Volvo XC90 – 7 Seat Car
The Volvo XC90 is a 7 seater luxury crossover SUV with 4×4 driving technology. A crossover SUV is built on a car platform: it handles like a car but has the space of a 7 seater vehicle. The Volvo XC90 was launched at the Detroit Motor Show in 2002. It won the North American Car of the Year prize in 2003. Volvo is a Swedish car company.
Volvo XC90 – Purchase Price
The Volvo XC90 D5 AWD diesel engine model starts at £32,095. The petrol engine Volvo XC90 3.2 AWD starts from £38,540.
Volvo XC90 – Running Costs
Fully servicing the Volvo XC90 costs £195. A full service with added MOT costs £230. An interim service costs £130 or £165 for an interim service with added MOT. A MOT with a one year guarantee costs £59. A MOT with a three year guarantee costs £119. It is advisable to check prices when you are planning to have your 7 seater serviced or to take it in for a MOT. The above prices were checked online with a major national car service provider: prices with your local provider may vary.
Volvo XC90 – C02 Emissions
The Volvo XC90 has an average CO2 emissions level of 219 g/km (diesel engine) or 269 g/km (petrol engine). Emissions levels depend on the exact model chosen. 219/269 g/km places the Volvo XC90 in the top range of 7 seaters in terms of emissions.
Volvo XC90 – Car Tax Band (VED)
Linked to its CO2 emissions, the Volvo XC90 falls within car tax bands (VED) K and M. These are the highest car tax bands, which run from A through to M. Car tax band K carries an annual charge of £245 in the 2010/2011 tax year (£435 for car tax band M). The showroom tax, which is the charge paid in the first year of ownership, is £550 (£950 for car tax band M). Tax rates for the 2011/2012 tax year and beyond have not yet been set but may increase.
Volvo XC90 – Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
The petrol engine model of the Volvo XC90 has an urban miles per gallon cycle of 17.5, extra mpg of 31.7 and combined mpg of 24.6. The diesel engine Volvo XC90 7 seater car has an urban miles per gallon cycle of 25.7, extra mpg of 41.5 and a combined mpg of 34 mpg.
Volvo XC90 – Additional Features
The Volvo XC90 options include an engine protection shield, an electronic automatic levelling system, silver roof cross bars, an exterior chrome kit, a front bumper bar, roof protector ribs, footsteps, mud flaps, comfort pillows, sunshades for the windows, an electric cooler and heater box, a parking assist camera, a portable navigation system and cruise control.
Volvo XC90 – Safety Features
Safety features of the 7 seater Volvo XC90 include auxiliary lamps, snow chains, a towing rope, modified child seats and kick guards (protecting seats from children’s kicking) and a first aid kit.
Volvo XC90 – Speed
The Volvo XC90 achieves 0-62 miles per hour in an average 9.7 seconds. This makes it one of the fastest 7 seaters on the market. Its average top speed is 127 miles per hour.
Volvo XC90 – Insurance Group
The Volvo XC90 typically falls within insurance groups 15 and 16.
Volvo XC90 – Conclusion
The Volvo Xc90 although luxurious, expensive to run with lower fuel efficiency than other 7 Seaters is a reasonably cheap car to buy when you compare it to the very similar Audi Q7. You could spend up to £90,000 on a Q7, whereas you could pick up an Xc90 for far less. Second hand models are available from around £10,000.