2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid

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What’s new

  • Base AWD models get heated seats and four-zone climate control
  • R-Design and Inscription models get new Harman Kardon stereo
  • Convenience and Momentum Plus packages eliminated from lineup
  • Advanced and Multimedia packages added to options
  • Part of the second XC90 generation introduced for 2015

Pros & Cons

  • Elegant interior and exterior styling
  • Precise handling that inspires confidence
  • Spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV
  • Many standard safety technology features
  • Overly busy ride quality for a vehicle in its class
  • Some touchscreen controls can be hard to use
  • Excessive road and engine noise
  • Difficult to stop smoothly
MSRP Starting at
$66,300

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Which XC90 does Edmunds recommend?

While we'd love to recommend the XC90 in its highest trim level, the T8 Excellence, it's just not practical for most buyers. So skip the crystal glasses and backseat refrigerator, and go with the midlevel T8 Inscription instead. It equips the XC90 with the base Momentum's features, plus a 14-speaker premium audio system, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats and upgraded leather upholstery. The Luxury package is modestly priced and adds massaging for the front seats, along with a heated steering wheel for maximum comfort.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.3 / 10

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a three-row luxury SUV with broad appeal. At base trim levels, it's full of high-tech safety features and luxurious cabin materials, and it even starts at a reasonable price. But spec one out to the top of the trim-level ladder, and you've got an SUV with a refrigerator in the back seat, crystal glasses and a six-figure price tag.

No matter the trim level, we generally like the XC90. Standard equipment includes items such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a 9-inch central touchscreen with navigation. You also get classy styling and a well-built interior with lots of room for the family.

Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks. The XC90 has a pretty stiff ride, especially with the larger 20-inch wheels, and the available powertrains can feel overworked. Sticking with the smaller 19-inch wheels helps improve ride quality, but it's worth noting that most vehicles in this class are better at absorbing road bumps. And no matter what trim level you go with, you get a four-cylinder engine that's turbocharged, or turbocharged and supercharged, or turbocharged and supercharged and paired with a battery and an electric motor. This means the large XC90, while adequate around town, can run out of steam on hilly freeway sections.

Despite these flaws, there remains much to enjoy about the 2019 Volvo XC90. It's attractive inside and out, well-equipped and certainly worth a test drive.

Notably, we picked the 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid as one of Edmunds' Best Gas Mileage SUVs and Best Hybrid SUVs for this year.

2019 Volvo XC90 models

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a luxury SUV with three seating configurations and four trim levels: Momentum, R-Design, Inscription and Excellence. Three engine choices of increasing power are offered for most trim levels, named T5, T6 and T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid. The T5 is available in either front- or all-wheel drive, while the other drivetrains come with all-wheel drive.

For standard equipment, the base Momentum comes with 18-inch wheels, LED lighting, a panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, premium vinyl upholstery, four-zone automatic climate control, heated washer nozzles, 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 include Volvo's Pilot Assist (adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, an oncoming-traffic lane mitigation system), a 9-inch central touchscreen, a navigation system, voice controls, Bluetooth, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a 10-speaker sound system with satellite radio and two USB ports.

The T5 uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine (250 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Either front- or all-wheel drive is available, and opting for the latter adds heated front seats.

The T6 upgrades to a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (316 horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque) and all-wheel drive. This powertrain adds to the Momentum trim level 19-inch wheels, dual tailpipes, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and leather upholstery.

The T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid uses the same engine as the T6 but adds an 87-horsepower electric motor and battery. Total output is 400 hp and 472 lb-ft. A 240-volt Level 2 charger can fill the battery in about 2.5 hours, and the EPA rates the pure-electric range at 17 miles. The T8 comes with a tire repair kit in lieu of a temporary spare and tools.

The R-Design trim level is largely a sporty appearance package, adding 20-inch wheels and different exterior and interior design elements. It also offers a sport steering wheel with shift paddles, upgraded sport seats (with power thigh support), premium leather upholstery, a Harman Kardon premium sound system, rear window shades, and illuminated step plates.

The Inscription is available on the T6 and the T8. It's similar to the R-Design but features its own designs for wheel, interior and exterior trim. Interior upgrades include power side support, cushion extension and ventilation for the front seats.

