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2009 Volvo XC90 - Consumer Opinions

 

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We have scoured the web for consumer reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 29 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
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#1
Best SUV I have owed thus far
Source: Edmunds

...The best SUV in terms of size, look and gas milage I have yet owned...Very classy and great to drive...

#2
safe, sound, satisfying
Source: Cars.com

..."Have owned xc90 v8 for one year and have 17,000 miles.
The vehicle exceeded our high expectations. Other than modest gas mileage (17.6 average) it has been a dream.
It feels heavy and solid. Some people might not care for that feeling, but with a family it works.
Interior styling is people-friendly. Third row seat is tight for adults but workable. We like it. It likes us."...

#3
Back for Seconds
Source: Edmunds

...We just bought our second XC90 after having owned an 06 since Jan 06.
We had such a positive experience and now, with the unbelievable new warranty (five years 60K miles, including all routine maintenance plus wear & tear items) buying another one was a no brainer.
It's safe, functional and fun to drive. Only complaints. Lousy gas mileage and third row seats are not great for anyone older than ten...

#4
Volvo XC 90 T6 Still Loving It
Source: Edmunds

...We bought this car new. This has been my favorite car to drive.
We bought it because it had all the safety features that we wanted which were ahead of it's time, it's nice size, and it's towing capacity.
Despite the practical reasons for buying this car, it is fun!
The power is incredible. It has phenomenal acceleration even at high speeds on the highway.
It is usually no contest, even against other sport sedans.
I have had this car for five years and 80,000 miles. It is the only car that I have loved for more than a couple years, and it is just as fun as the day we...

#5
STAY AWAY FROM XC90 T6 MODEL!!!
Source: Edmunds

...Worst and final Volvo I will own. I purchased i in 2007, NOTHING but trouble.
Over 2,500 in repairs to front end, and then the transmission went at 79k At this point I traded it in on a Chevy Tahoe Z71.
Much happier and haven't had nearly as much trouble.
Volvo customer service and dealership were horrible. I have owned 4 Volvo's and after this experience I will never buy Volvo again. Nothing but problems. VERY dissatisfied...

#6
My First Volvo
Source: Edmunds

...This is my first experience with Volvo and for the most part it is a great one.
The XC90 V8 is impressive and fun to drive. The styling of the exterior far out weights it competitors.
I can no longer go back to the Japanese cars I drove in the past.
They all now seem so cheap. I have had a few problems with my XC90: rattling noises (drive me crazy),
front dash crackles during change in temperature (very common in Volvo's) but go away when temperature regulates and a strange transmission whine at 55 mph (being resolved).
In Short I trusted the Japanese cars for their...

#7
Love my XC90
Source: Edmunds

...I have been looking at this car since it came out and finally took the plunge and purchased new 09 model.
Love everything about it. Handles really wheel and very fun to drive.
Bought this truck over alot of others for the trunk space for my ridgeback dog/family member and he has plenty of room and his own AC vents.
Only downside i have seen is that the rear vents don't work unless the a/c is on...

#8
Recommend!
Source: Edmunds

...We were looking to go upscale for our next SUV. What first caught my eye was the xc60, which is rated very highly.
But when we thought about it, we decided to go one larger and get the xc90, which included the third row.
True, it's not really made for hauling 7 adults all the time, but it gives us the flexibility to throw a few extra kids on board for outings.
Other than that, we find our R-design 3.2 to be classy, fun to drive, we get a lot of compliments, etc.
You get luxury and a certain degree of performance as a bonus to safety and versatility. If you want a sports...

#9
Disappointed Loyal Volvo Owner
Source: MSN Autos

...It was towed to the dealership 4 months ago when the transmission service/engine light came on. The dealership said it needed a software upgrade. Last week, it happened again. This time, they're replacing the transmission (it has 70000 miles). The dealer said they've been replacing about 1 XC90 transmission per week- and that they've all been around 70000 miles. So, it's under warranty, but evidently I need to get rid of this before the next 70000 are up, or it's on me. Overall: This is my 5th Volvo, and I really like Volvo (we also have a V70 wagon with 185,000 and going strong), but this is...

#10
Great
Source: CarGurus

...This car is as big as I need it to be. It is the fastest SUV that I have ever driven at 265 horsepower. Because I am leasing the car, It's a little less expensive than buying a Volvo XC90...


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