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2020 Volvo XC90

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2020 Volvo XC90

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RepairPal reliability rating**

3.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Smart styling inside and out, and plenty of interior space
  • Suspension revisions for 2020 smooth out the ride

Cons

  • The touchscreen infotainment is finicky
  • The base engine struggles to move the XC90 with any gusto

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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Volvo's impressive 2020 XC90 premium SUV gets an improved ride

The Volvo XC90 has long impressed as a luxury midsize SUV, but our enthusiasm for it has always come with a few qualifications, though changes for 2020 address some of them. Volvo has revised the suspension to improve the ride comfort, impressively without robbing the XC90 of its agility. Three engines are offered, badged T5, T6, and T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid. The T5 is a four-cylinder turbocharged engine, its 250 hp not feeling particularly punchy in the XC90. The T6 takes that same turbocharged engine and adds a supercharger to up the output to a healthier 316 hp. The range-topping plug-in hybrid adds a battery and electric motor for a combined 400 hp output and the possibility of short, electric-only driving (up to 18 miles). Three trims are offered for 2020: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription—the former top-end Excellence has been dropped. The T5 is front-wheel drive with an option for all-wheel drive. The T6 and T8 come standard with all-wheel drive. All XC90s use an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Momentum comes well equipped as standard, the R-Design ups the sporty look and feel, and the Inscription significantly upgrades the luxury equipment. Seating for seven is standard, but a six-seat layout with a pair of luxurious captain's chairs in the second row is offered with the T6 and T8 powertrains in Momentum and Inscription trims. The XC90 feels sophisticated inside, with the exception of the infotainment touchscreen, which is tricky to operate. A great all-rounder, the XC90 is worth considering, and even more so with 2020's revisions.

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RepairPal reliability rating**

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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.
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Explore Volvo XC90 details

T5 Momentum 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Drive type

2WD

Transmission

Automatic

Horsepower

250 @ 5500

Torque

258 @ 1500

Seating capacity

7

Towing capacity

400/4000 lbs.

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.