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Volvo XC90 Estate running costs and reliability

2002 - 2014 (change model)
Running costs rating: 2.5 out of 52.5

Written by David Ross Published: 26 September 2023 Updated: 26 September 2023

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 20 - 34 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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Volvo XC90 running costs don’t have to be as bad as you’d think for a car of this size. The petrol engines are all thirsty as you’d expect, so the D5 is the engine to go for to keep running costs reasonable – it can average 34mpg.

Insurance is expensive, however, as are parts and servicing.

Volvo XC90 emissions aren’t great – it’s a pretty polluting model as most large 4x4s are. The latest D5 diesel with 200bhp averages 34.4mpg and emits 215g/km of CO2, so not too bad for a car of this size but still expensive compared to an equivalent executive estate.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £415 - £735
Insurance group 35 - 44
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