2008 Volvo XC90 User Reviews

2008 Volvo XC90 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews

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libbycat writes:
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 Special Edition AWD Review
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4

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Safety! Comfortable to drive, smooth.  Well thought out controls, comfortable seating, solid feeling, usable 3rd row seating that still has storage when up and even more when down.  Love the little tailgate, very well thought out.   Very sure footed in snow too.

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Gas mileage could be better, especially in town but highway isn't too bad really.  My one real gripe is the gigantic, switchblade key.  Very expensive to get a second key and has to be programmed at dealership-first they charge for key...than charge to program it which seems like double dipping to me because the key can't be used to start car unless programmed.  Visibility due to pillars behind drive is a little poor but maybe that pillar is that solid for safety so....I can live with it.

libbycat
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Safe, Sound And Comfortable...and Safe. — My first car was a 1968 Volvo, it had 268,000 miles on it and I was too poor to have the work done to fix it up. Now I arrived at a place where I could afford another Volvo and I love it. It is such a great feeling to be able to feel like my kids are in the safest car around. They start driving soon and I wanted them to have that extra insurance just in case. Speaking of that, my insurance went down with this car. This car isn't ugly by any means but it isn't a "flash car" either, I like that. Everyone who has ridden in it has given it favorable reviews for comfort, ride and reputation. Gas mileage is not so great in town (around 16) but not too bad on interstate (24 so far). Lots of room, built like a tank but doesn't feel like one. Borrowed a friend's Expedition recently-now that is a tank.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joyce writes:
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 Review
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Comfertable, and Handling is Amazing

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Too big

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I Would Definatley Recommend This Car To Anyone — This is a quality 4x4 which is perfect for family, SAT NAV, black lether (which is too hot for the summer), really good aircon, perfect sound system. This car is NOT fast, but not many 4x4s are anyway. Great handling and braking. this is a 4x4 so it will always be a lot of money for a tank

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Hussain writes:
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 Review
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look and feel, comfort, smooth, seats 7

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mileage is on the higher side avg og 14 lts. per 100 kms

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Best In Class Suv — Best in Class Mid Sized Luxury SUV's on the market, best in safety, superb handling, sleek, rock solid body, steel reinforced roof which dosent cave in, roll over protection, 3rd row seats easily seat adults, leather seats, un cluttered dashboard, maintenaece every 12000 kms, a bit high on gas, but with all the options offered who cares about a bit higher gas consumption. Its a bit tricky to get to the 3rd row seats if you have 2 carseats on the 2nd row.

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lnzmom writes:
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Lovely interior and exterior and very safe.

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Poor fuel economy.

lnzmom
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Stylish And Safe — I really liked the Volvo XC90. My son's car seat fit well in the back seat without the passenger having to practically eat the dashboard. I also felt very safe in it and would love to drive one of my own.

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Steven writes:
2008 Volvo XC90 V8 Sport Review
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the speed

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nothing

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Great Car — the fuel efficienty of the xc90 is 10.1L per hundred km it also has 19 inch alloy wheels the colour of the care is white the cost of the car was about 79000 it also has 315 hp v8 3.2 liter petrolium engine with 6 cilinder very spacious great car to drive in the country

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Ken writes:
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 Review
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Functional for just about anything

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Full tank..er...half, no quarter tank..wait...dammit, where's a gas station/

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The Family Transport — The family transport. It's a vehicle that is pretty versatile when it comes to configuring seats and taking advantage of the capacity. But this is is an incredible GAS GUZZLER. However, it's got very responsive engine that definitely has the torque to push back into your seat on accelerating.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jill writes:
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 Review
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Comfort, safety, options, storage, great looks

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Cost, mediocre gas mileage

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Definitely Worth Considering — The XC90 is very comfortable and safe, and has a lot of great extras like the AUX input, convertible rear storage, and a manual shifting option. The ride is very smooth and stable, with competent acceleration and handling. Mileage is decent, about 18mpg city and 22mpg highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 Review
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Great space

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Steering wheel is alittle small

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Volvo Xc90 — great car, you get the SUV space and power with the feel of a small car. The tiptronic work very well and the gear changes are nice and smooth. Very safe, i spent more time than needed in the volvo safety museum, and there are more features than you actually need.

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2008 Volvo XC90 V8 Sport Review
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EVERYTHING

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gas milage isnt perfect but not to bad

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Awsome — This is the best car ever with headrest tv's, nav, great speakers and a kick ass engine

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 Volvo XC90 Reviews

Safety, Flexibility And Good Looks At The Expense Of Reliability And High Maintenance Costs By alpinehills

I love the flexible interior space, safety and good looks. But this car has cost me dearly in a high amount of fixes. If you value looks, safety and flexibility over reliability and like spending time... Read More

Problem Child By faitherdoo

I had a feeling that the decision to purchase would be regretted... two tranny replacements in under 3 years and countless other issues, I am glad to be trading this one in! I've lost WAY too much mon... Read More

Read all 5 2003 Volvo XC90 reviews

2004 Volvo XC90 Reviews

Very Nice By Blessed01

The car is nice.. It gets me where I need to go on a daily basis. I been in love with the Volvo XC90 and knew I had to have it. I took put a new transmission in which makes the car a better car. Read More

Very Clean, Reliable Safe Family Car By Sflattem

This is Americas safest car around! Very reliable, safe, durable, yet, sleek and modern looking! The comfort of the seats makes any drive very comfortable, the built in booster seat, means youll never... Read More

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2005 Volvo XC90 Reviews

Excellent By pencil12

Love the car,just don't need all the space anymore. This suv is a well built vehicle with lots of power. the great thing is it only burns regular gas. It is clean inside and out. Rides better and is q... Read More

Good Family Car By mgomeze

6cd changer, power seats, 2.5l turbocharged engine, and a lot of safety features make this a great family car. If need to load, huge cargo area by folding third row, second row, and even passenger si... Read More

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2006 Volvo XC90 Reviews

Great Safe Good Sounding Car By Chriswould88

Everything is great about it except for the fact to get it fixed is very expensive. The sound system blows me away every time I turn it up. But so does the amount of gas this car uses. I recommend thi... Read More

Very Safe And Reliable Car By WL27

Interior is more luxurious than I gave it credit for. Very spacious interior. Front and back seats slide to adjust for legroom. Big cargo space can hold bike and or tons of baby/child for longer tr... Read More

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2007 Volvo XC90 Reviews

2007 Xc90 Awd V8 Amazing Suv Best In Class By 247locksmith

Smooth, powerful ride. Stylish. Became VOLVO lover after my XC90 AWD V8.. Great family SUV. Very user friendly, the longer you drive.. the more you appreciate it! It's a luxuries feel with powerf... Read More

Good Adventure Car! By thirdpedal

I initially started looking at the XC90 partly because of the styling but also because of Volvo's legendary reputation for safety (remember "boxy, but good?"). It's styling has remained relevant sinc... Read More

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