2023 Volvo XC90

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$54,495

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Key Spec of 2023 Volvo XC90
fuel economy

21/25/21

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

250 hp @ 5,500 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Spacious second and third row.

Carry-over design.

New upgraded infotainment system

Extensive list of standard features.

Rivals offer more power.

Google-based infotainment system.

Impressive mileage

Stiff suspension.

Standard air purifier system.

Nubuck headliner as an option.

2023 Volvo XC90 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 12, 2022

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The Volvo XC90 is the Swedish automaker’s biggest offering, making it the only vehicle to come with a three-row layout in its line-up. With the brand’s reputation to make one of the safest cars in the market, they have been able to earn a large number of users along with some jokes that state Volvo’s to be cars that people buy to carry their airbags around. Even though there have been rumors about a whole new design for this SUV for 2023, Volvo suggests it will follow the same design based on the current Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform.

2023 Volvo XC90 Latest Updates

  • Sep' 26, 2022 : The 2024 Volvo EX90 To Be Released On November 9 Read More »
  • May' 11, 2022 : Volvo's 2023 Model Year Update To Drop Gas-Only Models, & Offer Google-OS Standard And New Design Read More »
  • Apr' 29, 2022 : The Top 10 Fastest Volvo Cars Ever Made To Date Read More »

Over All Rating

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#9 in Suv


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Trims

T5 Momentum$54,495 Est. onwards


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2022 Volvo XC90
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2022 Volvo XC90 Momentum

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

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$54,006
Est. $733/mo
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MSRP $61,370
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T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

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

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$56,103
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Colors and Styles

2023 Volvo XC90 in Denim Blue Metallic color
Denim Blue Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Where the 2023 Volvo XC90 sees a major leap forward is in terms of its powertrains as the automaker has announced that all their models would carry a mild-hybrid engine as standard along with a plug-in hybrid and fully electric powertrain options available. This effort has been made in order for the brand to transition completely into making electric vehicles by the year 2030. The Volvo XC90 as always will come with a plethora of standard safety features that include adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, cross-traffic alerts, and pedestrian and cyclist detection just to name a few. The feature list can be further extended by opting for the additional packages that the brand offers for a reasonable premium over the base price. The 2023 Volvo XC90 is up against other midsize SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, the Audi Q7, and the BMW X5.


Features

The major change for 2023 is the replacement of pure internal combustion engines with a mild-hybrid setup called the B5 and B6. The base trim would be called the B5 Core and Volvo has decided to scrap away the front-wheel drive system that was offered in the base T5 trim last year. The starting price for the XC90 will go up and would start at $56,000 which will bring in features like 8-way driver and passenger seat adjustment, manual telescoping steering adjustment, a Google-based infotainment system, along with a long list of safety tech. The trims higher can be opted with additional packages ranging from the protection package, climate package, protection premier package, and the lounge package which brings in exclusive features and touches all for a slight premium over the sticker price.

The 2023 Volvo XC90 basically comes in 3 trim levels, namely the Core, Plus, and Ultimate. Volvo is giving the buyers an option to either pick the B5 engine or the B6 engine in Core and Plus trims, while the Ultimate stays exclusive for the B6 powertrain.

Trim

Core

Plus

Ultimate

MSRP

$56,000

$59,900

$69,200

Key Features

220-watt 10 speaker audio system.

20” 10-spoke diamond cut alloy wheels.

Premium 14-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system.

Google automotive services.

Cornering lights.

Automatic audio equalizer.

19” 6-spoke alloy wheels.

Leather upholstery as an option.

21” 8-multi spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels.

Metal trims on the interior.

Heated steering wheel.

Auto-levelling directionally adaptive high-beam headlamps.

Leatherette upholstery.

Chrome grille.

Leather door trims.

8-way driver and passenger seat adjustment.

Memory door mirrors.

Genuine wood cabin inserts.

Dual LCD monitors.

 

12-way driver and passenger seat adjustability.

Real-time traffic display.

 

Heads up display.

Rain detecting wipers.

 

Perforated Nappa leather upholstery.

   

Heated and ventilated driver and passenger seat with memory function.

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It is totally worth going all in and putting your money on the B6 Ultimate variant but the most value can be churned out from the B6 Plus trim that sells for $63,400. Volvo gives the users an option to pick either a 7-seat configuration or a 6-seat configuration with second-row captain seats that is available for B6 Plus and B6 Ultimate trims.

Release Date

Volvo officially hasn’t given a word about the launch date but the 2023 XC90 is expected to hit the dealerships by the end of 2022 or it could be pushed to early 2023 due to the ongoing chip shortage and supply chain crisis.

