2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV

MSRP $63,800

Ranked #18 in Midsize Suv

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 1, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The XC90 is a full-size and three-row SUV from the house of Volvo. It is the flagship model of the company and boasts of being a luxurious, safe, and technologically advanced vehicle. Even in its current avatar, it offers many superior features like a suite of competitive driver assistance features, a hybrid powertrain, peppy performance, seating capacity for up to seven passengers, and a decent cargo capacity for all your luggage. The XC90 Recharge offers great fuel economy as well, thanks to its hybrid powertrain. 

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Pros

Upmarket interior design 

Peppy performance 

Fuel efficiency 

Cons

Harsh ride on uneven roads 

Engine NVH could be better 

What's New?

Based on the SPA2 platform 

New exterior design 

New LiDAR technology 

Autonomous driving assistance 

Android Automotive OS 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$63800

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Inscription Express$63,800 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV in Bright Silver Metallic color
Bright Silver Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge will be a technically superior vehicle and offer many updated features of the already desirable 2021 model. It will be available in three trims namely the T8 Inscription Expression, T8 R-Design, and T8 Inscription. The prices are expected to start at $ 63,800 for the T8 Inscription Expression trim and go up to $70,100 for the T8 Inscription trim. It will face competition from the likes of BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid, Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV, and Lexus 450h Hybrid

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV Features

The 2022 XC90 Recharge will come with a new exterior design and bring some changes to the interior as well. It is expected to come in three trims namely the T8 Inscription Expression, T8 R-Design, and T8 Inscription. The drivetrain is expected to remain unchanged and offer more efficiency along with better pure-electric miles on the road. Volvo has not yet disclosed the key features of the 2022 model but we expect them to be very similar to the 2021 model. 

Trims*

T8 Inscription Expression

T8 R-Design

T8 Inscription

MSRP*

$63,800

$69,600 

$70,100

Key Features*

2.0 inline 4 gas engine 

Adds to or upgrades to the T5 momentum trim 

Adds to or upgrades to the R-Design trim 

 

Panoramic sunroof 

20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels 

22-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels 

 

19-inch, 5-spoke alloy wheels 

Premium Harman Kardon sound 

10-way power-adjustable driver seat 

 

Quad zone automatic climate control 

Ventilated Nappa leather seats 

Lounge package 

 

Charcoal leather upholstery 

Blash ash wood inlay 

Cargo floor mats 

 

Wireless charging pad 

Lane-keeping aid 

Heated and ventilated seats 

   

Pilot assist 

 

We Recommend 

We believe that the R-design trim makes more sense in its plug-in-hybrid avatar. It adds some dynamic ability to the lower trim and comes with a satisfactory list of features like a premium sound system, ventilated Nappa leather seats, lane-keeping aid, Pilot assist, ambient interior lighting, navigation system, etc. You can also opt for optional packages like the Advanced package that adds a 360-degree surround-view camera and heads-up display. The optional 4-corner air suspension system aids with better comfort and height adjustment. 

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-in-Hybrid Release Date 

The 2022 XC90 Recharge will roll out from Volvo’s American plant in Ridgeville, North Carolina. It is expected to launch in late 2022 and is currently in the testing phase.

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV Engine and Performance

The 2022 XC90 is rumored to be equipped with autonomous driving tech developed in collaboration with Zenseact and will employ many sensors as well. Although powertrain details are not released by Volvo yet, we expect that it will come with the same T8 configuration albeit with a bigger battery for a more pure electrical range. The 2021 model is equipped with a 2.0L inline-four engine which is turbocharged and supercharged as well, paired with an 87-hp electric motor. The combined output stands at 400 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. 

The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and the SUV will come in AWD configuration as standard. It is expected to do a 0-60 mph sprint in about 5.8 seconds and a quarter-mile drag is done in about 14.3 seconds. The 2021 model handles well for its size and the suspension is tuned for comfort. The engine sound may become coarse when it is revved hard. The braking performance is very good as well and the vehicle stops within 113 feet of stopping distance (60mph-0 mph). 

