Review: 2020 Volvo XC90

The 2020 Volvo XC90 is available at Premier Volvo Cars Overland Park. Visit us to discover the sophisticated midsize SUV that has found the perfect balance of elegance, strength, and practicality.

Design and Performance

The 2020 model highlights some exterior updates with a newly designed front grille, extra chrome trim, and new wheel designs. The interior offers added versatility with optional second-row captain's chairs. Additionally, a new upholstery option, Tailored Wool Blend, made from 30% wool and 70% recycled polyester, provides plush seating and brings satisfaction knowing that the material was produced with a sustainable approach. The base model uses a 250-hp T5 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct-injected turbo engine in tandem with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain; all-wheel drive is available. The XC90 has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and achieves an estimated 28 mpg on the Kansas City highways and 22 mpg of city driving in Olathe and Lee’s Summit. Optional are a T6 engine which utilizes a turbocharged and supercharged engine to generate 316-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and a 400-hp T8 plug-in hybrid.

Technology

A 9.0-inch Sensus touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a 10-speaker high-performance audio system, navigation, and two USB ports come standard. Also, the Volvo On Call app, which allows you to lock or unlock your doors, pre-heat or cool the interior, and locate your car remotely is included. Available is a 12.3-inch digital driver display, a head-up display, Wi-Fi hotspot, HomeLink®, voice control, and the choice between a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system or a 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

Safety

The 2020 Volvo XC90 earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*. Added safety and security are incorporated through lane-keeping aid, oncoming lane mitigation, run-off road mitigation, driver alert control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning with automated emergency braking, rear collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and road sign information. Active bending lights, Park Assist Pilot to help you park perfectly every time, and a 360-degree surround-view camera are optional.

Pricing

Starting at $48,350 MSRP

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

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