Engine and Performance

Even though the 2023 Volvo XC90 will not have any major visual changes, the real update has been done to what’s under the hood as the previous T5 and T6 engines are replaced by the new mild-hybrid B5 and B6 engines. The base variant is called the B5 Core and is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired with a 48-volt hybrid system. This engine manages to produce a total output of 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is enough power to zip through the city or cruise on the highway. With the inclusion of hybrid technology, fuel efficiency has seen a slight improvement and is said to cover more distance than the previous model.

The B6 model uses the same 2.0-liter engine but in addition, it comes fitted with a supercharger and this helps the car perform better with an increased power output of 295 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Both the B5 as well as B6 engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The power figures might be lower than what was seen in the previous years but Volvo has focused on efficiency and refinement for this year than just numbers.

Model

2023 Volvo XC90

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2023 Audi Q7

2023 BMW X5

MSRP

$56,000

$56,000

$57,500

$62,000

Engine

2.0L turbocharged inline-4 + 48-volt hybrid battery

2.0L turbocharged inline-4

2.0L turbocharged inline-4

3.0L turbocharged inline-6

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (Hp)

248 hp @ 5,400 RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 RPM

261 hp @ 5,000 RPM

335 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque (lb.-ft)

258 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

331 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.5 seconds

7.0 seconds

6.7 seconds

5.3 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

NA

15.3 seconds

NA

13.6 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

NA

NA

130 MHP

130 MPH

Even though some figures are missing, it is very clear to identify the weakest car in terms of power and that happens to be the Volvo XC90. However, the Volvo costs the least and unlike the Mercedes –Benz, the Volvo has an all-wheel drive system. If you’re simply looking for the most powerful option in the lot, the BMW X5 takes that title.

2023 Volvo XC90 Ride and Handling

Volvo is a brand that does not emphasize on performance a lot and just offers a fantastic ride quality to make sure the XC90 remains well planted when thrown around corners. The suspensions are set slightly towards the stiffer side as found in the previous years but that should keep the body rolls and cabin movements to the minimum. The Volvo XC90 comes standard with an AWD, making the job easier from behind the wheel. Picking the Plus trim will provide the users with much wider 275mm section tires, which allows for an increased grip and safer turns at higher speeds.

2023 Volvo XC90 Braking Performance

A car that moves also needs a good set of brakes in order to stop it when needed. In the case of the 2023 Volvo XC90, the SUV comes equipped with electronics braking assistance and ABS with electronic brake distribution. The rear discs are ventilated to allow better heat management on the rotors to maintain optimal braking ability at all times. The front discs are sized at 13.6 inches while the rear discs measure 12.6 inches. Even though the braking performance figures aren’t available, they can be expected to be very similar to what was found in the previous year.

Model

2023 Volvo XC90

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2023 Audi Q7

2023 BMW X5

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

13.6

13.0

13.8

14.0

Brake Rotors (rear) (in.) 

12.6

13.0

13.0

13.5

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,497

4,718

4,784

4,863

60-0 (.-ft)

NA

NA

NA

NA

The table makes it clear that the Volvo holds the smallest set of brake rotors but that doesn’t necessarily mean the vehicle has the weakest braking performance. The curb weight comes into play in determining the car with the shortest braking distance but since the test figures aren’t available, it is hard to analyze the best performer. Going just by the brake sizes, the BMW is the clear winner but the car also happens to be the heaviest among them all.

Fuel Economy

Even though Volvo has introduced a new mild-hybrid setup, the fuel economy is said to have increased only a couple of miles more than what it previously achieved. With a combined gas mileage claim of 26 MPG, it is one of the best offerings in the segment. Volvo has equipped the SUV with a gas tank that can carry 18.8-gallons of fuel, which allows the XC90 to cover a total of 488 miles under mixed driving conditions.

Model

2023 Volvo XC90

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2023 Audi Q7

2023 BMW X5

MPG (city)

22

20

20

21

MPG (highway)

32

26

25

25

MPG (combined)

26

23

22

23

Fuel capacity (gallons)

18.8

22.5

22.5

21.9

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

413/601/488

472/585/517

450/563/495

460/547/503

The highest fuel efficiency is offered by Volvo but when it comes to the total range, the Mercedes-Benz takes over due to its larger 22.5-gallon tank that allows it to cover 517 miles without needing to refuel. The BMW takes the second spot for offering the highest range but if saving money on fuel is what you’re looking for, the Volvo is the SUV that you need to be leaning towards.

