Volvo XC90 Trims: Momentum vs. R-Design vs. Inscription (2020, 2019)

XC90 Trims Explained: Momentum vs. R-Design vs. Inscription (2021, 2020)

Each element of the 2021 Volvo XC90 was carefully selected to appeal to sophisticated tastes. This three-row luxury SUV is an adaptable but refined vehicle suited for energetic drivers and their families. Whether you prefer the traditional turbocharged and supercharged gas-powered engines, or an eco-conscious hybrid option, there are three available powertrains to meet your individual requirements. To discover more, read through the following 2021 Volvo XC90 trim package guide researched by the team at McLaughlin Volvo Cars.

Once you have discovered the key differences between the XC90 Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription, view our XC90 inventory located in Moline, IL, and take into consideration our XC90 lease offer. If you have any questions, please contact our Volvo Cars dealership by phone at (866) 982-1024.

2021 Volvo XC90 exterior driving through wheat fields

2020 Volvo XC90 Trim Levels: What Are the Differences

2020 Volvo X90 R-Design jelly bean

The 2020 Volvo XC90 is a flexible and premium three-row SUV with an aura of Swedish elegance. There are a host of first-class accommodations to take advantage of within each XC90 trim configuration. To determine which combination of luxurious features you require for your daily drive, peruse this 2020 XC90 Momentum vs. R-Design vs. Inscription showcase.

Once you have set your heart on a specific Volvo XC90 model, please explore the McLaughlin Volvo inventory in Moline, IL, then decide if a lease special is right for you. Please direct any queries about this all-new Volvo SUV to one of our representatives by phone at (866) 982-1024 or through our contact form.

2020 Volvo XC90 Trim Levels

The 2020 Volvo XC90 has three trim packages - Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. Pair your chosen Volvo XC90 model with one of three energetic engines - T5, T6, or T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid. And opt for either a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, depending on the amount of driving in inclement weather you expect to be doing.

2020 Volvo XC90

Momentum

2020 Volvo X90 Momentum jelly bean

Achieve an atmosphere of tranquility within the 2020 Volvo XC90 Momentum. This trim package includes a host of safety features designed to give you confidence behind the wheel of your new XC90. The 2020 XC90 includes:

  • 19-in. six-spoke turbine silver alloy wheels
  • Black ash wood inlays
  • Touring chassis
  • Dual integrated tailpipes
  • Panoramic roof
  • Four-zone electronic climate system
  • High performance audio system
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • City safety collision avoidance technology
  • Volvo On Call and Smartphone Integration
  • WHIPS™ Whiplash Protection System
  • LED headlights with Thor's Hammer daytime running lights and active high beam
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist
  • Inflatable curtain
  • Lane keeping aid
  • LED front fog lights with cornering function
  • Pilot assist - driver assistance system with adaptive cruise control
  • Rear collision warning
  • Run off road mitigation
  • Rear park assist camera
  • Sensus Connect
  • Automatic braking after collision
  • Blind Spot Information System® and Cross Traffic Alert
2020 Volvo XC90

R-Design

2020 Volvo X90 R-Design jelly bean

A meticulously crafted athletic image is evident inside and outside of the 2020 Volvo XC90 R-Design. The luxurious 2020 XC90 R-Design includes some Momentum features, plus:

  • 20-in. ten-spoke matte black diamond cut alloy wheels
  • R-Design steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound
  • Metal mesh aluminum inlays
  • Power seat cushion extensions for driver's and front passenger seats
  • R-Design aluminum sill mouldings
  • 12.3-in. digital driver display
  • Bright integrated roof rails
  • Silk metal window trim
2020 Volvo XC90

Inscription

2020 Volvo X90 Inscription jelly bean

Effortless Scandinavian ambience permeates the 2020 Volvo XC90 Inscription trim package. With an array of plush interior amenities not found on previous trim levels of the all-new XC90, this SUV is certainly a premium masterpiece. The 2020 XC90 Inscription includes some R-Design features, plus:

  • 20-in. ten-spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Linear walnut wood inlays
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Illuminated sill moulding
  • Power side bolsters

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing a Trim

Performance & Capability

Perform at your best driving level with one of the three Volvo XC90 engine options. Each engine has an all-wheel drive component, although the T5 engine also has the option of front-wheel drive. Browse the specifications of each 2020 XC90 engine below.

