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20 Volvo XC90 2.0 B5D [235] R DESIGN 5dr AWD Geartronic

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display9" centre console portrait touch screen
Adjustable steering wheel forceBluetooth hands free telephone connection
Drive mode settingsDriver alert control with lane keeping aid
Handsfree power tailgate opening and closingIntellisafe assist - Adaptive cruise control with pilot assist
Oncoming Lane MitigationRemote engine start
Sensus navigation with European mapping and traffic informationService interval indicator
Speed limiterSpeed sensitive steering
Trip computerVoice activated control for key functions
Volvo on callWireless internet connection

Entertainment

DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)Steering wheel remote infotainment controls

Exterior Features

Active bending headlights with adaptive shadow technologyAdaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lights
Auto dimming interior + exterior mirrorsAutomatic headlight levelling system
Automatic LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lightsBody colour bumpers
Dark tinted windows for rear side windows and cargo areaDual integrated exhaust pipes with high gloss black surround
Electric folding and heated door mirrorsFront and rear power windows
Front LED fog lights with cornering functionHeated washer nozzles
High gloss black Deco lower front bumperHigh gloss black door mirrors
High gloss black mesh front grille with silk metal surroundHigh gloss black window surround
Home safe and approach lightingIlluminated front and rear R-Design tread plates
Integrated roof rails in high gloss blackPuddle lights
Rain sensor with automatic windscreen wiper activationRear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
Roof antennaRoof spoiler
Visible VIN plate 

Interior Features

12V socket in front + rear tunnel console, rear passenger compartment and cargo area2nd Row centre armrest with storage and cupholders
3 spoke leather steering wheel and illuminated gear knob with chrome trimAmbient door and instrument panel lighting
B Pillar ventilationBlack headlining
Bright metal luggage thresholdCargo divider with grocery bag holder
Centre console cupholders and storageDriver's side lower dashboard storage compartment
Front and rear door pocket and front cupholder illuminationFront footwell and side step illumination
Front headrestsFront seat cushion extensions
Heated front seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated luggage compartmentIlluminated tailgate
Illuminated vanity mirrors + ticket holderIllumination lockable glovebox compartment
Integrated sun curtains in rear doorsLoad protection net
Multicolour theatre lightingNappa Leather Key Integrated Remote
Outboard armrest with cupholder and storage for third row passengersPassenger seat electric height adjuster
Passenger seat lumbar supportPower driver seat with multi directional lumbar support and memory for seat and exterior mirrors
Power folding 2nd row headrestsRear footwell and side step illumination
Rear headrestsSemi automatic load cover
Sports floor matsSports leather gear knob
Sports pedalsSports steering wheel
Steering wheel audio controlsThree 2nd row individual folding passenger seats with fore/aft adjustment
Two 3rd row individual folding passenger seatsUnderfloor cargo storage

Safety

7 three point seatbeltsCity safety includes pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection and front collision warning with full auto brake
Drivers knee airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
First aid kitFront and rear curtain airbags
Front seat side impact airbagsFront seats SIPS airbags
Hill descent controlHill start assist
IC (Inflatable Curtains) - Full LengthPassenger airbag cut-off switch
Power parking brake with auto hold functionRun off Road Mitigation
Run off Road ProtectionSeatbelt reminder and pretensioners for all seats
SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)Slippery road and hazard light alert
Stability and Traction Control with Spin control, Engine Drag Control and Corner Traction ControlTyre pressure monitoring system
Vehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake AssistWarning triangle
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front 

Security

Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensorKey integrated remote control central locking + fuel flap with deadlocking system and auto open/close power windows
Keyless drive (includes keyless entry and keyless start) with remote tagLocking wheel nuts
Private locking for glovebox and tailgate 

Technical

8 speed automatic transmission with start/stop + manual change functionsActive four C chassis - four corner adaptive dampers with electronic air suspension
All wheel drive systemTouring chassis

Trim

Metal mesh inlaysTailored Instrument Panel and Door Tops with Contrast Stitching

Wheels

Tempa spare wheel and jack
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)156Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb183WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max195
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min171 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1969Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max37.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min42.7