Available only on the T8, the Excellence trim level practically turns the XC90 into a 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, two iPad holders and a refrigerator.

Most options are grouped into packages. The Advanced package builds on the standard T5 Momentum equipment by adding adaptive headlights, headlight washers, a top-view parking system, front parking sensors, automated parking assist and a head-up display. The Multimedia package is for the T5 Momentum as well, and it adds navigation, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and the Harman Kardon sound system. The Inscription-only Luxury package adds heated rear seats, a simulated suede headliner, leather grab handles and sun visors, and a massaging function for the front seats.

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

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 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription w/ Air Suspension (turbocharged and supercharged 2.0L inline-4 plug-in hybrid | 8-speed automatic | AWD).

Scorecard

Overall7.3 / 10
Driving6.5
Comfort7.5
Interior7.5
Utility7.5
Technology7.5

Driving

6.5
The heart of the XC90 T8 is a powerful twin-charged engine and electric motor. The combination provides commendable acceleration. The brakes, however, are terrible and might cause you to rethink your purchase. Know that the non-hybrid XC90 T6's brakes feel fine.

Acceleration

8.0
There's a lot of electronic wizardry needed for a four-cylinder engine and hybrid electric system to make this much power, but the end result is impressive. Even with the battery depleted, there's enough juice on tap to boost output. In Edmunds testing, 0-60 mph took 5.6 seconds. That's nearly a second quicker than the non-hybrid T6. Overall, this Volvo is a quick three-row luxury SUV.

Braking

4.5
We found these brakes quite challenging to use. The pedal is sports-car stiff, and the regenerative braking effect is strong as soon as you put your foot down. As such, it's difficult to slow smoothly. Past the regen braking point, the regular braking isn't linear and requires deliberately more pressure to stop. At least maximum stopping power is sufficient: Our XC90 brake testing from 60 to 0 mph took 126 feet, which is average for this class.

Steering

7.5
Steering effort is light at parking lot speeds and weighs up for more stability when traveling at higher speeds. The steering performs just fine and is exactly what you might expect from this class of vehicle.

Handling

7.0
The XC90 feels quite top-heavy, which manifests in noticeable body roll if you really try to push it around tight corners. The stability control system kicks on early and clamps down if you hit the accelerator midturn. Drive it like you have a car full of kids and it'll be fine.

Drivability

8.5
If you accelerate slowly, you can keep the XC90 traveling at highway speeds under EV power provided there's enough charge in the battery. Hit the throttle and the gas engine automatically turns on. Luckily, there's a graphical display that shows exactly when the powertrain switches over. Downshifts take a second to execute, but once that happens there's plenty of power to work with. Upshifts and the battery-to-gas handoff are nearly imperceptible.

Comfort

7.5
The interior has excellent design and comfort. But as good as the seats are, we're disappointed with impact harshness of the ride. If there are any bumps, you'll hear and feel them. Our tester was equipped with the optional air suspension. It helps improve ride quality over the standard setup, but there's still room for improvement.

Seat comfort

8.5
You get outstanding comfort and support for long drives, with soft leather and firm padding that's just right. There's modest lateral support, and the extendable thigh bolster is a plus. The second-row seats are stiffer but have a comfortable seatback angle. The third row is stiffer still and undersized for adults, which is common in the segment.

Ride comfort

7.0
The XC90's ride is stiffer than you might expect for this kind of SUV. It's especially jittery over broken pavement. The ride is mostly well-controlled, but some road undulations make it feel a bit buoyant. The optional air suspension helps, but some other luxury SUVs still ride more smoothly.

Noise & vibration

6.5
Since the XC90 T8 takes off in EV mode, there's no engine noise at low speeds unless you hit the throttle hard. The engine is quiet while cruising and under normal acceleration. But boot it and you get the unpleasant, agricultural sound of the twin-charged engine. Tire noise is prevalent, but wind noise is more muted.

Climate control

7.0
The four-zone automatic climate control system is effective and quiet. Rear-seat passengers have their own stylish touch controls (they can be locked out from the front if you wish). Accessing the climate control system requires excessive menu navigation, and the seat ventilation is loud and ineffective.

