What Are the Differences: 2020 XC90 vs. 2020 XC60

2020 XC90 vs. 2020 XC60

Volvo XC60 vs. XC90 Comparison

Offering Scandinavian design and modern amenities, the 2020 Volvo XC60 and 2020 Volvo XC90 are elegant luxury SUVs. While both models offer impressive safety, performance, and comfort features, there are several differences between the 2020 XC60 and XC90 you should be aware of. The following page was created by the team at McLaughlin Volvo Cars to highlight XC90 vs. XC60 differences.

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Starting MSRP

The 2020 Volvo XC60 starts at $40,795 MSRP, while the 2020 Volvo XC90 has a starting MSRP of $48,350.

Trim Options

Embrace powerful performance, luxurious interiors, and gleaming exteriors in either the 2020 Volvo XC60 or 2020 Volvo XC90. The 2020 Volvo XC60 and XC90 are each available in the same three trim levels: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. However, the features available with each trim level are different depending on whether you select the XC60 or XC90. Additionally, the 2020 Volvo XC60 adds the Polestar Engineered trim package, which is not available with the XC90. To help you understand the features available with each trim level for both SUVs, our experts broke down the key aspects of each model below.

2020 Volvo XC60

2020 Volvo XC60

2020 Volvo XC90

2020 Volvo XC90

Performance

Enhanced and effortless driving are key hallmarks of both the 2020 Volvo XC60 and 2020 Volvo XC90. These Volvo SUVs include three engine options: T5, T6, and T8 plug-in hybrid. Availability varies depending on which Volvo SUV and trim level you choose. View the following table for complete engine specs and model availability.

Available Engines T5 2.0L direct-injection turbocharged T6 2.0L direct-injection turbocharged & supercharged T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid 2.0L direct-injection turbocharged & supercharged engine w/ 87 HP electric motor T8 Polestar Plug-in Hybrid turbocharged & supercharged w/ electric motor
Horsepower 250 HP
316 HP
400 HP
415 HP
Torque 258 lb.-ft. of torque
295 lb.-ft. of torque
472 lb.-ft. of torque
176 lb.-ft. of torque
Model & Trim Availability XC60 & XC90 Momentum & R-Design & XC60 Inscription XC60 & XC90 Momentum, R-Design, & Inscription XC60 & XC90 Momentum, R-Design, & Inscription XC60 Polestar Engineered

Fuel Economy

For a premium fuel efficiency, explore the following estimates for each XC60 and XC90 engine in the following chart.

Volvo XC60

Available Engines T5 2.0L T6 2.0L T8 Plug-in Hybrid T8 Polestar Plug-in Hybrid
Fuel Efficiency 22 city/28 hwy MPG                21 city/27 hwy MPG
  • Gas: 26 city/28 hwy MPG
  • Electric: 60 city/58 hwy MPGe
  • 57 MPGe combined

    Volvo XC90

    Available Engines T5 2.0L T6 2.0L T8 Plug-in Hybrid
    Fuel Efficiency 21 city/30 hwy MPG 18 city/26 hwy MPG
  • Gas: 26 city/30 hwy MPG
  • Electric: 55 MPGe combined
  • Acceleration

    Exhilarating and smooth, you will enjoy the acceleration options of the 2020 Volvo XC60 and XC90. The 2020 XC90 has a top acceleration of 0-60 MPH in 5.3 seconds and the XC60 goes from 0-60 MPH in 4.9 seconds.

    Drivetrain Options

    The engines available with both the 2020 XC60 and 2020 XC90 offer different drivetrain options depending on your 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.

    Interior Luxury

    Indulge your desire for luxurious accommodations within either the 2020 XC90 or 2020 XC60. Regardless of which Volvo model you choose, you'll appreciate a long list of comfort features and premium amenities. The table below details which key interior features are available with each Volvo XC60 and XC90 trim.

    2020 Volvo SUV

    Key Interior Features

    XC60

    • Momentum
      • Leather upholstery
      • Iron ore aluminum decor inlays
      • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
      • Laminated panoramic moonroof w/ power sunshade
    • R-Design
      • Nappa leather open grid textile upholstery
      • Metal mesh inlays
      • Seat cushion extensions
      • Sport R-Design perforated leather steering wheel
    • Inscription
      • Driftwood inlays
      • Leather upholstery
      • Available luxury package w/ heated & cooled seats w/ ventilation & massage functions
      • Advanced interior illumination
    • Polestar Engineered
      • Nappa leather open-grid textile upholstery
      • Metal mesh inlays

    XC90

    • Momentum
      • Black ash wood inlays
      • Panoramic roof
      • Four-zone electronic climate system
      • Three-spoke leather steering wheel w/ deco inlay
      • Leatherette upholstery
    • R-Design
      • R-Design steering wheel & shift knob
      • Metal mesh aluminum inlays
      • Power seat cushion extensions for driver's & front passenger seats
      • Perforated Nappa leather upholstery
      • Interior high level illumination
    • Inscription
      • Linear walnut wood inlays
      • Heated & ventilated front seats

    Tech Features

    Take on the world with the latest technology offered by Volvo. With either the 2020 XC60 or XC90, utilize entertainment and information systems designed for your convenience. Review the following table to see key features.

