Volvo's flagship SUV, the 2018 XC90 has been turning heads since day one, by offering an opulent exterior styling, backed with a functional and spacious interior setup. For the year, apart from new additional shades to the exterior and interior color palette, changes in the 2018 Volvo XC90 are limited to a remarkable Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system, as well as blind-spot monitoring, and auto-dimming mirrors being offered as standard. On sale, the 2018 XC90 SUV is offered in 4 varied trims, including the luxurious 4-seater Excellence trim along with three different engine choices across the lineup. Coming to the powertrain front, the T5 2018 XC90 comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the T6 variants get a stronger 316-horsepower 2.0-liter engine and standard all-wheel drive.
2018 Volvo XC90 For Sale
The 2018 Volvo XC90 has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $46,900, excluding a destination charge of $1200. While this is for the base Momentum T5 trim, stepping up to the more potent 316 hp powered standard AWD Momentum T6 XC90 trim has its own pros, for the price of $57,700. Opting for the Used 2018 MY variant will cost you anywhere between $38,000 to $56,000, based on its condition, features, and location. Moreover, the Volvo Certified Pre-Owned program should help you find the best deals on the 2018 SUV, with monthly estimates starting from as low as $860/ month.
2018 Volvo XC90 Buying Advice
It is no secret that the top-tier Inscription trim, priced at $51,350, brings in the latest premium features, such as the Linear Walnut wood inlays, and 20-inch diamond-cut alloys, and therefore is our recommendation. The R-Design, at $52,300, should be had just for its special sports appearance package. While the new 2018 XC90 did have its own set of pros, buying a Used luxury XC90 SUV is always a solid deal. While the 2019 XC90 does bring several standard features to the lineup, opting for 2018 MY may seem the wiser choice, because of affordability. Moreover, both the 2016 and 2017 MY also gained a brand new trim, despite other upgraded tech. Having said that, budget-minded shoppers might as well go for the 2016 XC90.
Moreover, Volvo carries forward the sumptuous interior setup of the XC90, along with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and both Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto now being offered as standard. The XC90 goes up against the likes of the Audi Q7, Acura MDX, and the Lexus GX 460. Both the Q7 and the MDX, opt for more powerful V6 engines, and hence stand atop the performance table, while on the tech and features front, it is the XC90 that wins all the way.