2006 Volvo XC90 Consumer Review: Shines in bad weather

2006 Volvo XC90 - Consumer Review

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2.5T 4dr SUV (2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Shines in bad weather
By Guillermo on


2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


All around solid vehicle. It's an Ocean Race Edition, but with the 5-cylinder engine (that's how it was packaged in Canada). You only need a V8 if you plan on towing. Drive it in and around Calgary, which gets a wide range of weather conditions. The AWD is particularly impressive in the rain and snow (winter tires are necessary for half the year, of course). Other than routine scheduled maintenance, have only had a couple of fixes (head light and wheel bearing) which were covered under warranty.

Best Features

Very comfy interior with much thought put into the layout of controls. Third row seats handy when occasionally needed. Lots of cargo room with second row folded down.

Worst Features

Rear hatch can not be opened with gloves on (at least by me)! I also wish the coffee mug holder could lift out for easy cleaning. Not the greatest sounding stereo I've heard, but that might just be the crappy radio stations here in Cowtown!
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