The Volvo XC90 base model can tow 4000 lbs. The upgraded models can tow 5000 lbs which is enough to pull a camping trailer.
Volvo added a wide range of minor changes to the 2021 model of XC90. All models are now available with the front parking sensors and LED headlights that move automatically with the steering wheels. Furthermore, the model includes wireless charging, high-pressure headlight washers, and two USB-C ports along with Company’s Care key. The plug-in-hybrid T8 vehicle is also branded with the Recharge moniker.
Volvo’s largest SUV comes with the mid-range T6 engine along with 316-hp-turbo and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder version. The manufacturers have now upgraded from mid-range R-Design to Inscription trim which is more useful for luxury riders. The new range of features available in the upgraded model includes a fully digital gauge cluster, 20-inch wheels, statelier exterior trim, lane-keeping assist, ventilated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, and Harmer/Kardon audio system.
Transmission, engine, and performance
You can find XC90 in three different versions and all of them operate on the 2.0-liter turbo-four systems. Note that the base model of this car features a 250-hp turbocharged T5 engine which is paired with the front-wheel drive. However, the T6 version comes with more powerful features with the support of supercharging that further generates 316 horsepower. This feature is standard in all the Inscription models but optional in Momentum Trim models, but the engine comes with an all-wheel-drive version only.
The 400-hp plug-in hybrid system of XC90 T8 comes with a T6 powertrain and it adds includes a charging port along with two electric motors on the exterior part. All the engine variants of XC90 are paired with an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission system; they are currently rated to tow up to 5000 pounds. The optional air suspension system can be a great addition to the package as it leads to an insulated and pleasant ride for all road situations.
Fuel economy, speed, and comfort
As per the EPA ratings, the XC90 is rated to achieve 30 mpg on highways and 21 mpg on city roads. However, the figures drop slightly with the supercharged and turbocharged versions; the tested range includes 28 mpg on highways and 19 mpg on city roads. The interior is a complete masterpiece for this model with the finest quality of materials. Passengers will find enough legroom in this car as compared to similar rivals.
The best part is that XC90 earned five-star ratings for the crash test from NHTSA.
It can pull up to 5k lbs.