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Volvo XC90 (2002-2014) review

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Key features
  • Medium/Large SUV
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
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The Volvo XC90 (2002-2014) is the biggest SUV in the Volvo range. It's been in the line-up since 2002, but has only received a light refresh and engine tweak (in 2011) in over a decade of production. But how does it handle itself both on- and off-road? And are running costs prohibitively high? Read our full review to find out.

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  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
  • What's it like to drive?
  • How reliable is it?
  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

June 2002

Released

June 2002

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  2. 64%
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  3. 85%
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