2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid

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$67,800

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2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid
2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

3 trims

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Our 2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take

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 seatsĀ 
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Air suspension
  • 22-inch alloy wheels

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Best of eco, utility, sporty and luxury

It is awesome. I can plug and drive a couple of cycles per day and drive more e-miles. Never start the motor some days. If you are old like me, you NEED the lighting package. Similarly, if comfort is your thing, the air suspension is a must!!! Cloud-like driving long distances and downright sporty all with a quick adjustment. The technology is really amazing. I was absolutely committed to purchase a different vehicle which my wife repeatedly and defiantly vetoed. We ended up "compromising" on this. Best decision I never made.

5.0

Great luxury car

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.

4.0

Excellent car but serious design flaw for towing

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 my car was in my garage face in, in parking gear with parking brakes on while connected with hybrid charging cable. This car has to be flatbed towing due to air suspension. Car was finally towed by the 5th toe provider sent by Volvo emergency roadside assistance and still sustained damage. Only option by towing company was to drag my car out of the garage while in parking gear with parking brakes engaged and then further drag it on to the flat bed tow truck. Good thing that after the refusal of the 3rd tow provider my dealership service manager came to my house and dis engaged the parking brakes and put my car in neutral so it could be towed and still there was damage. This car has $80k sticker. In my opinion a serious design flaw, unreliable Volvo roadside assistance which I later found out is a third party provider contracted by Volvo. They had no idea that this car can not be towed any other way but flatbed. Yes, this was Volvo roadside not AAA...... Bottom line great car as long as the batteries do not die

See all 7 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
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
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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