2017 Volvo XC90

MSRP $47,950 - $57,350

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2017 Volvo XC90 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 12, 2022

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The 2017 Volvo XC90 is the best luxury offering from the Swedish automaker. Outshining the rivals, the XC90 is as impressive as a premium SUV can get. Starting off with its charismatic exterior appearance, coupled with its feature-rich and exquisite interior setup, there is no area where the XC90 cannot ace. Furthermore, it also retains the T8 plug-in-hybrid model and the uber-luxurious XC90 Excellence model.

Starting over at an MSRP of $45,750, the XC90 for the year 2017 gets a multitude of updates, which include a new 2.0L turbocharged engine joining the lineup. The interior is where the changes are more evident, with the XC90's infotainment system now getting more apps, whereas the new T5 model is offered as a 5-seater unlike the T6 and T8 models being offered as 7-seaters.

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Athletic exterior appearance

Safety quotient remains unmatched

Adequate cargo-space

Potent engine options


T5 models are only available with 5 seats

Pricier trims

What's New?

New 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder base engine

T5 models now get only 5 seats

New XC90 Excellence variant

2017 Volvo XC90 Consumer Reviews and Ratings


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Christine Jennings

2018 Volvo XC90

T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Posted On: December 30, 2021

luxurious and spacious SUV

Pros - Magnificent exterior looks, amazing interior styling, precise handling, spacious seating arrangement, advanced safety features, and good fuel economy.

Cons - Harsh ride, mediocre acceleration, below-average reliability rating, and some of the standard touchscreen controls can be hard to use.

high-tech and stylish SUV with nimble handling My elegantly styled SUV offers an exceptional amount of seating and cargo space which lets me drive comfortably. The ride, on the other hand, isn't quite wonderful. I suffered from impact harshness over any bump that sent a physical and audible shock through the cabin. Aside from that, the cabin is really peaceful. Although the touchscreen controls are very hard to use, it disturbs me while driving my XC-90. Also the ride quality isn't excellent, especially because I chose a model with bigger wheels. Over uneven pavement, the suspension jitters and jolts, becoming unpleasant at times. Overall it is a practical vehicle to drive on a daily basis. Loan...

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James Jones

2016 Volvo XC90

T6 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)


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Posted On: January 12, 2022

Good luxurious three row SUV for families

Pros - Sharp style, ample passenger room and cargo space, simple infotainment system and confident handling.

Cons - Firm ride quality and poor acceleration.

Desirable luxury crossover SUV Simply stated, this is a fantastic vehicle. It's a powerful and pleasant luxury utility vehicle that whispers rather than shouts its virtues—and it recasts Volvo as a supplier of quietly smart design, comfort, and efficiency. My XC90 features low total ownership expenses for its class and high safety ratings. While the power ratings look impressive, the real acceleration is disappointing. The XC90 isn't particularly sluggish, but it's less responsive whether I'm accelerating to motorway speeds or passing a slow-moving car. And the ride quality gets hampered due to the overly responsive suspension. Aside from that, it exudes confidence with its grounded demeanour, making ...

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Edward Harris

2016 Volvo XC90

T5 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Posted On: January 3, 2022

A large vehicle with a smal car engine

Pros - Refined drive. Well laid out cabin.

Cons - Weak and underpowered. A bland exterior look. Limited trunk storage.

Totally weak Design of the XC90 is as bland as chewing on a piece of cardboard and the power it produces is pretty low too. But gladly, the engine is well refined and the cabin feel is very smooth and silent. I also wish the XC90 had a larger trunk as the third row eats up some space when in use. I was happy with the dealership and the way they took care of my deal. they were really helpful and were quick in the work they did.

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vehicle bio

base price



4dr SUV

passenger capacity


top speed

155 mph


all wheel drive

engine type


120 cu.in.


250 hp @ 5600 rpm


258 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm


8 speed Automatic


suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar



118 in.


195 in.


79 in.