Interior

Luxury SUV shoppers will rejoice with the cabin quality that the 2023 Volvo XC90 offers and even though the differences might not be many, we would get to witness a much more refined finish and the use of upgraded materials for the cabin construction. The XC90 offers a leatherette upholstered interior in the base Core trim that is styled with metal inlays to elevate the cabin feel. The mid-variant of the XC90 called the Plus introduces some genuine leather for its upholstery but for those looking to go high-end, pick the Ultimate trim and feast your eyes on the perforated Nappa leather interior with leather-wrapped steering wheel and genuine textures wood inlays running through the cabin panels. Look up and you will get to see a Nubuck-covered headliner that comes as an exclusive option for the top trim. The front seats come with 12-way adjustability, allowing the occupants to configure the ideal posture according to their comfort. Volvo has paid a lot of attention to detail in order to keep the experience as premium as possible and has configured the interior lights to fade away rather than shutting off at once with the click of a button.

For those who fancy comfort over passenger hauling capacity, the B6 Plus and B6 Ultimate trims can be configured with middle-row captain seats that will lower the seating capacity to 6 but provide a wonderful experience to the occupants in the second row.

Model

2023 Volvo XC90

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2023 Audi Q7

2023 BMW X5

Passenger Capacity

7

5

7

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.9/57.7/40.9

40.5/59.3/40.3

39.9/59.5/41.7

40.7/60.0/39.8

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.5/56.5/37.0

39.6/58.3/40.9

38.8/58.5/38.8

39.4/58.1/37.4

Third Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

36.3/46.9/31.9

NA

35.9/49.4/29.2

NA

Cargo Capacity to the third row(cu.-ft)

15.8 cu-ft

NA

14.2 cu-ft

NA

Cargo Capacity to the Second row(cu.-ft)

41.8 cu-ft

33.3 cu-ft

35.7 cu-ft

33.9 cu-ft

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

85.7 cu-ft

74.9 cu-ft

69.6 cu-ft

72.3 cu-ft

The interior layout can really be a deciding factor as to which car you need to pick as the BMW and Mercedes-Benz come only with a 5-seat layout. The only other offering that is capable of seating 7 people is the 2023 Audi Q7 and in terms of the passenger space on all three rows, the Volvo and the Audi offer similar figures. However, the Volvo dominates the cargo area with a maximum of 85.7 cu-ft of available space for all the luggage.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Volvo XC90 include:

  • Heated leather steering wheel.
  • 12-way driver and passenger seat adjustability.
  • Heated front and second-row seats.
  • 4 zone electronic climate control with air quality system and pollen filter.
  • Power front seats with memory function.
  • Ventilated front seats.

How intuitive is the 2023 Volvo XC90 infotainment system?

The major focal point in the interior of the XC90 would be the dual screen setup that comprises a 9-inch infotainment unit along with a 12.3-inch instrument gauge cluster that displays all the necessary data and figures that would help the driver. The infotainment system for 2023 comes built-in with Google apps and services. This makes the system much more intuitive and convenient, providing the users with an unprecedented customization option and connectivity. The system would receive over-the-air updates to keep it up to date and to provide a lag-free experience. The voice commands are baked up by Google assistant and the audio system comprises a 10-speaker layout as standard on the base trim. Move up the ladder and you will find a 14-speaker setup by Harmon Kardon on the Ultimate trim that produces one of the best audio experiences in the segment. Features like the automatic equalizer and heads-up display can be added on as a part of optional packages.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Volvo XC90 are:

  • Dolby pro logic II surround sound.
  • 9-inch touchscreen.
  • Google services.
  • 12.3-inch instrument cluster display.
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio setup.
  • Surround-view camera.
Exterior

Volvo has confirmed the 2023 model to be based on the same SPA1 platform and also intends to follow the same design that is now 7 years old. Even though the design doesn’t look dated, it is a missed opportunity for a redesign unless the brand is looking to completely revamp the line-up in the near future. Users get to either pick a Bright or a Dark there for their trims which will accordingly add black mesh or matte silver mesh with chrome grille on the vehicle along with mating color accents to complete the look.

Model

2023 Volvo XC90

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2023 Audi Q7

2023 BMW X5

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,497 lbs

4,718 lbs

4,784 lbs

4,863 lbs

Length (in.)

195.0

194.3

199.3

194.3

Width (in.)

75.7

76.7

77.6

78.9

Height (in.)

69.9

70.7

68.5

68.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.8

7.9

9.4

8.7

Wheelbase (in.)

117.5

117.9

117.9

117.1

The 2023 Volvo XC90 stands tall enough and offers ample ground clearance for a carefree drive experience even on broken roads. All the SUVs follow a similar wheelbase dimension but the Audi manages to provide the tallest ground clearance at 9.4 inches.

