2020 Volvo XC90 Model Overview at Motorcars Volvo

  Key Features

  • Starting at $49,000 MSRP*
  • Seating for up to 7 passengers
  • Available Sensus Navigation and Volvo Sensus Connect with 9-inch Touchscreen
  • Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto)
  • Standard Laminated Panoramic Moonroof with Power Sunshade
  • 10-way, Power Front Seats incl. Power Lumbar and Driver Seat Memory
  • Optional Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound
  • LED Headlights with Thor's Hammer DRL & Auto Highbeam (AHB)

About the Volvo XC90

Precision handling, elegant style, spacious seating, and cutting-edge safety technology allows the Volvo XC90 to set the benchmark for the full-size luxury SUV segment. Pricing for the XC90 starts at $49,000 MSRP* for a T5 Momentum FWD which seats 7 passengers. Available all-wheel drive, a self-parking assist system, and your choice of Momentum, Inscription or R-Design trims ensures that there is an XC90 that's perfectly suited for your lifestyle. No matter which trim level you choose, you'll enjoy standard amenities including a panoramic sunroof, rear park assist camera, Sensus Navigation system, CleanZone Air Quality system, and Volvo On Call services.

Ready to accommodate any weekend getaway, the sophisticated XC90 offers room for up to 7 full-sized adults. Each seat is individually designed to provide the utmost comfort while cargo storage space is plentiful enough to fit up to 85.7 cubic feet -- ideal for a weekend's worth of suitcases. Multiple turbocharged and supercharged engines are available, ranging from 250 horsepower up to the range-topping 400 horsepower from the T8 Hybrid powertrain. With the addition of all-wheel drive, the XC90 is perfectly capable in all weather conditions. The Volvo XC90 offers contemporary styling blended with innovative technology to create an unmistakable luxury SUV.

What the Critics Say

"One reason we like the XC90 so much is that it's far prettier than any of its competition. It's easy for a three-row crossover to turn out as a dull box, but Volvo's designers manage to drape delicate sheetmetal over the XC90's bones in a way that draws the eye. On this tester, the graceful Denim Blue bodywork contrasts against chrome and brushed-metal accents. Bold lighting elements, with LEDs and the well-known "Thor's Hammer" running lights, also add curb appeal." -- Roadshow by CNET

"After driving the XC90 again, it reminded me of why I fell in love with it initially. The style, the easy-going driving experience and the well implemented safety features still make it a standout in this class - the sum is somehow greater than the parts." -- Cars.com

Volvo XC90 Video

What's New for 2021

Shoppers will notice several exciting changes on the Volvo XC90 for the 2021 model year. First, models equipped with the T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain are now known as XC90 Recharge models. Newly-standard features found across the lineup include front parking sensors, wireless smartphone charging, full LED headlights with active bending lights and high-pressure cleaning, and the programmable Care Key. Finally, last year's 12-volt power outlet in the rear has been replaced with two USB-C outlets.

Volvo XC90 Features

Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

Multiple Powertrain Options

Two of the most popular powertrain options found on the XC90 include the T5 and T6 engines. While the T5 and T6 are each 2.0 Liter 4-Cylinder engines, one major difference exists between the two. The T5 is turbocharged while the T6 is twin-charged, meaning that both a turbocharger and supercharger work in harmony to produce power.

You'll enjoy 250 horsepower from the T5 which is offered in both front wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations. By comparison, the T6 delivers 316 horsepower and is only available with AWD and 7-passenger seating. Topping the range is a T8 Plug-In Hybrid engine that delivers E-AWD and seating for 7 passengers on XC90 Recharge variants. This groundbreaking powertrain produces 400 combined horsepower along with an impressive 54 MPGe fuel economy equivalent**.

2021 Volvo XC90 Interior

Luxurious Interior

Dynamic Scandinavian craftsmanship gives the interior of the XC90 an elegantly stylish look that's both luxurious and functional. A 50/50 split third row delivers best-in-class legroom of 36 inches along with up to 85.7 cubic feet of cargo space for all of life's necessities. Open the standard Laminated Panoramic Moonroof with Power Sunshade to fill the cabin with fresh air and natural lighting. A standard 4-Zone Electronic Climate System helps all occupants enjoy the drive in complete comfort.

 2020 Volvo XC90 Sensus Navigation System

Advanced Technology

Simplify your life with standard Volvo Sensus on the XC90, giving you complete control over information, entertainment, and safety features all without taking your eyes off the road. Built-in Wi-Fi gives you and your guests seamless connectivity while on the go. Get to your destination effortlessly with available Sensus Navigation which provides voice recognition, 3D imaging, and routing options. Built-in apps like Find Parking mean that you'll never arrive late to a dinner party ever again.

2021 Volvo XC90 Towing Capacity

Volvo XC90 Towing Capacity

Capable of hauling your biggest toys, the 2021 Volvo XC90 delivers a maximum towing capacity of 4,000-5,000 pounds when equipped with the optional towing package. T5 FWD models have the ability to tow up to 4,000 pounds. All other XC90 models have a 5,000 pound towing capability, perfect for towing a small pop-up camping trailer, a pair of jet skis, or a small boat. Combined with a generous 85.7 cubic feet of cargo space, the XC90 is perfectly prepared for your next adventure. An available air suspension system on all four wheels comes in handy when hitching up a trailer or loading cargo. A simple press of a button inside the cargo area lowers the rear of the vehicle by up to 2 inches, providing easy access to the rear.

2020 Volvo XC90 Safety Features

Advanced Safety

Standard BLIS™ technology supports you when you're changing lanes in busy traffic. It will provide an alert when a vehicle enters your blind spot or approaches fast from behind, and the Steer Assist function can gently guide you back into your lane if necessary. An available 360° Surround View Camera displays a high-resolution, bird's-eye view of the area surrounding your Volvo, making it simple to maneuver in or out of a tight space. Standard Pilot Assist offers a semi-autonomous driving experience in traffic by helping to manage acceleration, braking, and steering assistance to help you keep up with traffic flow.

Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $49,000 MSRP
  • 19-inch Alloy Wheels (Standard T6, Optional T5)
  • 4-Way Power Adjustable Lumbar Support, Front Seats
  • Pilot Assist- Semi-Autonomous Drive with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • High-Performance Audio (9-inch Sensus Touchscreen)
  • Power-Operated Tailgate


  • Starting at $55,600 MSRP
  • R-Design Contour Seats with Nubuck & Fine Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • R-Design Front Grill and R-Design Front Spoiler
  • R-Design Illuminated Tread Plates, Front and Rear
  • Power Cushion Extension, Driver and Passenger Seat
  • 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display


  • Starting at $63,250 MSRP
  • Comfort Seats with Fine Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • 21-inch Alloy Wheels (Optional)
  • Bright Deco Molding with Embossed Inscription Logotype
  • Linear Walnut Wood Inlays
  • Interior High Level Illumination

*Prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Base Price or Starting At price and excludes destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees. Images shown are for informational purposes only. They may not necessarily represent the configurable options selected or available on the vehicle and they do not show true renderings of colors and/or upholstery.

**Estimated city and highway mpg. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy combinations. Estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine and transmission combinations. Your actual mileage will vary.