2014 Volvo XC90

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Volvo XC90. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Abundant safety features
  • Cargo versatility

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2014 Volvo XC90

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

2014 Volvo XC90 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 2014
New 19-inch alloy wheels are available, and the 3.2 R-Design version now comes with a folding front-passenger seat, digital compass, garage door opener and grocery bag holder.
Exterior Highlights

  • 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Power-operated heated mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Power moonroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • R-Design model gets unique grille
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights

Interior Highlights

  • Seats seven in three rows
  • Built-in adjustable booster seat in second row
  • Leather upholstery
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system
  • Available navigation system with real-time traffic info

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with clutchless-manual mode
  • Front- or all-wheel drive 
  • R-Design model gets a sport-tuned suspension with thicker front and rear stabilizer bars and firmer springs and struts

Safety Features

  • Front-seat side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes with brake assist
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Available blind spot warning system

 

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 2014
New 19-inch alloy wheels are available, and the 3.2 R-Design version now comes with a folding front-passenger seat, digital compass, garage door opener and grocery bag holder.
Exterior Highlights

  • 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Power-operated heated mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Power moonroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • R-Design model gets unique grille
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights

Interior Highlights

  • Seats seven in three rows
  • Built-in adjustable booster seat in second row
  • Leather upholstery
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system
  • Available navigation system with real-time traffic info

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with clutchless-manual mode
  • Front- or all-wheel drive 
  • R-Design model gets a sport-tuned suspension with thicker front and rear stabilizer bars and firmer springs and struts

Safety Features

  • Front-seat side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes with brake assist
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Available blind spot warning system

 


Latest 2014 XC90 Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Love my Volvo. I wouldn't have any other vehicle

by Me from Arizona on May 17, 2018

I love my Volvo. It has lots of leg room. We visit out of town family a lot. We also like to travel. I owned one before. My granddaughter has it now. They are easy to keep. Never break down on you. I ... Read full review

(5.0)

Safety and Comfortable Quality

by Volvo Fan from Van Buren, AR on April 25, 2018

The XC90 R-Design has all the extra comfort and features of a high-end Volvo. It sits a bit high and rides a bit harsh, but overall it has the power and weight to offer a very safe ride. Holds up the ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Volvo XC90 currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Volvo XC90 3.2

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
good

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Volvo

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services, Carfax vehicle history report and rental car

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 miles; no deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 130 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The XC90 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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