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2016 T5 Momentum 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $43,950
2016 T5 Momentum 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $45,950
2016 T5 R-Design 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $49,350
2016 T6 Momentum 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $49,800
2016 T5 Inscription 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $51,250
2016 T5 R-Design 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $51,350
2016 T5 Inscription 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $53,250
2016 T6 R-Design 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $53,800
2016 T6 Inscription 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $55,400
2016 T6 First Edition 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $65,700
2016 T8 Momentum 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $68,100
2016 T8 R-Design 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $70,000
2016 T8 Inscription 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $71,600

Overview

After sitting out the 2015 model year, Volvo's flagship crossover returns with cleaner styling and renewed emphasis on interior luxury. Most significant is an efficient new four-cylinder engine that's more than capable of motivating the XC90 and a load of passengers.

What's New for 2016

The XC90 has been completely redesigned.

Volvo XC90

Choosing Your Volvo XC90

The previous XC90 had been on sale for more than a decade, so the new model brings major improvements in most areas. While it still looks exactly like a Volvo should, the big crossover is now pleasantly modern, with crisp and assertive styling that lends a premium air to the whole package.

Like all crossovers of this size, the XC90 seats seven passengers, and there's more room than before in the second and third rows. All seats carry shock-absorbing cushions to enhance occupant protection. Cargo space has increased as well, maxing out at 86 cubic feet.

The use of a 2-liter four-cylinder engine in a full-size luxury crossover will certainly raise some eyebrows -- that is, until you look at its output. Thanks to turbocharging and supercharging, the engine produces 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. According to Volvo, going from zero to 60 mph takes 6.6 seconds, which is actually faster than some V6 crossovers of similar size.

Every XC90 gets an eight-speed automatic transmission, selectable driving modes and all-wheel drive.

Along with the new design comes some novel trim levels: the base Momentum, sport-flavored R-Design and high-lux Inscription.

Volvo XC90

Momentum

Comes loaded with luxuries such leather upholstery, heated front seats with driver memory, four-zone automatic climate control, a hands-free power tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, navigation with voice controls, and a 10-speaker sound system with satellite radio. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and a collision mitigation system with emergency braking. Nineteen-inch alloy wheels are also standard. The available Momentum Plus package adds LED headlamps and running lights, automatic high-beam control, a digital instrument cluster, wood trim and enhanced interior illumination.

Volvo XC90

R-Design

Gets the contents of the Momentum Plus package as standard, plus front sport seats, 20-inch wheels, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, and more aggressive trim throughout.

Volvo XC90

Inscription

Adds an extended leather interior with ventilated front seats and rear side window shades. The Inscription gets its own set of styling touches aimed at providing a more prestigious look.

All models are eligible for a handful of option packages:

  • The Convenience package adds a bevy of safety technology, including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, an automatic parking system and front parking sensors. A power-folding third row and grocery bag holder are also part of the deal.
  • There's also a Vision package featuring power-folding auto-dimming side mirrors, a surround-view camera system, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
  • The Climate package adds heat functions to the second-row seats, steering wheel, windshield and washer nozzles. A head-up display can be added to the package at additional cost.

Volvo also provides a number of individual options, including an adaptive air suspension, a power-folding third row and a 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system.

CarsDirect Tip

When equipped with the Plus package, the Momentum provides the best overall value in the line. Whether to upgrade to beyond that -- $4,000 extra for an R-Design or $5,600 for an Inscription -- boils down to how expressive you want your XC90 to look and feel.

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Expert Review

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

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: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Volvo's seven-passenger crossover gets a top-to-bottom redesign this year with obsessive attention to interior quality and fuel efficiency. We think this long-awaited rebirth puts the XC90 back in contention with the best of its class.

Pricing and Equipment

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Like the XC90 itself, trim levels are all-new this year:

  • The base T6 Momentum stickers at $48,900, which includes things like navigation, a panoramic sunroof and a collision mitigation system. The $1,900 Momentum Plus package adds wood trim, digital instrumentation and upgraded lighting throughout.
  • At $52,900, the T6 R-Design brings sportier trimmings such as specific 20-inch wheels, front sport seats and paddle shifters.
  • The $54,500 T6 Inscription gets a high-lux interior treatment and special styling touches.

All trim levels are eligible for a $1,600 Vision package with a suite of advanced safety technology, and an $1,800 Convenience package featuring adaptive cruise control and a self-parking system. The Climate package ($1,050) adds heating to the rear seats, steering wheel and windshield.

Performance Pros

All trim levels carry a turbocharged and supercharged (yes, both!) 2-liter four-cylinder, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Output is terrific for an engine of this size at 316 horsepower. The XC90 accelerates just as well as many competitors with larger V6 engines. (The hybrid version of the XC90, dubbed T8, is reviewed separately.)

Performance highlights include:

  • All-Wheel Drive: It's standard on all models, along with an off-road driving mode.
  • Steering/Handling: We found the XC90 surprisingly nimble for a large crossover. It negotiates curves without drama, and is no more challenging to handle than your average passenger car.
  • Fuel Efficiency: You can expect 20 mpg around town and 25 mpg on the highway, outstanding figures for a 4,600-pound vehicle with all-wheel drive. The XC90's Eco driving mode pushes efficiency even further, albeit at the expense of performance.

Performance Cons

  • While the 2-liter engine offers an admirable balance of power and efficiency, it can't compete with the V8 engines offered in some competitors.
  • Volvo recommends premium fuel for XC90, which takes some of the luster off its efficiency.

Interior Pros

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Like the XC90 itself, trim levels are all-new this year:

  • With its tall windows and massive sunroof, the XC90 feels large and airy on the inside.
  • This year's redesign brings a giant leap forward in interior design and refinement. High-quality materials, tastefully arranged, result in a rather splendid environment.

Interior Cons

  • Interior color choices are limited to all black, or black with neutral or beige upholstery. That's a far cry from the designer palettes we're used to seeing on many competing vehicles.
  • Power-folding rear seats are not offered. You'll have to shove them down yourself.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The XC90's interior transformation is evident from the moment you open the door. We don't normally see this level of inner elegance in a vehicle that starts at under $50,000.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

The R-Design doesn't offer anything extra in the way of actual performance, and the Inscription is purely a style upgrade. From our perspective, that makes the base Momentum the most logical choice.

The Bottom Line

If you've been wanting a luxury crossover, but not the typical glitz and thirst, the new XC90 will seem like it was built just for you.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 250 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd Geartronic w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 26 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 250 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 26 / 24 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$72
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
65.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
194.8 "
Exterior Width
79.1 "
Exterior Height
69.9 "
Front Headroom
38.9 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
37.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,394 Lbs.
Wheel Base
118 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Sensus Connect Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 / 19 Bowers & Wilkins
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3 / 4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Sips Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Sips Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
City Safety Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blis Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Rear / Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

Used 2016 Volvo XC90 for Sale

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T6 Momentum
Price

$16,982

Mileage

83,109 mi

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Audi Oxnard (49 mi)

Phone: (805) 754-2556
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T6 Inscription
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Price

$17,900

Mileage

97,562 mi

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T6 Momentum
Color: Onyx Black Metallic
Price

$18,495

Mileage

102,452 mi

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