Volvo V90 Cross Country 2016 vs Subaru Outback 2017

Volvo V90 Cross Country
2016 -
Subaru Outback
2017 -
Body: SedanEstate car / wagon
The wagon generally has more cargo space due to a larger trunk door opening, a roof that extends as far back as possible, and the ability to convert the rear of the passenger compartment into cargo space. Sedans tend to be quieter than wagons due to a more isolated rear area.
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.5 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 190 HP175 HP
Torque: 400 NM235 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.8 seconds10.2 seconds
Volvo V90 Cross Country is more dynamic to drive.
Volvo V90 Cross Country engine produces 15 HP more power than Subaru Outback, whereas torque is 165 NM more than Subaru Outback. Thanks to more power Volvo V90 Cross Country reaches 100 km/h speed 1.4 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.27.7
The Volvo V90 Cross Country is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Volvo V90 Cross Country consumes 2.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Subaru Outback, which means that by driving the Volvo V90 Cross Country over 15,000 km in a year you can save 375 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1150 km in combined cycle770 km in combined cycle
Volvo V90 Cross Country gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Average engine lifespan: 380'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 10 years14 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 8 other car models, including Volvo V40, Volvo XC60, Volvo V60, Volvo V40 Cross Country, Volvo S90Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Subaru Forester, Subaru Legacy
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.


Length: 4.94 m4.82 m
Width: 1.88 m1.84 m
Height: 1.54 m1.68 m
Volvo V90 Cross Country is larger, but lower.
Volvo V90 Cross Country is 12 cm longer than the Subaru Outback, 4 cm wider, while the height of Volvo V90 Cross Country is 13 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: no data512 litres
Turning diameter: 11.6 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo V90 Cross Country is 0.6 metres more than that of the Subaru Outback, which means Volvo V90 Cross Country can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`9202`100
Safety: no data
Quality: no datano data
Average price (€): no data26 400
Pros and Cons: Volvo V90 Cross Country has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
Subaru Outback has
  • timing chain engine
  • better manoeuvrability
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