Used 2012 Volvo XC90

$12,495 - $18,999
2012 Volvo XC90

2012 Highlights

For 2012, the Volvo XC90 loses its V8 engine and gets a reshuffled lineup of trim levels, with Bluetooth streaming audio now standard on all models. The 3.2 R-Design also gets adaptive xenon headlights.


  • Upscale and stylish interior
  • supportive front seats
  • smooth ride.


  • Third-row seating cuts into second-row room
  • underwhelming power
  • antiquated navigation system is difficult to use.

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Used 2012 Volvo XC90 for Sale

Volvo XC90 2012 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A) Savile Grey Metallic 71,384 miles
Used 2012Volvo XC903.2
Est.Loan: $262/mo
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Volvo XC90 2012 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A) Electric Silver Metallic Soft Beige leather53,976 miles
Used 2012Volvo XC903.2
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Volvo XC90 2012 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A) Savile Grey Metallic Soft Beige leather71,816 miles
Used 2012Volvo XC903.2
Est.Loan: $292/mo
25.1 mi away
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Dealer Notes

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Ice White Soft Beige leather92,434 miles
Used 2012Volvo XC903.2
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Black Stone Soft Beige leather69,952 miles
Used 2012Volvo XC903.2
Est.Loan: $282/mo
Car Web(5)
47 mi away
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Dealer Notes

NO ACCIDENT, 11 DOCUMENTED SERVICE RECORDS... THIS VEHICLE COMES EQUIPPED WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE, HEATED POWER LEATHER SEATS, POWER SUNROOF, POWER MIRROR, LOCKS, WINDOWS, DUAL ZONE CLIMATE, BLUETOOTH AUDIO, PHONE, 2 PERSON MEMORY SEATING, 2ND ROW BENCH SEAT, 3RD ROW BUCKET SEAT... Please visit our web site at for more detailed information and free car fax report available on this vehicle. We have a full service department for the vehicles sold here as well as Virginia State Inspection. To set up an appointment for test drive feel free to contact our sales team at 571-383-8106. Vehicle sold with 1 month or 1000 miles power train warranty. Prices exclude, tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649.

Ice White Soft Beige leather110,092 miles
Used 2012Volvo XC903.2
Est.Loan: $233/mo
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
Ice White Soft Beige leather48,239 miles
Used 2012Volvo XC903.2
Est.Loan: $346/mo
Kelly Cadillac
93.9 mi away
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Oyster Grey Metallic Soft Beige leather81,054 miles
Used 2012Volvo XC903.2
Est.Loan: $346/mo

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Features & Specs

3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)3.2 R-Design 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower240 hp @ 6200 rpm240 hp @ 6200 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover19.1%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Didn't expect the clunky-ness
I'm bulletpointing those things that I find uninspiring: * putting key into ignition takes much accuracy * confusion with central controls for entertainment/ventilation - not intuitive * navigation - very confusing * the pop-up screen for rear assist and navigation being separate instead of built in. it powers upward when in reverse then returns in drive. Imagine going in reverse for 3 seconds and this screen going up hten down while you're driving forward. It sounds like the first component that will malfunction * must slam doors to shut * door lock/unlock system: it takes multiple presses to get the doors to unlock (except driver's) * no power for rear hatch * jerky acceleration
High Expectations Slashed
I purchased this vehicle off the lot because of it's superior safety rating. I have two young kids, wanted them to learn to drive in city traffic in this so they are safe. Four year in and to date, this vehicle has performed it's job protecting my children. Even when I purchased this vehicle back years ago, the dashboard and functionality was outdated, but my focus was safety. I told the salesman that my only two criteria for an XC90 was that the car is white and that it has to have a navigation system. Today, I am burdened with a vehicle that works well mechanically, but the navigation system does not work consistently. Yes, I have an iPhone. No, I do not want to use it for navigation. In February, 2015, I contacted the dealer who sold me the vehicle and told them of my navigation/backup camera issue (the backup camera comes on, then the screen goes black and the window stays up, and the navigation system is completely disabled). I took the vehicle into the dealer for software updates SIX times in one year. The fix has never been installed because it does not exist. Volvo has given up on fixing the software, they have thrown up their hands and advised me they are never going to fix it. They have offered to "allow" me to trade in this vehicle for a new one; they were generous and offered me incentives being offered to everyone right now. The dealer will not give more, they will lose money. It's the Volvo manufacturing company that has turned their head and is not supporting their product. They can fix it, they have to hire a software engineer to find the bug and fix it. They have chosen not to. Therefore, they are refusing to repair a vehicle they manufactured. Clearly printed in their documentation, "From Design, Engineering, and Manufacturing to support activities in Parts, Service, and Sales, high standards have been set to help insure your satisfaction and pride as an owner of a Volvo.” I am neither satisfied nor proud. I could have purchased any SUV for my family with a third row seat. I chose this one, my very first Volvo, because of the company reputation and the research that I did indicating they were a solid company that stood behind their products. Boy, was I fooled. Could of bought a Mercedes. Could of bought an Audi. Could have bought a Lexus. I have owned a vehicle from each of those manufacturers in the past and never run into a problem with maintenance or repair. Now I will suffer the price when I trade in this vehicle and take a lesser amount for the manufacturer's defect. So, I guess I'm paying for the navigation system twice! Is the vehicle a complete loss? No, the vehicle itself has worked fine mechanically. It is truly unfortunate that the only upgrade option that I requested is the one thing that failed. What strikes me the hardest is the lack of support from the manufacturer. I will never buy another Volvo again.
2012 XC90 stable car but high maintenance cost
Bought the 2012 XC90 with 50 000 miles 12/ 2014 for $23000, The car has been ok but has some major maintenance issues, over the last 3 years I have used $12 000 for maintenance. Issues 1) One morning the car did not start - had it towed to dealerships for repair, it took them 7 hours of investigation @ $200+ hour to figure what is wrong - ended up paying $3000 for the repair - was not covered by warranty, the car had the AC fan sensor failing which kept the fan running and draining the battery - this took them 7 hours to figure out ! 2) AC broke @ $2000 cost, AC seems to very typical to break in XC90, had the same problem with an earlier XC90 3) all car engine mounts broke - replacement cost $1500 4) Brake pad and disk replacement $1600+. Maintenance cost is very high for Volvos - every single time it is brought to regular maintenance the cost is at least $1000, mostly $1500. My XC90 has still few irritating faults like the remote key does work only randomly, and the steering wheel radio control has an irritating bug, if you press volume control and then immediately channel selection - the radio jumps into programming mode. I would not buy pre owned Volvo again, the reliablity is not there and cost to maintain is very high.
Used 2012 Volvo XC90 Overview

The Used 2012 Volvo XC90 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A), and 3.2 R-Design 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2012 Volvo XC90 trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 is priced between $12,495 and $18,999 with odometer readings between 48239 and 110092 miles.

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