2018 Volvo XC90 SUV

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Pros

  • Elegant styling inside and out
  • Precise handling that inspires confidence
  • Spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV
  • Many standard safety technology features

Cons

  • Some of the standard touchscreen controls can be hard to use
  • Comes up short on performance and real-world fuel economy
  • Overly busy ride quality for a vehicle in its class


Which XC90 does Edmunds recommend?

If you're looking for a good balance of luxury feature content, performance and price point, the XC90 T6 Momentum is our choice. It stays with the smaller 19-inch wheels, which will help with the XC90's ride-quality issues, but it also gets plenty of the top-trim level equipment such as four-zone automatic climate control, adaptive headlights and heated front seats. And if that isn't enough for you, there's always the R-Design and Inscription trim levels that up the ante quite a bit without the need to switch over to the T8's hybrid powertrain.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

If there is one virtue that the 2018 Volvo XC90 possesses in spades, it's elegance. From the extra classy exterior styling to the impressively well-appointed interior, the XC90 exudes panache. It's a luxury crossover with all the fancy vibes you could ever hope for.

More than a good-looking car, though, the 2018 XC90 drives well and has precise handling and a sense of stability on the road. It has plenty of room inside and an abundance of high-tech safety features, both on the standard equipment sheet and available as options.

All of this adds up to a respectable and desirable crossover, but there are a few drawbacks. Our main issue: the XC90's powertrains. While Volvo's turbocharged (T5) and turbo-and-supercharged (T6) four-cylinder engines work fine in the brand's smaller vehicles, they seem less ideally suited for the big XC90. Performance and fuel economy suffer as a result. The T8 hybrid fares better, but it's pricey. And we've found all XC90s can have a rather rough ride over bumpy roads when fitted with the bigger optional wheels. That's not something you expect, or want, in an SUV of this caliber. The XC90's flaws aren't fatal, though. There is a lot to like about this upscale crossover, and if it ends up on your short list, we recommend a test drive.

Notably, we picked the 2018 Volvo XC90 as one of Edmunds' Best Midsize SUVs and as one of the Best Luxury SUVs for this year.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Volvo XC90 is a luxury crossover SUV with three seating configurations and four different trim levels: Momentum, R-Design, Inscription and Excellence. Regular XC90s are referred to as the T5 and T6, while the hybrid is called the T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid. The Momentum trim level comes with plenty of standard equipment such as a rearview camera, lane departure warning and an impressive 9-inch touchscreen. The R-Design is the sporty version of the XC90, while the Inscription and Excellence are more luxury-focused with equipment such as ventilated front seats and an adaptive air suspension.

For standard equipment, the T5 Momentum gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine (250 hp, 258 lb-ft), an eight-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, keyless entry and ignition, faux leather (premium vinyl) upholstery, eight-way power front seats (with power lumbar adjustment), driver-seat memory settings, 40/20/40-split second-row seats (with individual slide and recline functions), a 50/50-split third-row seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Technology features for the T5 Momentum include Pilot Assist semiautonomous driving mode, adaptive cruise control, a 9-inch central touchscreen, a navigation system, voice controls, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a 10-speaker sound system with satellite radio and a USB port.

The T6 upgrades to a 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine (316 hp, 295 lb-ft). The T8 Plug-In Hybrid uses the same turbocharged and supercharged engine as the XC90 T6, but it adds an 87-hp electric motor. Total output is 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. With a 240-volt charging station, fully recharging the pack takes only about 2.5 hours. The EPA estimates pure-electric range at 14 miles. Both the T6 and T8 Momentum models get 19-inch wheels, a larger digital driver information display, leather upholstery, heated front seats, third-row seating and four-zone automatic climate control. T8 Momentum models also receive LED adaptive headlights and added interior illumination.

The R-Design trim level features 20-inch alloy wheels, unique grille and exterior accents, a sport steering wheel with shift paddles, upgraded sport seats (with power thigh support), leather upholstery, illuminated step plates and aluminum mesh cabin accents.

The XC90 Inscription (available on T6 and T8) is similar to the R-Design but features its own wheels and interior and exterior trim. It also has upgraded leather upholstery and rear side window shades.

