The Rundown: 2016 Volvo XC90

The Rundown 2016 Volvo XC90

Want to know about the 2016 Volvo XC90 and only have a few minutes? Well, you are in the right place with this quick reference guide.

We take a glance at what was a nominee for Behind the Wheel’s Car of the Year in 2015.

Priced from $89,950 the Volvo XC90 sits at the upper end of the spectrum but you do get more for your money’s worth.

Under the bonnet you have a choice of a 2.0 litre turbo petrol (235kW/400Nm) or a 2.0 litre turbo diesel (165kW/470Nm) or even a 2.0 litre hybrid engine (235kW/400Nm).

We asked our road test and review team and compiled their thoughts into the best and worst qualities of the Volvo XC90


  • Power and quick off the line
  • Comfortable, quiet and smooth transmission
  • Steering light, accurate and plenty of feedback
  • Can move its weight around and doesn’t feel big and heavy
  • Safety (goes without saying)
  • Technology - run off road protection system, autobrake at intersections
  • Luxurious interior including leather and wood panelling
  • Spacious with big boot and rear seats fold down flush
  • Great fuel consumption
  • Built in booster seat


  • Interior cream colour easily soiled
  • Hefty price

Standard features:

  • 19” alloy wheels
  • 7 seats
  • Quad zone climate control
  • Rear view camera
  • Cargo blind and net
  • Powered tailgate
  • Forward and rear collision warning
  • LED DRLs
  • Lane departure warning/lane keeping aid
  • Cross traffic alert
  • Powered seats with memory
  • Front fog lamps
  • Start/stop system
  • Head up display
  • Satellite navigation
  • Auto wipers
  • LED headlamps with washers
  • Leather seats and steering wheel
  • Park assist
  • Roof rails

Check out our most recent, detailed Volvo XC90 review.

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