Models(2022)

Volvo XC90 Recharge 

BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid 

Lincoln Aviator PHEV

Lexus RX 450h Hybrid 

MSRP*

$63,800 

$65,400

$68,900

$47,720 

Engine*

2.0L Twin-Charged Gas/Electric Engine 

3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6 and eDrive 111-hp electric motor

3.0L twin turbocharged V6 + Nano electric motor 

3.5L Hybrid V6 

Drivetrain*

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission*

8-speed Automatic Transmission

8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission

10-speed shiftable modular hybrid automatic 

Continuously variable transmission 

Horsepower*

400 hp @ 6000 RPM

389 hp @ 5,000 RPM

494 hp @ 5400 rpm 

308 hp @ 6000 rpm 

Torque*

472 lb-ft @ 6000 RPM

331 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

630 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm 

247 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm 

0-60 MPH*

5.8 seconds

5.3 seconds

5.4 seconds 

6.6 seconds 

Quarter Mile*

14.3 seconds

12.2 seconds

13.7 seconds 

14.8

Top Speed*

112 mph

130 mph

145 mph 

NA 

*Expected and 2021 data used for reference

The Lincoln Aviator is the most powerful of the lot and does a 0-60 mph sprint in about 5.4 seconds, just 0.1 seconds behind the BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid. It also offers a higher top speed than its competition. The Lexus comes with the biggest engine of the lot but the power output is quite underwhelming and is the slowest in the acceleration tests too. The BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid is not the most powerful car out there but surely accelerated better than the rest. 

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV Fuel Economy

The 2021 XC90 Recharge offers very good fuel economy for its size, thanks to its efficient powertrain. The 2022 XC Recharge is expected to follow the 2021 model and offer similar fuel efficiency. It might offer 26 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg in mixed driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons, it can travel up to 481 miles in the city, 518 miles on the highway, and 500 miles in combined driving conditions. It also offers a fully electric range of about 18 miles and the MPGe rating stands at 50 mpge in combined conditions.

Models(2022)

Volvo XC90 Recharge 

BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid 

Lincoln Aviator PHEV

Lexus RX 450h Hybrid 

MPG (City)*

26

17

22

31

MPG (Highway)*

28

23

24

28

MPG (Combined)*

27

20

23

30

MPGe (Combined)*

55

50

56

NA 

Fuel Capacity*

18.5 gal.

18.2 gal.

18 gal 

17.2 gal 

Range with MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

481/518/500

309/420/364

396/432/414

533/481/516

*Expected and 2021 data used for reference

The Lexus RX 450h is the most fuel-efficient car here and it offers the most range too, despite having a smaller fuel tank capacity. The XC90 Recharge comes second with about 500 miles on a full tank of gas, followed by Lincoln Aviator with about 414 miles and BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid with about 364 miles, in combined driving conditions. When considering MPGe rating, the Lincoln Aviator is the most efficient, followed by Volvo XC90 Recharge and BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid.

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV Interior

The 2022 XC90 Recharge might come with revamped interiors and we expect the cabin ambiance to get a notch better. Even now the cabin of the XC90 Recharge is no less praiseworthy and can pamper you with many creature comforts on offer. However, the interior dimensions would be similar to the 2021 model if not the same. The dashboard will be well designed and ooze premiumness in all aspects. Most of the functions will be within easy reach of the driver. It will also come with a quad-zone climate control system and a cooled glovebox. The seats would be covered in Nappa leather upholstery and perforated as well. 

The front seats will be power-adjustable and come with a memory function. They are expected to be equipped with multi-lumbar support and support heating as well. The XC90 Recharge will seat up to seven passengers and the rear seats would offer decent comfort too. Although the third row might be cramped and best suitable for adults. Both the rear rows will be foldable to accommodate more cargo. The 2022 model is expected to come with an updated Pilot Assist system named Highway Pilot and move to Level 4 Autonomous driving experience. For those interested in watching skies, an open and tilt panoramic sunroof will be available. 

