The Volvo XC90 luxury SUV has been named a 2020 Best Luxury Car by experts at Parents magazine.
Starting at $48,350 or $800 per month through the company’s Care by Volvo subscription offer, the XC90 is Volvo’s large, seven-seat SUV and the company’s flagship. It was the first car to be launched on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), Volvo’s advanced modular product platform that underpins all Volvo cars in the 90 and 60 Series.
See what experts at Parents magazine had to say about it here.
Like its siblings S90 and V90, the XC90 carries the proud and confident face of Volvo’s design language, along with classic Volvo styling cues. Key features include the iconic “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design and the expressive use of the Volvo word mark on the rear. The car’s exterior design was upgraded for the 2020 model year with new wheels, exterior colors and a modern new grill, among other details.
Car shoppers can learn more about the XC90 at www.volvocars.com or subscribe to one online through the Care by Volvo program. With Care by Volvo, one monthly price includes car payment, insurance, scheduled maintenance and some wear and tear.
In the cabin, the XC90 provides a calm and balanced environment with a blend of high-end materials such as wood, crystal and metal in a sophisticated Scandinavian design. The XC90 can be ordered with a seven-seat or a brand new six-seat configuration. New interior materials including a wool blend offer further options for personalization.
Connectivity and infotainment
All new Volvos are connected, thanks to Volvo’s connectivity and infotainment system called Sensus. It delivers an intuitive touch screen interface that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and in-car entertainment applications such as Spotify, Pandora, Baidu or TuneIn. The portrait-oriented touch screen enables easy and fast access to a host of functions and features. Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available.
The XC90 is powered by Volvo’s Drive-E powertrains, which include a 250- or 316-horsepower gasoline engine, or a 400-horsepower plug-in hybrid (PHEV). All are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine PHEV delivers all the benefits of a high performance, low emission gasoline engine with an electric motor that delivers power on demand with ultralow CO2 emissions. The XC90 T8 Twin Engine is one of the most efficient and powerful seven-seat premium SUVs on the market.
Safety and driver assistance
Volvo’s leadership in the field of automotive safety is confirmed in the XC90. The SPA platform has resulted in the strongest Volvo cars to date because of extensive use of boron steel, as well as numerous safety systems designed to protect people inside and outside the car.
Volvo’s City Safety technology, standard on all Volvo models, combines automatic braking functionality and collision avoidance systems to cover a range of potential accident scenarios and help keep you safe. City Safety is the only system on the market that detects pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.
The Pilot Assist driver assistance system works up to 80 mph on clearly marked roads and is another step towards Volvo’s vision that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo.