Best Bet
(4.5) 30 reviews
MSRP: $2,857$11,189
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 18-20
Engine: 208-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5-7
2006 Volvo XC90

Our Take on the 2006 Volvo XC90

Our Take

Volvo introduced an available V-8 engine for its sport utility vehicle during the 2005 model year. First seen at the 2004 Paris Motor Show, the 311-horsepower V-8 version featured new 18-inch wheels, a graphite-gray grille and twin exhaust pipes. Volvo said the engine emitted a distinctive sound.... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Roll Stability Control
  • Available V-8
  • Five- or seven-passenger capacity
  • Side-curtain airbags
  • AWD standard with V-8


Our Expert Reviews

For 2006, Volvo addresses the only persistent gripe connected with its luxury sport utility vehicle: modest engine power.A powerful and refined V-8 engine is now optional for the XC90, putting this fine craft on equal footing with high-end SUVs from Mercedes, BMW, Infiniti, Lincoln and Cadillac.The 4.4-liter, 311-horsepower engine is the first V-8 ever offered by Volvo and available only in the... Read full review for the 2006 Volvo XC 90

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Consumer Reviews


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Nicest Car I Have Ever Owned

by 1st Time Volvo Owner from Matthews, NC on December 21, 2010

Bought a 2006 XC90 Volvo used in 2010 because it was the last year of the 5 cylinder engine and I had read the 6's were unreliable. Where do I start with this car? It is beautiful inside and out, hand... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

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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


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