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.
Volvo V90 Cross Country: After three years for just under 33,000 euros
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.
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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 theexceeds 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.
|engine||Four-cylinder / front cross|
|Valves / camshafts||4 per cylinder / 2|
|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 ofis the travel comfort
|Test consumption||7.6 l D / 100 km|
|CO2||138 g / km|
|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|
|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
Luxurious interior with fully digitized displays. The infotainment is not very intuitive.
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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 onesuffice.
Conclusion: The high prices suggest it: used onesare 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 .dat.de).