2018 Volvo XC90

MSRP $46,900 - $59,450

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2018 Volvo XC90 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 30, 2021

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The Volvo XC90 is the company's top-of-the-line SUV. The Volvo XC90 gets the remarkable Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system as standard for 2018, as well as blind-spot monitoring, auto-dimming mirrors, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. There are no other changes for the 2018 model, with Volvo carrying forward the sleek and sophisticated interior along with the elegant exterior design.

T5 versions of the 2018 XC90 come equipped with five seats and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower. T6 variants have a stronger 316-horsepower twin-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and standard all-wheel drive. There's also a new T8 plug-in hybrid all-wheel-drive vehicle with a twin-charged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that produces a combined 400 horsepower.

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Pros

Most comfortable seats in automotive industry

Tastefully designed interior

Genuinely spacious third row

Extremely responsive touchscreen

Cons

Top end trim is obscenely expensive

Ride Quality compromised for a luxury SUV

Engine lacks refinement.

What's New?

Apple Carplay and Android Auto is standard across trim

T8 is even available in entry level XC90 Momentum

New battery pack improve range by five miles


2018 Volvo XC90 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.4

based on 5 ratings


7.6/10Features
8.4/10Interiors
7.6/10Design
7.8/10Safety
7.0/10Reliability
7.4/10Deal Value

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Christine Jennings

2018 Volvo XC90

T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: December 30, 2021

luxurious and spacious SUV

Pros - Magnificent exterior looks, amazing interior styling, precise handling, spacious seating arrangement, advanced safety features, and good fuel economy.

Cons - Harsh ride, mediocre acceleration, below-average reliability rating, and some of the standard touchscreen controls can be hard to use.

high-tech and stylish SUV with nimble handling My elegantly styled SUV offers an exceptional amount of seating and cargo space which lets me drive comfortably. The ride, on the other hand, isn't quite wonderful. I suffered from impact harshness over any bump that sent a physical and audible shock through the cabin. Aside from that, the cabin is really peaceful. Although the touchscreen controls are very hard to use, it disturbs me while driving my XC-90. Also the ride quality isn't excellent, especially because I chose a model with bigger wheels. Over uneven pavement, the suspension jitters and jolts, becoming unpleasant at times. Overall it is a practical vehicle to drive on a daily basis. Loan...

7/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
6/10
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Carolyn

2019 Volvo XC90

T6 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: December 30, 2021

A Perfect Choice!

Pros - Ergonomic dashboard design--Punchy turbo engine--Smooth auto transmission--Spacious and comfortable cabins

Cons - Maneuverability on tight spots--Wind noise at high speeds

A Versatile Family Hauler The Volvo XC90 is a premium blend of top-notch comfort and punchy performance. Its 2.0L twin-turbocharged engine mated with a smooth 8-speed auto transmission makes my rides hassle-free in traffic zones. The cabins are well-spaced, and the third-row seats can hold adults too. I'm overwhelmed with its ergonomic dashboard design and intuitive controls that are accessible from the driver seat. The gas mileage it offers is pretty acceptable for its size; I'm obtaining a decent combined range of 22mpg. We had a decent purchasing experience in the Boston Volvo Cars since the sales consultants were aware of the prices and features of different trims. The finance department off...

9/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Robert

2020 Volvo XC90

T5 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 11, 2022

Expected better performance!

Pros - Premium features, Comfortable cabins, Smooth ride quality,

Cons - Laggy acceleration, Mediocre gas mileage

Feature-loaded and underpowered The vehicle has all the premium amenities and comfort level even in the base trim but the engine lags a lot while pressing the gas pedal. The sales team convinced us but the power output from its 2.0L turbo engine is visibly deficient on highway rides. The ride quality adjusts as per the road surface and manages without any jerks on the driving cabin. Overall, this car would be perfect for those who never expect performance. It wasn't a pleasant purchasing experience for us in the Almartin Volvo Cars since the sales consultants were pushy about the transaction cost. They convinced us to complete the deal soon to get a better price and failed to explain the perform...

