2019 Volvo XC90 SUV

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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
  • Available as a plug-in hybrid
  • Overly busy ride quality for a vehicle in its class
  • Comes up short in performance and real-world fuel economy
  • Some touchscreen controls can be hard to use
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$47,200

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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 T6 Momentum instead. On top of all the standard T5 equipment, the T6 gets the turbocharged-and-supercharged engine 2.0-liter engine — our preferred powerplant in the lineup — leather upholstery, and a larger display screen for the driver.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.3 / 10

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a three-row luxury 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 bumps along the road. As for the engines, 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 both inside and out, well-equipped, and certainly worth a test drive.

Notably, we picked the 2019 Volvo XC90 as one of Edmunds' Best Midsize 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 a front- or all-wheel drive configuration, 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 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 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. 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 wheel, interior and exterior trim designs. 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 T6 Inscription (turbocharged and supercharged 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).

Scorecard

Overall7.3 / 10
Driving7.0
Comfort7.0
Interior7.5
Utility7.5
Technology8.0

Driving

7.0
Around town, the XC90 drives smaller than it is thanks to light steering and relatively agile handling. Another positive is the XC90 T6's twin-charged engine, which is small in size but big on power. Unfortunately, its transmission can get tripped up when driving in stop-and-go traffic.

Acceleration

7.5
The T6 engine provides excellent midrange power. In our testing, the XC90 did 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is pretty quick for a luxury three-row SUV. The engine can be a little slow to respond at low rpm, however.

Braking

7.0
The brake pedal is soft and light in effort, so much so that it may cause some unintentionally abrupt stops until you get used to it. Stops at maximum effort from 60 mph took 122 feet in our testing. That is a little longer than average, but there's no nosedive to throw you forward, and stability is excellent.

Steering

7.5
Due to its light steering, the XC90 feels like a much smaller car. Steering weight does increase as you negotiate a turn, but it's never heavy. The variable assist lets the XC90 be nimble at lower speeds yet stable on the highway.

Handling

7.5
Although the XC90 is agile for a larger SUV, drivers will eventually notice its weight at higher speeds. Here, it begins to feel a bit sloppy. Thankfully, an excellent stability control system never lets it get too out of sorts. Go German if you want better handling.

Drivability

6.5
The eight-speed transmission generally changes gears quickly and smoothly, even if it seems a bit too eager to upshift to higher gears. At low speeds, particularly in stop-and-go traffic, the shift speed can be a tick slow, which results in it seeming as if the transmission is ambivalent about which gear it should be in.

Off-road

6.0
Although there's an off-road mode, none of the differentials seemed to have enough clamping force to allow the XC90 to pull itself out of slippery situations with two wheels. Additionally, the traction control does a mediocre job of limiting wheelslip, so we'd expect the XC90 to be only marginally adept in icy or muddy conditions.

Comfort

7.0
We like the cabin's interior design and excellent seats. The XC90 also rides fine on smooth roads. But that all changes when the road gets rough. If there are any bumps, you'll hear and feel them. Smaller impacts sound like a bouncing basketball, and larger ones feel a bit like airplane turbulence. The touchscreen climate control interface is also a bit finicky.

Seat comfort

8.5
The seats, with soft leather and firm padding, are outstandingly comfortable and supportive during long drives. There's modest lateral support, and the extendable thigh bolster is a plus. Second-row seats are more stiffly padded but have a comfortable seatback angle. The third row is stiffer still and undersized for adults, which is common in the segment.

Ride comfort

6.0
The XC90 lacks the finesse and smooth ride of its competition. It shudders and judders over bumps, especially when you're turning at the same time. We think the smaller 20-inch wheels would provide a slightly better ride than the 21-inch wheels on our test vehicle. The only place it's comfortable is on smooth pavement.

Noise & vibration

6.0
There's lots of tire patter when driving over bumps and occasional humming. Engine noise can be prominent if not annoying. In this segment, the buzz and whoosh of the XC90's boosted four-cylinder are charmless. Wind noise is better isolated than engine and road noise.

Climate control

6.5
The three-zone automatic climate control is effective and quiet. The rear-seat passengers have their own set of touch controls, which can be locked out from the front if needed. Controlling the system requires multiple steps navigating through the touchscreen menus, which isn't that convenient. And although there is seat ventilation, it's relatively ineffective.

Interior

7.5
The XC90 offers adjustments for drivers of many body types and makes it easy to spend long hours in the seat. Big windows and a roomy cabin 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. The few physical buttons that exist are easy to use.

