Volvo XC90 (2002–2015)

Model History

Four wheel drive Volvo based on wide-body S80 that's a cross between an estate car and a big 4x4 SUV. High ground clearance. Seven forward facing seats.

15' 9" (4,798mm) long x 6' 3" (1,898mm) wide. Very heavy, from 2,050kg to 2,102kg.

Originally 163bhp, 340Nm torque D5 diesel or 272bhp, 380Nm torque twin-turbo straight six petrol engines. Unveiled January 2002 at Detroit Show; UK launch: Autumn 2002.

UK Prices: D5S £28,400; D5S Geartroninc: £29,650; T6S Geartronic: £31,640; D5SE: £30,400; D5SE Geartronic: £31,650; T6SE Geartronic: £33,640. Prices undercut Audi Allroad, which only has five seats.

D5 Geartronic offers 31.0mpg combined, 242g/km CO2 (BIK 33%) and IG 15; T6 Geartronic does 21.9mpg combined, puts out 309g/km CO2 (BIK 35%) and is in IG 16. Five star NCAP crash safety rating

Wheel and tyre sizes:

17" with 235/65 R17 tyres

18" with 235/60 R18 tyres

19" with 255/50 R19 tyres

January 2004

Upgrades for 2004 included 17" alloys for S models, water repellent door mirror glass, electric folding door mirrors for SE and optional water repellent side glass. Premium Pack now includes Bi-Xenon headlamps, heated seats, premium sound system with minidisc player, 12 speaker Dolby Pro Logic surround sound with subwoofer, price up from £1,100 to £2,400.

Comms Pack of Integrated GSM telephone and satnav reduced from £3,200 to £2,600. New colours include Cedar Green Pearl, Magic Blue Pearl and Titanium. Executive model has DVD with two 6" widescreens for rear passengers. Prices up to: D5 S manual £30,120; D5 S Geartronic £31,370; T6 S Geartronic £33,835; D5 SE manual £32,470; D5 SE Geartronic £33,720; R6 SE Geartronic £36,185; D5 Executive Geartronic £44,375; T6 Executive Geartronic £46,840. 6 speed manual for D5 XC90 from April 2004 giving better economy.

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September 2004

4.4 litre 315bhp Yamaha V8 with 440 Nm of torque at 3,900rpm launched at Paris Motor Show September 2004. New six-speed automatic transmission.

November 2004

210bhp 2.5T petrol engine added November 2004. 320Nm torque. 6-speed manual or 5-speed Geartronic transmission. 0-60 9.2 seconds in manual. On the road prices: XC90 2.5T S £31,230; XC90 2.5T SE £33,580. Deliveries from January 2005.

May 2005

New diesel with EU4 D5 engine power output increased from 163bhp to 185bhp and from 340Nm to 400Nm of torque.

April 2006

Facelifted April 2006 for 2007 model year. New front and rear bumpers, new grille, rear parking camera and distinctive circular rear reversiong lamps replaces with rectanguar lamps. 235bhp 3.2 I6 petrol introduced, and 311bhp 4.4 V8 finally reached UK market, both with 6-speed autoboxes.

May 2008

The Volvo XC90 premium SUV has received several updates for the 2009 Model Year, including a new lower CO2 figure for the D5 Geartronic1, the introduction of the sports-inspired R-DESIGN and new exterior colours, alloy wheels and options giving buyers more choice. The new 2009 Volvo XC90 is available to order now, with first cars arriving in June. Prices for the 2009 XC90 start at £32,845 for the D5 S. The manual 185 PS D5 emits 219g/km CO2.

As recently announced there have been many changes and additions to the Volvo V70 and XC90 range, including the new R-DESIGN sport chassis and styling package and a new lower CO2 figure for the Volvo XC90.

Volvo emblem on the tailgate larger and more wide-spread; enhancing its visibility. Power mirrors with an autofold function now standard1 across the Volvo model range. Mirrors can be set to fold in automatically when the car is locked, and fold out again when the car is unlocked. Communications Pack have also revised and now includes RTI Navigation System, Keyless Drive and Bluetooth Handsfree System.

A new Homelink option is available across the Volvo range for a RRP of £501 . With buttons integrated in the sun visor, Homelink allows the occupants to operate remote controlled home appliances, such as a garage door, home alarm and exterior lighting, without leaving the car.

May 2009

2010 Model Year announced

Volvo's seven-seat XC90 receives a new, lighter chassis and new dampers designed to improve drivability. In spite of this new chassis there are no price rises for the XC90. The range starting price remains static at £29,995 OTR for the D5 Active model, while prices for the flagship
Executive variant have been reduced for the 2010 Model Year. The Executive now starts at £42,985 OTR for the 3.2-litre petrol model, a decrease of over £4,000 with minimal specification changes.

November 2010

New D5 engine for Volvo XC90

The XC90 gains a new Euro V compliant five-cylinder diesel engine, featuring both improved performance and fuel consumption. The four-wheel drive Volvo XC90 D5 now produces 200hp (from 185hp) and maximum torque of 420 Nm (from what Nm), while fuel economy has been enhanced from 33.2mpg (EU Combined) to 34mpg. Now in its ninth year, the XC90 continues to go from strength to strength and, in the UK, is often the number one best selling large SUV in the market.

September 2011

In its ninth year of production, Volvo announced further refinements to the both the exterior and interior of the Volvo XC90. The new refinements include more sophisticated lines and materials to give a more rewarding driving experience. In 2010, sales figures for the XC90 grew close to 7,000 units - its best year ever in the UK, and over 37,000 globally. The XC90 with the latest refinements will be available to order from late October 2011.

Exterior Enhancements The XC90 is designed to give an elegant, muscular and robust impression, which has been reinforced through a number of refined details. A new day running light configuration using LEDs in the lower bumper gives the front more character. The redesigned silver metallic bumper bar as well as silver roof rails are now standard on all variants. There is also a new lower door moulding and all XC90 specifications are now fully colour-coordinated. The new tail lamps have dual light guides, LED brake lights and a silver turn indicator bulb (still with orange light). The latest new features also include a new six-spoke 18-inch wheel in a silver matt finish.

A number of refinements have been made to give the XC90 interior an even more luxurious feel, including the three-spoke steering wheel, aluminium décor as standard and the watch dial-inspired instrument design with white lighting. The tailgate, which is divided into an upper and a lower section, now comes with a new, colour-coordinated leather grab handle. The load cover has also been redesigned.

The XC90 is also available in an Executive specification which features a number of exclusive options such as soft leather seats with ventilation and massage, as well as a number of details with a more exclusive finish. The R-Design version boosts the XC90's sports appeal and gives the car a more driver-focused character. On top of the special chassis, the new R-design version also features redesigned upholstery, inlays, door panels and new Ixion 19-inch wheels.

The Volvo On Call system can now be combined with Bluetooth mobile phone connection. The system has been upgraded with music streaming from a preferred Bluetooth enabled portable music player. New too is a mobile application that makes sure that the driver can stay in touch with the parked car via an iPhone or Android smart phone. The mobile application is an extension of Volvo On Call.

Owners of all new Volvos from Model Year 2012 with Volvo On Call can download the mobile application that opens up a range of possibilities, such as: Car locator. The location of the car is shown on a map. There is also a digital compass that points the driver in the right direction. * Vehicle dashboard. This feature gives the driver access to a wide range of information: fuel level, remaining range to empty tank, average fuel consumption, average speed, odometer reading and trip meter reading.

What does a Volvo XC90 (2002 – 2015) cost?

List Price from £53,520
Buy new from £52,175
Contract hire from £426.67 per month