As one of the larger midsize SUVs, the XC90 casts an intimidating figure with minimalist Scandinavian designs penned by now-Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath. There are a variety of trim levels across the lineup, with Core models being the entry-level version. Plus and Ultimate models higher up in the range receive bespoke design elements, but some traits are carried across all models, such as full-LED headlights with the signature 'Thor's Hammer' daytime running lights, dual integrated tailpipes, and LED taillights. Roof rails are equipped to all. There are three basic exterior trim finishes: Base, Dark, and Bright. Core trims get the Base exterior theme with bright roof rails, a grille with a black insert and chromed frame, aluminum window surrounds, and color-coded side mirrors. Plus and Ultimate trims get the Bright exterior theme with a matte-silver grille that has a chromed bar insert and frame. The Dark theme is only available on the PHEV XC90s.
Volvo's SPA platform may be usable in vehicles of various sizes, but in the XC90, it boasts the largest dimensions of all. The 195-inch body is stretched over a wheelbase measuring 117.5 inches. The XC90 measures 84.3 inches in width, including the mirrors, and 79.1 inches with them folded. It stands 69.9 inches tall. Despite a clear focus on being a so-called softroader, the XC90 boasts up to 8.5 inches of ground clearance with approach/breakover/departure angles of 21.0/21.3/23.3 degrees.
Curb weights vary based on specification, seating capacity, and powertrain, ranging from 4,589 pounds in the lightest B5 Core to 5,130 lbs in the Recharge eAWD Ultimate.
|Volvo XC90 Trims||B5 Core||B5 Plus||B6 Core||B6 Plus||B6 Ultimate|
|Max Width||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.|
|Length||195 in.||195 in.||195 in.||195 in.||195 in.|
|Height||69.9 in.||69.9 in.||69.9 in.||69.9 in.||69.9 in.|
|Wheelbase||117.5 in.||117.5 in.||117.5 in.||117.5 in.||117.5 in.|
|Volvo XC90 Trims||Curb Weight|
|B5 Core||4,589 lbs.|
|B5 Plus||4,676 lbs.|
|B6 Core||4,654 lbs.|
|B6 Plus||4,700 - 4,741 lbs.|
|B6 Ultimate||4,741 - 4,781 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||19" x 8"|
|Rear Wheel Size||19" x 8"|
Minimalistic Swedish design doesn't lend itself to ostentatious colors, which is why Volvo equips the new Volvo XC90 with a demure color palette predominantly made up of grayscale hues. Last year, there was only one no-cost color and all the others cost extra. This year, all the colors are no-cost colors and the available hues are Thunder Grey, Denim Blue, Onyx Black, Crystal White, Silver Dawn, Platinum Grey, and Bright Dusk - the last three new for 2023. Last year's Ice White, Savile Grey, Bright Silver, Pebble Grey, Birch Light, and Pine Grey have all been discontinued.