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Volvo V90

(2016 - present)

Volvo V90 is a premium large estate car, the saloon version of which is called the S90. The current model was launched in 2016, and a lightly facelifted version is set to arrive in the UK in early 2020.

In addition to the regular V90 range, there is a more rugged version called the the V90 Cross Country aimed at owners who want more off-roading ability but don’t want an SUV.

The Volvo V90 has received consistently good ratings and several awards from the UK motoring media, although the model tends to sit in the shadow of its SUV sister, the enormously popular Volvo XC90. It has received widespread praise for its exterior and interior design, as well as its overall comfort levels. The driving experience is not as good as the class-leading BMW 5 Series Touring, but this is not necessarily a priority for a large estate model.

The Volvo V90 Cross Country has also received considerable praise and is considered an excellent compromise for those who want the ability to venture beyond the bitumen but would prefer a regular car to an SUV-style vehicle.

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Body style: Large estate
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £39,835 on-road

Launched: Summer 2016
Last updated: Spring 2020
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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Auto Express


Auto Trader






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Company Car Today


Daily Mail




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The Sun


The Sunday Times


The Telegraph


Top Gear


What Car?





Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: January 2017









Eco Rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Volvo V90 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Volvo V90 has received


  • Car Dealer Magazine Awards – Best Used Executive Car


  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Estate Car
  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best Estate Car


  • Top Gear Awards – Best Estate
  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Car of the Year + Best Estate Car

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