Available only on the T8, the Excellence trim level practically turns the XC90 into a four-seat luxury limousine. In place of the rear bench seat, the Excellence adds two captain's chairs with footrests, a rear center console with folding trays, a touchscreen controller, heated and cooled cupholders and two crystal glasses. All four seats in the Excellence come standard with ventilation, heat and massage functions. Additional upgrades include bright exterior trim, 21-inch wheels, an adaptive air suspension, extended leather upholstery, additional sound deadening, a 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, added rear seat USB ports and a refrigerator.

Options for the XC90 are mainly grouped into packages. The Momentum Plus package includes the adaptive headlights, headlight washers, the larger driver display, illuminated step plates and added interior illumination. You can pick the Convenience package to add front parking sensors, automated parking assist, a surround-view camera, heated windshield washer nozzles and, in the cargo area, a grocery bag holder and a 12-volt power outlet. The Luxury package (Inscription only) adds heated rear seats, a simulated suede headliner, leather grab handles and sun visors, and a massaging function for the fronts seats.

Individual option highlights (depending on trim level) include 20-, 21- or 22-inch wheels, an adaptive air suspension (with adaptive dampers), a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, a built-in second-row child booster seat and a 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription (turbocharged and supercharged 2.0L inline-4| 8-speed automatic | AWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current 2018 Volvo XC90 has received some revisions, mostly including the addition of options packages and availability of items such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Volvo XC90.

Driving

3.5
This T6 is a big, three-row SUV with a 316-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The best word for this combination is "adequate." Drivers with hilly commutes, serious grades or tough highway merges might want to look for something with more power. Handling is competent and controlled.

Acceleration

2.5
Reasonably quick off the line, but the engine runs out of breath quickly, leading to a leisurely 7.9-second 0-60-mph time. Dull engine response is fixed by switching to Sport mode. The eight-speed automatic transmission is reluctant to downshift.

Braking

4
The XC90's brake pedal has a short, firm action that we like. Virtually zero nosedive during panic stops. Lots of control and no jumpiness. The XC90 stopped in 124 feet from 60 mph, which is about average for an SUV with all-season tires.

Steering

3
The steering doesn't provide a lot of feel or feedback, but it is reasonably quick and predictable. Rare for a car with steering this quick, the XC90 is never twitchy. Good on-center control.

Handling

4
The numbers don't tell the whole story, but the XC90 (ours had the optional adjustable suspension) is very controllable. It feels low and planted. Stability control is tuned for safety, and it turns on early and often.

Drivability

3
The best safety and fuel-efficiency systems are transparent to the driver. The Volvo's many systems are frequently in the way, from false alarms from every sensor to one of the roughest automatic stop-start systems we've experienced.

Off-road

3
The low-profile tires on 21-inch wheels don't make for good off-road tires, but with 9.3 inches of ground clearance and all-wheel drive, the XC90 shouldn't have any trouble with light off-roading.

Comfort

4
From the first time you sit down, it's obvious Volvo spent a lot of time on the XC90's seats. They're great. What's not so great is the ride. Our tester suffered from impact harshness over any bump that sent a physical and audible shock through the cabin. The cabin is extremely quiet otherwise.

Seat comfort

4
Exceptional front seats. As in other Volvos, the XC90's headrests don't adjust, but everything else does. Tons of thigh adjustment, great lateral support and lots of available lumbar adjustments. The second-row seats slide and recline.

Ride comfort

3
When equipped with the optional 21-inch wheels, the XC90's ride can only be described as unsophisticated. The SUV bangs over small bumps and bounces over the big ones. The ride is well controlled after the initial bump harshness.

Noise & vibration

3.5
With the exception of the wheel-tire-suspension smack, the XC90 is exceptionally quiet. No wind or tire noise. It's the kind of quiet that makes you speed on the highway. Some engine wheezing during hard acceleration.

Interior

4
A bit of a mixed bag from Volvo. Materials, design and workmanship are very good, class-leading in some areas. Ergonomics and functionality are behind the leaders. The centerpiece of the XC90 is a big 9-inch touchscreen that is very quick to respond, but it controls more functions than it should.

Ease of use

3
Even after you've mastered the big touchscreen's menus and controls, there are features that are hard to use and unnecessarily packaged into the screen, such as climate control, radio tuning and seat heating. Trip computer and gauge controls, too, are inscrutable.

Getting in/getting out

4
With the optional air suspension, the XC90 has a neat trick: It automatically lowers itself once parked, making getting in or out a snap. The doors aren't particularly long, which makes access in tight parking situations easy, too.

Roominess

4
The cabin of the XC90 feels open and spacious. There's plenty of room for driver and passenger, who won't feel cramped. The second row offers good legroom, headroom and width for two adults. The kids-only third-row seat is typical for the segment.