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power235Coin DescriptionB5D AWD
Coin SeriesR DESIGN ProGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0742EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %97
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %72NCAP Safety Assist %100
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.6Engine Power - BHP235
Engine Power - KW173Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT354
Engine Torque - MKG48.9Engine Torque - NM480
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed112

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTP 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front275/35 R22Tyre Size Rear275/35 R22
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5 DOUBLE SPOKE
Wheel Type22" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1776Length4953
Wheelbase2984Width2008
Width (including mirrors)2140 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)71Gross Vehicle Weight2840
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1856Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)356
Max. Loading Weight737Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2103No. of Seats7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volvo XC90 B5

The improved version of Volvo's second generation XC90 gets a mild dose of electrification. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Volvo's second generation XC90 is a seven-seat luxury SUV that's already given key rivals like Audi's Q7 and the Land Rover Discovery a lot to think about. Safe, efficient, clever, practical and stylish, this car continues to position the Swedish maker as a credibly prestigious automotive brand. Now, it's better still, thanks to the introduction of mild hybrid engine tech.

Background

Here's the car that began Volvo's modern era, the second generation XC90. This large luxury SUV established new standards for the brand when this model was originally announced back in 2014 and the company's recent move towards full electrification will re-set those standards once again. The improved XC90 model we're going to look at here, a range announced in the Spring of 2019, has reflected that trend with fresh mild hybrid technology. Plus the line-up's got a light update. Time to take a fresh look at this car. The key change to the range is the inclusion of mild hybrid 'B5' diesel and petrol engines that together replace the conventional D5 diesel that the majority of buyers of this SUV previously chose. Otherwise, things are much as they were. All XC90s continue to provide the sort of proper full-sized seven-seat versatility that few rivals can credibly offer and a cool, authentic brand of Scandinavian charm that's really quite appealing. It all sounds promising doesn't it? Time to put this car to the test.

Driving Experience

When it comes to the XC90 range's mild hybrid 'B5' petrol and diesel engines, most buyers will prefer the 235hp diesel unit over the 250hp petrol version, but either way, the drivetrain set-up is the same, based around a 48-volt battery, a 'KERS' kinetic energy recovery system and an 'ISG' integrated starter-generator. Every time you brake or take your foot from the throttle, the 'KERS' set-up captures surplus energy and stores it as electricity in an extra battery provided in the boot. That additional electricity can be used to boost acceleration, help the stop/start system or power ancillary functions. The objective here wasn't to provide Prius-like periods of electric-only driving but instead make the engine more efficient via smoother transitions between driving, cruising and resting. That's all been aided by revisions to the automatic gearbox and the implementation of the brand's first brake-by-wire system. As before, across the range, there's the option of an 'Active Four-C Chassis' package, which gives you four-corner adaptive dampers and electronic air suspension. Handling strikes a good balance between comfort and agility; cruising refinement meets the required executive standard; and there's the potential for a mild amount of off road prowess. A standard 'Pilot Assist' system offers a degree of highway-orientated autonomous driving technology. And you might be interested to know this car can tow up to 2,700kgs.

Design and Build

Only very minor visual changes feature with this revised version of the MK2 model - tiny tweaks to the bumper and the air intakes, plus extra black trim on the 'R-Design' model. There's also a slightly redesigned front grille, which as before features Volvo's traditional Iron Mark logo at its centre and will be finished in either black or silver, depending on trim level. We liked the front-of-cabin experience served up by this XC90 when we first tested it back in 2015: we still do. This interior is simple, elegant - and very uncluttered, with only eight buttons on the fascia. The remaining functions you'd normally access through confusing rows of little switches on the dash have been relocated into menu options that lie behind the big, easy-to-use icons you'll find on a smart 9-inch infotainment colour touchscreen that's presented portrait-style on the centre console. You'll glimpse more hi-tech screen technology through the three-spoke wheel courtesy of Volvo's 12.3-inch Active TFT Crystal Driver's Information Display. Otherwise though, this cabin's an aesthetic triumph, immaculately made and full of premium touches like the diamond-cut start/stop control switch and the slatted cover for this centre dash. This genuine seven seater features innovatively designed seats that also free up interior space for passengers in both the second and third seat rows. Even the third row can seat an adult up to 170cm tall. As for the boot space on offer, well that's inevitably going to be a little restricted with all seven seats in place, though even in this configuration, you still get 397-litres of luggage space. Fold the 3rd row and you can load up to 1,102-litres, if you pack to the roof.