Models(2022)

Volvo XC90 Recharge 

BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid 

Lincoln Aviator PHEV

Lexus RX 450h Hybrid 

Seating Capacity*

7

5

7

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)*

38.9/ 57.7/ 40.9 

40.7/60.0/39.8

40.2/61.5/43

39.4/57.8/44.1

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)*

38.5/ 56.6/ 37.0 

38.7/58.1/37.4

38.4/61.3/40.1

38.2/57.8/38.0

Third Row(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)*

36.3/46.9/31.9

NA 

36.9/54/29.2

NA

Cargo Space (cu-ft)*

15.8

33.1

18.3

16.0 

*Expected and 2021 data used for reference

The XC90 comes with the least cargo capacity of just 15.8 cu-ft owing to a full three-row setup. The BMW and Lexus SUVs are the most compact of the lot and offer a seating capacity for up to five passengers. The BMW X5 Hybrid offers the best cargo capacity behind its rear row. The Aviator also offers less cargo capacity in its three-row configuration but is slightly better than the XC90 Recharge. Some of the standout interior features are expected to be: 

  • Quad-zone climate control system 
  • Open and tilt panoramic system 
  • Highway Pilot for autonomous driving 
  • Nappa leather seat upholstery 
  • Power adjustable seats with memory function 
  • Wireless charging 
  • Heads-up display 

What’s there in the 2022 XC90 Recharge to keep you entertained?

The infotainment system of the XC90 is bound to receive an upgrade as well. It will continue to have many features like Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, USB ports, AUX input. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay as standard. The layout of the two separate displays i.e instrument console display and multimedia display would also remain the same, although their sizes might change. 

Currently, the one in the instrument console is a 12.3-inch horizontal display that displays all the necessary information to the driver on the go. The other one is a 9.0-inch vertical touchscreen display for multimedia controls. For a good musical experience, the 2022 model will be equipped with a premium sound system from Harman Kardon and an optional Bower and Wilkins sound system will be provided too. 

The 2022 XC90 Recharge’s infotainment system is expected to be powered by Android Automotive OS. The Android-powered infotainment system would offer better response and be lag-free in nature. The system will let you have access to all the play store apps and offer seamless services like Google Maps and Google Assistant as well. 

The timely OTA updates would be provided in collaboration with Google for a new and improved system experience. The users will be able to customize their system as per their desired choice by using many Volvo apps and some third-party apps as well. Also, Volvo’s own interface is also expected to be merged seamlessly with the new infotainment system. Some of the standout infotainment features are expected to be:

  • Interactive driver information display 
  • Larger Multimedia touchscreen display 
  • Android Auto 
  • Google Maps support for Navigation
  • SiriusXM satellite radio 
  • Harman Kardon premium sound system 
  • Optional Bower and Wilkins premium sound system 

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV Exterior

The 2022 XC90 Recharge will be based on the new SPA2 platform and adorn an all-new exterior styling. As the current 2021 model, the 2022 model is also expected to be distinctive and elegant as well. The Scandinavian design language will be very much evident in every exterior element. If some reports are to be believed then the next-gen Volvo XC90 Recharge will be lighter as well and the use of aluminum along with carbon fiber will make the overall construction stiffer as well. The overall length of the body is also expected to increase. 

The front fascia will most likely get sleeker LED headlights along with automatic on/off functionality and LED DRLs as well. The front grille with the Volvo logo will be embellished in chrome, giving the 2022 XC90 a more premium face. The side profile is also expected to remain very similar to the current model and the wheels will get new attractive designs. The rear profile will adorn slightly different vertical LED headlights and the hands-free liftgate will just add to the convenience.

Models(2022)

Volvo XC90 Recharge 

BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid 

Lincoln Aviator PHEV

Lexus RX 450h Hybrid 

Curb Weight*

5,099 lbs.

4,758 lbs.

5,673 lbs.

4,740 lbs. 

Length*

195.0 in.

194.3 in.

199.3 in

192.5 in

Width*

79.1 in.

78.9 in.

82.3 in

74.6 in

Height*

69. 9 in.

