The XC90 is the largest vehicle in the Volvo lineup, a three-row SUV with a spacious interior and style to spare. There are three versions of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making the power, one of which is a plug-in hybrid with 21 miles of electric range. Volvo made noticeable improvements to the suspension and brakes on the 2020 model that significantly elevated its standing in our eyes.
With that upgrade in the rearview mirror, and a major overhaul still a few years away, we don't expect much to change in the 2021 model. The one looming announcement is the arrival of the long-heralded mild hybrid version. Volvo has promised to bring this XC90 variant, which will offer increased efficiency and lower emissions, and it could debut as early as this year.
In the meantime, the 2021 Volvo XC90 promises to deliver more of the same as a competent crossover that can haul up to seven people in a hurry — and look good doing it. Expect the new model year to hit the roads in fall 2020.