Visibility

4
Sightlines are very good with a clear view of where the hood ends. Side and rear visibility are on par for an SUV this size. Volvo's 360-degree camera tends to skew your surroundings, making it hard to identify poles, walls and curbs.

Utility

While it isn't necessarily a class leader, the XC90 does well in the utility category. A large cargo storage area, decent tow rating and helpful features make it relatively utilitarian.

Technology

While the Volvo's infotainment system is attractive, it can be significantly harder to learn than rival systems, especially with the abundance of buttons on the dashboard. Also, certain controls are buried deep in the system where they're hard to find even if you know where to look.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Volvo XC90.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

First time Volvo owner.
Dave,09/02/2017
Full disclosure, I've only owned my 2018 XC90 Denim Blue Momentum for less than a week, so I can not speak to long term durability issues. So far so good, but fingers crossed. My initial reaction as a former diehard Grand Cherokee owner (5 in a row) is that a I am very happy with my purchase. The looks of the XC90 really caught my eye, but the interior quality sealed the deal for me. I had reservations about the 4 cylinder, but a test drive alleviated my concerns that it would b sufficient for th size. While it is by no means going to be mistaken for an 8 cylinder, I am impressed by the 316hp output especially at highway speeds and would describe the output as a solid v6 caliber. My Summer daily driver is a Z06 Corvette so, the road noise, and ride comfort are fine for my tastes. I sincerely wrestled with the idea of owning a Volvo, but the exterior looks and interior quality rival other luxury SUVs going for 10's of thousands more. I wanted a car with better fit and finish, more 2nd row legroom, roof rack and the third row was a bonus. I looked at the Cayenne and Q7. Performance wise, the XC90 is subpar, but for the money I could not beat everything this had to offer. The dash tech is fantastic and I'm just starting to get to know the lane assist, adaptive cruise, and pilot assist features, and they are impressive. While the 316hp output is impressive, the 4 cylinder is a bit "tinny" sounding...with an almost Diesel engine exhaust note. The base suspension is a tad rough, and the cockpit is not what I would call quiet. Road and engine noise does come through. Again, with all that I'm very pleased in large part to the deal I got. I had the benefit of getting $2500 Volvo "conquest" cash and $750 from Costco, on top of an insanely good trade in value on my Jeep (month end, slow night). I parted with a v8, adjustable ride height, quieter cockpit and I'd argue smoother ride, but gained increased driver / passenger space, better interior quality, stunning exterior, smooth tech interface, 4 years of VolvoOncall (Onstar like), increased safety features and amenities. I'm looking forward to a road trip to get to know it a little better. The only complaints I have trouble justifying at this price point is no cooled seats and no where to put your sunglasses...other than in the armrest. But far from deal breakers.
Great Value - Great Safety Features
David,09/12/2017
Traded in a '13 Ford Escape Titanium for a '18 XC90 Momentum with the Momentum Plus and Convenience Packages. Very happy with purchase after 2,200 miles and 8 weeks. Wrestled with decision - final competitor was the Q-7. Volvo won my business based upon the features offered, safety rating, outstanding active bending LED high beam headlights and PRICE! Q-7 was/is a fantastic vehicle - but feature for feature the Q-7 is just more expensive and I couldn't justify the additional cost of $3,000 to $5,000. On top of this good pricing we got an additional $3,000 Conquest Award due to owning a Mercedes Benz! I liked that the Volvo has a spare tire in it vs. run flats on the Q-7. The park assist on the Volvo (parallel & perpendicular) is something that Audi didn't offer. Huge sunroof in the Volvo came in the Momentum but was an upcharge in the Q-7. Styling (inside and out) of the XC90 is very striking (in a positive way). Decent base sound system. Seats - very comfortable ... and I like the seating position as well ... good visibility. 2nd row seating is generous and comfortable with plenty of room for big feet. The 3rd row is handy - certainly not something for full-size adults for anything longer than a local trip - but reasonably comfortable for smaller adults and the younger generation. Good overall cargo capacity. Comes with roof rack too. The trailer hitch is cleverly concealed to give the rear of the vehicle a nice finished look. We have the 21" wheels with Pirelli tires - and while the ride is no doubt a little stiffer - I don't find it objectionable - I like the looks of the larger wheel. The 4 cylinder definitely has 6 cylinder performance - and inside the vehicle it also sounds like a 6 to me - not sure if Volvo has intervened to make the engine sound more robust when inside the cabin. Outside it sounds like a 4. My wife was able to lock her key in the car - something that shouldn't be able to occur. You'll need to devote some time to read the manual to learn all features of the electronics and safely features - but it's well worth the time spent. Needs more USB ports. Could use a sunglass holder in the overhead area. Only time will tell regarding quality. Overall both my wife and I are pleased with the XC90. I never thought I'd consider a Volvo - but trying to be objective I drove 8 to 10 different mid-sized SUV's including the XC90 - and I was impressed. MPG has been slowly improving.
