2016 Volvo XC90 Hybrid

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Key specs

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Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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14 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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3 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger. Level 2 charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

11 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.


Seating capacity

194.8” x 69.9”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Interior materials quality, quietness
  • Responsive dashboard touch-screen
  • Roomy second row
  • Advanced safety features standard

The bad:

  • Hesitant acceleration from a standing start
  • Head-up display image disappears when wearing polarized sunglasses
  • Lack of third-row headroom
  • Bland exterior styling

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Redesigned for 2016
  • Seats up to seven in three rows
  • Supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Integrated second-row booster seat available

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5
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Most recent consumer reviews


Volvo XC90 Hybrid -Nicest Car I every driven!

I love driving this vehicle. It had 2 engines . Front Gas powered and Rear Electric Powered. There is immediate power from stopped on starts without hesitation. Has 5 different modes from eco and Hybrid to All Wheel Drive and SPORT mode. Mileage is great at approx 27 to 29 MPG. Plug in recharge is both 110V and 220V so you can plug it in ANYWHERE. The ride as my wife states is like butter.....what ever that means It is SMOOTH and quiet. Has lots of power for pulling trailer / 22 ft Boat and for passing quickly. Love all the safety features from 360 cameras and automatic brakes and side warning alarms. It even steers itself so you stay in your lane and don't wander. Exceptional Car.


3 Month Honest Review

So I wasn't a big Volvo fan but when I saw the new XC90s I did a double take. It's a slick looking vehicle especially from the front, the back...ehh it's still growing on me. It actually looks smaller than the SUV is. I purchased a 2016 T8 Inscription which has 400hp and 467 lb. ft. of torque. This is my first hybrid and I must say that I have iffy feelings about it. I added a 240V outlet in my garage to charge the car much quicker than the standard 110V outlet which takes 8+ hours. With the 240 it takes a max of 2 hours. From the 2 hour full charge the SUV gets 18 miles range of electric cruising. I was expecting better, I have a hill coming out of my development every day and when going downhill and towards the freeway literally less than a mile my mileage every morning is down to the 12-13 marker range (once I get on the freeway half a mile away) from the full charge and this isn't even using pure electric mode which I rarely use. For the majority of the time I use Hybrid mode. The SUV is well built but it?s also super heavy which you can most certainly feel when going over bumps in the road. It will remind you that you are carrying a heavy battery in the vehicle which feels awkward and very thumpy fairly often. Aside from that when you have it in performance mode, this baby really moves. Now, it?s not a SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee but it?s decent, that is until the battery is gone which depletes super fast in performance mode. Yes, it has regenerative braking which charges the battery when you brake or the engine brakes however it?s nowhere near enough energy needed to generate electric power to go a somewhat decent distance. I have yet to even squeeze a mile out of regenerative braking. The key fob is really neat looking with leather and buttons on the side. It was designed for exclusivity and to prevent accidental pressing of the key fob while in your pocket. To me the keys along the side of the remote feel cheap and it?s a little annoying trying to press them, maybe it's just me and my big hands. Another thing that I find just downright asinine is the fact that the car needs to be plugged in, in order to precondition or warm up or cool down the car. The car will not remote start unless plugged in which makes no sense especially on days like today when I am at work with no charging station and the temperature is 16 degrees?. In conclusion the XC90 is a solid, abundantly tech rich luxury vehicle. Yes, luxury vehicle now with the appointments and interior that's second to none. I would certainly purchase another one, I would NOT purchase another T8 Hybrid though especially considering the premium over the T6. It's just not worth the price in my opinion.

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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
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 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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