2013 Volvo XC90

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$39,500

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2013 Volvo XC90
2013 Volvo XC90

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Abundant safety features
  • Cargo versatility

The bad:

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

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Revised exterior styling, including LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Newly standard headlight washers and rain-sensing wipers
  • 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine
  • Seats seven
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Roll-sensing stability system
  • FWD or AWD

2013 Volvo XC90 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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. Competitors include the Acura MDX and Volkswagen Touareg.
New for 2013
The XC90 gets freshened exterior styling for 2013 with the addition of standard body-colored front and rear bumpers, sills and wheel arches; a silver front bumper bar; and LED daytime running lights and taillights. New standard features include headlight washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Meanwhile, the cabin gets white instrument lighting and aluminum inlays.
Exterior
The XC90 carries Volvo’s familiar face — not the previous boxy angles, but the smoother, more modern look that’s been present since the early 2000s. The door handles are body-colored, and the side mirrors incorporate turn-signal lights. The roof rails are silver-colored. The R-Design trim changes the look of the grille. Exterior features include:

  • Available 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard front fog lights
  • Standard power-operated heated mirrors
  • Standard power moonroof
  • Standard headlight washers
  • Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights

Interior
The dashboard and instrument panel dome employ slanted, angular themes. Various console knobs have chrome coverings, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror is standard.

A standard third-row seat allows for a maximum seating capacity of seven, but it’s a tight squeeze in back. (Volvo recommends the third row for occupants 5 feet 3 inches or shorter.) A built-in booster seat in the second row adjusts forward up to 12 inches to keep children closer to adults in the front row. The rear seats fold down, as does the front passenger seat. Interior features include:

  • Standard leather seats
  • Standard automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system
  • Optional navigation system with real-time traffic info

Under the Hood
The XC90 has one engine and transmission offering but is available with front- or all-wheel drive. The R-Design model gets a sport-tuned suspension with thicker front and rear stabilizer bars and firmer springs and struts. Mechanical features include:

  • 240-horsepower, 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine with 236 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with clutchless-manual mode

Safety
The XC90 comes loaded with safety features. One notable feature is standard Roll Stability Control, which attempts to stop a rollover once it has started by cutting torque and applying individual brakes. There’s also a lower front cross member that makes for more compatible SUV-to-car impacts. Other safety features include:

  • Standard front-seat side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock brakes with brake assist
  • Standard electronic stability system and traction control
  • Optional blind spot warning system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

very relable and safe

This car more than met my needs in style ,in comfort,in reliability,in room,in safety.I would love to have another one as great as that one.

4.9

Safety first

This is my 5th Volvo and and currently own three XC90's. They are 2005, 2007 and 2013. I love the way they handle all road conditions and the way they drive. Although the exterior and interior designs are somewhat dated compared to other SUV's. The engine power is adequate for the vehicle weight. Fit and finish are superb. Visibility - No blind spots. Can't and wont compromise safety. These vehicles fit the bill for my needs. Routine maintenance is a must if you want this car to last and perform like new,

5.0

Saved my life when hit head on while pregnant

The Volvo XC90 is the safest car on the road! Second one I have owned. This car saved my and my unborn baby’s life when in a head-on car accident 8 months pregnant.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/unlimited miles , upgradeable up to 10 years
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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