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Volvo XC90 : The Future of Driving

The all-new Volvo XC90 is the Swedish automaker’s latest SUV, and it’s a big step forward for the company. The Volvo XC90 SUV is available in three different versions: the Momentum, the Inscription and the R-Design.

All three versions come with a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but the R-Design also offers a supercharged and turbocharged V6 engine.

2022 Volvo XC90 Review


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The 2022 Volvo XC90 is the largest and most expensive model in the automaker’s lineup. After major improvements for the 2020 model year we’re looking at this three-row SUV with fresh eyes. The plug-in hybrid version in particular went from a hard pass to a must-have seemingly overnight.

Volvo’s Next Generation XC90 Will Change the Way You Drive

And Top-notch interior materials a pleasing ride and interesting powertrain options, The Volvo XC90 should be on the bucket list of anyone looking for a mid-size three-row luxury SUV.

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Of course there will be some rival models on this list. You’ll want to check out the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60. Both are family-friendly SUVs — just like the XC90 — with some new features and style added in a complete redesign for 2022. Audi Q7 and Lincoln Aviator are great choose also. But overall the XC90 holds its own and should easily satisfy shoppers looking for a spacious and elegant luxury SUV.

Volvo XC90 models

The 2022 Volvo XC90 is a three-row midsize luxury SUV. It comes with one of three available powertrains that Volvo calls the T5 T6 or Recharge. Those powertrains can then be matched to one of three trim levels that affect the number of features the XC90 is equipped with. The trim level is the momentum (called Inscription expression of the Recharge powertrain) R design and inscription.

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The XC90 comes with one of three available engines:

Volvo Announces the Future of Driving with the 2022 XC90

All XC90s come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The T5 comes standard with front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive available. All other XC90s come standard with all-wheel drive.

Seven-passenger seating is standard although the T6 and Recharge powertrains in Momentum/Inscription Expression or Inscription trims can have a six-seat configuration and second-row captain’s seats.

Momentum (an inscription expression called XC90 Recharge)

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This base trim level comes with:

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Volvo’s Next Generation XC90 Will Change the Way You Drive

Forward Collision Mitigation (warning you of an impending collision and applying the brakes in some cases)

Blind spot monitor (will alert you if a vehicle in the next lane is in your blind spot)

Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Volvo and the car in front)

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Lane Keeping System (makes slight steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in the lane)

Rear traffic alert (warns if a vehicle behind you is about to cross your vehicle’s path when reversing)

Rear automatic braking (brakes if sensors detect an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle)

Momentum/Inscription Expression trim levels are available in several packages and standalone options. They include:

Advanced package

Climate package

R-Design (Recharge only)

The R-Design is positioned as a sporty XC90. For Recharge powertrains only R-Design adds:

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Volvo Announces the Future of Driving with the 2022 XC90

Unless the Momentum trim optional features listed above are already included the R-Design is available with all but 21-inch wheels. Other options include:

Inscription (T6 and Recharge only)

Inscription builds on Momentum with more luxurious features and adds the following:

Inscription is available unless all functionality on the Momentum/Inscription Expression decoration has been included. Other options include:

Lounge package

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