2016 Volvo XC90 Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

3.21/5 Average
96 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

The 2016 Volvo XC90 is fully redesigned with a new look, a new body structure and a more efficient powertrain.

  • Available hybrid model.
  • Cutting-edge safety technology
  • Sharp new look and style
  • Small but powerful engine promises improved fuel efficiency
  • Unknown how well the new touchscreen interface will work.

User Reviews:

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  • Love it! - 2016 Volvo XC90
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    This is our second XC90 and we love it more than the first!

  • Bought Back as a Lemon by Volvo - 2016 Volvo XC90
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    This car gave me problems almost every time I drove it. The car was a lemon and was bought back by the manufacturer. The list of things wrong with it is dozens of items long. Many of the problems were an inconvenience, but several of them actually made the car dangerous to drive. Volvo should be ashamed of themselves for releasing this model before all the bugs were worked out. The collision mitigation system was erroneously triggered on several occasions, which means that the car braked itself to a full stop while I was driving at speed and there was no accident imminent, the belt pulled me back into the driver seat and alarm bells went off, as well as the HUD flashed red lights. That was only ONE of MANY things that went wrong in the car. All of this with less than 3K miles. I will avoid Volvo at all cost for the rest of my life.

  • Volvo is a Chinese owned nightmare. - 2016 Volvo XC90
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    This car is a beautiful car,, with extremely poor reliability, don't buy this car it makes range rover look low maintenance. from day one it's been in the shop, belts brakes. Chineses software is crap.

  • Great SUV --- Road Noise killed it for us - 2016 Volvo XC90
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    I was very excited about the XC 90 and love the interior, sound system, interface, seats etc..Test drove it on the freeway, and it was so loud we could not stand it. We even like the car so much we tried to talk our selfs out of the sound being not and issue, but could not! Volvo has to improve the sound proofing of a vehicle of this caliber and cost. Hopefully next years model will be better!

  • Not a reliable VOLVO - 2016 Volvo XC90
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    Updated review: the car wat sent to dealer many times because the start/stop function did not work. It has not been fixed. Every time the dealer charged up the battery and it worked for a day or two. Volvo simply just looked at the check code and concluded there was nothing wrong. After many frustrations, I just gave up as I do not particularly like the start/stop feature. Bought the car because of Volvo's safety and reliability reputation. Nice looking car and drives great. But still I would say Do Not Buy. Owned XC90 for about 9 months. It went to shop for three times due to unknown battery draining issues commonly seen by many XC90 owners. So far the issue seems have been fixed but I heard many other owners still have the problem. Stop/start almost never worked. Dealer said nothing can be found regarding to this. Received three safety recalls on the car in 6 months. All small but annoying issues. Volvo made a bold redesign on XC90 but this one failed.

  • Don't waste your time - 2016 Volvo XC90
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    We brought our xc90 back on June of 2015 after trading in our 2013 xc60. It was one of the first models, fresh off the assembly line. It is a beautiful car. But don't let it's looks fool you. The first 6 months were great. Then things started to go downhill. The first thing that happened was the hood flew open while we were driving. Luckily we were on a city street and were only driving 30 miles per hour; this could have been a disaster. We had the car towed to the dealer. They identified a faulty hood release and fixed the body work free of charge. Next we started to notice that the safety system is too sensitive. We had 2 instances of the car stopping itself (braking) for no apparent reason while in city traffic. Again, disaster was averted due to low speed and traffic. The car also has electronic and braking issues. Out of the blue the brakes started squealing and grinding to the point that it was undrivable (at 11k miles). Had it towed to the dealer where the front and rear brakes and rotors had to be replaced. While there, I asked that the software be updated (the dealer couldn't manage to figure it out when I was last there). They had problems with it. My car was out of service for 2 weeks due to an inability to update the software that controls many features of the car. A week after I picked it up I took it back because the brake light would not go off and all of the tire sensors were on. It's been there for the last 2 weeks and they can't figure out how to fix the issues. Shame on volvo for using its customers as guinea pigs; the car has many issues that they are working out in the field and it's not okay! Save your money, time, and energy and buy something else! I've moved on to a lovely audi!

  • Year old XC90 needs a new engine!! - 2016 Volvo XC90
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    Dec 3. 2016 took to dealer because it was telling me that engine oil level was low after getting oil changed on Nov 15, 2016. Dec 13 same message. Took to dealer kept it for 2 days, had to call and they tell us it needs a new engine! We are waiting to see if they will extend the warranty!

  • Elegant luxury - 2016 Volvo XC90
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  • Great ideas, but poor product support - 2016 Volvo XC90
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    Everything about what this car is supposed to be or do is great. However, there are a lot of bugs with the technology and the service department is not trained enough to deal with these said issues. My car is less than a year old and is back into the shop, again. It went into the shop on Thursday for what was supposed to be a minor software update. It is now Monday, and I am still without my car. Volvo technical support was contacted on Friday to address my situation, but I was told they are not good about responding on Fridays. I am confused. This is Volvo's flagship vehicle. The service departments at the dealership do not have the knowledge or tools to deal with the car, and then the company's technical support dept starts its weekends on Thursday I guess!! This is very perplexing.

  • AC fails after a week - 2016 Volvo XC90
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    What can I say.... In one week, the AC has stopped cooling. ONE WEEK!

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