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  • (4.5) 35 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,744$10,692
  • 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

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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