2020 Volvo XC90

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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Seating capacity

194.9” x 69.9”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Ride quality with air suspension
  • Interior quality, design
  • Multimedia system usability
  • Visibility
  • Seat comfort

The bad:

  • Gas pedal lag
  • Body roll
  • Steering feel
  • Third-row access

5 trims

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Our 2020 Volvo XC90 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Revised front styling
  • Three-row luxury SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Supercharged and turbocharged engine available
  • Plug-in hybrid drivetrain available
  • Pilot Assist driver-assist system

2020 Volvo XC90 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Volvo XC90?

The XC90 is Volvo’s flagship SUV. It seats six or seven in three rows, depending on the second-row configuration. A 250-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is standard, while a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 316 hp is available. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. 

Volvo also sells a plug-in hybrid version of the XC90 that can travel up to 18 miles on electric power alone, according to EPA estimates. Competitors include the BMW X5 and Audi Q7.  

What’s New on the 2020 Volvo XC90?

The XC90’s front-end styling has been refreshed, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel screen is now standard. The available six-seat interior is also new. 

What Features in the 2020 Volvo XC90 Are Most Important?

Standard convenience features include adaptive cruise control, a power liftgate, four-zone automatic air conditioning and a panoramic moonroof with a power sunshade. Active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert.  

Should I Buy the 2020 Volvo XC90?

The XC90 should be on your consideration list if you’re shopping for a three-row luxury SUV. It’s comfortable, refined and has a user-friendly multimedia system. It doesn’t offer the most athletic driving experience, and it can be difficult to access the third row, but the XC90 still impresses overall.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews



Gorgeous inside and out and brilliantly designed. This car purrs when you accelerate. Not only is it the safest car on the road, its luxurious and fun to drive.


Very Enjoyable SUV

I have owned the Volvo XC90 from new,.i have had NO issues and enjoy driving this wondefully designed Vehicle.I have followed all the service Schedules and have Enjoyed 82,000 trouble free miles


It's a bust

I bought a volvo because they have a rep for being safe and reliable. I've owned my 2016 xc90 momentum since October 2019 and it's always in the shop. Last year, radiator hose went out. That was covered under warranty thank goodness. Today, the fuel injector went out. That is not cover and its about a 2K cost. This is supposed to be a luxury vehicle. It does not feel luxurious. It feels more like the packaging is luxurious and the insides are crap. Such a disappointment. I really wanted this car to work...but looks like I'll be car shopping much sooner than later.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/unlimited miles , upgradeable up to 10 years
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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