70 in.

curb weight

4394 lbs.

ground clearance

9 in.


passenger volume

100.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

85.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.


zero to 60 mph

7.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.7 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

167 ft.

fuel economy


22/24/25 mpg


basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance


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T5 Momentum$47,950 onwards

  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Lane departure warning
  • Led headlights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power tailgate
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera

T5 R-Design$51,150 onwards

  • Aluminum mesh cabin accents
  • Illuminated step plates
  • Leather upholstery
  • Sport steering wheel w/ shift paddles

T6 Momentum$52,250 onwards

  • Bucket Third row seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Rear air conditioning w/ separate controls

T6 R-Design$56,250 onwards

  • 20-inch machined aluminum Wheels

T6 Inscription$57,350 onwards

  • Nappa leather Seat trim
  • Rear side window shades

Colors and Styles

2017 Volvo XC90 in Bright Silver Metallic color
Bright Silver Metallic

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Overall Rating

There is hardly anything that differentiates the 2017 Volvo XC90 from the 2016 iteration. Feature-wise or not, the 2017 XC90 is the go-to luxury vehicle in this class for sure. With best-in-class EPA-rated MPG figures, interior space including cargo volume, and an athletic exterior front all for less than $47,000, the 2017 XC90 is a bang value for money deal. Volvo seems to be doing no wrong even on the power front, as it offers both gasoline and hybrid variants too. Rivals of the 2017 Volvo XC90 include the Acura MDX, the BMW X5, and the Lexus RX 350.


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2017 Volvo XC90 Features


The 2017 Volvo XC90 SUV is offered in 4 different variants, namely the Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, and the ultra-luxurious XC90 Excellence. It is also offered in various models such as the 5-seater T5, 7-seater T6 and T8, and the new 4-seater T8 Excellence. prices for the same start from an MSRP of $45,750 for the base Momentum trim and goes all the way up to $104,900 for the top-of-the-line Excellence model. Available in both FWD and AWD setups, the engine configurations are also different with each trim.

Trim T5 T6 T8
MSRP (Momentum) $45,750 $52,250 N/A
MSRP (R-design) $51,150 $56,250 $67,800
MSRP (Inscription) N/A $57,350 $68,900
MSRP (Excellence) N/A N/A $104,900
Key Features LED Headlights with Thor’s Hammer DRL & Auto Highbeam (AHB) High-performance 330-watt audio system with 10 speakers Active Bending Lights (ABL)added to standard LED Headlights
  Laminated panoramic sunroof with power sunshade Four-zone electronic climate control 21-inch wheels
  Volvo Sensus Connect with a 9-inch touchscreen and six-month complimentary subscription Leather upholstery Upgraded sports seats
  Two-zone electronic climate control Sensus Navigation  Heated and cooled cupholders
  Driver Display (Digital Instrument Cluster) Cargo cover Heated and ventilated seats with memory function

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With everything in mind, the T6 Inscription variant to us sounds the best. For a nominal price of MSRP $57,350 that too for a luxury crossover, the Inscription trim gets all of the bells and whistles one would require in an SUV of such caliber. The 7-seater capacity vehicle is further powered by both a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0L engine. Exclusively fitted to this variant are also some of the best-in-class interior features.

2017 Volvo XC90 Engine and Performance


Despite having a four-cylinder-only lineup, the XC90’s powertrain choices, especially the 316-hp supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4, proved up to the task and doesn’t struggle on the road - Motortrend

2017 Volvo XC90 Engine and Transmission

The 2017 Volvo XC90 comes with a range of engine options. Volvo also differentiates the different variants with respect to the different engine options. For instance, the T5 model of the XC90 is powered by a 2.0L turbo four-unit which pushes out 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Carrying over the power duties in the next XC90 T6 model is a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0L Inline-4 unit putting out 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Next-in-line is the new plug-in-hybrid T8 model, which is privy to the XC90 Excellence. This uses up the supercharged and turbocharged 2.0L engine from the T6 model and couples it to an electric motor, thus providing 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. Available in both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive setups, the 2017 XC90 comes with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission to put the power down efficiently.

