Volvo V90 D4 Cross Country: Used Car Test

This used Swede is the favorite of the individualists

Does the big Volvo V90 D4 Cross Country needed live up to the solid reputation of the Nordic brand? AUTO BILD does the test.

D.he virtues of Swedish station wagons are legendary. And as if one had suspected the approaching SUV wave, Volvo first presented a higher V70 as an all-wheel drive XC variant in 1997. This robust concept has proven itself to this day – despite the tight new prices. With the striking V90 Cross Country Volvo launched its fourth generation in 2017 of the large crossover station wagon. As a new car, it is chosen by executives and freelancers who want to set themselves apart from the German premium mainstream. And can.

€ 23,440

Volvo V90 D4 Momentum RFC, diesel

138,117 km
140 kW (190 hp)

Diesel, CO2 0 g / km *

€ 23,950

Volvo V90 D4 remote cruise control, diesel

89,260 km
140 kW (190 hp)

Diesel, 4.5 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 119 g / km *

€ 24,490

Volvo V90 D4 Momentum, diesel

87,856 km
140 kW (190 hp)

Diesel, 4.9 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 119 g / km *

€ 24,890

Volvo V90 Kombi Momentum D4, diesel

99,100 km
140 kW (190 hp)

Diesel, 4.5 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 119 g / km *

€ 25,450

Volvo V90 D4 Momentum Glasd, diesel

96,227 km
140 kW (190 hp)

Diesel, 4.5 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 119 g / km *

€ 25,990

Volvo V90 station wagon D4, diesel

84,796 km
140 kW (190 hp)

Diesel, 4.8 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 127 g / km *

€ 25,990

Volvo V90 D3 AWD Momentum, diesel

103,493 km
110 kW (150 PS)

Diesel, 5.3 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 173 g / km *

01277 Dresden, Emil Frey Sachsengarage

16356 Ahrensfelde, Ahrensfelde Volvo

41460 Neuss, DE GmbH Neuss

56077 Koblenz, Premium Automobile GmbH / British Premium Cars GmbH

60314 Frankfurt, Emil Frey Volvo Centrum Frankfurt

22529 Hamburg, Renault Retail Group Deutschland GmbH – HH-NED branch

90425 Nuremberg, DE GmbH Nuremberg

Volvo V90 Cross Country: After three years for just under 33,000 euros

Volvo V90 D4 Cross Country

The V90 Cross Country is 65 millimeters higher than its normal brother. At 4.93 meters long and 1.88 m wide, his preferred element is the long haul.

© Sandra Beckefeldt / AUTO BILD

Because this individualism costs a lot of money. In our test car from the year of construction 2018, the new price added up with a few extras proud 65,980 euros. The acquisition costs were hardly an argument to go against the brand mainstream. After three years, you can get started for just under 33,000 euros. And what do you get for it? Of the V90 Cross Country exceeds its normal combo brother in height by 65 millimeters. So if you don’t need seven seats, he can have one interesting alternative to the in-house XL-SUV XC90 be. Circumferential plastic extensions keep one or the other bump from the body. It’s really big and unfortunately confusing: With 4.93 meters long and 1.88 meters wide the preferred element of the great Volvo is the long haul. the Eight-speed Geartronic changes gears harmoniously, the temperament of the somewhat pithy running Euro 6 four-cylinder diesels with its 190 hp is sufficient for balanced minds.

Technical specifications
engine Four-cylinder / front cross
Valves / camshafts 4 per cylinder / 2
Displacement 1969 cc
power 140 kW (190 PS) at 4250 rpm
Torque 400 Nm at 1750 rpm
Maximum speed 210 km / h
0-100 km / h 9.0 s
Tank / fuel 60 l / diesel
Gearbox / drive Eight-speed auto / four-wheel drive
Length Width Height 4930/1879/1543 mm
Trunk volume 560-1526 L.
Empty weight / payload 1957/463 kg

Big trump card of Volvo is the travel comfort

For easy off-road detours is an optional Off-road driving program on board. Up to 40 km / h it allows more slip on the four driven wheels. It becomes an off-road vehicle V90 Cross Country but not because of that. Its trump card is travel comfort: on the formidably shaped, electrically adjustable front seats, the freedom of movement is enormous, even for tall people. and in row two, two adults can take it easy. However, the elegant rear section costs a lot of storage space: 560 to 1526 liters volume would not be a fabulous value even in the compact class. The same applies to the moderate payload of just 463 kilograms.

Test consumption 7.6 l D / 100 km
CO2 138 g / km
inspection 500-700 euros
Liability (16) * 436 euros
Partially comprehensive (23) * 563 euros
Fully comprehensive (22) * 937 euros
Motor vehicle tax (Euro 6) 278 euros
Spare part prices **
Alternator (AT) 892 euros
Starter 581 euros
water pump 421 euros
Timing belt 475 euros
Rear silencer 730 euros
Front left fender, painted 986 euros
Brake discs and pads 554 euros
* Online tariff of the HUK24 insurance: registration in Hamburg, drivers only policyholders and partners (25 years old), annual mileage 15,000 km, no-claims class 1; ** Prices including wages and 19 percent sales tax

The axle bearings are finally as solid as the rest of the car

Volvo V90 D4 Cross Country

Luxurious interior with fully digitized displays. The infotainment is not very intuitive.

© Sandra Beckefeldt / AUTO BILD

The processing is first class. All panels are accurate to the millimeter, and that The choice of materials looks high-quality. Compared to the German competition, the chassis, which is tuned to defensively understeer, may lack the finishing touches, but the long suspension travel reliably eliminates minor and major road damage. And one more piece of good news: on this Volvo station wagon they are Axle bearings finally as solid as the rest of the car. If, however, frustration arises on board the Swedish lounge, it is probably because it is equipped with an upright touchmonitor Infotainment is bitchy again is. Fortunately, a system restart is often sufficient. The panoramic roof, which is subject to a surcharge, provides light and shadow: On the one hand, it underlines the generous feeling of space. On the other hand, the roof module is not 100 percent rattle-free on poor roads. Never mind. In the end, the strong one should be Combination of reliability, design and individuality most prospective buyers as a selling point for one V90 Cross Country suffice.

Conclusion: The high prices suggest it: used ones V90 Cross Country are a sought-after SUV alternative. Appearance and comfort appeal not only to fans of Sweden, the long-term quality of the designer piece fits.

* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www

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