Market and Model

Sales of this car in our market are split 50:50 between fleet and retail and from the launch of this revised MK2 model XC90 in the Spring of 2019, prices were pitched from around £53,000 with the usual variance upwards depending on your choice of trim and engine. We'll start with trim; there are three basic packages - 'Momentum', 'R-Design' and top 'Inscription'. In each case, you've the option of paying more for a plusher 'Pro' version of the spec level you've chosen - the premium is anything between £2,800 and £4,900, depending on the model in question. We for instance, tried an 'R-Design Pro' variant. Whatever XC90 derivative you select, all models have seven seats and come with AWD, with that drive provided through an eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox from a four cylinder 2.0-litre engine offered in four very different forms. The mild hybrid models that most XC90 customers choose are the most affordable in the range. Around 75% of buyers go for the 235hp twin turbo B5 variant, but there's also a mild hybrid 250hp petrol version available (confusingly, also badged 'B5') which costs £550 less than its diesel counterpart. Safety provision is industry leading. No one's ever been killed in the UK in an XC90 and it's unlikely that will change.

Cost of Ownership

The vast majority of XC90 buyers will opt for the B5 mild hybrid version of this car - probably the diesel variant. As you'll know if you've read our 'Driving Experience' section, both petrol and diesel B5 models use powertrains electrified via brake-by-wire energy recovery and enhanced by Volvo's advanced kinetic energy-recovery braking system. This set-up claims to offer drivers up to 15 per cent fuel savings and emission reductions in real-world driving. Sounds promising; let's get to the figures, all of which assume activation of the Drive Mode system's most frugal 'Eco' setting. Here, an 'Eco-Coast' function will automatically be activated for highway use, disconnecting the engine so that you're merely travelling on your car's kinetic energy: a prod on the throttle is all that's necessary to restore normal powered motion. Anyway, to the stats: an XC90 B5 diesel manages a WLTP-rated combined cycle fuel figure of up to 44.1mpg and an NEDC-rated CO2 return of up to 154g/km. Even the B5 petrol variant puts out no more than 174g/km of CO2. To give you some class perspective on the B5 diesel's fuel and CO2 showing, we'll tell you that the equivalent figures for a rival Audi Q7 45 TDI are 33.2mpg and 184g/km; for a Land Rover Discovery Sd4 diesel, it's 33.6mpg and 197g/km; and for a BMW X5 xDrive 30d, the figures are 37.2mpg and 159g/km. Either way, you're looking at quite a difference. It seems like Volvo's mild hybrid tech really does deliver on its claims.

Summary

This will be the last ever large Volvo to use diesel power, but at least it does so more efficiently in this revised version of this MK2 model. The volume B5 version will easily out-sell all the other variants combined and we can see why. There are no driving downsides for its mild hybrid tech and the electrification makes a decent difference to cleanliness and frugality. Plus if you really don't like fuelling from the black pump, there's always a petrol B5 option. Of course, this Volvo's not perfect. There are still sharper-handling choices and more capable off roaders in this sector. In balancing its own blend of virtues though, this XC90 sets its own class standard and in doing so, establishes a family benchmark amongst luxury SUVs that rivals struggle to match. Company founders Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson would have liked this car. More importantly though, if you're shopping in this segment, we think you will too.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
90%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£599.80
Deposit£5695
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2.45%
Cash price£52,998
Credit amount£43,803
Guaranteed future value£21,459.75
Total amount payable£59,445.15
Volvo deposit£3500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge14.9p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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