Some of the standout exterior features include:

  • Rain detecting variable intermittent wipers.
  • Automatic LED headlights with active high beams.
  • Directionally adaptive lights.
  • Heated windscreen.
  • Headlight cleaning system.
  • Auto folding heated door mirrors.
Safety

The 2023 Volvo XC90 is yet to be officially tested for crash ratings but the result could be identical to the previous year as the vehicle is based on the same platform. The 2022 Volvo XC90 has scored 5-stars on NHTSA and an overall rating of “Good” on IIHS. The SUV also bagged the title of Top Safety Pick + from IIHS and we expect the 2023 model to follow the same route. Safety isn’t something that Volvo compromises on and the 2023 XC90 will feature the latest Advanced Driver Assistance System sensor platform along with a scalable active safety system that consists of an array of radars, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors. This platform enables the deployment of active safety systems such as detection of other road users, automatic braking, and collision avoidance. Through the pilot assist function, it allows gentle driver support from standstill up to highway speeds.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Volvo XC90 are:

  • Forward collision warning.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist detection.
  • Lane departure and driver attention warning.
  • Automatic emergency braking.
  • Active bending headlamps.
  • Front and rear parking sensor.
Competition

2023 Volvo XC90 vs 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

The 2023 Volvo XC90 does fall back slightly in terms of power but the Mercedes-Benz does not carry a drastic amount of extra power when compared to Volvo. The GLE 350 would be the ideal vehicle to pick for the outstation drives as it would need lesser fuel brakes when compared to the Volvo. However, that better fuel efficiency is provided by Volvo and the car offers a much better cargo space out of the two. The Volvo can also seat 7 people in total unlike the Mercedes-Benz, which can only carry a total of 5 occupants.

2023 Volvo XC90 vs 2023 Audi Q7

The 2023 Audi Q7 without a doubt is the more powerful vehicle out of the two but the drive feel would not differ a lot as the Audi weighs itself down with its massive proportions. The Volvo XC90 however has a much better interior and a long list of safety tech that is unmatched. Even though the Audi is longer than the Volvo, the latter manages to offer bigger storage space in comparison. It comes down to whether you need a powerful 7-seater or a comfortable and practical 7-seater as both these vehicles are focused in different directions.

2023 Volvo XC90 vs 2023 BMW X5

The 2023 BMW X5 takes a massive leap in terms of power as it comes equipped with a larger engine. The BMW is a straight-up performance-oriented SUV that happens to have enough space to accommodate a family. The Volvo offers better fuel efficiency and cargo space but most importantly, the Volvo can carry 2 additional passengers. BMW does offer an optional third-row but with barely any legroom and uncomfortable seats, most of the buyers don’t consider opting for it.

Final Verdict

The major changes for the 2023 Volvo XC90 have been in terms of the new mild-hybrid powertrains and even though they don’t prove any drastic changes in the numbers, it is a leap forward towards achieving the future vision that Volvo has lined up. The car also received a major update in terms of infotainment and this eliminates the confusing user interface that was available until the previous years. The 2023 Volvo XC90 is totally worth the purchase even though it looks the same on the outside as there isn’t any other SUV that offers similar value as the Volvo does. The fact that the brand hasn’t chased performance figures resulted in the XC90 having a great balance between drive, comfort, and safety. Even the base variant of the Volvo XC90 packs in a long list of standard features, making premium features easily affordable. This is a luxury SUV that can be driven almost every day without breaking your bank and the XC90 has the potential to perform if needed on an empty strip of asphalt. Overall, the 2023 XC90 carries the perfect blend of comfort and performance which is why the car has been selling good numbers even though the changes have been minute over the years.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$54495

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

120 cu in

horse power

250 hp @ 5,500 rpm

torque

258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

195 in

wheelbase

117.5 in

width

79.1 in

curb weight

4354 lbs

Height

69.9 in

Ground Clearance

8.8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

103.8 cu ft

cargo volume

65.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

21/25/21 mpg

highway range

564.00 mi


Volvo XC90 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$53,678
5 Year Cost To Own
$69,840
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $69,840
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$7,004$5,484$4,433$4,997$4,363$26,281
Insurance$1,420$1,521$1,514$1,609$1,702$7,766
Fuel$2,040$2,177$2,248$2,249$2,390$11,104
Maintenance$105$424$991$2,901$2,793$7,214
Repairs$-20$30$13$754$1,166$1,943
Financing Interest$3,305$2,727$1,994$1,261$473$9,760
Taxes and Fees$4,474$372$343$308$275$5,772
Total Cost-To-Own$18,328$12,735$11,536$14,079$13,162$69,840
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