Volvo XC90 Competitive Comparison

Compare the New Volvo XC90 to the Competition

Why Choose the 2023 Volvo XC90 Over the Competition?

Experience Scandinavian luxury that effortlessly combines form and function. The 2023 Volvo XC90 is an exceptional choice for drivers looking for a completely fulfilling life, on and off the road.

Volvo offers a variety of buying options, including purchase, lease, or a flexible subscription program called Care by Volvo.

Considering which SUV is right for you can be challenging. We stand by the prowess of this Scandinavian SUV, but options from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz might make your search more difficult. While other lineups feature plenty of capability and comfort to enhance your drive, the Volvo XC90 continues to excel and improve your morning commute. Explore why you should choose the Volvo XC90 today with our comparisons below.


The 2023 XC90 is impressively powerful, offering three robust powertrain options:

  • B5 AWD (247 horsepower & 258 pound-feet of torque)
  • B6 AWD (295 horsepower & 310 pound-feet of torque)
  • Recharge T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid Extended Range (455 horsepower & 523 pound-feet of torque)

The Recharge Plug-In Hybrid option combines a powerful driving experience with fuel efficiency. Utilizing both powertrains extends your driving range to over 500 miles on a single tank. Charging is made easy by plugging directly into your household outlet. The 2023 Audi Q7, 2023 BMW X5, and 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 all offer a fair amount of power, but you won't find the same performance capability and convenience provided by the Volvo XC90. Plug-in hybrid options only exist in the Volvo XC90 and BMW X5.


The Volvo XC90 provides peace of mind for you and your family on treacherous roadways, as safety comes standard. If there's a vehicle in your blind spot and you try to change lanes, the Blind Spot Information System with Steer Assist is designed to alert and gently steer you back into your lane. Plus, the Safety Assistance system is always watching. Suppose it detects a potential hazard, such as a pedestrian or large animal, and you don't react in time. In that case, it can automatically apply the brakes to help avoid or mitigate a collision. The Volvo XC90 safety suite features Active Safety, reacting and providing help to avoid collisions and potential accidents. The three other models offer Warning Only, meaning you don't have that little extra help.


For the ultimate expressive luxury SUV, the 2023 XC90 revels in its available model configurations, boasting three unique designs, including the B5, B6, and T8 eAWD models.

With elegant craftsmanship comes comfort for the whole family. Illuminated by natural light under the standard panoramic roof, the XC90's spacious cabin is tailored to fit your needs, as drivers can opt for the available six or seven-passenger seating configuration. The 6-seater option makes the third row more accessible than ever, as passengers can easily walk through the wide middle aisle. The seven-passenger configuration offers an integrated booster seat, allowing each family member to sit safely in luxury. Available with your choice of leatherette, leather, or Nappa perforated interior upholstery, the XC90 is easily customized to reflect your personality when seeking something modern or more sophisticated. The three rivals to the Volvo XC90 feature three rows of seating, too, but the optional third row is only suitable for kids - the Volvo XC90 allows adults to sit comfortably in the back.


For premier connectivity, the XC90 offers drivers the ability to connect to Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™. You'll be able to intuitively interact with popular apps like Waze navigation from the 9" Sensus Touchscreen. The digital driver display projects pertinent information directly in front of you and will even modify brightness based on the light conditions in your environment. For utmost convenience, voice control within the XC90 responds to natural speech, allowing you to control the suite of technology features at your fingertips seamlessly. The Volvo also features standard LED Headlights with Active Bending and a Panoramic Moonroof, all features are unavailable or options with the new Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

Standard Pilot Assist makes driving easier by automatically maintaining a set distance from the car in front of you by adapting your speed. It can also help to keep you centered in your lane by automatically making small steering adjustments. And using map data from the car's navigation system, your car identifies hills and curves ahead. It adapts the speed and road positioning to help optimize your comfort and safety when cornering. The standard Active Blind Spot Information System and Rear Collision Mitigation are noticeably lacking from the competition.

Test drive the new 2023 Volvo XC90 today and see why you'll love finding every chance to hit the road.

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