Interior

7.5
With a clean design and adjustability for many body types, the XC90 is great for drivers who spend long hours in the seat. The roomy cabin and big windows give passengers space to stretch out and a great view of the passing landscape. Our only gripe is with the infotainment system and its steep learning curve.

Ease of use

6.0
The portrait-style central touchscreen responds promptly but is slow to boot up on every startup. While the display is clear to read, the grouping of functions is rather nonintuitive. Expect to swipe around the menus until you adapt to the layout. There are only a few physical buttons, but they are easy to use.

Getting in/getting out

7.0
A tall roof and wide door openings help to ease access into the first and second rows. The step-in height is reasonably low since the XC90 doesn't sit too high off the ground. A tilt-and-slide second row aids third-row access. While the openings are large, the rear doors don't open quite wide enough.

Driving position

8.5
The driver's seat has a wide range of height travel, along with multiple lumbar and bolstering adjustments. There's also plenty of steering wheel rake and reach adjustment, but its manual operation means its position can't be keyed to one of the three memory settings.

Roominess

8.0
There's ample head-, legroom and shoulder room for front- and second-row passengers. As is true of many three-row midsize SUVs, the back row is cramped for full-size adults and best reserved for kids.

Visibility

8.0
Visibility is good all around thanks to a high roof, relatively low hood and semi-useful rear side windows. The large side mirrors and 360-degree camera display also help.

Quality

7.0
The interior is relatively simple, but most materials are top-notch, with buttery leather, natural wood and expensive-looking metallic accents. However, there's more hard plastic than we'd like in an SUV at this price. The front doors feel flimsy when you shut them.

Utility

7.5
While the space behind the third row is on the small side, it's not unreasonable in this segment. A flexible seating arrangement and broad cargo area give drivers the ability to carry loads of stuff along with passengers. The available booster seat lets the XC90 grow with your family.

Small-item storage

7.0
Though the center console storage is only average-size, the tandem cupholders double as a useful storage area, as do the large interior door grab handles. There are even cubbies for the third-row passengers. The second-row cupholders are shallow and small.

Cargo space

8.0
The space behind the third-row seat is only 11.2 cubic feet — enough for backpacks but not much else. With the third row down, you get 34.1 cubes, a respectable amount. Fold down both rows for 64.1 cubes of space, which is in line with the competition. The XC90's low and flat load floor is tremendously functional.

Child safety seat accommodation

8.0
Car seats can only be placed on the outboard rear seats, but both bottom and top anchors are easy to access and latch onto. You can option the middle seat to be a booster seat.

Towing

7.0
Without additional equipment, the XC90 can tow a maximum of 1,650 pounds. Fit an aftermarket trailer brake controller, and you'll be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds. Both are good numbers for the segment, but you'll have to look to the aftermarket for wiring and brake equipment.

Technology

7.5
The large screen used for Volvo's Sensus system shows a lot of information, but new users may find it overwhelming. Unfortunately, the subpar voice controls necessitate learning how to use the system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as are a host of driving aids that reduce fatigue on long trips.

Smartphone integration

8.0
The XC90 comes with Bluetooth, USB ports and an auxiliary port. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. Bluetooth pairs quickly as does smartphone mirroring, and you can easily control media, texting and calls straight from the head unit. There's a 12-volt socket for the second row but no additional ports for the third.

Driver aids

7.5
The XC90 comes standard with a ton of advanced safety features, and many of them work well. The exception is the lane centering feature, which repeatedly crossed over lines and got too close to the center divider on the highway. Of note, we didn't experience these issues in a T6 model we recently tested. Turning an aid on or off requires finding it in the convoluted touchscreen.

Voice control

6.0
Considering how attention-intensive the interface is, the XC90 should have an excellent integrated voice control system so you can focus on driving. That is not the case. The system is designed to understand natural speech but fails to recognize many commands. We had issues uploading our mobile phone book, too. The voice system doesn't recognize points of interest so you have to dictate the full address, although the nav system does, using the virtual keyboard. When possible, we suggest using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto voice commands instead.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Volvo XC90.

