2016 Volvo XC90 Release Date and Review

2016 Volvo XC90 Release Date, Review, MSRP Price, Specs – The upcoming new 2016 Volvo XC90 has been redesigned with a refreshing new look, body structure and a more robust drivetrain which will highlight it upon its release. The 2016 year model will mark the crossover’s comprehensive design since its debut twelve years ago.

2016 Volvo XC90 
2016 Volvo XC90

Having said that, that makes the outgoing model ancient by today’s standards considering that models typically visit the surgeon in every five years or so. We can all attest that advanced safety and understated designs have long been Volvo’s strengths, however, a quick evolution and ever expanding field of the large crossover Sports Utility Vehicle class meant that the ageing XC90 was no longer the bulletproof icon it used to be in the past.

2016 Volvo XC90 front view, grille and headlights

Despite the lost glory, the new 2016 Volvo XC90 will certainly be back in the exclusive game. It will come with an assertive styling, larger grille, slimmer headlights and lower air intakes and will therefore manage to be modern without losing its prestige as a Volvo.

2016 Volvo XC90 rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

The interior has fused wood, leather, and even Swedish crystal glass for a cabin that will definitely have a high-luxury feel, a theme further espoused by the premium Bowers & Wilkins audio system with 19 speakers. Although the model is unique with its offers, the Audi Q7 and the Acura MDX are coming with their own line of equipment and additions that my make things far more interesting.

Exterior Dimensions and Review & Interior Photos – 2016 Volvo XC90

First things first, the new 2016 Volvo XC90 is a 7-passenger luxury crossover SUV that comes in three trim variants: base Momentum, sporty R-Design and plush Inscription. Standard equipment to be found in the base Momentum include heated mirrors, foglights, adjustable drive modes, 19” alloy wheels, a panoramic roof, a hands-free power tailgate, roof rails, a rear view camera, keyless entry and ignition, rear parking sensors, four-zone automatic climate control, eight way power front seats, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, 40/20/40-split second row seats, heated front seats, a 50/50-split third row seat and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

2016 Volvo XC90  front
2016 Volvo XC90  front

Technology features you should look forward to include a navigation system, 9” touchscreen display, voice controls, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 10-speaker audio system with satellite radio, iPod/USB audio interface and an auxiliary audio input jack.

2016 Volvo XC90  back
2016 Volvo XC90  back

The R-Design trim model will feature LED adaptive headlights, 20” alloy wheels, automatic high-beam control, LED running lights, a sport steering wheel with shift paddles, a unique grille and exterior accents, a digital gauge cluster display, added interior illumination, illuminated step plates and aluminum mesh cabin accents.

2016 Volvo XC90 side view, black color

The XC90 Inscription compares similarly to the R-Design, but features its own interior, exterior and set of wheels. Other features include ventilated front seats, leather upholstery and rear side window shades.

The new 2016 Volvo XC90 will be grouped into several packages: the Momentum Package Plus package includes LED running lights, LED headlights, digital gauge cluster display, added interior illumination and illuminated step plates. The Vision Package will feature a surround-view parking camera system, power-folding auto-dimming side mirrors, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

2016 Volvo XC90 leather seats and steering wheel

The Climate package includes washer nozzles, heated windshield, heated steering wheels and heated second-row seats. You can also pick the Convenience package to add automated parking assist, front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, power-folding third-row seats and, in the cargo area, a 12-volt power outlet and a grocery bag holder.

2016 Volvo XC90  interior
2016 Volvo XC90  interior

Lastly, is the individual option highlights, which off course depends on the trim level, includes different wheels, a head-up display, adaptive air suspension, a built-in second row child booster seat, 17”-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system, and power operation for the 3rd row of seat.

2016 Volvo XC90 trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs of the New Volvo XC90 2016

Under the hood of the new XC90 is an innovative 2.0L, supercharged and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates around 316 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. The engine will come paired to an 8-speed auto transmission system. AWD comes standard across all trims. Volvo alleges that the XC90 is able to sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds.

2016 Volvo XC90 engine

As expected, there will be a plug-in hybrid version of the XC90 along with a battery pack, the total output expected is around 400 horsepower. The 0-60 mph sprint is said to be a tenth of a second quicker than the standard XC90, no surprise considering the added weight of the battery pack and all hybrid components.

According to Volvo, the all-electric range is expected to be around 25 miles.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 9.5 in. (117.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 2.9 in. (194.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.1 in. (79.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 119.6 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: max 85.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4293 lbs.
Top Speed: 132 mph
0-60: 6.6 sec
MPG: 20/25 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Bright Silver Metallic, Crystal White Metallic, Ember Black Metallic, Ice White, Luminous Sand Metallic, Magic Blue Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, Osmium Grey Metallic, Savile Grey Metallic, Twilight Bronze Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4000 lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Volvo XC90

The base models will start from $48,900, while the hybrids will be available for sale for less than $60,000. This model is expected in showrooms somewhere mid this year. Also, you can perhaps lease the vehicle for some time before finally deciding to buy one for yourself.

2016 Volvo XC90  release date
2016 Volvo XC90  release date

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