5 reviews
2009 Volvo XC90
2009 Volvo XC90
Available Price Range $5,215-$17,575 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 16-17 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Volvo XC90

Our Take

This midsize luxury SUV has an available V-8 and seating for up to seven. Trim levels include 3.2 and 3.2 R-Design (a new sporty trim), as well as V8 and V8 R-Design. All-wheel drive is standard on the V8 and V8 R-Design, and it's optional on the six-cylinder. Competitors include the Acura M... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Difficult access to third-row seat
  • Dated cabin materials
  • Uncommunicative steering at low speeds
  • Droning V-8 exhaust on the highway

Notable Features

  • Six-cylinder and V-8 powertrains
  • Seats five or seven
  • Blind-spot warning system
  • Rollover-resisting stability system

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 5 reviews

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safe, sound, satisfying

by evolvo from Virginia on November 16, 2009

Have owned xc90 v8 for one year and have 17,000 miles. The vehicle exceeded our high expectations. Other than modest gas mileage (17.6 average) it has been a dream. It feels heavy and solid. Some peop... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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