As one of the larger midsize SUVs, the XC90 casts an intimidating figure with minimalist Scandinavian designs penned by now-Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath. Each of the three individual specifications, Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription, receives 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 with varying finishes: 'bright' on Momentum and Inscription derivatives, and black on the R-Design. The blacked-out aspect is continued on the R-Design's bespoke grille. The Momentum rides on 19-inch alloy wheels, while upper specs are equipped with 20-inch items in varying designs.
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 the wings folded in. It stands 69.9 inches tall. Despite a clear focus on being a so-called softroader, the XC90 boasts up to 8.8 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 4,387 pounds in the lightest FWD T5 iteration to 5,145 lbs in the Recharge eAWD Inscription.
|Volvo XC90 Trims||T5 Momentum||T5 R-Design||T6 Momentum||T6 R-Design||T6 Inscription|
|Max Width||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.|
|Length||194.9 in.||194.9 in.||194.9 in.||194.9 in.||194.9 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|
|T5 Momentum||4,374 - 4,516 lbs.|
|T5 R-Design||4,374 - 4,516 lbs.|
|T6 Momentum||4,514 - 4,555 lbs.|
|T6 R-Design||4,555 lbs.|
|T6 Inscription||4,514 - 4,555 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 blues and grays. Ice White is the only no-cost hue, followed by six metallic options at $645 apiece. These include Thunder Grey, Denim Blue, Onyx Black, Savile Grey, Bright Silver, and Crystal White. The Inscription gains access to an extra batch of hues, adding Pebble Grey, Birch Light, and Pine Grey to the mix. The 2021 model year has, however, seen the loss of previous favorites, Osmium Grey, and the particularly striking R-Design exclusive, Bursting Blue.