Comparing the 2020 Volvo XC90 and the 2019 Volvo XC90 in Richmond, VA

A cornerstone in the world of three-row luxury SUVs, the Volvo XC90 offers Mechanicsville drivers an intriguing blend of upscale comfort, luxurious amenities, and advanced technology. Whether you're running errands, carpooling, or embarking on a summer road trip, the XC90 provides a premium experience that will have you looking forward to every journey. For the 2020 model year, this capable and versatile crossover continues its second generation, which made its debut in 2016. Here's a look at how it compares to last year's model.



For 2020, the Volvo XC90 continues to offer the same three engine options, including an available plug-in hybrid. The standard 250-horsepower T5 offers available all-wheel-drive, while the 316-horsepower T6 includes it as standard equipment. The plug-in hybrid 400-horsepower T8 increases battery capacity from 10.4 kWh in 2019 to 11.6 kWh in 2020, adding a mile to its electric-only range. All engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2020 Volvo XC90 also received update brakes and suspension tuning for a smoother and more comfortable ride.


The XC90 sees slight alterations to the exterior aesthetic while maintaining the bold elegance of Volvo's signature Scandinavian craftsmanship. The 2020 XC90's bumpers feature extra sculpting, while the front fascia adds a splash of flair with a new concave grille. Roof rails, 19-inch wheels, and integrated tailpipes are now standard equipment.

On the inside, the XC90's cabin is as attractive and inviting as ever. The 2020 Momentum and Inscription trim levels now offer the option for second-row captain's chairs. This six-seat configuration reduces capacity by one, in exchange for more passenger space and improved ease-of-access to the third row.


Both the 2020 and 2019 XC90 include a wealth of features across three trim levels: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. Standard features include quad-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, driver-seat memory, a power tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, premium vinyl upholstery, and a nine-inch Sensus infotainment system with smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 2019 XC90 offers a 12.3-inch digital driver-information display/gauge cluster on T6 models, while the 2020 XC90 includes it as standard equipment.


The 2020 Volvo XC90 continues to offer a complete suite of advanced driver-assistance technologies on all models. Standard driver aids include:

  • City Safety Collision Avoidance (forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking)
  • Volvo Pilot Assist partially autonomous (Level 2) driving with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Run-off Road Mitigation
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Road Sign Information

Test Drive the New Volvo XC90 near Glen Allen and Sandston

If you're searching for a safe, accommodating, and technologically advanced SUV for your family's adventures, Volvo Cars Richmond invites you to experience what the new XC90 has to offer. For more information about our new Volvo models, or if you'd like to learn more about available finance offers, get in touch with us by phone or online. When you're ready for a closer look, you can visit our Volvo showroom serving Mechanicsville for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

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