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2005 Volvo XC90 Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by david.sink

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Reviewed: 2005 Volvo XC90

4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Why the 2005 Volvo XC90?

Safety & braking

The AWD, stability and Traction Control provide traction in any weather. Volvo and Safety speak for itself. From the location of front, rear, and side curtain airbags, to the crumple zones, and WhIPS front seats, the entire SUV is designed with safety.


The T6 engine along with the sound resistant doors and body provide you a very real and quiet ride. Cruising the German Autobahn at almost 120mph, you hear no wind, and no whine from the T6.

Front seat support & comfort

The front leather seating is very comfortable. Having the heated front seats in twe winter allows for quick comfort. The multi adjustable seating for both driver and passenger allows for each to set seats to their liking then set in the memory location

Why Not the 2005 Volvo XC90?

Reliability & durability

Too many issues with the T6 transmission, front end, and rear wheel hub bearings. At 3000 miles had to have front drive axle and ball joints replaced. At 31000 had both rear hub bearings replaced. No transmission replaced, but the history time is comin

Materials & workmanship

Some of the materials inside the vehicle are cheap. The plastic molding is very brittle and breaks easily. The outside plastic door handles are very thin plastic. Overall, the design both exterior and interior are superior, but the quality needs help.

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