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
6/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$46900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

120 cu.in.

horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

117.5 in.

length

194.9 in.

width

79.1 in.

height

69.9 in.

curb weight

4293 lbs.

ground clearance

9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

65.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

4000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.7 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

167 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

highway range

405.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

T5 Momentum$46,900 onwards

  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Lane departure warning
  • Led headlights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power tailgate
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera

T5 R-Design$51,900 onwards

  • Aluminum mesh cabin accents
  • Illuminated step plates
  • Leather upholstery
  • Sport steering wheel w/ shift paddles

T6 Momentum$54,350 onwards

  • 19-inch silver aluminum Wheels

T6 R-Design$57,950 onwards

T6 Inscription$59,450 onwards

  • Nappa leather Seat trim
  • Rear side window shades

Colors and Styles

2018 Volvo XC90 in Bright Silver Metallic color
Bright Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

6.9

Fuel Economy

7.1

Interior

6.9

Exterior

6.9

Safety

7.1

Competition

8.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


"The 2018 XC90 offers a bold, elegant design, a spacious interior so gorgeous that it deserves a place of honor in Stockholm’s Moderna Museet, and a trio of four-cylinder engines that rival their six-cylinder competitors for performance." - Car and Driver

If there's one quality that the 2018 Volvo XC90 has in plenty, it's grace. The XC90 radiates panache from its extra-classy exterior appearance to its exceptionally well-appointed interior.  The XC90's features primarily minor tweaks to optional packages and equipment. Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. are now standard across the range.

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, and Excellence are the four trim levels available for the 2018 Volvo XC90. The XC90 T5 Momentum has a starting price of $46,900 and goes up to $104,900 for the Excellence trim. The XC90 features a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in its base model. There is also a hybrid variant available, called the T8 which comes with Twin-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and electric motor with a combined 400 horsepower.


8.0/10
Features

6.9/10
Engine and Performance

7.1/10
Fuel Economy

6.9/10
Interior

6.9/10
Exterior

7.1/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2018 Volvo XC90 Features

8.0/10

“The Momentum trim level comes with plenty of standard equipment such as a rearview camera, lane departure warning and an impressive 9-inch touchscreen. ” – Edmunds

The base T5 Momentum trim of the 2018 Volvo XC90 costs $46,900, and the top-of-the-line Excellence trim costs $104,900. Even in base Momentum grade, all three powertrains – T5 (FWD or AWD), T6 (AWD), and T8 (eAWD) – are available. The R-Design trim, which comes with racy accents, starts at $52,300.

The linear walnut veneer trim with natural grains is included in the more luxuriously appointed inscription trim ($59,150). Inscription trim is only available with T6 and T8 engines. If you choose the T8 hybrid, you'll get a beautiful crystal gearshift knob. The Excellence trim level is only available on the T8, and it effectively transforms the XC90 into a four-seat luxury limousine.

Trims Momentum R-Design Inscription
Price (T5 FWD) $46,900 $52,300 -
T5 AWD $49,100 $54,500 $51,350
T6 $57,700 $58,800 $55,650
Key Features Laminated Panoramic Moonroof w/Power Sunshade 20″ 5-Spoke Tech Matte Tech Grey Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels 20″ 10-Spoke Tinted Silver Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  LED Headlights w/ Thor’s Hammer Daytime Running Lights & Auto Highbeam R-Design Grille Inscription Grille
  Collision Mitigation Support, Front Metal Mesh Aluminum Inlays Linear Walnut Wood Inlays
  Sensus Navigation R-Design 3-Spoke Steering Wheel 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Display

Adaptive headlights, headlight washers, a larger driver display, illuminated step plates, and additional interior illumination are all included in the Momentum Plus package. You can get front parking sensors, automated parking assist, a surround-view camera, heated windshield washer nozzles, and a grocery bag holder, and a 12-volt power outlet with the Convenience package. Heated rear seats, a simulated suede headliner, leather grab handles and sun visors, and a massage feature for the front seats are included with the Luxury package (Inscription only).

We Recommend

The Volvo XC90 T6 momentum appears to be the best option. It comes with a 316-horsepower turbo-supercharged I4 engine and a slew of high-end goodies including four-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and adaptive headlamps. Importantly, higher trims have larger wheels, resulting in poorer ride quality.

2018 Volvo XC90 Engine and Performance

6.9/10

“Unlike the standard XC90, we found the plug-in hybrid to be neither seamless nor predictable.” – Kelley Blue Book

2018 Volvo XC90 Engines and Transmission

The base model comes with a 250-horsepower turbocharged T5 engine and front-wheel drive. The T6 model adds supercharging to the turbocharger system for a total of 316 horsepower. The engine is exclusively available with an all-wheel drive, and it's optional in the base Momentum grade and standard in Inscription variants.

 

2018 Volvo XC90 engine bay 

The 400-horsepower XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid builds on the T6 powertrain by adding two electric motors and a charging connection. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on all XC90 engine types.

