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Volvo XC90 (2002-2014) review

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Key features
  • Large SUV
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel
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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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  2. 63%
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  3. 83%
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