Models 2017 Volvo XC90 2017 Acura MDX 2017 BMW X5 2017 Lexus RX 350
MSRP $45,750 $44,050 $56,600 $43,220
Engine 2.0L Twincharger l4 3.5L V6 3.0L l6 3.5L V6
Transmission 8-speed  automatic 9-Speed Automatic 8-speed  automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Horsepower 316 hp @ 5700 RPM 290 hp @ 6200 RPM 300 hp @ 5800 RPM 295 hp @ 6300 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 2200 RPM 267 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM 300 lb-ft @ 1200 RPM 268 lb-ft. @ 4700 RPM

The base engine of the XC90, might not stand a chance against these rivals, but the other engines do give the rivals a run for their money. The XC90, for sure delivers segment-best epic sheer performance attributes all for a consumer-friendly price tag. This is due to the fact that all of the said engines have been refined by Volvo's Polestar department, for better power and torque figures, especially in the T8 model.

2017 Volvo XC90 Acceleration

The 2017 Volvo XC90, with the base 2.0L turbocharged engine in play, can sprint from 0-60 MPH in a tad less than 7 seconds. Whereas, when equipped with both the turbocharger and supercharger, the 2017 XC90, can do the same sprint in just about 6.3 seconds, all the while crossing the quarter-mile barrier in just about 14.7 seconds.

Models 2017 Volvo XC90 2017 Acura MDX 2017 BMW X5 2017 Lexus RX 350
0-60 MPH 6.3 sec 6.7 sec 6.2 sec 6.8 sec
Quarter mile 14.7 sec 15.0  sec 14.8 sec 15.1 sec

The engine fails to match up to its required RPM levels in the top end, and that is the reason, why the XC90 loses out to the BMW X5, by just a whisker. Nevertheless, with negligible turbo-lag, the 2017 XC90, is pretty athletic around town and freeways, being able to take on overtaking maneuvers quite easily. Moreover, one would expect the T8 model to put out better figures, but that's not the case, as it is also 450 lbs heavier than the previous version.

2017 Volvo XC90 Ride and Handling

Volvo encompasses you in its luxury and comfortable setting, as it also has the infamous ride and handling dynamics to thank for. Plenty of advanced features also aid in it delivering this feat. The XC90's handling can be described as athletic at best. Although, with a number of updates being included, the XC90 has also turned out to be quite heavy, which is felt around in corners, as body-roll does creep in. The multi-link rear suspension, also allows it to be supremely smooth when set in Comfort mode. There is also the Dynamic mode, which turns the XC90 into a respectable off-roader too. The highly responsive steering allows the driver to have a good command over the vehicle. 

2017 Volvo XC90 Braking

The 2017 Volvo XC90, with 13.2-inch front rotor discs, and 12.1-inch rear rotor discs, is able to come to a complete stop from 60 MPH in just 120 ft. This might surprise some, as the rear rotor discs are much smaller than what the rest of the segment house. It only has its 4000 lbs heft to thank for.

Model 2017 Volvo XC90 2017 Acura MDX 2017 BMW X5 2017 Lexus RX 350
Brake Front (in.) 13.2 12.6 13.7 13.3
Brake Rear (in.) 12.1 13.0 12.6 12.9
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4,627 4,001 4,625 4222
60-0 MPH 120 ft 123 ft 118 ft 123 ft

Nevertheless, having said that, Volvo needs to upgrade the braking setup, as it takes quite a while after you set foot on the pedal, for the driver to experience the brakes being applied. Coming over to the competition, the BMW X5, comes to a stop in the least distance, courtesy of the biggest rotor discs, and also its heft.

2017 Volvo XC90 Fuel Economy


The 2017 Volvo XC90 delivers 22 MPG in the city and 26 miles to the gallon out on the highway, with its base engine on point and FWD setup. Opt for the AWD setup, and these figures go down by 1 MPG. Next in line with the turbocharged and supercharged 2.0L engine setup, the T6 model with the standard AWD setup delivers just about 20 MPG in the city and 25 miles to the gallon out on the highway.

Model 2017 Volvo XC90 2017 Acura MDX 2017 BMW X5 2017 Lexus RX 350
MPG (city) 20 19 18 20
MPG (highway) 25 27 25 27
MPG (combined) 22 22 21 23
Fuel capacity 18.8 gallons 19.5 gallons 22.4 gallons 19.2 gallons

Then comes, the brand new XC90 T8 plug-in-hybrid Excellence model, which has an EPA-rated 54 MPGe. Combine the base variant's fuel efficiency numbers and couple it with the 18.8-gallon fuel tank, and the 2017 XC90 can stretch up to 470 miles on the go-between fuel stops. The Lexus RX 350 is the most fuel-efficient car of the lot evidently, as it puts out the least power of the lot.

