2005 Volvo XC90

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21 reviews
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Available Price Range $3,688-$10,756 Trims4 Combined MPG 16-20 Seats 5-7

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

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Consumer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

Based on 21 reviews

Glad I got this over the Odyssey Touring :)

by Lori from Naperville, IL on June 10, 2010

Bought this rig new. Decent performance with the T6, but I would absolutely have loved the growl of the V8. Rack up lots of miles (18k/year) due to my soccer mom nature of 4 children and trips to our ... Read Full Review

4 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 6 recalls for this car.

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