2008 Volvo XC90 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,493 - $10,107
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
235-311
Seats
5-7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,493 - $10,107
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
235-311
Seats
5-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Volvo XC90 If...

If you're not looking to carry half your kid's football team to practice and have a desire for an SUV that places safety and comfort front and center, the XC90 makes an excellent choice for the family transport.

Volvo XC90 Models & Trims

I6 $6,493 - $8,294*
Horsepower: 235 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather, Vinyl, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7, 18 x 7 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
V8 $7,896 - $10,107*
Horsepower: 311 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7, 19 x 8 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
V8 Sport $7,896 - $10,107*
Horsepower: 311 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.35

37 Reviews

54% 32% 11% 2 star 0% 3%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Why you should absolutely consider a Volvo xc90.

This is one of the best cars I have owned. Gas/mileage is pretty good for the size of the car. Body is pretty robust. Weight for the class of the car is above average and perfect for the snowy and icy road we get in Minnesota winters. This is a 7-passenger car that hauls all my entire family of 5 plus extra room for 2 more friends and plenty cargo space. 2nd and 3rd row seat can be folded completely flat. I have been able to fit a medium rise sofa in that car. The only downside to me is the overwhelming number of sensors in the car; and when one is faulty, generally, 4 or 5 other read faulty too and can cause you to spend unnecessary dollars in repair!

- Fred T

it is very safe, there is plenty of space for children and adults as well as a full and clear view of all areas for the driver to see.

I feel very safe and the drive is smooth. So far the only issue I have is roof covering is coming off due to heat issues. I am warned about tire pressure, oil, maintenance, battery, skid-resistance, and light bulb failures. I love that there is plenty of space in the trunk including extra storage hidden in the trunk. All leather interior does get very hot in the summer, but cleans up very nicely and smells fresh.

- Elizabeth E

It's roomy, safe and made for families with children.

I love my Volvo because it has lots of room, a fold-down third row and a built-in booster in the middle of the second row. I also love the built-in navigation system and the built-in entertainment system (DVD player). The only thing I don't like about it is that I don't like that the only clock in the car is on the driver's instrument panel and you can't see it anywhere else in the car.

- Jessica S

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,493 - $8,294
$7,896 - $10,107

Horsepower

Horsepower
235 hp
311 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.2L I6 engine
4.4L V8 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 - 40.1 in.
39.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.4 in.
36.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.4 - 39.7 in.
38.4 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather, Vinyl, Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
235/65R18
255/50R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.6 in.
112.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 ft.
40 ft.

Length

Length
189.3 in.
189.3 in.

Width

Width
74.7 in.
74.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4356 .lbs
4826 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
235 hp
311 hp

Torque

Torque
236 ft. lbs.
325 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
397 .lbs
496 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 mpg
16 mpg

City

City
14 mpg
13 mpg

Highway

Highway
20 mpg
19 mpg

Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Standard
Standard

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings