2017 Volvo XC90

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Key specs

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Seating capacity

194.9” x 69.9”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Ride quality with air suspension
  • Interior quality, design
  • Touch-screen multimedia system
  • Visibility
  • Optional sound system's performance

The bad:

  • Third row hard to access
  • Accelerator lag
  • Body roll
  • Numb steering

5 trims

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Notable features

  • LED headlights now standard
  • Seats up to seven in three rows
  • Supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Integrated second-row booster seat available

2017 Volvo XC90 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: Redesigned last year, the XC90 is Volvo’s flagship SUV. It seats five people in two rows or seven in three rows, depending on the model, and comes with front- or all-wheel drive. It’s powered by a choice of four-cylinder engines, one of which is supercharged and turbocharged. A plug-in hybrid version is also offered. Competitors include the Audi Q7 and BMW X5.

(Skip to details on the XC90 Hybrid)
New for 2017
Most versions now have Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, which mirrors select iPhone apps on the XC90’s dashboard screen. LED headlights are now standard and a new Luxury Package available for Inscription models features a Nubuck headliner and roof pillars, leather grab handles, leather sun visors and massaging front seats.
Significant Standard Features

  • 250-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Navigation system
  • Power moonroof
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 316-hp, supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • All-wheel drive
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats 
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Air suspension
  • 22-inch alloy wheels

XC90 Hybrid
The plug-in hybrid drivetrain of the XC90 Hybrid uses an electric motor to drive the rear wheels while a supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine runs the front wheels. Total system output is 400 hp and 472 pounds-feet of torque, according to Volvo. With a full charge, the electric motor is capable of powering the XC90 Hybrid for about 25 miles in a driver-switchable electric-vehicle mode.

For 2017, the XC90 Hybrid gains Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity as well as a limited-edition high-end Excellence trim level. The four-seat Excellence model features heated, ventilated and massaging seats, Nappa leather upholstery, and a rear beverage cooler with two crystal glasses.
What’s Special

  • Supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Capable of electric-only driving up to 75 mph, according to Volvo
  • Charges in about four hours, according to Volvo

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Great SUV, Not Great MPG

I loved my XC90 but traded it due to the cost of fuel. I drive 40 miles a day roundtrip to work. I would easily go through a tank of gas in four days. Best mileage I ever got was about 22 highway. The XC90 is a heavy SUV and shaped like a block. Not a lot of aerodynamics. As for comfort and luxury you can't go wrong the XC 90 is pure luxury and has great pickup and handling. Just be aware the mileage is not good.


Defective Super/Turbo Chargers

I purchased a 2017 Volvo XC90, even though I heard skepticism about the 4-cylinder engines ability to move a 6000 lbs. vehicle. If you're till on the fence, here's your answer. At around 100K miles, the super/turbo charger will fail.


I love it

I love my car I’ve only put 2,000 miles on it so far but it runs perfectly and is so comfortable and convenient with kids.

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Based on the 2017 Volvo XC90 base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
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
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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