Model 2018 Volvo XC90 T6 2018 Audi Q7  2018 Acura MDX 2018 Lexus GX460
Engine 2.0 Liter Turbo-Supercharged I4 3.0 Liter Supercharged V6 3.5 Liter Naturally Aspirated V6 4.6 Liter Naturally AspiratedV8
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 2200 RPM 325 lb-ft @ 2900 RPM 267 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM 329 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
Power 316 bhp @ 5700 RPM 333 bhp @ 5500 RPM 290 bhp @ 6200 RPM 301 bhp @ 5500 RPM
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

The supercharger is designed to keep the engine responsive even at low rpm. However, there is still a tiny lag between tapping the gas pedal and feeling the acceleration. In addition, when contrasted to the bigger engines in the competition, the little four cylinders can create a drone at high rpm that feels rough.

2018 Volvo XC90 Acceleration

The XC90's acceleration figures are on par with the rest of the field. The T6 engine-equipped Volvo XC90 can go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. In contrast, the slowest Lexus GX460 completes the challenge in 7.0 seconds, while the fastest Audi Q7 supercharged V6 completes the 0-60mph sprint in 5.5 seconds.

Model 2018 Volvo XC90  2018 Audi Q7  2018 Acura MDX  2018 Lexus GX460 
0-60 mph 6.4 Seconds 5.5 Seconds 6.0 Seconds 7.0 Seconds
Quarter Mile 15.0 Seconds 14.2 Seconds 14.7 Seconds 15.5 Seconds

The Quarter-mile times are also similar with the Audi Q7 being the faster with a time of 14.2 seconds. The Acura MDX takes the second spot with a quarter-mile time of 14.7 seconds. The Volvo XC90 finishes it in 15 seconds and the Lexus GX460 is the slowest. 

2018 Volvo XC90 Ride and Handling

The XC90 is quite manoeuvrable. It has a low, grounded feel about it. Stability control is calibrated for safety, and it activates early and frequently. Although there isn't a lot of feel or feedback from the steering, it is swift and predictable. The XC90 is never jittery, which is unusual for a car with such rapid steering.

2018 Volvo XC90 SUV can go 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds

The optional four-corner air suspension improves the ride quality even more. However, even in the XC90 with air suspension, considerable clattering noise can be heard over particularly severe bumps.

2018 Volvo XC90 Braking

Volvo XC90 comes with steel disk brakes on all four wheels. The brake pedal has a short and firm journey that inspires confidence. The 2018 Volvo XC90 comes to stop from 70 mph in just 167 feet. 

Model 2018 Volvo XC90  2018 Audi Q7  2018 Acura MDX  2018 Lexus GX460 
Curb Weight 4394 Lbs 4776 Lbs 4466 Lbs 5240 Lbs
70 mph to 0 167 feet 166 feet 188 feet 189 feet

The Audi Q7 is the fastest to come to a stop in just 166 feet which is marginally better than the Volvo XC90. The Acura MDX and The Lexus GX460 fall behind when it comes to braking distance. 

2018 Volvo XC90 Towing Capacity

Your luxurious XC90 even with base T5 AWD can tow up to 5000 pounds. Quite useful for taking that expensive jet ski to your favorite lake. However, the Q7 with supercharged 3.0 V6 and equipped with towing package can tow more at 7,700 pounds.

Model 2018 Volvo XC90  2018 Audi Q7  2018 Acura MDX  2018 Lexus GX460 
Towing Capacity 5,000 Lbs 7,700 Lbs 5000 Lbs 6,500 Lbs

Still, we think 5000 pounds is more than enough for anyone and anything more is just for bragging rights. The Lexus GX460 has the second-best towing capacity at 6500 lbs. 

2018 Volvo XC90 Fuel Economy

7.1/10

“The XC90 is not particularly efficient, even in plug-in guise. It outdoes its thriftiest V-6 competitors, but not by much.” – Car and Driver

The Volvo XC90 T6 has a combined EPA rating of 23 mpg, with 20 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. However, the Audi Q7 3.0 L V6 is just moderately thirstier, achieving 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for a combined EPA rating of 21 mpg while providing more refinement. Price/quality ratio The combined EPA rating of the Acura MDX 3.5 L V6 is 21 miles per gallon.

Model 2018 Volvo XC90  2018 Audi Q7  2018 Acura MDX  2018 Lexus GX460 
Mpg City 20 19 18 15
Mpg Highway 27 25 26 18
Mpg Combined 23 21 21 16

When Volvo opted to place a small four-cylinder engine in the huge XC90, they did so with efficiency in mind. Even in its most efficient configuration, the XC90 is only modestly more efficient than the competition. That's a major letdown, especially since the XC90's performance and refinement aren't up to the line with the competition.

