White Volvo XC90

Used Volvo XC90

Large and luxurious, the Volvo XC90 is one of the best big SUVs you'll find on the used market

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Used Volvo XC90 for sale

White Volvo XC90 Exterior Front Driving

The Volvo XC90 is a large, 7-seat SUV that's luxurious and uber-practical. As one of the largest cars within Volvo's range, the XC90 sits above the XC60 and XC40 SUVs.

With SUVs becoming a go-to choice for plenty of families across the UK, the XC90 ensures it can compete with rivals thanks to a range of great features, such as:

  • Multiple intelligent hybrid powertrains to choose from
  • Super comfortable and plush interior
  • Bundles of technology as standard
  • Stylish exterior aesthetics
  • Excellent safety rating

Engines and Driving Experience

White Volvo XC90 Exterior Rear Driving

You'll have a choice from mild hybrid (MHEV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) (titled Recharge by Volvo) powertrains when searching for a used XC90.

Petrol and Diesel MHEV

  • 2.0-litre petrol, 247bhp: 0 to 62mph in 7.3 seconds, circa 32mpg combined
  • 2.0-litre petrol, 296bhp: 0 to 62mph in 6.4 seconds, circa 31mpg combined 
  • 2.0-litre diesel, 232bhp: 0 to 62mph in 7.1 seconds, circa 40mpg combined


  • 2.0-litre, 385bhp: 0 to 62mph in 5.5 seconds, up to 134mpg combined with batteries fully charged
  • 2.0-litre, 449bhp: 0 to 62mph in 5.4 seconds, up to 217mpg combined with batteries fully charged

Other naturally aspirated engines can be found on used examples, but they were removed from production in 2020. The XC90's focus is on comfort rather than performance, giving a smooth and refined ride. When pushed however, it's fairly agile and can still retain a controlled feel when cornering hard.

Practicality and Running Costs

Volvo XC90 Boot

Practicality is arguably the XC90's strongest suit, with space for up to seven on some models. Head and legroom is good throughout, even in the third row; taller adults may still find sitting back there a bit of a squeeze, but it's certainly roomier than what most rivals have to offer.

In 7-seat configuration, the XC90 still offers a respectable 356 litres of boot space. Folding the third row down (or opting for a 5-seat model) is when the XC90 really shines, offering an impressive 1,007 litres of boot space. For times where you're carrying even larger bits of luggage, folding down all five rear seats provides a colossal 1,856 litres of space. Pair this with the low loading lip and transporting cargo is a breeze.

Being a large, powerful SUV, running costs are going to be towards the pricier side. Insurance resides around groups 38 to 45 (out of 50). Low cost servicing and maintenance can be taken out at any Evans Halshaw dealership.

Interior, Technology and Safety

Volvo XC90 Interior

The interior is minimalist in design, opting for a touchscreen system as opposed to various physical buttons and knobs. It also features plenty of high-quality materials to ensure the cabin is a nice place to be, as well as very comfortable seats that increase both driver and passenger pleasure.

The XC90 come very well-equipped, as you'd expect. Entry-level 'Momentum' models come with features such as full LED headlights, a heated steering wheel and wireless mobile phone charging as standard. Opt for a higher specification such as the 'Inscription Pro' and you'll get kit such as a panoramic roof and heated seats.

Volvo haven't cut any corners when it comes to safety either, achieving a full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating thanks to multiple driver assist systems, such as:

  • Blind Spot Information System and Cross Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive cruise control with distance alert and queue assist
  • 360-degree camera
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Driver alert control with lane keeping aid

Is the Volvo V90 right for me?

The Volvo XC90 is right for you if you're after a large SUV that's highly practical and very luxurious. By no means is it cheap, but used examples can be found for less than what other premium rivals ask for without losing out when it comes to quality.

Before you decide if it's the car for you, it's worth checking out the competition. German rivals such as the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 have a reputation for luxurious cabins, making them a popular choice for many. If you're working with a smaller budget but still want something plush, then the Skoda Kodiaq is a great place to start.

Why purchase a used Volvo XC90 through Evans Halshaw?

Find your ideal used car with Evans Halshaw

At Evans Halshaw, we have a variety of used cars for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it's inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted.

All our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer Home Delivery to UK mainland addresses, giving you flexibility when searching for your next car.

We're also able to offer you a tailored Service Plan for your selected car, which allows you to spread the cost of maintenance over an agreed period of time, whilst saving you money in the process.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.