Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 6.5 - 6.9 mpp
Diesel engines 7.7 - 8.8 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 30.4 - 32.5 mpg
Diesel engines 38.2 - 43.5 mpg
  • Entry-level D4 will be the cheapest to run
  • More powerful D5 not far behind
  • Plug-in hybrid T8 not due on Cross Country models

Customers looking for the most economical V90 Cross Country will head to the 190hp D4 model, capable of returning a combined fuel economy figure of 54.3mpg.

The faster D4 version, meanwhile, claims to achieve a fraction less at 53.3mpg. Note that the Cross Country models return significantly less fuel economy than their regular V90 equivalents (62.8mpg for the D4 and 57.6mpg for the D5).

There is a super-efficient T8 plug-in hybrid engine heading to the V90 range, although it’s not expected to be offered on Cross Country models.

Unlike the regular V90, there’s very little to choose between the Cross Country’s engines when it comes to green credentials.

Volvo quotes 138g/km of CO2 for the entry-level D4 engine, while the punchier all-wheel drive D5 unit emits only fractionally more at 139g/km. This means that both models are taxed at the same rate in VED band E.

Highest and lowest CO2 bands

Engine

CO2 emissions

VED band

Road tax (12 months)

2.0 D4 Diesel 138 g/km (Min) E £130
2.0 D5 Diesel 139 g/km (Max) E £130
  • XC90 – on which the V90 is based – has so far proved to be reliable
  • Interior and fittings feel exceptionally well made
  • No DVSA recalls for the V90

The V90 Cross Country is part of a brand-new generation of cars for Volvo meaning little is known for certain about the car’s reliability. However, the Volvo XC90 SUV, with which the V90 shares much of its architecture and equipment has had no significant issues reported in the time it’s been on the market.

Overall the interior and fittings feel very well screwed together.

No recalls have been announced by the vehicle inspectorate, the DVSA.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150 - £475
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 32 - 41
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