(4.4) 8 reviews
MSRP: $10,523$27,335
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2012 Volvo XC90
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Our Take on the 2012 Volvo XC90

Our Take

The XC90 midsize luxury crossover has seating for up to seven people in three rows and offers a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. The V-8 model is no longer offered. Competitors include the Acura MDX and Volkswagen Touareg.In a sign of the times, the 4.4-liter V-8 engine is no longer offered,... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Difficult access to third-row seats
  • Dated cabin materials
  • Uncommunicative steering at low speeds

Notable Features

  • 3.2-liter six-cylinder only engine for 2012
  • Seats seven
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Roll-sensing stability system
  • FWD or AWD


Consumer Reviews


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Volvo XC90

by MrB from Denver, CO on June 21, 2011

Great car. Styling is not ultra modern but I think classic. Performance is ok. A V-8 would help but we get over 20 MPG with the 6.


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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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

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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.


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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