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2017 Volvo XC90

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2017 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

3.5 out of 5


  • Plenty of standard safety equipment
  • Spacious second- and third-row seating


  • Larger wheel choices upset the ride comfort
  • Some rivals offer better performance

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 25 highway, 23 combined

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2017 XC90, Volvo's flagship SUV, is full of appeal

A year after a redesign, the 2017 Volvo XC90 has comfortably slotted in alongside luxury midsize SUV competitors like the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE. The big Swedish contender oozes classy sophistication, looking and feeling luxurious—an undeniably big part of the XC90's appeal. It's also practical, offering four-, five- and seven-seat configurations in the large cabin. It's comfortable inside, but, as in most of its rivals, the rearmost seats are best reserved for smaller adults or children.

Three powertrain choices are offered. A turbocharged 250-hp 2.0-liter is the entry-level choice and badged T5. The T6 above it adds a supercharger to up the power to 316 hp. If that's not enough, there's the T8, which adds plug-in hybrid capability to boost output to 400 hp and allow short trips on battery power alone. Trim choices encompass the Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, and the new-for-2017 Excellence. The base Momentum comes nicely equipped, but if you want luxury-level touches, the Excellence trim is a plush four-seater with a pair of captain's chairs with footrests, folding trays, touchscreen controls, and two crystal glasses. A Momentum T6 will make more sense for most buyers, but add the Plus package if you want Apple CarPlay® integration.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal reliability rating**

Above Average
RepairPal gave the Volvo XC90 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volvo XC90 18th out of 25 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Volvo XC90 details

T5 R-Design 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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