2020 Volvo XC90 Redesign – Few cars can claim to age as gracefully as the XC90, and honestly, it’s hard to believe that this is already on its fifth model year. That does, however, mean it previously time for a refresh. For 2020, Volvo has taken the time to address some of the few customer complaints.
But without messing with the overall very successful package. That’s why we’re out at Quantrell Volvo today to be some of the first reviewers to check out these updates and of course, if you’re in the market for any new Volvo.
2020 Volvo XC90 Redesign
So, starting things off with the design, 2020 Volvo XC90 has changed in several ways, but you probably won’t notice them right off the bat. The grill, for instance, is the same shape, but the bars in the middle now have a subtle curve to them for this inscription.
Now the momentum has the same look but with less brightwork, and our design continues to have a black mesh finish. As far as the other updates, the lower fascia has a larger faux vent, which includes this new piece of Chrome for the inscription only. Turning to the headlights, these have not changed. So, they continue to be entirely LED and look very nice with a ton of intricate details, including the signature.
Thor’s hammer As Far as the rest of the exterior, nearly Nothing has changed on this inscription Except for one very tiny detail, and that’s that the piece of chrome that connects. The two reflectors are new this year for the other trims. Our design now uses metallic black accents instead of satin silver, and the momentum gains Integrated exhaust outlets like the other models.
As far as the taillights, every 2020 Volvo XC90 does come with the signature full-length LED lights. So overall, Volvo made the right decision not to mess much, with the styling since this remains a very classy and elegant design. Now turning our attention to the wheels, the updated models, are probably the most noticeable design difference for 2020. What we have here are the optional 21-inch alloys on the inscription.
Anyways, that’s it for the exterior updates, so now let’s go ahead and get inside the cabin and see what’s changed there. So, walking up to the refresh 2020 Volvo XC90, you’ll continue to find Volvo smart entry system standard across the board. As well as probably the nicest key fob in the entire auto industry, you do have this beautiful leather wrap to keep off, and this does match with the interior color sets.
A nice unique touch. Now, as far as a remote start, you cannot do that from that clock. However, you do, you can do that from the Volvo on-call app, and that’s going to be complimentary for four years. As far as getting inside the vehicle itself, there’s a sensor behind the handle. So you got to do is grab it and your power mirrors will also come out.
Now in the unique Volvo fashion, you don’t have a push-button start; instead, you have this little metal toggle here to turn, and when you do turn it, you will notice the standard 9-inch census display fire up. Of course, it is standard across the board. Now what you’re looking at here is one of your 2020 changes not in the 20.3-inch display itself.
But the fact that it’s now standard on every 2020 Volvo XC90. It will be approved every 2020 Volvo no matter what does has the same features, as it always has and its fully reconfigurable.
The census system was upgraded last year with new hardware to make it run faster. As well as some new features to have both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. As such, there are no upgrades to report for 2020. So this does continue to be the same census system that you’re used to; it is oriented differently than most car systems. So, it’s kind of like an iPad or a tablet, and you expand these little tabs there to see different types of information on it.
The powertrains there have been some changes for 2020. This does have a pretty unique arrangement like the other Volvos, where you have kind of the same engine. Well, with different levels of boost before I get into the specs, we do want first to mention you may have heard about these newbie hybrid models. Those are going to be in Europe, but they’re not coming to the United States at this time.
They may come of course later on, but we don’t have any information about those, of course. You are now getting into the actual engine specs, though. So, you’ve got the T5, T6, and T8. The T5 is your base engine. That’s a 2-liter turbo four-cylinder 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the same as last year. You also have the T6 that adds a supercharger to the turbo four-cylinder that makes 310 horsepower and 295 Pound-feet of torque.
Where the change comes in is your T8 model? That’s the plug-in hybrid technology being added to the turbo and supercharged four-cylinder engine. That’s got a new battery pack for 2020 as well as advanced to break recharging. It’s going to deliver a 15% more power now. The total is 420 horsepower, which is pretty a lot of influence from an SUV. As far as 0-60 times they drop by a second each.
So, you start at seven and a half of the T6.1 for the T6 and then 5.3 for the T8 model regardless of what engine you choose you’re going to have an 8-speed automatic transmission and most of the models have standard all-wheel drive.
But the T5 model does come standard with front-wheel drive. Finally, we only have a fuel economy rating 45 and T6 models. Those models are going to be rated at 21/30 highway 25 combined for the front-wheel-drive T5, and then the T5 model, which is all-wheel drive only, is 18/26/21 combined.
Those are the base models for those trim levels; you can get the T5 on the momentum and our design. Now, if you want to go for the fully loaded inscription model that is T5 only and T8, of course, You can get the higher-end model. But, the base price for the inscription is going to be $62.600.
Like we mentioned before is very class-competitive. It does depend on what you can compare it against if you’re comparing it to the MDX it is going to be more expensive but if you’re comparing it to the German rivals like the BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS. This is going to be significantly cheaper, and you are getting pretty much all of the same stuff.