5 star reviews: 60%
4 star reviews: 5%
3 star reviews: 10%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 25%
Average user rating: 3.8 stars based on 20 total reviews

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5 out of 5 stars, Best vehicle I have ever bought
John Sturdevant,
T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

Was I crazy to pay over $80k for a Volvo? Not at all, it’s absolutely the most incredible vehicle I have ever owned. So powerful, quiet and perfectly put together. Every detail is elegant and functional.

1 out of 5 stars, Sadly disappointed...
Ryan,
T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

I bought a fully loaded XC90 T8 after seeing it at the auto show, primarily because of the 7 seats (for taking everyone in one car), the safety features, and the luxurious interior. I leased the car for 3 years with the intention of buying it after, but sadly after 24 months, I'm paying $5000 to CarMax to get out of my lease and have them take if off my hands. It's a bitter divorce because I do love all the reasons why I bought it. The Auto Pilot is awesome and I love the touch screen and especially love the Bowers & Wilkins audio. But the problems started soon after delivery with multiple service and Volvo On-Call lights coming on that required multiple service apts. Also, in the first year the air suspension went out and needed to be replaced. The second year, the rear transmission broke. It keep jolting the rear of the car like I ran over a huge pothole, but then I would look and there wasn't one. I didn't know what it was until several times that I tried to pull out into traffic and it lost power on me. I had to step on the gas hard to get the car to move. Then it leaked transmission fluid all over the garage. Volvo repaired it, and then it had to go back in 2 more times because they couldn't get the gasket fit correctly to stop the leaking. Upon the last time at Bob Smith Volvo in Calabasas, CA, the service department returned my car with a huge dent in the rear passenger door. Of course they took responsibility, but it took over 2 weeks for them to repair it. Volvo is good about giving you a current model Volvo as a courtesy car, and I've been able to drive every one of their different models. After driving the XC40 for several weeks (of course while paying a lease on a $90K car), I realized how bad the brakes are in the XC90 T8, they do require quite a bit of brake petal force in comparison to all the other cars. In the past 2 months, my XC90 has been in the service dept for 28 days! I can't take it anymore. I didn't want to believe Consumer Reports when they rated Volvo as terrible in Reliability, but they are not so wrong. I have never had more problems with any other vehicle I have ever owned. And It's not like I bought a cheap Volvo, in fact, just the opposite, I bought their best one, fully loaded. And now I understand why more people are not buying these cars. It's really sad and disappointing. I spent over $41K to drive this car for 24 months and now I can say for sure it was the worst car I have ever bought.

5 out of 5 stars, Luxury economy Pimp Daddy
Puto,
T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

Exceeded all of our expectations

1 out of 5 stars, Second XC 90 - second Lemon!
Maryland Owner,
T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

I’ve been a Volvo owner since 2006. I’ve owned 5 XC90’s. The three older Swedish built/not Chinese owned models were great. Volvo took back by last XC90 after acknowledging it was a lemon. They acted honorably and I was willing to give them a second chance give the history. I should have run for the door after the first lemon... latest XC90 T8 Inscription has been in the shop for a month. No communication - I’m chasing them. Talking to national customer service... it’s terrible. They don’t care. They know they’ve lost a customer, they know their product is garbage... it’s Chinese... Don’t buy the product!!!! Looks good... it’s junk. House of cards like China!

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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 RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
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 TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

Volvo XC90 vs. the competition

Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5

The BMW X5 is one of the XC90's toughest competitors. It performs well on twisty roads and stays quiet on the highway. Interior materials and cabin construction are nearly flawless in the BMW. The cabin controls are much easier to learn in the X5 than in the XC90. The X5 is also available with multiple powertrains that are more enjoyable than Volvo's. Third-row seating is standard on the Volvo and optional on the BMW.

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Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7

In many regards, the Audi Q7 is at the top of the three-row luxury SUV class. It has spacious first and second rows and a top-notch infotainment system, and it drives like it's much smaller than it is. Behind the third row, the Audi has slightly less cargo space compared to the XC90, but not by much. Both the XC90 and the Q7 are worthy of consideration for any shopper.

