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Volvo XC90 Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2016 - 2017 Volvo XC90 Reliability by Generation2016 - 2017 Volvo XC90
100% Best 309% Worst
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2003 - 2014 Volvo XC90 Reliability by Generation2003 - 2014 Volvo XC90
47.1428571429% Best 120% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Teh car is more relaiable than my last two; VW Toureg and Toyota Sienna full 2011 Volvo XC90 review
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
with proper maintenance , will not break down , full 2007 Volvo XC90 review
Volvo XC90 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
See above. I also should mention the OEM tires were garbage they wore at 18-20,000 miles. The car eats tires. full 2005 Volvo XC90 review
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
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 full 2005 Volvo XC90 review
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
transmission failures, hub failures, steering failures, axle chaft failures, radio failures full 2003 Volvo XC90 review