Getting in/getting out

7.0
A tall roof and wide door openings help to ease cabin access in the first and second rows. The step-in height is reasonably low since the XC90 doesn't sit too high off the ground. A tilting and sliding second row facilitates third-row access. While the body openings are large, the rear doors don't open quite wide enough to make the most of them.

Driving position

8.0
The steering wheel has a broad range of adjustability, and the seats can easily accommodate tall and short drivers alike. With three memory positions, drivers can store their preferred settings.

Roominess

8.0
There's ample head-, legroom and shoulder room for front- and second-row passengers. As can be expected, full-size adults will feel the pinch in their legs and shoulders when in the third row, but headroom is decent.

Visibility

8.0
There's good visibility all around thanks to a high roof, relatively low hood line, reasonable beltline, and semi-useful rear side windows. The large side mirrors and backup camera display also help.

Quality

6.5
If we were to go just by looks, the XC90 would be at or near the top of the class. The seat materials are top-notch and durable to the touch. But there's more hard plastic than what we would expect for a luxury car, and our test car was fraught with squeaks and creaks.

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, too.

Small-item storage

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

Cargo space

8.0
The space behind the third-row seat is only 13 cubic feet. That's enough for backpacks but not much else. With that seat folded, you get 36 cubes — a respectable amount. Fold both rows down for 66 cubic feet of space, which is in line with the competition. The XC90's low and flat load floor is quite useful.

Child safety seat accommodation

8.0
Car seats can only be anchored 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 outside factory-available options for wiring and brake equipment.

Technology

8.0
The large screen used for Volvo's Sensus system shows a lot of information, and new users may find it overwhelming. Thankfully, the variety of ways of inputting requests and receiving alerts from the car ensure drivers can find a safe way to interact with the XC90.

Smartphone integration

8.0
The XC90 comes with Bluetooth, two 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

8.0
Volvo Pilot Assist features adaptive cruise control and active lane centering, and it works well on the highway. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also included. All can be selectively enabled or disabled and work well.

Voice control

7.5
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. 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, After a great disappointment with LR Velar
Amarilis Riveron,
T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)

I owned 2013 MDX, overall I was very happy. Started looking for new car but I didn’t want to get the same MDX, they are planning to bring back a new one by 2020. So, started my research, I drove the Q7, Atlas, X5, RX, MKT. They are all good cars, all depends what are you looking for. I saw a Land Rover Velar and I fall in love, the futuristic layout interior and exterior was the breaking point, I WAS WRONG, after 3 weeks with the Velar, spent 2 with a Loner. Definitely something was wrong about the car. So I took a hard decision, need a new car now, I will loose money but is better than drive a car that you are not safe. I went back to my list and looked into the volvo xc90, there were mixed reviews but decided to get a test drive, the dealer was very nice and let me drive the car for a day, by the end of that day I had made my mind. I had now my volvo for 2 month, loved. There is not other brand that give you so many safety features for the money, and they actually work very well. The interior is one of the best in his class, sitting very confortable even for the third. Exterior is styling and unique, the ride is good, could be bumpy in some roads, but no far from his other competitor. I got the top trim. Love it.

5 out of 5 stars, Brand new and happy
W. Griffin,
T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)

The car is laid out nicely. The interior is comfortable and I'm a 6'4" guy. The seat adjustment allows me to be very comfortable. I was looking for a vehicle to down size from the 2004 Yukon Denali I have. I was really looking for a 6 cylinder to give me the power and also reduce the fuel cost. Though I wasn't sold on the 4 cylinder at first I gave the XC90 a chance. After reading the reviews on the the vehicle I was skeptical about the power, but after test driving on the highway in all the driving modes I didn't find any problem with the acceleration or power.The only comment I would have is that it doesn't roar like a high powered machine but it moves when asked to. If your looking for a race car don't by it. If your looking for one of the best SUV's in it's class go try one out. I've only had a week so I can't answer all of the questions in the survey but for me it beat out the Acura, Mercedes, Audi, and Infinity. Though each of them may have had a feature I really liked I picked the XC90 for the overall package.

