What's the difference between the Volvo XC60 and XC90?

Comparison of the Volvo XC60 & XC90

Volvo XC60 vs. XC90 Comparison

Do you love the Scandinavian design and modern amenities only Volvo cars can offer? Two of the brand's most competitive luxury SUVs are the XC60 and XC90. While both models offer impressive safety, performance, and comfort features, there are several differences between the 2019 XC60 and XC90 you should be aware of. The following page has been created by the team at McLaughlin Volvo Cars in Moline, IL to highlight the key differences between the 2019 Volvo XC60 and 2019 Volvo XC90. If you have initial questions before reading on, contact our Volvo dealership near the Quad Cities at (866) 982-1024.

Starting MSRP

Are you wondering how the 2019 Volvo XC60 or XC90 fit into your budget? The 2019 XC60 starts at $39,200 MSRP, and was named the 2018 World Car of the Year, and 2018 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™. The 2019 Volvo XC90, on the other hand, starts at $47,200 MSRP and provides all the refined luxury amenities you desire.

Trim Options

The 2019 Volvo XC60 and XC90 are each available in the same three trim levels: the Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. However, the features available with each trim level are different depending on the model. Additionally, the 2019 Volvo XC90 adds the Excellence trim, which is not available with the XC60. To help you understand the features available with each trim level for both SUVs, our experts have broken down key aspects below.

A Volvo XC60 driving down an open road and a blue Volvo XC90 parked on a snowy road

Performance

Both the 2019 Volvo XC60 and XC90 include three engine options: the T5, T6, and T8 plug-in hybrid. Availability varies depending on which Volvo SUV and trim level you choose. View the table below for complete engine specs and model availability.

Engine

2.0L I4 T5

2.0L I4 T6

2.0L I4 T8 plug-in hybrid

Horsepower

250 HP

316 HP

400 HP

Torque

258 lb.-ft.

295 lb.-ft.

472 lb.-ft.

Volvo XC60 Availability

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription

Volvo XC90 Availability

Momentum, R-Design

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, Excellence

A Volvo XC90 parked by a lake at sunset

Fuel Economy

Regardless of which Volvo SUV and engine combination you choose, you'll be able to save time and money at the pump. For supreme fuel economy, consider the T8 hybrid engine, which combines a gasoline engine with an electric motor for zero emission driving. Check out the table to learn about the fuel economy differences for the Volvo XC90 and XC60.

Engine

2.0L I4 T5

2.0L I4 T6

2.0L I4 T8 plug-in hybrid

MPG city/highway

XC90: 22/29

XC60: 22/28

XC90: 20/27

XC60: 21/27

XC90: 26/30

XC60: 26/28

MPGe city/highway

N/A

N/A

XC90: 63/61

XC60: 60/58

Acceleration

While complete acceleration specs for the 2019 Volvo XC90 are not available, we do know that when equipped with the T8 engine, the Volvo XC60 can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in just 4.9 seconds.

Drivetrain Options

The engines available with both the 2019 XC90 and XC90 offer different drivetrain options depending on your driving needs. The T5 engine offers front- or all-wheel drive options, while the T6 and T8 engines only offer all-wheel drive. The specs are the same for both SUVs.

Engine

2.0L I4 T5

2.0L I4 T6

2.0L I4 T8 plug-in hybrid

Drivetrain Availability

FWD or AWD

AWD

AWD

The 2019 Volvo XC90 Excellence Interior head rest

Interior Luxury

Interior luxury is in no short supply with both the 2019 Volvo XC60 and XC90. Regardless of which model you choose, you'll appreciate a long list of comfort features and premium amenities. The table below details which interior features are available with each Volvo XC60 and XC90 trims.

Volvo XC60 Trim Availability

Interior Feature

Volvo XC90 Trim Availability

Inscription

Heated front seats

Excellence

Momentum

Power driver's seat with memory

R-Design

R-Design

Heated steering wheel

Available in a package

Momentum

Dual-zone climate control

Momentum

Momentum

Power front passenger's seat

Momentum

Dashboard of the Volvo XC60 & tech features in the Volvo XC90

Tech Features

Do you have specific technology features in mind for your new Volvo SUV? Both the 2019 Volvo XC90 and XC60 offer cutting edge tech features to keep you connected on trips of any length. Check out the key tech features for each Volvo SUV below.

Volvo XC60 Trim Availability

Tech Feature

Volvo XC90 Trim Availability

Momentum

8-in. driver display

Momentum

R-Design

12.3-in. digital driver display

R-Design

Available in package

Bowers & Wilkins® audio system

Excellence

Momentum

Volvo On Call

Momentum

Inscription

Sensus Navigation

Inscription

All black seating arangements in the Volvo XC60 & XC90

Cargo Space

Cargo space and passenger capacity differs between the 2019 Volvo XC60 and XC90. The XC90 is slightly larger than the XC60, with three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. However, if three rows of seating are more than you need, the XC60 can accommodate up to five passengers with two rows of seating. View the table below for additional cargo capacities for both SUVs.

Model

Max. Cargo Capacity

Max. Passenger Capacity

2019 Volvo XC60

63.3 cu.-ft.

5

2019 Volvo XC90

84.7 cu.-ft.

7

A white Volvo XC60 driving down a road and a blue Volvo XC90 driving in the snow

Exterior Design

When it comes to exterior design, the 2019 Volvo XC60 and XC90 include a number of similar features. Check out the table to learn which trim level has the exterior features you want most.

Volvo XC60 Trim Availability

Interior Feature

Volvo XC90 Trim Availability

Not Available

Heated windshield washer nozzles

Momentum

Momentum

Headlight high pressure cleaning

Momentum

Momentum

Power operated tailgate

Momentum

Momentum

Power moonroof

Momentum

Momentum

Rain sensor

Momentum

A safety crash test of a yellow Volvo XC60

Safety Features

The 2019 Volvo XC60 and XC90 are both equipped with impressive safety features to give you peace of mind with each drive. Our experts have highlighted the key safety features and model availability in the table below.

Volvo XC60 Trim Availability

Safety Feature

Volvo XC90 Trim Availability

R-Design

360-degree camera

Inscription

Inscription

Graphical head-up display

Excellence

R-Design

Rear park assist camera

Inscription

Momentum

Active bending lights

Momentum

Momentum

Blind spot information system with cross traffic alert

Momentum

Test Drive a 2019 Volvo XC60 or XC90

Have you decided whether the 2019 Volvo XC60 or XC90 can accommodate your busy schedule? The best way to know for certain which model is best for you is to schedule a test drive! Whether you want to test drive one or both SUVs, you can select a model from the new inventory at McLaughlin Volvo Cars in Moline, IL. Schedule your test drive appointment today by filling out our online form, or by calling our Volvo dealership near the Quad Cities at (866) 982-1024.

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