    2020 Volvo SUV

    Technology Features

    XC60

    • Momentum
      • 9-in. Sensus touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
      • High-performance audio system
    • R-Design
      • Harman Kardon® Premium Sound System
      • Sensus Navigation 
      • 12.3-in. digital driver display
    • Inscription
      • Includes R-Design features.
    • Polestar Engineered
      • Bowers & Wilkins Audio System

    XC90

    • Momentum
      • High performance audio system
      • Navigation system
      • Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
      • 8-in. driver display
      • Keyless entry & drive
      • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
    • R-Design
      • Harman Kardon® Premium Sound System
      • 12.3-in. digital driver display
    • Inscription
      • Includes R-Design features.

    Cargo Space

    Spacious and versatile, both the 2020 XC60 and XC90 boast interiors fit for hauling furniture. When the rear seats are folded, the XC60 can accommodate up to 63.3 cu.-ft., while the XC90 has a maximum cargo capacity of 85.7 cu.-ft.

    2020 Volvo XC60 in white parked on the side of the street

    2020 Volvo XC60

    2020 Volvo XC90 side view park infront of a lake during sunset

    2020 Volvo XC90

    Exterior Design

    Experience true Scandinavian glamour when you feast your eyes upon 2020 Volvo SUV exteriors. Both the XC60 and XC90 feature elegant embellishments, so view the following table for further details.

    2020 Volvo SUV

    Key Exterior Features

    XC60

    • Momentum
      • 18-in. five-Y-spoke silver alloy wheels
      • Power-operated tailgate 
      • Dual round tailpipes w/ sleeves
      • Gloss Black front grille insert
      • Satin silk finish roof rails
      • LED headlights
      • Color-coordinated rear view mirror caps
    • R-Design
      • 19-in. five-double spoke Matte Black diamond cut wheels
      • Dual integrated tailpipes
      • Matte Silver rear view mirror caps
    • Inscription
      • 19-in. ten-spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels
      • Chrome exterior trim
      • Chrome finish grille
      • Color-coordinated rear view mirror caps
    • Polestar Engineered
      • 21-in. five-Y-spoke black polished forged alloy wheels
      • Polestar dual integrated tailpipes
      • Black rear view mirror caps

    XC90

    • Momentum
      • 19-in. six-spoke Turbine Silver alloy wheels
      • Power retractable exterior mirrors
      • Roof rails
      • Dual integrated tailpipes
      • Hands-free power tailgate
      • LED headlights
    • R-Design
      • 20-in. ten-spoke Matte Black diamond cut alloy wheels
      • Bright integrated roof rails
      • Silk metal window trim
    • Inscription
      • 20-in. ten-spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels

    Safety Features

    Volvo is renowned for safety features that bring peace of mind with every mile. Appreciate some of the features available on the XC60 and XC90 in the following chart.

    2020 Volvo SUV

    Key Safety Features

    XC60

    • Momentum
      • City safety collision avoidance technology
      • Lane Keeping Aid
      • Road Sign Information
    • R-Design
      • Includes Momentum features.
    • Inscription
      • Run-off Road Mitigation
    • Polestar Engineered
      • Includes Inscription features.

    XC90

    • Momentum
      • Volvo On Call & Smartphone Integration
      • WHIPS™ Whiplash Protection System
      • Hill descent control
      • City safety collision avoidance technology
      • Inflatable curtain
      • Lane keeping aid
      • LED front fog lights
      • Run-off Road Mitigation
      • Blind Spot Information System® & Cross Traffic Alert
    • R-Design
      • Includes Momentum features.
    • Inscription
      • Includes R-Design features.

    Test Drive a 2020 Volvo XC60 or XC90

    Are you interested in investing in either a 2020 Volvo XC60 or 2020 Volvo XC90? McLaughlin Volvo Cars in Moline, IL, has an extensive inventory full of Volvo models for you to explore. Review our special offers to see if they might be a match for your needs. Please reach out to one of our representatives by phone at (866) 982-1024 if you have any questions.

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