenger capacity
  • Side-curtain airbags


Our Expert Reviews

Volvo's best-selling vehicle, the XC90, which arguably is the best crossover sport utility on the market, now comes with optional V-8 power.In the case of the XC90, this might be a matter of poor timing, seeing as how gasoline prices have spiked this year. I can't imagine going out and buying a V-8 anything right now, unless I needed the extra power to pull a trailer, for instance. So... Read full review for the 2005 Volvo XC 90

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Consumer Reviews


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Fun, Capable, Family Tank

by Hampten from Raleigh, NC on September 11, 2011

If you are seeking a fun, capable, family, hauler which is well-thought out and very safety conscious (and you want to avoid a mini-van), look no further. The V8 pulls this sweede easily and it has pl... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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