Volvo XC90: production period 2002 to 2014 XC90 is the everlasting SUV. Still quite decent. In 2015, Volvo launched the second-generation model, with prices falling further. 9-year models can be found at around $ 24,000 - these are the facelift versions with a 185 hp D5 diesel engine. particulate filter and decent comfort equipment.
In our long-term test, the XC90 with its 5-cylinder diesel engine performed very well. In 2004, Volvo introduced a Yamaha 8-cylinder engine with a capacity of 4.4 liters and 315 hp. It was designed primarily for the US market, so it is less common in Europe. Its price is at least BGN 24,000. Gasoline 6-cylinder units (238 to 272 hp) have some disappointing dynamic features. For sprints up to 100 km / h they need 9 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 210 km / h. With the exception of the Turbo T6 and the 272 hp. (up to 2006), their fuel consumption is on average about 2 liters below that of the V8. The high fuel consumption of the T6 is due to the old automatic 4-speed transmissions. A serious drawback of all versions of the XC90 is the large turning circle.
The 185 hp diesel engine. accelerates the large Swedish SUV to 195 km / h (with automatic speeds up to 190 km / h). The Swede is not one of the greatest masters off the road. If you do not need 4x4, you can choose the base diesel engine (163 hp), which is available in 2010 with front-wheel drive. The cost of these models starts at around 35,000 leva, but their fuel consumption is lower. Overall, the XC90 is a solid vehicle. The sprint to 100 km / h takes about 11 seconds. The transverse XC90 engine unit allows for generous interior space. the materials and their workmanship are solid and the design is modern cool and functional. The impressive XC90 creates the impression of a fortress on wheels. If you love a more noble environment, you have to choose the level of"Executive"equipment - here is a lot of leather and wood. For sports, we recommend a"R-Design"line with a more agile suspension, sports seats and a sports steering wheel. The capacity of the luggage compartment is between 483 and 1837 liters. Optionally, a third row of seats is available that turns the XC90 into a seven-seat model.