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Volvo XC90 Recharge

Plug-In Hybrid


Seats 7

15.8ft3 Cargo­


11.6kWh Battery

Beginning with 2021 models, the plug-in hybrid electric variant of the Volvo XC90 became known as the XC90 Recharge. It’s Volvo’s most popular model, accounting for almost half of all Volvo sales in the USA.

The largest and most expensive model in the automaker’s lineup at 195 inches long and 84 inches wide, the 2022 XC90 Plug-In Hybrid comes standard with 7 seats. It’s the only PHEV SUV with three rows.

Says reviewer Cameron Rogers: “With top-notch interior materials, a pleasant ride and intriguing selection of powertrains, the Volvo XC90 should make the to-consider list of anyone looking at a midsize three-row luxury SUV.”

Says reviewer Zach Doell: “The 2022 Volvo XC90 is a fine luxury SUV. The three-row XC90 has an elegant cabin, seating for up to seven occupants, and a vast cargo hold. It comes packed with active safety features, and its turbocharged engine lineup enables spry acceleration and good gas mileage. Despite its large size, the XC90 is also easy to maneuver in everyday traffic.”

The PHEV comes in three trims: Inscription Expression (MSRP: $64,895), Inscription (MSRP: $71,195), and R-Design (MSRP: $70,595).

The XC90 Plug-In Hybrid provides up to 18 pure-electric miles and a total range of 520 miles. It comes standard with All Wheel Drive, a 12-inch instrument panel, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, Lane Keeping Assist, Ongoing Lane Mitigation, Front and Rear Parking Assist.

The 400-hp plug-in-hybrid XC90 (T8 Recharge designation) adds two electric motors and a charging port on the exterior. The PHEV’s 11.6-kWh battery will take 6 hours or more using a standard 120-volt Level 1 charger. Using a Level 2 public charger or a 240-volt outlet will take 3 hours to obtain a full charge.

The Volvo XC90 hybrid has one of the largest cargo capacities in the luxury midsize SUV class – 15.8 cubic feet of space behind the 3rd-row seats, 41.8 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 85.7 cubic feet with the 2nd and 3rd rows folded.

Volvo has set industry benchmarks in safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded a TOP SAFETY PICK + to all 2021 Volvo models. For 2022, the XC90 hybrid has received a 5 star rating from the NHTSA, the highest rating a car can get.

Driver assistance and safety features include:
• Front and rear parking sensors
• Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
• Forward collision warning with pedestrian and cyclist detection
• Forward automatic emergency braking
• Adaptive cruise control
• Lane departure warning with lane keep assist
• Road sign recognition
• Adaptive headlights with automatic high beams
• Head-up display
• Surround-view parking camera system
• Hands-free parking assist

The Volvo XC90 comes with an advanced kinetic energy recovery (KERS) braking system, coupled with the existing internal combustion engine. This integrated electrified powertrain offers up to 15% fuel savings and emission reductions. reviewer Hannah Elliott calls the Volvo XC90 “the most stylish SUV you can buy today.” Comparing it to its competitors, she says: “Others may be more exciting (Lamborghini Urus), more athletic (Porsche Cayenne), more luxurious (Mercedes-Benz GLE), or more conscientious (Tesla Model X). But only the 2020 Volvo XC90 possesses that rare combination of restraint, comfort, attention to detail, and heritage that translates into true style. Yes, even in a large premium SUV.”

The XC90 is one of the first e-mobility cars from Volvo that uses wool upholstery rather than leather. The wool is sourced from Swedish sheep and blended in a way which reflects the Scandinavian light, says Claudia Braun, Volvo’s VP for color and material design.

Volvo has pledged to eliminate all leather in its cars by 2030 and reduce the use of materials that use animal products. Says writer Eleonor Segura: “Volvo's efforts to produce leather-free EVs by 2030 are rooted in the negative environmental impacts of cattle farming and deforestation. The bulk of global greenhouse gas emissions come from cattle farming, with livestock responsible for an estimated 14 percent. Taking a firm stance and actively replacing animal-based materials, Volvo aims to help stop animal cruelty.”

Properly equipped, the PHEV’s towing capacity is 5,000 pounds.

The XC90 PHEV is eligible for an up to $5,419 Federal Tax Credit and HOV stickers.




  • Engine: 2.0L 16V I4 Supercharged Turbo Drive-E
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Geartronic Automatic -inc: start/stop and adaptive shift
  • GVWR: 6,636 lbs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Geartronic Sequential Shift Control
  • 3.33 Axle Ratio
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • 80-Amp/Hr 800CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 210 Amp Alternator
  • 1210# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Transverse Leaf Springs
  • Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/3.5 kW Onboard Charger, 6 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V, 3 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V and 11.6 kWh Capacity


  • Cruise Control-Steering Assist
  • DSTC/RSC Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • BLIS Blind Spot
  • Lane Keeping Aid/Run-off Road Mitigation Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Keeping Aid/Run-off Road Mitigation Lane Departure Warning
  • Collision Mitigation-Front
  • Driver Monitoring-Alert
  • Collision Mitigation-Rear
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Care Key
  • Power Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Radio: High Performance Audio System w/Sensus Nav -inc: 220-watt audio w/10 speakers, Sensus navigation pro, 9" integrated Sensus connect touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity w/audio streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio w/complimentary audio trial subscription, smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto), 2 front USB-A Ports, 2 rear USB-C, voice control and inductive smartphone charging
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
  • Graphic Equalizer
  • Audio Theft Deterrent
  • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Real-Time Traffic Display
  • Front Heated Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power front seats w/2-way power lumbar and driver seat memory
  • 8-Way Driver Seat
  • 8-Way Passenger Seat
  • 40-20-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Fixed Bucket Bucket Leatherette 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Power and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder, Rear Cupholder
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Valet Function
  • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Cargo Access
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go
  • Voice Activated Dual Zone Front And Rear Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Console Insert and Aluminum Interior Accents
  • Glass/Metal-Look Gear Shifter Material
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors
  • FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access
  • Smart Device Remote Engine Start
  • Tracker System
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Digital/Analog Appearance
  • Anti-Whiplash Fixed Front Head Restraints and Power Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration


  • Wheels: 19" 5-Spoke Black Alloy
  • Tires: 235/55R19 All Season
  • 8" Wheels
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Laminated Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Chrome Bumper Insert
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Chrome Bodyside Moldings, Body-Colored Bodyside Cladding and Body-Colored Fender Flares
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Composite/Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • Chrome Grille
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Auto On/Off Aero-Composite Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Headlights-Automatic Highbeams
  • Rear Fog Lamps
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