Have the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t bother about a stiff ride, although SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also a good bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide range of options, so you can pick and choose those that are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Volvo XC90. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the 2020 Volvo XC90 is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and lots of options to choose from.
As has been the case for a time, you may get the 2020 Volvo XC90 with a four-cylinder engine or a stronger V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 Volvo XC90 Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Volvo XC90 is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Volvo XC90 also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Volvo XC90 with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Volvo XC90 supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to pick from across the way.
The 2020 Volvo XC90 is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely easy to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the 2020 Volvo XC90 might you need to be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Volvo XC90 is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Volvo XC90 Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features found on the upper trim levels may be put into the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL speakers along with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Volvo XC90 stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is simple to fold down to match longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to create most people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is really a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Volvo XC90 includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so that the front seat need not be scooted completely forward.