Video: Volvo V90 Cross Country D5 Inscription test
The Volvo V90 Cross Country D5 offers a mix of ample power and torque, surefooted intelligent all-wheel drive, a plethora of safety systems, loads of space and cosseting comfort. The result is a package that provides a compelling argument in favour of crossover estates. It’s a unique offering in this segment, but adding all those extras can be a pricey exercise.
Make and model: Volvo V90 Cross Country D5 Inscription
Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 969 cc, turbodiesel
Power : 173 kW @ 4 000 rpm
Torque: 480 Nm @ 1 750 – 2 250 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio: 90,10 kW/ton
Gearbox: Eight-speed automatic, AWD
Wheels/tyres : 20-inch alloys, 245/45 R20 tyres
0-100 km/h: 7,5 sec
Top speed: 230 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 5,3 / 8,0 litres/100 km
Operating range (claimed): 1 130/750 km
CO2 emissions: 139 g/km
SUMMARY AND PRICING
Convincing, comfortable, safe and engaging on and off-road.
Pricey extras. Engine could be smoother.
Retail price/as tested: R892 950/R1 059 272