2021 Volvo XC90: A Sleek Combination of Power and Luxury


The 2021 Volvo XC90 is the largest SUV that Volvo currently manufactures. It is a three-row SUV that can carry up to 8 passengers. The new XC90 is also one of the most luxurious SUVs that Volvo has ever manufactured. It features standard safety and tech features that most St. Peters drivers could admire to have in their cars.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

The 2021 Volvo XC90 is available with three powertrains for Chesterfield buyers to choose from. These are T5, T6, and Recharge. The T5 consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers a smooth but quick shift. This powertrain produces 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

Front-wheel drive is standard on all XC90 models that come with T5 powertrain, but all-wheel drive is optional for anyone in St. Louis that desires it. The EPA rates fuel economy of the 2021 XC90 with T5 powertrain at 21 mpg city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined for the front-wheel-drive and 20/28/23 mpg for the all-wheel drive.

The other available powertrain is the T6 powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder equipped with both turbocharger and a supercharger. This powertrain is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. It delivers a whopping 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy of this powertrain drops to 19 mpg for city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.

Finally, the hybrid version, the T8, now referred to as the Recharge, combines the T6 engine and an electric motor on the rear axle and an 11.6 kWh battery pack. This powertrain produces 400 horsepower and 472 pounds-feet of torque. EPA rates this powertrain at 18 miles all-electric range on a full charged, 55 mpg-e when running on both gas and electricity and 27 mpg combined on gas alone.

Interior and Exterior Design

The interior is spacious and comfortable, which our Manchester, MO drivers appreciate. The 2021 XC90 is designed to offer a Swedish atmosphere. The interior features muted inlays for lower-level trims while higher trims are fitted with metal inlays. It also features a 9.0-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display. The driving position is perfect, with standard leather-trimmed seats, leather-covered steering wheel, power-adjustable drivers' seats with memory, heated front row seats, a panoramic moonroof, and a black wood interior.

Exterior features newly designed grille and bumper, raised roof rails, heated, power-folding auto-dimming side mirrors and LED headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED fog lights, and available dual-exhaust outlets.

Tech features

Like most Volvos, the 2021 XC90 is fitted with the latest tech features available in the market. These include a standard 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display that features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity, and navigation. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is also standard. The Momentum trim comes standard with a 10-speaker audio system while mid-level trims gain a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. Top-level trims feature 19-speaker Bowers and Wilkins, which is available on the technology package.

Safety and Driver Assistance Technology

The 2021 Volvo XC90 receives 5-star safety ratings from NHTSA and IIHS. It comes standard with blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear-cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive headlights, and hill descent control. Lane-keeping alert and lane centering are also standard.

Available Trims

The 2021 XC90 is available with three different trims. These include Momentum, Inscription, and R-design.

The Momentum's Exterior features 19-inch black alloy wheels, integrated roof rails, LED headlights, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Interior features seven-passenger seating, panoramic moonroof, and two-way power-adjustable driver's seat.

The R-Design gains 20-inch black alloy wheels, a specifically designed grille, and a black exterior accent. It also features a 14-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system with Subwoofer.

The Inscription gains 20-inch diamond-cut spoke alloy wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, and inscription front grille.

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