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Volvo EX90 review

2024 onwards (change model)
” Volvo’s £100k vision of the future “

At a glance

Price new £96,255 - £100,555
Used prices £66,258 - £89,540
Road tax cost £0
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Fuel economy 2.9 miles/kWh
Range 360.4 - 363.5 miles
Miles per pound 4.6 - 8.5
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Available fuel types

Fully electric

Pros & cons

  • 373-mile electric range
  • Advanced semi-autonomous tech
  • Luxury interior
  • Expensive
  • Nearly three tonnes
  • Looks a bit like a taxi

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 11 November 2022 Updated: 11 November 2022


Here we have it. Volvo’s new £100k, 2.8 tonne, all-electric seven-seat SUV. It’ll sit alongside the XC90 in Volvo’s SUV range and is ‘a statement for where we are, and where we are going’ according to the Swedes.

With that price tag, rivals include the Tesla Model X, BMW iX and Mercedes EQS SUV. Volvo is aiming for its EX90 to be just as luxurious, but more family oriented. Not only is there seating for seven, but it’s also set to be Volvo’s safest car yet.

What’s it like inside?

Inside the interior is all about clean minimalism as opposed to design-fussiness. At its heart is a 15-inch infotainment system, running on software that’s usually reserved for games consoles. It’s said to allow especially fast graphics and reaction times for close to zero-lag operation.

The infotainment uses 5G and Google software throughout. As well as the standard Google apps like Maps, there’s also Google Assistant and selected apps on Google’s store too. Volvo says that the EX90 will be kitted out with wireless Apple CarPlay for iPhone owners too.

Volvo EX90 interior
Volvo EX90 interior

The EX90 ditches most buttons, re-homing them in the screen’s bottom bar of must-have functionality. The detailing inside is £100,000-worthy. We especially liked the illuminated wood. Traditional driver binnacles have been replaced by an iPhone-sized screen laid landscape.

Sustainability is the buzzword here, so leather isn’t an option. The floor is usefully flat, which unlocks lots and lots of space for seats/people/bags.

Power, range and charging

When EX90s arrive in the UK there will only be two models to choose from. Officially the Twin Motor offers 372 miles and 408hp and the Twin Motor Performance has 366 miles worth of range and 510hp. Big numbers in isolation, but just about on par with what its rivals are offering.

A 10-80% charge can be achieved in 30 minutes on a rapid charger, and like with the Kia EV6, the EX90 has bi-directional charging. This allows the car to power devices, such as TVs and games consoles. This feature has not been confirmed for the UK yet.

What models and trims are available?

Volvo EX90 profile dynamic
Volvo EX90 profile dynamic

It’s on sale now, with first deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2024. The Twin Motor Ultra will start from £96,255, while the Twin Motor Performance Ultra will cost at least £100,555.

Base models will be available via Volvo’s subscription service called Care by Volvo from £1599 per month.

The current XC90 will continue to be sold in parallel for a short period, as Volvo needs a cheaper lead-in price to protect its position in the marketplace. The combustion XC90 will be phased out at some point and will be sold only as a plug-in hybrid.

There will be cheaper, single motor versions available in the future too. We expect prices for these models to start at around £75,000.

What else should I know?

Semi-autonomous driving will be brought up to new levels thanks to the EX90’s combination of lidar, radar and cameras. They’re all controlled via Volvo’s bespoke software, which can calculate road safety data and plot routes via the car’s sat-nav.

Volvo CEO, Jim Rowan, reckons it could reduce serious accidents by 20%. Volvo is even talking about hands-off-the-wheel driving in the future.

What this means for you

Volvo is forging ahead with its all electric plans and its ambitions goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The EX90 will go head-to-head with the other premium manufacturer’s large SUV efforts, and judging by looks alone, those with BMW iX orders might be getting itchy fingers.

Volvo EX90 rear static
Volvo EX90 rear static

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