Volvo XC90 Recharge Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs | Motorcars Volvo

 Key Features

  • Starting at $72,995 MSRP*
  • Standard supercharged and turbocharged Volvo gasoline powertrain with a rear electric motor - total system output of 455 horsepower and 523lb-ft of torque
  • 3.7-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
  • 18.8-kWh battery with 58 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

Volvo XC90 Recharge

About the Volvo XC90 Recharge

No other full-size SUV combines luxury with electrifying performance and efficiency quite like the impressive Volvo XC90 Recharge. 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 455 horsepower and 523lb-ft of torque -- it's also able to deliver up to 58 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 Recharge includes a 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display, Built-in Google infotainment, Rear Park Assist Camera, and Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration.

What the Critics Say

"The XC90's interior is a masterpiece of the medium. From the attractive design to the quality of the materials, we wish there were more vehicles like this." -- Car & Driver

"The three-row XC90 has a handsome interior with top-notch materials, room for up to seven occupants, and an expansive cargo area. It's loaded with advanced tech and safety features, and it offers engine options that provide great fuel economy and reasonably zippy performance. This is especially true of the T8 plug-in-hybrid variant." -- U.S. News & World Report

What's New for 2023

Quite a bit has changed for the 2023 XC90, with the big news being that it now has a bigger battery, up to 18.8 kWh. This means more power, up to 455 horsepower and 523lb-ft of torque. And improved all-electric range, up from 18 miles to nearly double that at 35 miles. Trims have been completely reworked and renamed. There are now three of them, named Core, Plus, and Ultimate. Several paint color options have been eliminated, while several more have been added, and Bright and Dark exterior trim packages are offered with all of them. Infotainment has been updated to a built-in Google operating system based on Android Auto. For Apple users, there will still be the option of using CarPlay.


Volvo XC90 Recharge Features

Volvo XC90 Recharge

Dynamic Efficiency

Driving the Volvo XC90 Recharge 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 35 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.

A combined 455 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 world-class efficiency of the XC90 Recharge. Lower CO2 emissions help to save our environment while you enjoy monetary savings at the pump. All this while being able to hit 60mph in just 5 seconds, significantly quicker than the gasoline-powered XC90.

Luxurious Interior

Spacious, elegant, and surrounded by traditional Scandinavian craftsmanship -- the interior of the Volvo XC90 Recharge 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 built-in Google touch interface along with a 12.3-inch digital instrument display simplifies access to all of your favorite media. Enjoy the convenience of wireless charging, while your rear-seat passengers have easy access to USB-C charging to keep you all connected. For unparalleled audio clarity and depth, the available Harman Kardon Premium Sound system features 14 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 Recharge Interior

Trims & Specs

Volvo XC90 Recharge Core


  • Starting at $72,995 MSRP*
  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof with Power Sunshade
  • 20″ 5-Multi Spoke Black Diamond Cut wheels
  • Google built-in infotainment
  • Pilot Assist
  • CleanZone with air purifier
Volvo XC90 Recharge Plus


  • Starting at $74,695 MSRP*
  • Interior high-level illumination
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • 360° camera
  • Headlamp Cleaners
  • Illuminated Recharge aluminum front tread plates
Volvo XC90 Recharge Ultimate


  • Starting at $80,495 MSRP*
  • 21" 5-V Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound
  • Front seat ventilation
  • Graphical Head-Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel

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