Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Sorry, there are no cars that match your search

You are here

Volvo XC90

What's on this page

Volvo XC90 Australia

Volvo's large XC90 SUV was completely renewed in 2015, and is the first car to be built on a brand new platform funded by its new owners, Chinese giant Geely.

The same platform will underpin all of Volvo's new generation, including its XC60 SUV and V70 wagon. The XC90 boasts a super modern interior and category-leading safety features like seat bases designed to better protect occupants if the car should run off the road into a ditch.

Locally, the seven-seat SUV is sold in all-wheel drive guise only, the XC90 D5 MOMENTUM (AWD) comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission that starts off at $89,990. A petrol engine and hybrid are also offered, with the XC90 T8 R-DESIGN HYBRID (AWD) topping the range at $114,990.

Volvo XC90 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Volvo XC90 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $89,990 and going to $114,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $89,990 $114,990
2019 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $69,900 $182,050
2018 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $72,990 $173,690
2017 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $64,020 $159,720
2016 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $49,990 $100,210
See All Volvo XC90 Pricing and Specs

Volvo XC90 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volvo XC90 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Volvo XC90 2008: Is more than 200,000km a worry?

    You’re right to be concerned about buying a car with a high mileage.

    While it’s tempting to buy a car that was once out of our financial reach now that the price has down to a point you can afford it you have to think about the future rather than the now. How long do you plan to keep it, and how many kays will it do while you own it. If you plan to keep it three years it will have close to 300,000 km when you want to sell it. You have to ask yourself if you can afford to have it repaired if something goes wrong. Volvos are no better or worse than other European cars, but like all European brands they tend to be more expensive to repair when they break down. Buying secondhand is not like buying new when all the cars are the same. All secondhand cars are different, they’ve been driven by different people, they’ve been subjected to different climates and road conditions, they’ve been serviced at varying frequencies by different service mechanics, some factory trained, some backyarders, some have done more kilometres than others, etc., etc.

    The best advice is to buy the best car, with the lowest odometer reading, with the best service history, that’s been owned by the fussiest owner.

    Read more
  • is the Volvo XC90 worth the extra money over A Mazda CX-9?

    The Volvo XC90 is a terrific luxury SUV, one that offers plenty of high-end technology and luxury appointments, plus with enough room for seven adults if need be. It's an inescapable fact that the Volvo is on the expensive side - if you consider a petrol engine version with sporty styling - the T6 R-Design would be the go-to option - and at about $105,000 before on-road costs and options, you're likely to see a lot of value in a like-for-like comparison against the Mazda CX-9 Azami AWD (which is about $65,000 before on-road costs, and there are hardly any options to choose). 

    The Volvo doesn't excite the senses as much as a Mazda CX-9, and if that's important to you, then we'd suggest the Japanese seven-seat SUV is the better option. But it is hard to argue against the Volvo's driveway cred, and if you can afford it without stretching the budget, then it's definitely worth a test drive. 

    Read more
  • Replacing Volvo XC90 rear diff

    It’s a sign of the times, carmakers are not supporting their products the way they once did and more and more owners are finding themselves stuck as you are. It seems we’re now meant to sell our cars before they get to the point of needing major surgery. You could try sourcing the bearings from overseas via the Internet, or you could also try and find a second hand diff that has serviceable bearings and for that as a unit.

    Read more
  • Coverage of new XC90?

    We have been reporting the long-overdue new XC90 since Volvo first began the trickle feed of information, including in our February 20 edition. We also highlighted it as a potential Car of the Year contender in last week's edition. As for words like "benchmark", "standout" and "quality", we are waiting for a verdict when we drive it locally in early August. Watch out for our review.

    Read more
See All Volvo XC90 Q&As

Volvo XC90 Towing Capacity

The Volvo XC90 has maximum towing capacity of 2400kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 2250kg 2400kg
2019 SUV 2250kg 2400kg
2018 SUV 2250kg 2400kg
2017 SUV 2250kg 2400kg
2016 SUV 2250kg 2400kg
See All Towing Capacity for Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 Interior

The Volvo XC90 represented a big step forward upon its release when it came to interior design. As these images show, its layered dashboard is highlighted by bright trim, while a vertically oriented touchscreen multimedia system dominates centrally. Like leather? Step right up; there's plenty of it to be found here.

Volvo XC90 Colours

  • Ice White
  • Savile Grey
  • Crystal White
  • Bright Silver
  • Osmium Grey
  • Onyx Black
  • Maple Brown
  • Denim Blue
  • Pine Grey
  • Birch Light
  • Pebble Grey
  • Thunder Grey
  • Bursting Blue
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Volvo XC90 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volvo XC90 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1776x2008x4950 mm 238 mm
2019 SUV 1776x2008x4950 mm 238 mm
2018 SUV 1776x2008x4950 mm 238 mm
2017 SUV 1776x2008x4950 mm 238 mm
2016 SUV 1776x2008x4950 mm 238 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volvo XC90 Dimensions

Volvo XC90 Wheel Size

The Volvo XC90 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x55 R19 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 19x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 235x55 R19 19x8 inches 235x55 R19 19x8 inches
2019 SUV 235x55 R19 19x8 inches 235x55 R19 19x8 inches
2018 SUV 235x55 R19 19x8 inches 235x55 R19 19x8 inches
2017 SUV 235x55 R19 19x8 inches 235x55 R19 19x8 inches
2016 SUV 235x55 R19 19x8 inches 235x55 R19 19x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volvo XC90 Wheel Sizes

Volvo XC90 Fuel Consumption

The Volvo XC90 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/PULP, Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 2.1L/100km for SUV /Hyb/PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 2.1L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 5.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 8.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 2.1L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 5.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 8.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 2.1L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 5.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 8.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 2.1L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 5.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 8.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 2.1L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 8.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volvo XC90 Pricing and Specs for 2020