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Why Lease The EX90?

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Volvo EX90 Review 2023

The Volvo EX90 is a seven-seater electric SUV. Replacing the popular XC90, the EX90 comes with market-leading safety technology, an eye-catching exterior, and a powerful electric engine.

Rivals to the Volvo EX90 include the, Audi Q7, BMW iX, Land Rover Discovery, and Audi A8 e-tron.

Volvo EX90 Pros: 

  • Market-leading safety technology
  • Well-crafted exterior
  • Powerful engines

Volvo EX90 Cons: 

  • Poor suspension at low speeds
  • Only one trim is available
  • Expensive

Our Volvo EX90 review covers:

Volvo EX90 Key Features:

  • Boxy exterior style with minimalist front grille and hammer LED headlights
  • Simple interior featuring 14.5-inch portrait infotainment system 
  • 310-litre boot, which can be extended to 650 litres with rear seats folded
  • Two twin-motor electric engines are available
  • One trim level available: Ultra

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The Volvo EX90 is a big seven-seater with a seriously dominating road presence. Its exterior is bold and boxy, coming with a minimalist front bumper, hammer-shaped headlights, and creases just above the skirts.

Volvo EX90 exterior

There's plenty of space for those sitting on the first two rows in the EX90. Adults over six feet tall will have plenty of head and leg room, and they also shouldn't be rubbing shoulders with other passengers. For those on the back row, interior space decreases. There's still enough room for children and small adults, but anyone over six feet might struggle to get comfortable.

Storage is also generous throughout the cabin. Up front, you'll find two large cupholders, a storage bin, and a large glovebox that's opened electronically. Rear passengers get a couple of cupholders, cubbies in the doors, and storage nets behind the front seats.

Boot space comes in at 310 litres with all seven seats in place. Remove the back row, and it's extended to 650 litres which is significantly more than the BMW iX and the Audi Q8 e-tron. There's also extra storage space under the bonnet which is handy for the EX90's charging cables.

Interior and Trims

The EX90's interior portrays a great balance of sustainability and high-quality materials. The dashboard features a range of soft-touch plastics made using 50kg of recycled plastic and is also absent of leather seats.

Inside the EX90, you'll find a 14.5-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment system and an 8-inch driver display mounted to the steering column. The infotainment system controls almost everything in the EX90 and replaces any buttons on the dashboard. It has various apps, 5G connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The eight-inch driver display comes with sharp graphics, and it's easy to see when behind the wheel, thanks to it being attached to the driver column.

Ultra is the only trim level available for the EX90. It has 22-inch alloy wheels, four-zone climate control, pixel LED headlights, heated seats, adaptive cruise control, panoramic roofs, and active air suspensions.

The EX90 also comes standard with extensive safety and driving technology. It features various lidar, radar, and camera technology systems, including spearhead technology, a driver understanding system, and a pilot assist system. All this technology means that the EX90 does have fully autonomous capabilities, but Volvo has announced it won't be available yet.

Power and Performance

Two dual-motor powertrains are on offer for the EX90, both coming with all-wheel drive. The entry-level Twin Motor comes with 402bhp, achieves 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds and returns a range of 364 miles. The range-topping Twin Motor Performance increases power output to 510bhp, achieves 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds, and has a range of 360 miles.

Both units top out at 112mph for safety reasons, but even in terms of power, they are the most powerful cars Volvo has ever built. They also come with 250kW DC charging capability, meaning they can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 30 minutes.

Volvo EX90 interior

For a big SUV, the EX90 tackles country roads pretty well. It returns impressive body control, and there's little lean in the bends, meaning the driver always feels in control. Around town, you might have a few issues because of the EX90's size, but even so, the light steering builds up weight well and is accurate.

For the suspension, comfort could be improved at low speeds, with the EX90 picking up on small cracks and potholes more than expected. However, when at higher speeds, the ride becomes beautiful. You can easily settle into a motorway cruise, making for a pleasant and relaxing journey.

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Volvo EX90 start from £95,400.00 OTR* or to lease from Price On Request per month.

Looking to lease the Volvo EX90? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts is one of the UK's largest car leasing brokers and offers a range of leasing deals.

Leasing may be cheaper than an outright purchase thanks to a low initial deposit, fixed monthly payments, and a range of benefits included in the lease deal, such as road tax and breakdown cover.

*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change, always check with your nearest retailer.