2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid

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$67,800–$104,900 MSRP range
(4.7) 6 reviews
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Key Specs

of the 2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
  • Body roll
  • Numb steering

Notable Features of the 2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid

  • New limited-edition Excellence trim level
  • Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Plug-in hybrid drivetrain
  • Seats up to seven in three rows
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Integrated second-row booster seat available

2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid Overview

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Vehicle Overview

What it is: The plug-in hybrid drivetrain of the Volvo 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 horsepower 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

Here's Info on the Regular XC90:
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. Competitors include the Audi Q7 and BMW X5.
New for 2017
Most versions now have Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, which mirrors select iPhone apps on the ...

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The plug-in hybrid drivetrain of the Volvo 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 horsepower 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

Here's Info on the Regular XC90:
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. Competitors include the Audi Q7 and BMW X5.
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-hp, 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

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Great luxury car

by Burt from Center Rutland Vt on April 25, 2018

Comfortable car to drive, and smooth ride. One of the quietest cars I have driven in 55yrs. This suv also has plentiful of power to spare a rocket ship.This vehicle is also a pleasure to own. Read full review

(3.0)

Excellent car but serious design flaw for towing

by Nilesh from Oyster bay, ny on November 3, 2017

By far best interior, exterior, ride comfort but no manual overide to change gear to neutral or disengage parking brakes for towing when batteries dead. In 6 months from purchase barreries died while ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid has not been tested.

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.

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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 Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

B

Infant seat

B

Booster

(third row)

A

Booster

(second row)

B

Latch or Latch system

A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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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