Volvo V90 Recharge hybrid costs, insurance, warranty & tax
Pure-electric running means short commutes can be done without burning fuel, but the Volvo V90 Recharge T6 hybrid will be expensive to insure
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service intervals||Annual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|41-42||3yrs / 60,000 miles||1yr / 12,500 miles||From £1,323 / £2,646|
There’s no avoiding the fact that the Volvo V90 Recharge T6 hybrid is an expensive car to buy, and it’ll cost quite a bit to insure given its list price and desirability. At well over £40,000, it’s not cheap to tax, either, as it attracts the higher rate levied on more expensive cars the first five times you tax them. Company-car tax is where the Recharge T6's ultra-low CO2 emissions start to pay dividends: a 40% taxpayer will pay approximately half as much per year to run a T6 compared to the B4 diesel version.
Volvo V90 Recharge hybrid insurance group
Unsurprisingly, and given that the V90 Recharge T6 is powerful and an expensive car to buy, it occupies a lofty insurance group. Groups are 41 for Plus trim and 42 for the more expensive Ultimate.
Volvo’s standard warranty applies to all V90 models – hybrid or otherwise. Buying a car new means you'll get a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, expiring as soon as you hit one of these milestones. Any component failure attributable to faulty materials or workmanship during manufacture will be fixed free of charge by a Volvo dealer. There are two extended warranties, which can be selected for a fee. The battery pack is covered by a separate warranty. Any material defect in the pack will be rectified free of charge for eight years from the date the vehicle is first delivered or up to 100,000 miles – again, whichever comes first.
Volvo recommends a service every 12 months or 12,500 miles – whichever comes first. A number of interest-free service plans are offered, ranging from two years’ coverage to a maximum of six under one plan. On-call Volvo Assistance is included as part of an extended service plan.
Every V90 hybrid costs more than £40,000 new, so the VED rate is £480 annually for five years after that, before dropping to £145 in year six – in both cases, a £10 discount on the rate for a purely petrol or diesel-powered car.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Volvo V90 Recharge T8 has been replaced by the less powerful T6, now an even better package if you need low running costs and practicality
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingImpressive MPG and CO2 figures underline the Volvo V90 hybrid's day-to-day capability as a premium plug-in family car
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingPure-electric running means short commutes can be done without burning fuel, but the Volvo V90 Recharge T6 hybrid will be expensive to insure
- 4Performance, engine & driveThe plug-in hybrid Volvo V90 Recharge T6 serves up great cross-country pace, but is more relaxing than thrilling to drive
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortWith one of the best interiors in its class, the Volvo V90 Recharge T6 hybrid is a comfortable place to be
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Volvo V90 T6 Recharge hybrid's boot space isn't quite on par with regular rivals, but trumps plug-in opposition
- 7Reliability & safety ratingVolvo equips the V90 Recharge plug-in hybrid with plenty in the way of driver-assistance and safety features, and reliability should be good