2017 Volvo XC90 Interior


With its spare design aesthetic and high-quality materials, the 2017 Volvo XC90’s cabin is undeniably handsome - Edmunds  

2017 Volvo XC90 Seating and Comfort

Probably with one of the best cabins in the world, the 2017 Volvo XC90 is like none other. The absolute best and nothing else. For 2017, the XC90 T5 variant comes with a 5-seat configuration, whereas the T8 plug-in-hybrid and the T6 model come with a 7-seat arrangement. The interior is wrapped up in high-quality materials, and loaded with convenience features right from the base trim. It is a modern cabin in its essence with the perforated leather upholstery and the big vertical touchscreen.

Volvo also introduces a new uber-luxurious Excellence model, that can seat only 4 average-sized adults in the utmost luxurious setting. The front seats have an 8-way adjustable functionality, whereas the rear seats have only 6-way. Moving onto the top trims, you also get power-adjustable seats with memory function. Heated and ventilated seats are standard throughout. The third-row seats in the T6 and T8 models are at best suited for small children.

Model 2017 Volvo XC90 2017 Acura MDX 2017 BMW X5 2017 Lexus RX 350
Passenger capacity 5 7 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.9/57.7/40.9 38.1/61.1/41.4 40.5/61.5/40.4 39.4/57.8/44.1
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.5/56.5/37.0 38.3/59.1/38.5 38.8/60.0/36.6 39.1/57.6/38
Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) N/A 35.6/54.7/28.1 N/A N/A

Some of the interior features included in the XC90 are-

  • Integrated Center Booster Cushion in the second row
  • Leather finished steering wheel
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
  • Ambient lighting
  • Cup holders at both the front and rear section
  • Bucket front seats
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seat
  • Foldable rear seat for extra storage capacity

2017 Volvo XC90 Infotainment System

Nothing but the best! The 2017 Volvo XC90's infotainment needs are taken care of by a vertically placed 9.0-inch infotainment screen. Properly intuitive, the touchscreen is pretty easy to use, with clear-cut controls for each and every function. On the feature front, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are still optional, whereas they need to be standard. Apart from that, the infotainment front also gets new apps, which includes Spotify too. For added convenience, audio requirements have also been met with the help of the premium Bower & Wilkins audio system.

Some of the infotainment features on offer are-

  • 9-inch touchscreen with navigation
  • Bluetooth and audio connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 10-speaker Bower & Wilkins audio system
  • Auxiliary audio input jack and USB ports

2017 Volvo XC90 Cargo Capacity

The 2017 Volvo XC90 gets a great cargo capacity of 15.8 cu. ft. This with the 5 seater. Coming onto the 7-seater crossover, behind the rear seats, the XC90 gets 41.3 cu. ft of cargo capacity, whereas with the rear seats folded down in a 60/40 manner, that space increases to 90.9 cu. ft. The XC90 also holds plenty of interior storage spaces inside the cabin.

Model 2017 Volvo XC90 2017 Acura MDX 2017 BMW X5 2017 Lexus RX 350
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 15.8 14.9 N/A 18.4

For 2017, the rear cargo volume of the XC90 has increased a bit through proper optimization of packaging. It also has a rear automated liftback for ease of loading and unloading too.

2017 Volvo XC90 Exterior


The designers of the 2017 Volvo XC90 have pulled off a neat trick: they've made a large utility vehicle appear to be much smaller than it is—meaning it’s the least obvious luxury SUV in the segment - thecarconnection

The 2017 Volvo XC90 is definitely worth a second look. It features an athletic and sporty exterior silhouette. It follows an aerodynamic design language, with deep character lines flowing throughout the sides to the rear end. The infamous Volvo grille encompasses the whole front end, with the streamlined headlights flowing through the corners.

Volvo's unmistakable design language is seen along the width of the XC90 SUV. The 2017 XC90 is simply a well-rounded SUV. Feature additions to the tune of better exterior packages and also new and better wheel designs are also offered with the 2017 iteration. Coming onto the dimensions, it might not seem so, but the XC90 is both wider and taller than its rivals. Its 9.4-inch ground clearance also helps it to wade through small boulders and big bumps easily.