XC90 Beats the competitors
Paul,01/09/2018
Continued review after 10 months of ownership: All initial comments still hold true. Not mentioned earlier was the standard stereo system with 300 watts. I found the system to be excellent and personally, if your not an audiophile, buying the B&W system to me would be a waste of money. While the ride on the 21" wheels is excellent I would opt for the air suspension system for an even more comfortable ride. 2 months ago I opted to install the Polestar ECU upgrade. What a positive change in performance and it also seems to help with even better and smoother transmission shifts. It was a little expensive paying $50.00 per 1 horsepower gained (30 horsepower total) but I really enjoy the performance difference. I don't know if it is the Polestar upgrade or breaking in of the engine but I have gained about 1 mpg on average. My next XC90 will most certainly be a T8. I do quite a bit of driving in town and probably would never exceed the 19-20 mile electric capability and I suspect in the upcoming 2021-2022 make over Volvo will increase the KwH capacity providing for more miles between charges. I, like many other owners of Volvo's have owned other premium vehicles and most certainly cross shopped for the best value, durability and drive-ability before purchasing a Volvo. Having owned MB, Lexus and other vehicles I have always had a Volvo in the garage. This is my 13th and can honestly say that for all but 1 have earned my appreciation for durable vehicles. I have driven this XC90 for 6,000 miles both in good weather and bad and an equal amount of time in town driving and on the interstate. The following are my thoughts and pros and cons: PROS - 1) excellent drive-line (don't worry about this SUV only having a supercharged/turbocharged 4 cylinder motor. It is equal to or better than competitors 4 cylinder and some V6 motors ). Very strong engine with plenty of on ramp and passing power. Fairly quite even under hard acceleration. Shifts are smooth and it is hard to tell when the transmission is shifting. I found the car to be very well damped and smooth even though I have the optional 21 inch wheels. 2) MPG is as advertised so their were no surprises there. 3) ergonomics are in a class by themselves as Volvo has always been known for their comfortable seating and the XC 90 does not disappoint. Anyone owning German autos will know what I'm talking about because seats in MBs and BMWs are like sitting on concrete and become uncomfortable after a couple of hours. Audi seats are a little more forgiving but not by much. The closest comfortable seat to a Volvo is Lexus. All controls fall easily to hand in the XC90. Second row seating is comfortable with the seat backs ability to recline, plenty of knee room and the foot-wells are large enough for folks wearing bulky shoes or boots. Third row seating is easily accessed but not much room for adults. 4) Infotainment - I found the SENSUS system to be intuitive and easy to use. Take the time to spend a couple of hours learning the system and you won't be disappointed in what is offered in the way of information, audio, wi-fi, climate control (all three sections) navi, forward and backup camera's etc. 4) Lighting - I really enjoy the LED headlights (swiveling) and fog lights angles. The fog lights illuminate to each side of the vehicle extremely well. The interior lighting is fantastic and I like the ability to change the colors as well as the strength of the lights. Back up lighting is superb. 5) Maintenance - It is great to have service covered vs paying huge maintenance fees. I have had the car back to the service dept one time for a software upgrade but other than that the SUV has been bullet proof. No rattles, squeaks or groans in the cabin. No problems with SENSUS. I call the cabin the "cone of silence". CONS - 1) SENSUS - sometimes can be slow to process upon initial start up. It can take up to 10 seconds for the software to wake up and all applications to activate. I wish the backup camera was not part of the infotainment system. Volvo would be wise to separate the camera from the rest of SENSUS. A minor irritant, but one nevertheless. 2) We like that there is wi-fi connectivity but set up through AT&T was not an easy on-line process. I ended up spending an hour or more via phone with a AT&T representative to get connected. Not much more to report at this time. Sounds like I'm writing an ad for Volvo with so few CONs but truly for me this SUV is a delight to drive with no bad surprises. Most certainly the best built Volvo I have owned. PS: Friendship Volvo, Bristol, TN is one of the best Volvo dealers I have ever dealt with both stateside and while I lived in Germany. Matthew Ratcliffe, sales associate, is fantastic to work with and the service department is exceptional (they have serviced 4 of my other Volvos)
Best SUV, most awarded large SUV for a reason
Andy,11/07/2017
