In case you’re opting for the 2020 Volvo Xc90 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the 2020 Volvo Xc90. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2020 Volvo Xc90 happens to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Volvo Xc90 presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The 2020 Volvo Xc90, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this type of car. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Volvo Xc90’s ride and driving experience start to fall in line with extra modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend trying out the 2020 Volvo Xc90’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Volvo Xc90 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Volvo Xc90 additionally offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Volvo Xc90 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Volvo Xc90, which pushes the 2020 Volvo Xc90 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as well, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.