Model 2017 Volvo XC90 2017 Acura MDX 2017 BMW X5 2017 Lexus RX 350
Curb weight (lbs.) 4,627 4001 4,625 4222
Length(in) 194.9 196.2 193.3 192.5
Width(in) 79.1 77.8 76.3 74.6
Height(in) 69.9 67.4 69.4 67.7
Ground clearance (in) 9.4 7.3 8.2 8.2
Wheelbase (in) 117.5 111.0 115.5 109.8

Some of the exterior features of the XC90 are-

  • Chrome tip exhaust
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Heated power door mirrors
  • Power liftgate
  • 18-inch painted alloy wheels
  • LED headlamp and uniquely styled LED taillights

2017 Volvo XC90 Safety


Volvo and safety are two such terms that have been unanimous with each other for ages. Volvo's built and sturdy quality is unprecedented, and it comes with a range of active and passive feature lists rarely seen before in a crossover. The 2017 iteration of the crossover has also performed impressively in both the IIHS and NHTSA safety crash tests. While the NHTSA gave it a 5 on 5 safety rating, the IIHS awarded it with a "Top Safety Pick" honor.

Some of the safety features included with the 2017 XC90 are-

  • City Safety – Low-speed collision avoidance support system, including, pedestrian, cyclist & large animal detection (day and night)
  • Run-off-Road Protection and Run-off-Road Mitigation
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Road Sign Information
  • Driver Alert
  • Lane change assist
  • Low tire pressure warning system

2017 Volvo XC90 Competition


2017 Volvo XC60 vs 2017 Acura MDX

The Acura MDX performs really well in terms of the outright feature list provided. The 2017 XC90 inches a bit more further forward in this race against the MDX for sure, given that it has probably one of the coolest interiors and exterior in this segment. 

On the other hand, Acura MDX is priced the least in the segment, although if only it could have the power figures and acceleration times to match those figures, it would have made a great deal. Coming onto the EPA-rated MPG figures, the XC90 takes the cake here too. We recommend the 2017 Volvo XC90 in this comparison.  

2017 Volvo XC60 vs 2017 BMW X5

Probably the closest competitor to the XC60, the X5 is the only rival in this segment that can match up to the XC90's performance quotient with Volvo's bigger supercharged and turbocharged engines. Although, when taking the turbocharged Volvo engine into account, you might have to forego the power front totally, as it's of no use.

With a higher MSRP than the XC90's, BMW also offers the X5 with a wide range of features, that are sure to make your ride much more worth it. Cargo-wise and fuel efficiency-wise, the XC90 is the clear winner, and our absolute recommendation out of the two.

2017 Volvo XC90 Final Verdict

With no major changes being brought about to this year's XC90 iteration from that of the 2016 model, apart from the new 4-seater uber-luxury Excellence model, we recommend you wait for the 2018 iteration, as reports suggest that the crossover should get a major top-to-bottom overhaul. Ardent buyers who prioritize luxury over anything else first should look no further. With best-in-class MPG ratings, cargo space, power figures, and the upscale exterior silhouette to match all of this, for $45,750, the 2017 XC90 is the crossover to buy.

2017 Volvo XC90 FAQs

What are the exterior color shades offered with the 2017 Volvo XC90?

The 2017 Volvo XC90 is offered with a multitude of color options, ranging from Magic Blue, Ice White, Osmium Grey, Bright Silver, Crystal White, Twilight Bronze, Luminous Sand, Onyx Black, and Savile Grey.

Does the 2017 XC90 come with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

For the 2017 MY, Volvo still offers the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as optional extras, instead of standard fitments. which is a bummer.

What are the warranty packages provided by Volvo for the 2017 XC90?

Volvo offers the XC90 with a comprehensive list of warranty packages. It gets a limited warranty coverage of either 4 years or 50,000 miles, whereas it also gets a 4 year or 50,000-mile Powertrain warranty too.

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luxurious and spacious SUV

high-tech and stylish SUV with nimble handling

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Good luxurious three row SUV for families

Desirable luxury crossover SUV

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A large vehicle with a smal car engine

Totally weak

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Traded it with a Grand Caravan!

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