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2007 XC90 AWD V8
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By DENNIS
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2007 Volvo XC90 SUV V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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First XC90 was 2003 T6. Gas hog and poor performance. Traded it in on a 2006 V8 AWD, used, dealer special. Traded that in for a 2007 V8 AWD, new, because I wanted a Nav system and I love the new Titanium Metallic Grey color with black interior. 2007 best of the lot and a Wednesday car built. Powerful,smooth, comfortable, great sound system, excellent visabiltiy, fun to drive and solid as a tank. 6200 miles and no problems. Truly a world class vehicle. Looked at a Mercedes M, BMWx5, MDX and Volvo was the best of the group. Most power and most cargo room. You can spend a lot more money and you can't buy a much better vehicle.


Best Features

V8 engine. Premium sound system. All seats comfortable including the 3rd row. Excellent visability and solid road handling.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage would be a plus. I've got a lead foot and am only averaging about 14.5 mpg combined. Not bad for a vehicle this size and weight.


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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Yash Parulekar
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2007 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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My first new car; love every minute of driving it. awesome looks, great comfort and a driving pleasure. Low noise, awesome seats, great driver position (nice and high). We love the two-piece rear gate as we have a dog who hops onto it as well as stays in on warmer days with the lower gate closed. main reason for buying was safety and looks. looked at BMW (X3 too small; X5 too expensive), Acura (tacky), Infiniti (weird), merc (unreliable?).


Best Features

looks, understated luxury, seats, quietness, the rear curve


Worst Features

more interior storage, better display on the sound system (i have the 6 cd system which still has the 80s style monochromatic dot-matrix display)


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Good so far
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By Greg Robins
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2007 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Just new to Volvo after driving Japanese for all my life (except Audi for a wonderful 3 years). Compared to previous MDX and 4-Runner, the XC90 has all the luxe one would expect at this price. Great seats, simple control-layout, great ride, decent power and capabilities. Low road noise and nice, high perch. Great grocery bag feature at back that beats a cargo net hands down. Handsome exterior design.


Best Features

Looks, simplicity, safety and security, stability control in wet weather, ride, quietness, comfort and overall Euro-ride experience.


Worst Features

Lack of storage for simple change/sunglasses/cell phones in front, small cup holder will not hold Nalgene or Sigg containers, some cheap rentals have better safety such as easier sound systems and seat warmers that don't require your eyes to find, AWD not that great compared to Audi or Subaru.


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Nice car, with a few shortcomings
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By Carsten S
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2007 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Overall, I am satisfied with the car. On many levels it compares well with other imported SUVs, and is more reasonably priced than many of them. The cargo room it provides is quite good. 2nd row seating is tight front and aft when the third row option is installed. Volvo has a very skimpy maintenance plan, comp. to others', just the first is free. Gas mileage: try as I might, never more than 17mpg. A BMW X3 is much quicker and with beter mileage. Reliability: the shift lever will not leave park on cold days for up to 1min. Even a "fix" didn't help. Traction: Problems with 4wd engagement led to recall, but mine still spins through in FWD on even just slightly wet surfaces. Very annoying


Best Features

Controls for climate, sound, etc are laid out well, and once you know them, can be operated by touch without looking for them every time (many new cars don't have that any more). Under seat heating ducts for the back pass. Do not use these yet, but the kid-booster and third row are nice features


Worst Features

Gas mileage. Fix to the dynamic AWD engagement. This system is not nearly as good as BMW's xDrive. (I get up my steep driveway no sweat with the BMW X3, but takes 2-3 tries with the XC90 under same conditions.) Could be a bit quicker (prob. hard to do as it is a very solid car).


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More time in shop than on the road
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By Marginmonster
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2007 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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My wife and I purchased our 2007 XC90 3.2 in April of 07. We have had multiple problems with this vehicle including a chronic rattle (5 weeks in the shop), a defective DVD entertainment system (almost caused a fire), improper oil change (1 1/2 quart low)and a stress cracked windshield / improperly installed from factory (took and act of God to get Volvo to take responsibility for). While the build quality of this vehicle and design of the XC90 looks good, we have experienced many problems that should not have occured in a vehicle in this price range. We would not recommend Volvo and particularly the dealership we worked with.


Best Features

When we are not finding problems with our XC90, we do enjoy driving it. The 3.2 liter engine is underpowered, or at least our is (the demo I drove with the same engine we much quicker- go figure).


Worst Features

Better attention to detail in manufacturing and quality control. The temperature gauge and fuel gauge should be reversed backwards location. Tall folks will find that the steering wheel cuts off their field of vision into the instrument cluster. Ent. system hard to work with. V8 is too expensive.


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