The fact we’ve placed the XC90 ahead of every large German SUV is testament to just how well Volvo has transitioned to become a luxury nameplate. The XC90 was the car that kicked off the revitalisation of the Volvo brand, and not only does it look great inside and out, but the deeper you dig, the more clever engineering you’ll find. Its safety kit is second-to-none, we love its diesel PowerPulse technology that reduces turbo lag with compressed air, and the T8 plug-in hybrid means you can have a fast SUV without feeling irresponsible.
Price Ј50,985 to Ј71,370 Trim levels Momentum, Momentum Pro, R-Design, R-Design Pro, Inscription, Inscription Pro Engines 2.0 Diesel (232bhp), 2.0 Petrol plug-in hybrid (385bhp) Engines 5-door SUV CO2 emissions 59 to 162g/km Combined fuel economy 45.6 to 108.6mpg