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Used Volvo XC90 cars for sale

We've got a fantastic selection of used Volvo XC90 cars for sale. Every used Volvo XC90 has a full history check and has been through a thorough mechanical inspection. All our Volvo XC90 cars are available only from trusted dealers, are all less than nine years old and come with a 14-day returns guarantee*

See our range of used Volvo XC90 cars for sale

How buying a used car through carwow works

Find a car

Use carwow to browse and compare used vehicles, advertised by a network of trusted dealers. You can search by make and model, or apply filters to find the perfect car for you.

Contact the dealer

Once you’ve found a car you’d like to buy, you can contact the dealer to arrange the next steps, whether that’s asking a question or taking it for a test drive.

Buy the car

When you’re happy to buy, you can do so at a fixed price, safe in the knowledge all models sold through carwow are mechanically checked and come with a warranty.

Used Volvo XC90 pros and cons

+ Cool, minimalist interior

+ Excellent safety technology

+ Spacious boot

- Diesel engine is noisy

- Cramped third-row seats

- More comfortable competitors

Is a used Volvo XC90 a good car?

The Volvo XC90 is a handsome SUV with a posh, minimalist interior, premium appeal, class-leading safety tech and a big boot. It even seats seven. All of this comes at a price when new, but on the used market, depreciation means there are some great deals to be found.

Inside it’s spacious for all passengers, and the sleek interior design makes for one of the most pleasant cabins in the business. The infotainment screens are big and clear but not quite as slick and intuitive to use as those from the likes of Audi and BMW.

There are a bunch of 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines that aren’t quite as refined as the six-cylinder units found in some other premium SUVs. The diesel in particular is a bit chuggy but it will return decent fuel economy for long distance drivers. The plug-in hybrid option is excellent for those who mostly drive around town and have somewhere to charge it.

What to look for when buying a used Volvo XC90

Volvo is rightly praised for its excellent safety record, but its reputation for reliability is a little more patchy. Since the second generation XC90 went on sale in 2015, it has seen a fair number of recalls for issues relating to the airbags, turbocharger and a potential power failure, among others, so make sure these have been done.

If you’re buying a plug-in hybrid model, take the car for a test drive and look out for hesitation before pulling away. This could be a sign that the rear motor is about to fail, prompting an expensive fix.

The electrical system is prone to failure, so take a moment to go around the car checking everything works as it should. Have a play with the infotainment too, as software glitches are not uncommon.

Volvo XC90 FAQs

The Volvo XC90 doesn’t have a great reputation for reliability. Be sure to test drive plug-in hybrid models and look out for hesitation under acceleration, as well as checking the electrics on all models to be sure they work as intended.

The Momentum trim is a good all-rounder, getting equipment such as LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, leather seats and a decent amount of safety kit. Go for a diesel if you do a lot of motorway miles, the plug-in hybrid if you spend a lot of time in town and can charge it, or the petrol if your driving is more mixed.

The Volvo XC90 is 5.0 metres long, 1.9 metres wide (excluding wing mirrors) and 1.8 metres high. The wheelbase is 3.0 metres.

The Volvo XC90 is available with seven seats. The third row is best-suited to children (or adults on shorter trips), but can be folded away when not in use to increase boot space.

The maximum weight a Volvo XC90 can carry is approximately 600-700kg, including passengers. The exact amount varies depending on factors such as which engine and gearbox you have and can be calculated by subtracting the kerb weight from the gross vehicle weight. These figures can be found in the owner’s manual and a plaque on the door pillar.

Yes, the Volvo XC90 is only available with four-wheel drive.

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