The Volvo’s largest crossover SUV, the XC90 is a vehicle which is worth to consider if you are looking for a style, luxury, and strong performance. The Volvo’s flagship SUV is a mid-size crossover which is placed above the smaller XC40 and XC60 SUVs. Its design is characterized by clean lines and we must admit that it looks really amazing. The minimalistic design of the cabin, advanced technology, and the finest materials will make the ride comfortable and pleasant. Under the hood, the XC90 features a 2.0-liter inline-4 which provides different power depending on a trim level. The 2018 model year has just entered the market, but the Swedish manufacturer is also preparing the new 2019 Volvo XC90.
However, the 2019 version will be very similar if not even identical to the 2018 model year. And the only upgrades we might see are some changes in the technology. The 2018 model year has brought more standard features such as blind-spot warning, Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive system, rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, and so as the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Furthermore, the heated front seats and a heated steering wheel are optional now. As well, there are some new exterior colors: the Maple Brown, Pine Grey and Denim Blue and a new interior color, Maroon Brown.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Volvo XC90
The 2019 Volvo XC90 will be equipped with the same engine as the current model and it is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged unit. In the T5 version, it is able to make 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. With FWD it gets 22/29 mpg while with the AWD it gets 22/28 mpg.
The T6 version is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged and supercharged engine. This engine is able to generate 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It comes with all-wheel drive only and gets 20/27 mpg.
Furthermore, the T8 version gets a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged/supercharged engine combined with an electric motor. This powertrain offers the total output of 400 horses and 472 pound-feet of torque. Its fuel consumption is rated at 25 mpg combined and 54 MPGe. An all-electric range is up to 14 miles.
All the models will work with an 8-speed automatic transmission and its towing capacity is up to 5,000 pounds.
Exterior and interior
The 2019 Volvo XC90 will remain the elegant and handsome styling of the outgoing model. And we don’t expect any changes this time. It should be the same for the interior design also. The cabin of the Volvo XC90 is very quality, pleasant, comfortable and equipped with top-notch technology. The dashboard features a large 9.0-inch touchscreen with navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Among standard equipment, there is four-zone climate control, a rearview camera, power tailgate, power front seats, moonroof, synthetic leather upholstery, and so on. Moreover, the higher trims will add a panoramic sunroof, 21-inch wheels, Nappa leather, Bowers & Wilkins audio, heated and cooled front seats, active noise cancellation etc.
Release date and pricing of the 2019 Volvo XC90
The release date of the 2019 Volvo XC90 is still not officially confirmed. The price should stay in the same range as in the current model. And it starts at around $47,000 and goes up to $66,000.