Volvo V90 review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
V90 buyers have the choice of either petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid power
Volvo offers the V90 with a choice of four-cylinder diesel engines and the more modest of the pair, badged B4, manages up to 49.5mpg and emits from 148g/km of CO2. The 232bhp B5 is fitted to the heavier Cross Country version and isn't quite such an efficient set-up, returning 44.8mpg on the combined cycle and 164g/km of CO2.
The B4 and B5 petrol versions offer similar figures with average fuel economy hovering around the 40mpg mark and CO2 emissions from 158g/km, while the extra power of the 296bhp B6 means a reduction in efficiency to 35.3mpg and 182g/km of CO2.
Business users might be interested in the benefits of running the T6 plug-in petrol hybrid version, as its CO2 rating of 47g/km gives a Benefit-in Kind rating of 11% for 2021/22. The T6 is able to run on electric power alone for around 31-35 miles which, if you're able to keep the battery regularly topped up, will help reduce running costs on shorter commutes or driving around town.
Petrol V90 cars are in groups 34 to 41, so it won't be particularly cheap to insure your Volvo estate. Diesel versions sit in groups 34-38, while the T6 plug-in hybrid are the most expensive to cover being in group 40-41.
Residual values for the V90 range aren't particularly strong, with an average of 40% of the original list price retained over three-years/36,000-miles. The T6 plug-in hybrid versions perform slightly better, holding onto around 46-47% over the same period.
In this review
- 1Volvo V90 reviewThe Volvo V90 isn't the biggest executive estate on sale, but what it lacks in volume it makes up for with style and comfort
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe V90 has excellent cruising refinement, but the chassis isn't quite the ultimate in this class in either ride or handling terms
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingV90 buyers have the choice of either petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid power
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe V90 is distinctive, stylish and nicely finished, although there are some pricey options
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe V90 is capable enough, but it’s strange for a Volvo wagon to no longer be the biggest load-lugger in the class
- 6Reliability and SafetyV90 safety levels are excellent, while Volvo's performance in Driver Power satisfaction survey is improving