2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid
- 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
- 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
2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which XC90 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.1 / 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.
2019 Volvo XC90 configurations
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 Pilot Assist partially autonomous (Level 2) driving with 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 pound-feet 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 pound-feet 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 two-and-a-half 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.
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 (turbocharged and supercharged 2.0L inline-4 plug-in hybrid | 8-speed automatic | AWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the current 2019 Volvo XC90 has received some revisions, including the addition of option packages and availability of items such as support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Volvo XC90.
Noise & vibration5.0
Ease of use7.0
Getting in/getting out8.0
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Features & Specs
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.
Volvo XC90 vs. the competition
2019 Volvo XC90
2018 BMW X5
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.
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.
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.
2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid for Sale
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 Momentum 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), 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 5 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 Momentum Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid, T8 R-Design 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
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid?
2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)
The 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid 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 $74,145. The average price paid for a new 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $5,011 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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