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Volvo XC90 vs. Volvo XC60

For buyers who love the Volvo look and feel but don't need a full three-row family hauler, consider the smaller XC60. Available with similar equipment as the XC90, the XC60 shares many of the XC90's virtues. It's well-crafted, with many standard and optional safety equipment, and it has multiple powertrains to choose from. And, yes, you can even get it as a plug-in hybrid.

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FAQ

Is the Volvo XC90 a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 XC90 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.3 out of 10. You probably care about Volvo XC90 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the XC90 gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the XC90 has 15.8 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Volvo XC90. Learn more
What's new in the 2019 Volvo XC90?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Volvo XC90:

  • Base AWD models get heated seats and four-zone climate control
  • R-Design and Inscription models get new Harman Kardon stereo
  • Convenience and Momentum Plus packages eliminated from lineup
  • Advanced and Multimedia packages added to options
  • Part of the second XC90 generation introduced for 2015
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Is the Volvo XC90 reliable?
To determine whether the Volvo XC90 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the XC90. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the XC90's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2019 Volvo XC90 a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Volvo XC90 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2019 XC90 and gave it a 7.3 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 XC90 is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2019 Volvo XC90?

The least-expensive 2019 Volvo XC90 is the 2019 Volvo XC90 T8 Momentum Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $66,300.

Other versions include:

  • T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $72,350
  • T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $71,250
  • T8 Momentum Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $66,300
  • T8 Excellence Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $104,900
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What are the different models of Volvo XC90?
If you're interested in the Volvo XC90, the next question is, which XC90 model is right for you? XC90 variants include T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), T8 Momentum Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), and T8 Excellence Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A). For a full list of XC90 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2019 Volvo XC90

The 2019 Volvo XC90 has one of the most beautiful interiors available in any SUV. It's all Scandinavian textures and minimalist elegance. Matte wood, brushed metals, and tailored upholstery but nothing is overwhelming. In a world of excess, it's a restrained environment. It's practically a sanctuary.

But there's also every conceivable luxury aboard. Turn up the volume on the optional 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system and the whole car seems to quiver with music. Computers monitor practically everything, and the seats are more comfortable than anything in your house.

Volvo has taken the big leap and committed to powering all its vehicles with four-cylinder engines. The standard XC90 powerplant is a 2.0-liter member of Volvo's new Drive-E turbocharged engine family. The T5 version is rated at 250 horsepower. Higher-trim XC90s get a version of the 2.0-liter engine with a supercharger and a turbocharger that is rated at 316 horsepower. And if that's not enough, Volvo also offers a plug-in hybrid version that supplements the engine with an electric motor for a total of 400 horsepower.

An eight-speed automatic transmission makes use of the power no matter how it's generated and feeds either the front wheels or all four of them depending on the trim level. And the XC90 comes in numerous trim levels, ranging from the T5 Momentum to the T8 Excellence. Fuel economy varies between the trim levels, depending on the engine and drive system, but the XC90's numbers are respectable for the class. The EPA rates the T8 Plug-In hybrid at 17 miles of electric range, which is just enough to visit the nearby shops without using the gas-powered engine.

Volvo's tradition of leading-edge safety continues with this second-generation XC90. There's a forward collision detection system combined with automatic braking, and a collision mitigation system that can detect oncoming traffic when you're making a passing maneuver. The seat cushions are energy-absorbing, the seat belts are self-tightening, and a lane departure system integrated with automatic steering works to keep the XC90 on the road at all times. There's also a partial autonomous (Level 2) driving mode that lets the XC90 pilot itself at up to 80 mph.

The XC90 packs many strong points, but you'll find many other solid choices out there. No market segment is more crowded or more competitive than that of luxury SUVs. Make sense of it all by starting with Edmunds to find your perfect XC90.

2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid Overview

The 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid is offered in the following styles: T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), T8 Momentum Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), and T8 Excellence Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A).

What do people think of the 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 XC90 Hybrid 3.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 XC90 Hybrid.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 XC90 Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid, T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid, T8 Momentum Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid?

2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design 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 $72,245. The average price paid for a new 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $14,637 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $14,637 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $57,608.

The average savings for the 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 20.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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Which 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrids are available in my area?

2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid Listings and Inventory

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid and all available trim types: T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid, T8 Momentum Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid, T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

Should I lease or buy a 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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