Driven: Volvo XC90 D5 AWD R-Design Gallery and Information

Model Tested: Volvo XC90 D5 AWD R-DesignPrice: £45,380 including optional metallic paint, sat-nav, heated seats, DVD entertainment system. The Volvo XC90 range starts at £36,045 for the ES specification, rising to £45,295 for the Executive trim level.
Good and BadGood Stuff: Good value proposition, solid build quality, safety, smooth gearbox, seven usable seats, good size boot.

Bad Stuff: Dated interior, 2.4 litre diesel outclassed by others, poor economy and emissions.

PerformanceMaximum Speed: 127 mph
0-62 mph: 10.3 seconds

Economy and Costs

Official combined cycle fuel economy: 34.0 mpg
Front Seat Driver Test Route economy: 26.4 mpg
CO2 Emissions: 219 g/km
Road Tax Band: K / £270
Company Car Tax at 40%: £6,262

Technical DetailsEngine: 2.4 litre five cylinder turbocharged diesel
Power: 197 bhp (200 PS)
Torque: 309 lb-ft (420 Nm)

Length: 4,807 mm
Width: 1,936 mm (inc mirrors)
Height: 1,784 mm
Wheelbase: 2,857 mm
Kerb weight: 2,208 kg

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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