68.7 in.

70 in

67.7 in

Ground Clearance*

8.8 in.

8.7 in.

NA

8.2 in.

Wheelbase*

117.5 in.

117.1 in

119.1 in

109.8 in

*Expected and 2021 data used for reference

The current-gen XC90 Recharge is not the lightest but with the new SPA2 platform for the 2022 model, weight reduction can be expected. The Lincoln Aviator is the heaviest of the lot and is dimensionally larger than its rivals. It sits on a longer wheelbase which aids with better high-speed stability. It also offers better cargo capacity than the XC90 Recharge. All the SUVs offer very similar ground clearances with the XC90 Recharge being higher off the ground. The Lexus RX 450h is the most compact SUV of the lot and is lighter as well. Some of the standout exterior features are expected to be:

  • Automatic LED headlights 
  • Hands-free liftgate 
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Integrated roof rails 
  • Dual integrated exhausts 
  • Full-chrome front grille 
  • LED taillights 

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV Safety

The 2022 XC90 Recharge is expected to be based on the Scalable Product Architecture 2.0. The body construction will employ aluminum and carbon fiber elements for weight saving and increased stiffness. As Volvo cars are known for their class-leading safety features the 2022 model is also expected to follow the tradition. The 2021 model has received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. 

The IIHS has given it the 2021 ‘Top Safety Pick +’ award for passing various crash tests with flying colors and ensuring all the necessary safety parameters. The 2022 model is also expected to come with Highway Pilot technology which will work on Autonomous driving technology 4.0. In addition to it, Volvo will also add many driver assistance features as standard to ensure a safe ride for all its passengers. Some of the standout safety features are: 

  • Road sign recognition 
  • Highway Pilot 
  • Lane keep assist 
  • Hill start assist 
  • Blind spot monitoring system 
  • Steering assist 
  • Cross traffic alert 
  • Automatic emergency braking 

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV Competition

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge V/S 2022 BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid 

The 2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge will produce more power than the BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid. It will also accommodate more passengers than the X5 Hybrid. However, the BMW will offer better acceleration as it will be lighter than the Volvo XC90 Recharge. The Volvo XC90 will be more fuel efficient than the BMW X5 Hybrid and offer a better MPGe figure as well. With the expected new platform and longer list of safety features, the XC90 would be a better pick than the 2022 BMW X5 xDrive Hybrid. 

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge V/S 2022 Lincoln Aviator PHEV

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator PHEV will be a close match to the 2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge in terms of interior space and cargo capacity. However, the 2022 Lincoln Aviator will be more powerful and might also offer better acceleration than the 2022 XC90 Recharge. The new XC90 Recharge will be based on a new platform and will be lighter than the Lincoln Aviator. It will be more fuel efficient as well compared to the Lincoln Aviator. With the expected autonomous driving technology on the new version of the XC90 Recharge and better styling as well, it will be difficult for the Lincoln Aviator PHEV to beat the XC90 Recharge PHEV.

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge V/S 2022 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid 

The 2022 Lexus RX 450h is a more compact SUV compared to the Volvo XC90. It will offer less interior space, seating capacity and cargo volume as well. It will not be able to match the raw performance of the XC90 Recharge but will offer better fuel efficiency than it. Being a compact SUV, it will be lighter as well. With the new SPA2 platform, the Volvo would just be more advanced and offer better safety features as standard. The Lexus RX 450h also can’t match the same level of elegance that the Volvo XC90 will have on offer. 

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV Final Verdict

The 2022 Volvo XC90 has always been a star kid of Volvo’s portfolio of cars and with a new platform, the 2022 XC90 Recharge PHEV would become even more desirable. It will offer the next level of vehicle telematics, unmatched safety, Scandinavian design, and elegance. It will also offer Autonomous Driving of Level 4.0 which is unheard of in its segment. The infotainment system will also be revamped and be more intuitive to use. If all the rumors and possible list of the features in the XC90 Recharge PHEV are to be believed then the next-gen XC90 Recharge would surely be unbeatable in its segment.