2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid

2017 Volvo XC90
MSRP range
$67,800 - $104,900


  • Elegant styling inside and out
  • Spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV
  • Many standard safety technology features
  • Precise handling that inspires confidence


  • Handling doesn't inspire much confidence when going around turns
  • some of its standard touchscreen controls can be hard to use
  • Comes up short on performance and real-world fuel economy
  • Overly busy ride quality for a vehicle in its class
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Scandinavian test drive
Mark, 10/29/2016
We picked up our XC90 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo flew us over and back, picked us up at the airport, put us into a nice hotel, and provided a three course meal the day we arrived. After taking us to the factory , we met our new car. Our advisor went over the car with us. After a short test drive we had a Swedish meatball lunch followed by a factory tour. An amazing experience! We have had the car for a year now. It has been reliable with no mechanical issues. Using battery power for regular work commuting and hybrid mode for everything else I’m getting about 40 mpg. It flies effortlessly through out Colorado Mountains. Getting into the car at the end of a day of work is like a cocoon that just comfortably wraps around me. I find the Sensus touch screen easy to use and intuitive
Great Car with bad design flaw
Bill, 3/24/2017
The XC-90 8T has a serious design problem. If the car sits long enough ( usually 7 to 8 days) the car goes into a sleep mode to protect the batteries. The result is the car is dead with no power available. The car must be entered using the manual key and the only way to start the car is to get a jump start. I am an international commercial pilot and go on long trips all the time. When I return I must get my airline's maintenance to give me a jump to start. Needless to say I am the joke of the airline and having to to this at 4am during blizzards in Chicago is a nightmare. I have a 1995 snow plow I can start after sitting 6 months but a new 84,000 Volvo XC-90 cannot sit 2 weeks how sad.The dealer has been great but Volvo has not provided any hopes for a fix. I am pursuing the Lemon laws for my state
15+ miles, no gas
Reginald Souleyrette, 4/21/2017
The pure electric is great if you live 7 miles from work like I do. I can charge it in 2.5 hours with a 240v outlet I ran myself for $100 in parts and the charge lasts both directions. Wish it was more but works for me.
great SUV but not atheletic
SKA, 3/16/2017
We have very limited options for 3 row luxury SUV. Mercedes GLS is too big, BMW X5 3rd row is unusable. It boils down to XC90 and Audi Q7. Me and my wife both loved the exterior/interior of XC90. Eventually we ended up buying XC90 T8 Inscription with all possible options (MSRP was 85K, but we got good deal). Car is very quite and drives really nice and my wife swears for its handling. However I feel driving is boring. Acceleration is no where close to my Mercedes E350. May be I should not expect that but I want to let you know that don't get foll by 400hp rating. It is big/heavy car and you will notice it. It has about 15 miles electric only range and my wife loves electric only mode due to quietness (I feel it is sluggish in electric mode). in last 4 months I had to visit dealer twice. Once engine light came up and second because there is some rattling noise in center console. Dealer fixed engine light thing, but noise issue has not gone fully (it comes back only at certain speed). I feel it is due to air suspension and I have to live with it. I don't expect such thing in 85K car. If I have to buy again, I would buy T6, since it is 400lb lighter so will have better handling. T6 will be 15K cheaper too. Now it has been one year since I have this vehicle. It has made two trips to dealer for various issues. One for temp sensor gone bad and another for battery cooling pump gone bad. It was also making creaking sound at center console which dealership fixed by putting some extra insulation. Now I hope everything is sorted out and just regular servicing will be needed in future. I have grown used to its driving characteristics. Driving experience is best at Sports mode. Everyone gives compliment for its looks.
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Features & Specs

N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 7
8-speed automatic
400 hp @ 6000 rpm
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 7
8-speed automatic
400 hp @ 6000 rpm
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 4
8-speed automatic
400 hp @ 6000 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
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
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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More about the 2017 Volvo XC90

The 2017 Volvo XC90 may have the most beautiful interior available in any SUV. It's all Scandinavian textures and minimalist elegance. You know, matte wood, brushed metals, tailored upholstery and not too much of anything. In a world of excess, it's a restrained environment. It's practically a sanctuary. It's even, dare we say it, tasteful. And the exterior is pretty Downtown Stockholm groovy too.

But there's also every conceivable luxury aboard. Turn up the volume on the Bowers & Wilkins 19-speaker sound system and the whole car seems to quiver with music. Computers monitor practically everything, and the seats are more comfortable than anything in your house.

Volvo has taken the big leap and committed itself to powering all its vehicles with four-cylinder engines going forward. The standard XC90 powerplant is a 2.0-liter member of Volvo's new “Drive-E” engine family that features direct injection, variable valve timing, and a turbocharger. It's rated at 250 horsepower. Higher trim XC90s get a version of the 2.0-liter Drive-E with a supercharger and a turbocharger that, despite its dinky dimensions, is rated at 316 hp. And if that's not enough, Volvo is also offering a plug-in hybrid version that supplements the twin-charged four with an electric motor for a total of 400 hp. Diesel versions are available in Europe but haven't yet made it to the United States.

An eight-speed automatic transmission makes use of the power no matter how it's generated and feeds either the front wheels or all four of them depending on trim levels. And there are numerous XC90 trim levels, ranging from the T5 Momentum to the T8 Excellence.

The basic front-wheel drive XC90 gets an EPA rating of 24 mpg combined (22 mpg city/26 mpg highway). The plug-in hybrid version will run up to 14 miles on electricity alone and knock out the equivalent to 54 mpg combined when operating in that mode. With the gas engine whirring, that drops to 25 mpg.

Volvo's tradition of leading-edge safety continues with this second-generation XC90. There's a frontal collision detection system that, combined with automatic braking, should prevent some disasters. The seat cushions are energy absorbing, the seat belts are self-tightening and new for 2017 is a lane departure system integrated with automatic steering to keep the XC90 on the road at all times. There's also a semi-autonomous driving mode which lets the XC90 pilot itself at up to 80 mph.

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2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid Overview

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid is offered in the following styles: T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), and T8 Excellence Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A).

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