On top of reviewing the car itself, I will also provide quick a review on the brand's Oversea Delivery program (OSD). First, about the vehicle itself, one of the best 7-seater SUVs on the market. In its class, the only competitor is Audi Q7. And to configure the Audi Q7 with similar equipment including full digital dashboard, semi-autonomous pilot assist feature, upgraded interior and sound systems, heads up display and others, the Q7 will run at least $5-8K more. So in terms of value alone, XC90 is a more sensible selection. I realize that even with the XC90 and in the R-Design trim that I have, it costs more than $71K out-the-door, so to some shoppers the value isn't the most important aspect of the decision making process. Then let's take a look at the various tangible advantages that XC90 offers aside from pricing. First and foremost, the interior of the XC90 is in a class of its own. The upgraded contour seats are just amazing. It truly provides the best comfort in any car money can buy. Next, the center console design is fantastic with the large touchscreen interface. The only thing that can compare to it is the even larger and better panel in the Tesla Model X. Some reviewers on youtube still prefer the button and joystick controls in the Q7 or X5, but I think it is just the matter of accepting a change. After using the XC90 touchscreen interface for about a week, I found it very intuitive and it responds very quickly. I don't understand some of the comments which claim that using touchscreen during driving is more distracting. The fact is, no matter which systems you use, the driver still has to scroll through numerous menus either with a mouse pad (ie: Lexus) or a i-drive type joystick (ie: Audi/BMW), and they are all distracting. I found that the touchscreen on the XC90 at least offers huge icon for most features and all you need to do is to swipe left and right between two large menus. To me, it really cannot get any simpler after one week of getting familiarizing of the system. By contrast, I found the concept of a retractable infotainment screen in the Q7 is very out of date. A retractable screen like that has been a thing in the past since the late-2000 Cadillac CTS. The final point about XC90 interior is the fit and finish. Every single piece of the interior materials is top notch and the simplistic Scandinavian design is great. However, the cabin is not the most quiet for a car in this price range. It is definitely not as tranquil as the cabin of a Mercedes. Now, the second part of the review is about the OSD program. I did it when I placed the order with Volvo. With the OSD, there is no negotiation on prices, everything is ordered per the price list. The listed prices for the car and options are only slightly, if any, lower than MSRP. The kicker is that OSD waives the destination charge, which saves $995 automatically. In addition to that, Volvo provides 2 round trip tickets from any where in the USA to Gothenborg, Sweden and a night of hotel for you to travel to the factory and pick up your own car. You may drive your own car through Europe up to 6 months and Volvo even covers the cost of your insurance up for 15 days. And when you're done with the self-driving tour, you return the car to one of the designated locations and they will ship the car to your local dealership in the USA with no additional shipping charge. So buying a car and getting a free trip to Sweden, why not? I particular like this shopping experience because there is no haggling. I know what I am going to order and how much I'm going to pay exactly. I get to tour the Volvo factory and drive my own car to see a part of Europe where I don't visit very often. Such a great way to buy a car.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$54,050
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed automatic
Gas
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
MSRP
$59,150
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed automatic
Gas
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
MSRP
$46,900
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$70,050
MPG
26 city / 30 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed automatic
Hybrid
400 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite XC90 safety features:

Volvo On Call
Notifies emergency services in the case of an accident or stolen vehicle and allows for remote door locking and unlocking.
Surround-View Camera
Allows for a 360-degree (aka bird's-eye) view of the car, showing obstacles around the entire car, not just those behind it.
Lane Departure Intervention
Small steering inputs respond when the vehicle senses that it is drifting out of its lane without a turn signal.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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The 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $60,145. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is trending $4,234 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is7% below the MSRP.

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The 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,045. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is trending $8,381 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T5 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T5 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,895. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T5 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $6,014 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,014 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$41,881.

The average savings for the 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T5 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is12.6% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 9 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T5 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $71,045. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $1,500 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,500 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$69,545.

The average savings for the 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is2.1% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 2 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Volvo XC90?

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