The 2023 Volvo XC90 continues as the brand's largest and most luxurious crossover. The infotainment system now features built-in Google apps, and trim levels are simplified to allow a broader mix of equipment.
Choosing Your Volvo XC90
The gas XC90 comes in three trim levels for 2023: Core, Plus, and Ultimate. Pricing starts at $57,095 including destination and climbs to $70,295 for the Ultimate.
The plug-in hybrid XC90 Recharge is offered in the same trims, priced from $72,995 to $80,495.
The gas 2023 Volvo XC90 starts a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and standard all-wheel drive. Buyers can upgrade to a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder for $4,900 on the Core and $3,500 on the Plus. This engine is standard on the Ultimate.
The XC90 Recharge carries a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder and an electric motor. Plug-in technology allows the Recharge to travel up to 36 miles on electricity alone.
The XC90 is rated to tow up to 4,000 pounds with the base engine — and 5,000 pounds with the supercharged version or plug-in hybrid setup.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-cyl||247 hp||258 lb-ft||25 mpg|
|2.0L Supercharged Turbo 4-cyl||295 hp||310 lb-ft||22 mpg|
|2.0L Supercharged Turbo 4-cyl Plug-In Hybrid||455 hp||523 lb-ft||66 MPGe|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The 2023 Volvo XC90 is a full-size crossover with room for seven across three rows. Gas models equipped with the supercharged engine are available with second-row captain's chairs ($500), which reduce capacity to six.
As expected in a vehicle this size, cargo space is generous. With all rows in use, the XC90 can hold 15.9 cubic feet. Folding the third row opens up 41.8 cubic feet. With both rear rows down, capacity balloons to 85.7 cubic feet.
Every XC90 comes loaded for safety with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, road sign recognition, and automatic wipers. and adaptive cruise control with steering assist.
Moving up to the Plus brings surround-view cameras. A head-up display is optional on the Plus ($800) and standard on the Ultimate.
The standard infotainment system for the XC90 includes a 9-inch touchscreen, 10 speakers, four USB ports, HD and satellite radio, Google apps (including navigation), wireless phone charging, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
A 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is exclusive to the Ultimate.
The Core offers a leather interior with heated 12-way power front seats with driver memory, wood trim, and power-folding second-row headrests. Other features include a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free power liftgate, and 19-inch wheels (20-inch on Recharge).
The Climate Package ($750) furnishes heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and headlight washers.
The Climate Package is standard on the Plus, along with ambient interior lighting, 20-inch wheels, and the surround-view cameras.
The Ultimate adds Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a power driver seat cushion extender, passenger seat memory, and an Orrefors crystal shift knob. The Recharge also gets 21-inch wheels. The $1,700 Lounge Package equips the Ultimate with massaging front seats and a Nubuck headliner.
The 2023 Volvo XC90 carries more standard equipment than other Volvo models, making the Core the best value in the lineup in our view. The Recharge variant might seem expensive — but keep in mind it delivers superior performance in addition to efficiency.