Best Bet
(4.0) 26 reviews
MSRP: $2,651$10,455
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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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.


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