2014 Volvo XC90 | new car review

Posted on Mar 23, 2014 by
2014 Volvo XC90
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
AEDAED 169,900 - 184,900
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
    User: 98%
  • Interior
    Editor: 60%
    User: 94%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
    User: 98%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
    User: 94%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
    User: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%
    User: 91%

Review Summary:

The XC90 is one of the best mid-sized luxury SUV’s around. Comfort and versatility aplenty, an area where it beats its main rivals convincingly.

Pros

The Volvo XC90 is quite practical with its 7 seats
Well priced

Cons

Slightly dated interior

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One could argue that the 2014 Volvo XC90 looks relatively understated when compared to, say, the BMX X5 or Land Rover LR4. But look again and, although not as sleek as some of the more junior Volvo’s, has a butch, rugged look about it. It’s proportionate and refined without being ostentatious, which is refreshing for this class.

2014 Volvo XC90 front

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The XC90 boasts a very desirable interior, and it stands apart from the rest of the Volvo range. Chiefly, it feels luxurious, which is what this car is all about. But it has done it in such a way that it still feels classy without being tacky. It is arguably a touch dated, but in the XC90 you will feel that you have made a smart decision.

2014 Volvo XC90 interior

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Volvo has fitted the XC90 with everything that you could possibly need. Naturally safety is paramount, and airbag curtains are fitted throughout. Volvo’s trademark SIPS (side impact protection system) is built into the cars structure, which will offer peace of mind to any family. It seats seven people, and the seats fold down cleverly, and in a variety of combinations.

2014 Volvo XC90 side

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You have two options with the XC90, Sport and R-Design. Both come fitted with a 3.2 litre 6-cylinder petrol engine and AWD is standard. At 6400rpm the engine will produce 243hp and 320Nm of torque, and you will manage 11.5/100km fuel economy, which is impressive for such a large car. The Sport costs AED 169,900, while the R-Design, which comes with a lot more, starts at AED 184,900.

2014 Volvo XC90 rear

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Whereas its rivals focus on performance and glitzy style, the XC90 coasts through with a smile. It is a very practical car that does the job perfectly well without shouting about it, and includes going . That understated character is what makes this a very attractive car, and its price underlines that point perfectly.

2014 Volvo XC90 front and side

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One Response to 2014 Volvo XC90 | new car review

  1. RpM Reply

    March 24, 2014 at 11:19 am

    • Exterior
      98%
    • Interior
      94%
    • Quality
      98%
    • Features
      94%
    • Performance
      85%
    • Value for money
      91%
    • Rated 5 stars

    no better family car!

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