Accredited with the revival of Volvo’s design when it appeared for the 2016 model year, the Volvo XC90 2020 remains one of the most elegant options among luxury SUVs. It is powered by one of three different four-cylinder powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid, and can be used in six or seven passenger configurations. Inside, shoppers will find a cabin that epitomizes Scandinavian luxury, highlighted by fine materials such as nappa leather, real wood trim and chrome accents. A vertically oriented infotainment touchscreen provides controls for most systems and configurations of the XC90, and a 12.3-inch driver-oriented display serves as a cluster of digital meters. As with all Volvo, the 2020 XC90 focuses on safety as much as luxury, and a number of driver assistance features are standard in all areas.
The XC90 receives a visual refreshment by 2020 through a new grille and front bumper; Volvo has also redesigned the wheels of the XC90. Base Momentum models now come with low-profile roof rails and integrated exhaust pipes, while R-Design sports models exchange the matte silver exterior finish with gloss black. All Volvo XC90 models now come standard with a 12.3-inch digital caliber cluster, the R-Design and Inscription settings gain standard front parking sensors, and Volvo has adjusted the operation of the rear cross-traffic alert function and added active steering support for the City Safety driver assistance function. Inside, Momentum models can now be ordered with black ash wood trim, R-Design models come with nappa leather upholstery, and T8 Inscription models sport a redesigned change made of Orrefors crystal. The Momentum and Inscription models will now offer a six-passenger design with second-row captain’s chairs. The T8 plug-in hybrid model now comes with a larger 11.6 kWh battery; The ultra-charged Excellence (and ultra-price) setting is no longer offered.
> Moment: $ 49,345
> R-Design: $ 57,095
> Registration: $ 63,595
Volvo’s largest SUV is the best it has with the mid-range T6 engine, a 316 hp turbo and a supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and dressed with inscription trim. For the $ 6500 increase compared to the mid-range R-Design, the registration adds a number of features that we hope luxury SUV buyers will have on their short list, including ventilated front seats, lane maintenance assistance, a Harman / Kardon audio system and 20-inch wheels, and a more state-of-the-art exterior design.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
The interior of the XC90 is a masterpiece of the medium. From the attractive design to the quality of the materials, we would like there to be more vehicles like this. Adults will not be happy in the third row, despite the fact that it offers more legroom than similar rivals, but preteens can probably be persuaded, as long as the trip is short. The wide and boxed silhouette of the XC90 helps in the cargo transport department, but the interior compartments are not as cavernous as in some competitors.
Infotainment and connectivity
A beautiful infotainment system with a 9.0-inch touch screen tablet type is standard on all XC90s, and its operation is mostly intuitive. Each model has the capacity of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; A mobile Wi-Fi hotspot is optional. The system could be improved by adding more redundant hard buttons.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
The Volvo XC90 2020 can be had in three versions, all of them riffs on the theme of Volvo’s 2.0-liter turbo four. The base model, which we have not yet tested, has the 250 hp turbocharged T5 engine combined with front-wheel drive. The more powerful T6 (six) version adds supercharging to the turbocharging system to result in 316 horsepower. It is optional in the adjustment of the base and standard dynamics in the enrollment models; The engine only matches four-wheel drive. The 400 hp XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid starts with the T6 powertrain and adds two electric motors and a charging port outside. Vehicle featured the optional Volvo air suspension, which adds Eco, Comfort, Off Road and Dynamic driving modes along with individually customizable suspension settings. That suspension provided a pleasant and isolated ride, and handled most road situations well.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
When equipped with its turbocharged and supercharged engine, the XC90 achieves EPA ratings similar to those of its V-6 competitors. The XC90 T6 we tested exceeded its EPA rating, but then, so did most of its competitors. An XC90 plug-in that we tested in 2016 got a bit inspiring of 26 MPGe overall, but achieved an estimate of 24 miles of electric range before switching to the gasoline engine. We expect a longer actual electric driving range result with the larger battery of the 2020 model.
Safety features and driver assistance
The Volvo XC90 2020 was rated Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 2019 and obtained a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), making it a Good option for drivers who prioritize safety. Volvo’s commitment to safety is legendary, and has put all its best technology in the XC90. Key security features include:
> Standard front collision warning and automated emergency braking
> Standart Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
> Standard Lane Departure Warning
Warranty and maintenance coverage
The Volvo XC90 2020 has a purely average warranty plan compared to competitors. However, Volvo eliminates them by offering excellent free scheduled maintenance.
> The limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> The powertrain warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> The Hybrid components are covered for 8 years or 100,000 miles
> Free maintenance is covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles