New Volvo V90 D5 Momentum review

The Volvo V90 has already impressed us with its classy cabin and refined drive, but how does the higher-powered D5 diesel fare on UK roads?

Verdict

With the more powerful D5 engine, the Volvo V90 is an excellent executive estate: it’s fast, comfortable, practical and feels very upmarket inside. The boot isn’t the biggest in its class, which sounds unusual for a Volvo, but there’s loads of space for passengers and the load space is still competitive in its class. The comfortable ride, especially on these 18-inch wheels, is a big plus in the UK as well. We’d still go for the D4, though: the four-cylinder D5 can’t match six-cylinder diesel units for smoothness, so you’re better off saving money and going for the cheaper model.

Key specs

  • Price: £41,555
  • Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl turbodiesel
  • Power/torque: 232bhp/450Nm
  • Transmission: Eight-speed auto, four-wheel drive
  • 0-62mph: 7.2 seconds
  • Top speed: 145mph
  • Economy/CO2: 57.6mpg/129g/km
  • On sale: Now

 

Source – www.autoexpress.co.uk/volvo/v90/96955/new-volvo-v90-d5-momentum-review

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