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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Volvo V90

Overall verdict
A properly desirable Volvo wagon - finally a decent alternative to the Germans.


Scandi-style interior, looks, relaxed and harmonious drive


Rakish roofline eats into cargo space


What is it?

An all-new Volvo estate, which shares very few parts with the V70 it effectively replaces. Its basic engineering and technology, and the flavours of its design inside and out, are copy-pasted from the XC90. Which is fine, because the big, seven-seat SUV is very safe, relaxing and a delight to sit in. So we have no particularly shocking news to deliver on the new estate. It too has those qualities in abundance.


Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 D5 PowerPulse Inscription 5dr AWD Geartronic
7.2s 146g/km 50.4 235 £47,250
The cheapest
2.0 D4 Momentum 5dr Geartronic
8.5s 129g/km 57.6 190 £38,000
The greenest
2.0 D4 Inscription 5dr Geartronic
8.5s 127g/km 58.9 190 £41,750
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