These days, everyone talks about the new EX90, which will be the company’s new flagship, an all-electric SUV. However, this doesn’t mean that the current XC90 will simply be replaced. Instead, the two models will be sold together, and we expect that the current generation of the mid-size three-row SUV is about to remain in production for a few more years. That’s a clear indicator that the 2024 Volvo XC90 will come without more important changes, especially if we consider the last year’s refresh, which brought an updated powertrain, a new infotainment system and other novelties.
The next year’s XC90 will bring familiar pros and cons, and overall design characteristics. We like this SUV for many things, starting from the stylish and luxurious cabin, lots of passenger space, capable powertrain options, lots of standard equipment etc. On the other hand, the biggest complaint goes to the infotainment system, which feels a little bit complicated to use.
The 2024 Volvo XC90 should arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2024 Volvo XC90 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Volvo XC90 is expected to carry on in the same way, with a design that hasn’t significantly changed since 2015, when the current generation was introduced. This SUV rides on a familiar SPA platform and offers a balanced ride, which balances comfort and athleticism in a nice fashion.
The same thing is with the styling. The 2020 update brought some changes but those were quite minor, so the overall look has been pretty much the same for about eight years. However, smooth and clean lines make this SUV looks very elegant, even today when there is a bunch of much younger competitors. Speaking of the competition, key rivals are mostly from Germany, models like Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE etc.
The same thing is with the interior design, which looks fresh and luxurious even today. That’s because the dashboard utilizes mostly classic, clean lines, which come in a combination with really nice materials and color schemes, while the fair amount of tech goodies make everything look even more upscale. The build quality is really good, and there is also a lot of attention to detail.
Besides quality, this SUV offers plenty of passenger space. The front seats are massive and offer a high level of comfort and support. Also, we really like the driving position, which provides great outward visibility in most directions. The second row is also very spacious and accommodates adults pretty easily, while the third row is typically tight for the segment.
Finally, there is the cargo area, which offers around 15.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, 41.8 cubic feet with the third row folded down and 85.7 cubic feet of the total capacity, which puts this model among class leaders in this aspect.
Of course, this is one of the aspects that could bring novelties. We might see some additions to the list of standard equipment, but we are pretty sure that most things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come standard with goodies like a 9-inch touch screen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Google Maps, Google Assistant, wireless device charging, satellite radio, a 10-speaker stereo, Bluetooth and two USB ports, as well as quad-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry and a panoramic moonroof. Considering that the list of standard equipment is pretty long, there aren’t many features left as options. You can find things like 14- and 19-speaker audio systems, rear sunshades, ambient lighting etc.
When it comes to safety features, base models will come with a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic-sign recognition, adaptive headlights etc. Also, there are a few upgrades to opt for, such as a head-up display, surround-view camera, hands-free parking assist etc.
2024 Volvo XC90 Engines
After the recent refresh, every variant of the XC90 comes with some sort of electrification and the next year’s model will carry on in the same way. So, the base B5 model will carry on with a turbocharger 2.0-liter engine with a mild-hybrid system that features a max output of 247 horsepower. The B6 also features a mild-hybrid setup and gets an additional supercharger, for a total output of 295 horsepower.
Finally, there is a plug-in hybrid, based on the same engine, with 455 horsepower. This version also offers fuel economy of 66 mpg-e, as well as a respectable all-electric range of 36 miles. All engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmissions.
2024 Volvo XC90 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Volvo XC90 will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 57.000 dollars.