2020 Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs at Motorcars Volvo

 Key Features

  • Starting at $67,000 MSRP*
  • Standard supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E gasoline powertrain with a rear electric motor - total system output of 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5-kW, 16-amp onboard charger, and a Level 2 charging cable with available Home Charging Stations offered through AeroVironment
  • Choice of 7-passenger seating or 6-passenger seating with up to 85.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity
  • New 11.6-kWh battery with 55 MPGe
  • Five individual drive modes - Pure, Hybrid, Power, eAWD, and Off-Road
  • Orrefors® Crystal Glass Gear Shift
  • Volvo On Call app settings for battery and charge status

About the Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

No other full-size SUV combines luxury with electrifying performance and efficiency quite like the impressive Volvo XC90 T8 e-AWD Plug-In Hybrid. Power comes from a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter Drive-E gasoline engine to power the front wheels paired with an electric motor that powers the rear wheels. Not only does this groundbreaking powertrain deliver an astounding 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque -- it's also able to deliver up to 55 MPGe. You'll have the ability to charge-up using either a standard 120V outlet or with its own dedicated 240V 40-amp circuit from an available Home Charging Station supplied by AeroVironment. Standard equipment found on every XC90 T8 e-AWD Plug-In Hybrid includes a 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display, Sensus Connect, Sensus Navigation, Rear Park Assist Camera, and Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ smartphone integration.

What the Critics Say

"There has never been a more luxurious or powerful Volvo than the XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid, the list of standard and available features is very impressive and economy levels are commendable considering the performance on offer." -- CarBuzz

"The T8 combines a modified version of Volvo's supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor that's mounted to the rear axle. Total system output tops out at 400 horsepower and 472 pounds-feet of torque, which gives the XC90 plenty of scoot." -- Cars.com

What's New for 2020

Some major changes have come to this plug-in hybrid this year, including a new, larger 12-kWh battery which adds a longer-lasting life and power. All Volvo's Xc90 models now come with new restyled wheels, grilles, and front bumpers on all trim levels. This model also has a new optional 6-seating interior to save space for more comfort and style.

Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid Video

Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid Features

Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

Dynamic Efficiency

Driving the 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 e-AWD Plug-In Hybrid means that you can say goodbye to the range anxiety often associated with an electric vehicle. While you'll have up to 18 miles of pure electric driving range, a 2.0-liter Drive-E gasoline engine helps ensure you'll never be stranded while waiting on a charge. Using the 'electronic horizon' feature of your Sensus Navigation, Predictive Efficiency technology plans your journey, so you can travel to destinations within your battery's capabilities.

A combined 400 horsepower also means that there's plenty of power on tap to help you tow up to 5,000 pounds. The available air suspension provides composed yet inspired handling to complement the XC90 Plug-In Hybrid's world-class efficiency. Lower CO2 emissions help to save our environment while you enjoy monetary savings at the pump.

Luxurious Interior

Spacious, elegant, and surrounded by traditional Scandinavian craftsmanship -- the interior of the Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid offers unparalleled luxury. Seven full-sized seats allow each passenger to relax in comfort for miles. A new optional six-seat configuration saves more space for rear passengers and takes advantage of an even more spacious cabin. A total cargo capacity of 85.7 cubic feet gives you more than enough room for your growing family in addition to all your gear.

A standard Sensus touch interface along with a 12.3-inch digital instrument display provide simplified access to all of your favorite media. For unparalleled audio clarity and depth, the available Bowers & Wilkins audio system features 19 speakers including a unique subwoofer that draws air in from outside the car to create deeper, richer bass. Finally, and sure to set your XC90 apart from any vehicle you have ever owned, your eyes can't help but be drawn to the gear shifter, cut from Swedish crystal by the artisans at Orrefors®.

Volvo XC90 Interior

Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $67,000 MSRP*
  • T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain with a total system output of 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque
  • 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Display
  • Pilot Assist- Semi-Autonomous Drive with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • High-Performance Audio (9-inch Sensus Touchscreen)
  • 19-inch 6-Spoke Turbine Silver Bright Alloy Wheels


  • Starting at $72,700 MSRP*
  • Charcoal Nubuck & Nappa Leather in Charcoal Interior
  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof w/Power Sunshade
  • Crystal Gearshift Knob by Orrefors®
  • Color-coordinated Illuminated Door Handles w/ Puddle Lights
  • 20-inch 5-Spoke Tech Matte Tech Grey Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels


  • Starting at $73,300 MSRP*
  • Keyless Entry w/ Hands-free Power Tailgate Opening
  • 10-way, Power Driver Seat incl. Power Lumbar & Driver Seat Memory
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Smartphone Integration w/ USB HUB
  • Inscription Color-Coordinated Sills and Bumpers
  • 20-inch 10-Spoke Tinted Silver Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

*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.

**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.