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2022 Volvo XC90

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2022 Volvo XC90

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RepairPal reliability rating**

3.5 out of 5


  • Good passenger space in a stylishly appointed cabin
  • Enjoyable to drive, and there's a plug-in hybrid model


  • Non-hybrid engine choices don't deliver as much power as in rivals
  • Infotainment touchscreen isn't the easiest to navigate

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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The 2022 Volvo XC90 is a compelling luxury SUV pick

Volvo's changes to the 2020 XC90 model year were instrumental in elevating its status to a top premium SUV. Among its rivals you can count the Audi Q7 and Lincoln Aviator, which, like the Volvo XC90, can seat up to seven passengers, appealing to family-minded buyers. Three powertrains are offered. The 250-hp T5 is slightly overwhelmed by the XC90’s size. It's followed by the T6, which boasts 316 hp, and the range-topping Recharge, which, as its name hints, is a plug-in hybrid. The Recharge gets the strongest performance, thanks to its 400 hp, and can be driven short distances on battery power alone.

For 2022 the Recharge powertrain is the only XC90 model to be offered with the sporty R-Design trim. The other trim choices are the Momentum (confusingly named Inscription Expression when mated with the Recharge powertrain) and Inscription. The Momentum not only comes with everything you could reasonably wish for in comfort and convenience, but it also includes a comprehensive suite of advanced driver aids. All but the entry-level T5 are all-wheel-drive, and all XC90s use a standard eight-speed automatic transmission. Capable, spacious, classy, and engaging to drive, the XC90 has a lot going for it.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal reliability rating**

Above Average
RepairPal gave the Volvo XC90 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volvo XC90 18th out of 25 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.
  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Volvo XC90 is $617, compared to an average of $586 for Luxury Midsize SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Volvo XC90 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.9 times per year, compared to an average of 1.5 times for Luxury Midsize SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 9% for the Volvo XC90, compared to an average of 10% for Luxury Midsize SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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T5 Momentum 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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