2019 Volvo XC90 Review, Release Dates, Prices

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is the Swedish automaker’s flagship vehicle, a 3-row luxury SUV with alluring design and advanced features. As Volvo, safety remains the XC90 top priority. Standard system does everything from preventing collisions with vehicles in your blind spot to automatically applying the brakes if animals or other objects are on the road.

Besides being a safety and tech leader, the 2019 Volvo XC90 competes well against luxury SUVs such as the BMW X5 and Audi Q7 thanks to its innovative powertrains. So if you are looking for a luxury seven-seater SUV, excellent safety features, and a design and spirit that stands out from the crowd, you can get it all in the 2019 Volvo XC90.

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is offered in four trim levels: Momentum, R-Design, Inscription and Excellence. Three engine choices available for most trim: T5, T6 and T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid.

Even the 2019 Volvo XC90 Momentum is well-equipped. Notable standard equipment includes Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and a feature that can prevent an oncoming collision. Premium vinyl upholstery is the base seat covering, but the front seat has 10-way-power operation. Standard infotainment system bundles a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, and 10-speaker/330-watt audio system. Also included are a hands-free power tailgate, panoramic moonroof, HomeLink universal garage remote, and four years’ complimentary service of Volvo On-Call.

Engine Specs

Every 2019 Volvo XC90 use a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The T5 models get a turbocharged good for 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with front-wheel drive and has all-wheel drive as an option. The T6 upgrades to a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter that makes 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard.

The T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid combines the T6 engine with an 87-horsepower electric motor and battery. Total output is 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque. For 2019, the T8 gasoline tank has been increased by over five gallons. That extends total range from 380 miles to 490 for this current models. Recharging the battery from 240-volt Level 2 charger takes about 2.5 hours.

All powertrain use an 8-speed automatic transmission and an automatic start/stop system, which cuts engine power at idle in order to save fuel. However, this system can be disabled via a menu on the touchscreen. Drive-mode allows you to optimize the XC90 for sportiness, efficiency, comfort, and even off-road settings. The 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (T5)
250 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
258 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/29 mpg (FWD) and 20/27 mpg (AWD).

2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder (T6)
316 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 2,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 mpg (AWD)

2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder plus electric motor (T8)
Total Output: 400 horsepower / 472 lb-ft of torque
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25 mpg combined, 58 MPGe combined
All-electric range on a full charge: Up to 17 miles

Pricing Notes

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. It has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $48,195 for a base T5 Momentum. The T6 starts at $56,695, while the T8 plug-in hybrid cost around $67,295. All-wheel drive is an extra $2,500 on the T5.

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