Review: The Volvo XC90
- World Class mid-size SUV crossover
- Highest possible NCAP safety ratings
- Highly efficient, high performance engines
- High payload and towing capacity
If there is anything that the VOLVO brand is known for it is safety and reliability so when they entered the 4×4 SUV market in 2002 there was never any doubt that the Swedish masters would produce something very special indeed. Based on the same platform as the Volvo S80 it quickly became Volvo’s best selling vehicle worldwide and continues to dominate the market.
Launched at the North American Auto Show the first generation XC90 was offered with a 208BHP, 2.5 litre, 5-cylinder diesel and a 268BHP, 2.9 litre, twin-turbo, inline 6-cylinder. While the 2.5 was available in either 2-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configuration the 2.9, with its 4-speed auto was only available in AWD.
In 2005 a 311BHP, 4.4 [...]