2018 Volvo XC90 Interior

6.9/10

“Volvo’s interiors continue to be among the most impressive. Sleek, sophisticated and anchored by Swedish minimalism, it’s all elegantly cohesive.” – Kelley Blue Book

The luxury SUV market is crowded with competitors, each with its own set of tricks up its sleeves. The XC90, on the other hand, follows Volvo's Swedish simple and stylish style. Unlike other luxury brands' polished-to-almost-synthetic wood trim, the XC90 has bare walnut wood with natural grains.

You may appreciate those finely crafted crystal gear knobs if you purchase the T8 powertrain. The switches are actuated in an unusual way and have a knurled finish for a unique feel, which is desirable in a $60k vehicle. The XC90 stands out because everything is serenely simple, and the emphasis is on getting everything perfect rather than grabbing attention.

2018 Volvo XC90 Seating and Comfort

The standard 2018 XC90 has two rows of seating that can accommodate up to five people. Seating for up to seven people is available in models with a third row, and four people can sit in models with second-row bucket seats. There's plenty of room for the driver and passengers, and the XC90's smooth, high-quality seats exude refinement. Synthetic or genuine leather upholstery, as well as wood and aluminum dash detailing, can be found throughout the elegant cabin.

The ergonomics are perfect, and everything feels natural and within reach. Everyone gets the driving position they like, and outward visibility is unlimited, thanks to the seemingly infinitely changeable steering wheel. Volvo has eschewed the SUV trend of thick D pillars, giving you the best back view in the class.

Model 2018 Volvo XC90  2018 Audi Q7  2018 Acura MDX  2018 Lexus GX460 
First Row Passenger Space (Headroom/Legroom) 38.9/40.9 38.4/41.7 38.1/41.4 38.0/41.7
Second Row Passenger Space (Headroom/Legroom) 39.3/37.0 38.8/38.8 38.3/36.6 40.4/34.1
Third Row Passenger Space (Headroom/Legroom) 36.3/31.9 35.9/29.2 35.6/28.1 35.2/29.3

Interior Features

  • 4-Zone Electronic Climate System
  • Power Driver Seat W/Memory
  • Heated Front Seats (Optional) 
  • Heated Rear Seats (Optional)
  • Heated Steering Wheel (Optional)
  • 360 Degree Surround View Camera (Optional)

2018 Volvo XC90 Infotainment System

The XC90 has a portrait-oriented infrared interaction touchscreen in the middle. Not only is infrared technology cool, but it also allows you to use the touchscreen while wearing gloves, which is ideal for when you're at the ski resort. However, the touch response is still inferior to that of the Audi Q7.

All trim levels of the 2018 Volvo XC90 come equipped with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. The optional head-up display (HUD) displays critical information on the windscreen (Fan of fighter jets? Check the box next to the choice). Polarized glasses, on the other hand, make it impossible to read them. Volvo offers a $3,200 19-speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system (standard on Excellence grade) for audiophiles, and it looks as good as it sounds.

2018 Volvo XC90 Cargo Space

In all configurations, the Volvo XC90's conservative exterior appearance has paid off with best-in-class baggage space. The XC90 shares a load volume of 16 cubic feet with the Audi Q7 when all three seats are up. When the second row is folded, it expands to 42 cubic feet, somewhat more than the Q7 (41 cubic feet).

Model 2018 Volvo XC90  2018 Audi Q7  2018 Acura MDX  2018 Lexus GX460 
All Seats Up 16 16 15 15
Third Row Folded 42 41 38 38
Second Row Folded 86 77 72 68

With 86 cubic feet of cargo room when all rows are folded, the XC90 can easily swallow all of your pricey adventure gear. That's a lot more room than the Audi Q7 has (77 cubic feet). In addition, the optional air suspension allows the rear end to be lowered for easier luggage loading.

2018 Volvo XC90 Exterior

6.9/10

“The XC90’s exterior is equally elegant with no small dose of strength. Just look to those T-shaped LED running lights, dubbed “Thor’s Hammer,” or that significant grille with a large Volvo emblem floating in the middle.” – Kelley Blue Book

The exterior of the XC90 is likewise gorgeous, with a healthy dose of toughness. Take a look at those "Thor's Hammer" T-shaped LED running lights or the imposing grille with a giant Volvo symbol hovering in the center. Taillights that are lengthy and curved add beauty to the back.

The diameter of the wheels ranges from 18 to 21 inches. The tailgate is power-operated, the door handles are lit, and the side mirrors are retractable on the practical size. Maple Brown, Denim Blue, and Pine Grey are three new colors for the 2018 Volvo XC90. Magic Blue, Savile Grey, and Twilight Bronze are no longer available.