4 out of 5 stars, So Close to Perfect Yet Miles Away.
Scott Stephens,
T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)

Updated: 9-11-19. Edmunds sent me an email asking me to update my review now that I’ve owned the car for awhile. I am happy to update it, but I wish I had a more positive update to offer. I am now at 40,000 miles and beyond my 3 free maintenance services, which came with the car when I bought it. Volvo is telling me that is a $750 service - ouch! The car has taken on additional little rattles from when I first bought it. It’s not terrible, but is noticeable. Overall, I don’t have the same level of optimism that this car will last as long as the 2009 Lexus GX 460 I bought new and kept until 2017. I’m not unhappy that I bought this car, but I also don’t think I’d buy it again. The instrumentation cluster alone is enough to cause me to have an accident from it not working the way I expect it to while driving. Overall, while the ride is just ok, the user controlled technology has a lot of room for improvement. This car has everything going for it for a guy who loves the ride and feel of an SUV - a smart bold, masculine look; a super comfortable and well-appointed interior; and decent gas mileage. It even has some pep to it even though it’s a 4-cylinder...AND it’s not outrageously expensive. So why then isn’t this the best selling SUV on the road? I’ll tell you why. It’s that damn infotainment system. The computer that runs it, as well as pretty much every other aspect of the car, is extremely difficult to use and is incredibly slow to respond. In today’s age of technology advancements computer flash memory makes consumer’s expectation on responsiveness to be instantaneous. In this car it’s so slow that I’ve almost gotten into car accidents trying to monkey around getting things to work. Whether it’s my iPhone integration, which is so darn confusing when you turn off the car, or whether it’s just trying to get the right radio station to work correctly in conjunction with the sound, this car becomes a major headache. Again, the car itself is not a bad car, but the inner workings are so hard to deal with my frustration has boiled over a number of times. Knowing what I know now I would have bought another Lexus and I know those cars aren’t perfect either.

5 out of 5 stars, Gorgeous. Comfortable. Reliable. Quick.
Kayjaysr,
T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)

This car puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. As they say, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." I'm 6'11", and the room in front and second row are fine for me. The seats are wonderful, and adjustments are wide so my wife (5'7") can get comfortable too. Sometimes I retreat to my car just to sit there... the seats are that good. I have a bad back, and they're therapeutic. The Bowers and Wilkins sound system is stunningly excellent. For a large-ish SUV, it handles well. I'm getting better than the EPA-predicted gas mileage (mostly running it on the "eco" setting). I get a lot of compliments from guests on the look of the exterior and interior. People who complain that the tablet-like center stack is not intuitive haven't tried very hard... I find it just fine. (One niggle: I don't like having to always turn off the default automatic ignition off/on feature). The pilot assist is almost magic... makes long trips a breeze. I've owned some great cars in my day... including most recently a loaded Audi A8L... but not one of them was as special or smile-producing as this XC90. Not even close.

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Features & Specs

T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A
MSRP$55,700
MPG 19 city / 26 hwy
SeatingSeats 7
Transmission8-speed automatic
Horsepower316 hp @ 5700 rpm
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T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A
MSRP$61,750
MPG 19 city / 26 hwy
SeatingSeats 7
Transmission8-speed automatic
Horsepower316 hp @ 5700 rpm
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T5 Momentum 4dr SUV features & specs
T5 Momentum 4dr SUV
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$47,200
MPG 21 city / 29 hwy
SeatingSeats 7
Transmission8-speed automatic
Horsepower250 hp @ 5500 rpm
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T6 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
T6 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A
MSRP$60,650
MPG 19 city / 26 hwy
SeatingSeats 7
Transmission8-speed automatic
Horsepower316 hp @ 5700 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 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 22 mpg to 27 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the XC90 ranges from 15.8 to 41.8 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 T5 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $47,200.

Other versions include:

  • T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) which starts at $55,700
  • T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) which starts at $61,750
  • T5 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $47,200
  • T6 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) which starts at $60,650
  • 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
  • T5 R-Design 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $54,450
  • 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 T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), T5 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and T6 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 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 SUV Overview

The 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV is offered in the following styles: T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), T5 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), T6 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), 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), T5 R-Design 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 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 SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 XC90 SUV 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 SUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 XC90 SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including T6 Momentum, T6 Inscription, T5 Momentum, 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 SUV 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 SUV?

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

The 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV 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 SUV 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 SUV 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.

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2019 Volvo XC90 SUV T5 R-Design 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV T5 R-Design 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,445. The average price paid for a new 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV T5 R-Design 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $12,281 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $12,281 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $43,164.

The average savings for the 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV T5 R-Design 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 22.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV T5 R-Design 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2019 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)

The 2019 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 $56,695. The average price paid for a new 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is trending $11,772 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,772 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $44,923.

The average savings for the 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is 20.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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