2017 Volvo XC90 Review

2017 Volvo XC90 luxury 7 passengers SUV

The 2017 Volvo XC90 was presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2016 for the first time. Volvo XC90 comes with Pilot Assist II technology as standard.

This luxury seven-passenger SUV comes with three powertrain options: petrol, diesel, and hybrid. This means that it offers everything for everybody.

The main rivals of the Volvo XC90 2017 will be Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and BMW X5.

2017 Volvo XC90 redesign

The Excellence model will be the main novelty on US soil. It will feature a recognizable front fascia with “Thor’s Hammer” headlights and a new grill.

Just like headlights and taillights will be with LED technology. Muscle look is enhanced by the new set of wheels with 22-inch size and sharp look shoulders on its belt side.

The new XC90 is available in three trim levels – Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription.

The XC90 is a vehicle that has the most luxurious interior in Volvo’s fleet. The most noticeable feature inside the cabin is a larger touchscreen control console which is the heart of the infotainment system.

The system comes without any button, which opens space for more options and a larger opportunity for designers. The luxury interior is fulfilled with the finest Nappa leather with a combination of wooden details.

All seven seats are ergonomically shaped in order to follow the line of the human spine. This creates a great seating position and eases long journeys.

Base models come with plenty of features in the starter packages such as retractable rearview mirrors, auto-dimmed mirrors (exterior and inner), headlight high-pressure cleaning, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Active Bending Lights (ABL) with Auto Highbeam (AHB)function.

The next package is Convenience, it includes Park Assist Pilot, Front Park Assist, Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control with Pilot Assist and Compass integrated into the interior rearview mirror.

Length 195.0 in. (4,950 mm)
Width 84.2 in. (2,140 mm)
Height 70.0 in. (1,776 mm)
Wheelbase 117.5 in. (2,984 mm)
Ground clearance 9.4 in. (238 mm)
Weight 4,520 – 5112 lbs. (2,050 – 2,319 kg)


Volvo XC90 2017 specs and price

Under the hood of the Volvo XC90 2017, you will be able to find three engine options – petrol, diesel, and hybrid. For US markets there will be only one engine available – 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged inline-4 petrol.

It is able to deliver 316 horses and 295 lb-ft of torque. The second petrol engine comes with the same configuration but only one turbocharger, which results in less power: 254 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

The diesel engine comes with a 2.0-liter of displacement and twin turbocharger but in three power configurations: 140/140/173 horsepower and 400/420/480 lb-ft of torque.


The last engine is hybrid and the most important one. It combines a 2.0-liter petrol engine with a rear electric motor/generator.

It has a total output of 407 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque but with 112 mpg (2.1 l/100km) of fuel economy which is excellent if we compared with 30 mpg (7.7 l/100km), 31 mpg (7.5 l/100km) for petrol and 45/41/41 mpg (5.2/5.7/5.7 l/100km) for diesel engines.

All 2017 Volvo XC90 models come equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission with Start/Stop and Adaptive Shift function. It will be available either with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive drivetrain.

Engine type T5 T6 T8 D4 D4 AWD D5
Power (HP/kW) 254/184 320/235 407/300 190/140 190/140 235/173
Torque (lb-ft/nM) 258/350 295/400 472/640 295/400 310/420 355/480
Transmission type 8-speed automatic with Start/Stop and Adaptive Shift

Pricing is still unknown but we don’t expect the biggest changes from its predecessor. That means that it will start around $44,000 for the base Momentum model with FWD while the top Inscription model will cost around %51,000.

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