Some of the main exterior features of the 2018 Volvo XC90 are:

  • 18 inch 5 spoke alloy wheel
  • Dual Integrated round tailpipes
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Headlight High-Pressure Cleaning
  • Heated Windshield Washer Nozzle

2018 Volvo XC90 Dimension and Weight

The 2018 Audi Q7 is the longest of the competition, measuring 192.1 inches in length, while the Lexus GX 460 feels more compact, measuring 192.1 inches in length. The Volvo XC90 is the widest and tallest of its competitors.

Vehicle Length Width Height Wheelbase Ground Clearance Curb Weight
Volvo XC90 194.9 inch 76.0inch 69.9 inch 117.5 inch 9.4 inch 4394 Lbs
Audi Q7 199.6 inch 77.5 inch 68.5 inch 117.9 inch 8.3 inch 4776 Lbs
Acura MDX 196.2 inch 77.2 inch 67.4 inch 111.0 inch 7.3 inch 4466 Lbs
Lexus GX460 192.1 inch 74.2 inch 74.2 inch 109.8 inch 8.1 inch 5240 Lbs

The Audi Q7, on the other hand, has the longest wheelbase, while the Lexus has the shortest, measuring 109.8 inches.

2018 Volvo XC90 Safety

7.1/10

“Volvo’s commitment to safety is legendary, and it has put all of its best technology in the XC90.” – Car and Driver

In all crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2018 XC90 the highest rating of Good. Furthermore, the XC90 received a Superior rating for front crash prevention, as well as ratings ranging from Marginal to Acceptable for how well the headlights illuminate the road ahead. The 2018 XC90 received a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with five stars in frontal and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover test.

Safety features include:

  • rearview camera
  • lane departure warning
  • lane keep assist
  • road sign detection
  • adaptive cruise control
  • blind-spot monitoring
  • rear parking sensors
  • rear cross-traffic alert
  • pedestrian detection
  • forward collision warning
  • low-speed automatic emergency braking

2018 Volvo XC90 Competition

8.0/10

2018 Volvo XC90 vs 2018 Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 is one of the most well-rounded luxury SUVs on the market. It has understated but confident styling, a sharp and well-built interior that is also comfortable and spacious, and an excellent ride and handling. It's also one of the fastest in the segment, thanks to a supercharged V6 that's far more capable than the XC90's little 2.0 I4.

 

2018 Audi Q7

2018 Volvo XC90 vs 2018 Acura MDX

The MDX is one of Japan's few high-end vehicles. It is a three-row luxury SUV that is less expensive than the competition. The Acura has a spacious interior and semi-autonomous driving technologies. However, it lacks the XC90's panache, which many people look for in a luxury SUV.

2018 Volvo XC90 vs 2018 Lexus GX460

The MDX is one of Japan's few high-end vehicles. It is a three-row luxury SUV that is less expensive than the competition. The Acura has a spacious interior and semi-autonomous driving technologies. However, it lacks the XC90's panache, which many people look for in a luxury SUV.

2018 Lexus GX460

2018 Volvo XC90 Final Verdict

The Volvo XC90 second generation has been on the market for nearly two years. However, it remains one of the most appealing SUVs on the market, both on the outside and on the inside. It's also extremely practical, with a genuinely useful third row and a large boot. However, Volvo's bet on extracting maximum power from a small inline 4 engine has failed, and larger engines from competitors are better sorted and fit better in a luxury SUV. The ride quality is also lacking – not something we want to mention for a luxury SUV. If you absolutely must have these, consider the well-rounded Q7.


2018 Volvo XC90 FAQs

How much does a 2018 Volvo XC90 cost?

The 2018 Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum has a starting price of $46,900 and goes up to $104,900 for the Excellence trim.

What are the main engine options available for the 2018 Volvo XC90?

The 2018 Volvo XC90 features a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as its base engine in T5 models. The T6 Models get a 316-horsepower twin-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and the hybrid T8 models feature a Twin-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and electric motor with a combined output of 400 horsepower. 

Is the 2018 Volvo XC90 reliable?

The 2018 Volvo XC90 has an average reliability rating of 75 out of 100 from J.D Power. 
 

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luxurious and spacious SUV

high-tech and stylish SUV with nimble handling

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A Perfect Choice!

A Versatile Family Hauler

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User Overall Rating

Expected better performance!

Feature-loaded and underpowered

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User Overall Rating

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Desirable luxury crossover SUV

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