ENGINET5 2.0L direct-injection turbochargedT6 2.0L direct-injection turbocharged & superchargedT8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid 2.0L direct-injection turbocharged & supercharged engine w/ 87 HP electric motor
HORSEPOWER250 HP
316 HP
400 HP
TORQUE258 lb.-ft. of torque
295 lb.-ft. of torque
472 lb.-ft. of torque
TRIM AVAILABILITYMomentum & R-DesignMomentum, R-Design, & InscriptionMomentum, R-Design, & Inscription

Interior Comfort

2020 Volvo XC90 Interior rear cabin view

For a luxe and versatile experience, indulge in the 2020 Volvo XC90 interior accommodations. Each trim offers a unique touch to the all-new XC90, so appreciate the options you stand to gain:

2020 Volvo XC90 TrimFeatures
Momentum
  • Panoramic roof
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • 85.7 cu.-ft. of cargo space
  • Six or seven seating capacity
  • Three-spoke leather steering wheel w/ deco inlay
  • Leather gearshift knob
  • Power front passenger seat & driver's seat w/ memory
  • Power lumbar support
R-Design

Includes some Momentum features, plus:

  • Perforated Nappa leather upholstery
  • R-Design steering wheel & gearshift knob
  • Interior high level illumination
Inscription

Includes some R-Design features, plus:

  • Heated & ventilated front seats

Exterior Design

2020 Volvo XC90 Driving on a road by a forest

Each 2020 Volvo XC90 trim package projects a sophisticated, distinctive personality. View the XC90 exterior differences in the chart:

2020 Volvo XC90 TrimFeatures
Momentum
  • 19-in. six-spoke turbine silver alloy wheels
  • Power retractable exterior mirrors
  • Roof rails
R-Design

Includes some Momentum features, plus:

  • 20-in. ten-spoke matte black diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Bright integrated roof rails
Inscription

Includes some R-Design features, plus:

  • 20-in. ten-spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels

Technology

For world-class technology systems, turn to any one of the 2020 XC90 trim levels. Whether you require smartphone connectivity or a large touchscreen, there is a feature for every eventuality included in the host of amenities.

2020 Volvo Infotainment System
2020 Volvo XC90 TrimFeatures
Momentum
  • Navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
  • 8-in. driver display
  • Keyless entry & drive
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
R-Design

Includes some Momentum features, plus:

    12.3-in. digital driver display
Inscription

Includes R-Design features

Available Packages

There is an array of extra optional packages for the discerning SUV driver, as the chart below illustrates.

Available PackagesTrim Availability
Heated Rear Seats & Heated Steering Wheel PackageMomentum, R-Design, & Inscription
Advanced PackageMomentum, R-Design, & Inscription
Multimedia PackageMomentum
Luxury PackageInscription

Heated Rear Seats & Heated Steering Wheel Package

Luxuriate in a warm SUV with this package, which provides both a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. Access three-stage heating options from the second-row through the handy controls so that you can achieve your optimum temperature.

Advanced Package

The Advanced Package for the 2020 Volvo XC90 includes a graphical head-up display, LED headlights with active bending lights, a 360-degree camera, and headlight cleaning system. The graphical head-up display showcases important information such as speed limits, your current speed, and directions to your destination directly in front of you. This information appears to be six feet in front of your XC90 and can be configured to suit your preferences. The LED headlights, headlight cleaning system, and 360-degree camera all work in conjunction to create a safer driving experience with clear visibility.

Luxury Package

The 2020 XC90 Luxury Package takes components from the Heated Rear Seats and Heated Steering Wheel Package and adds on to them to create a premium drive. In addition to a heated steering wheel and rear seats, you can also enjoy front seat backrest massage and a Nubuck headliner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the difference between the 2018 and 2019 Volvo XC90?

The greatest difference between the 2018 Volvo XC90 and 2019 Volvo XC90 is that seven passenger seating became standard on the 2019 model.

How much is it to lease a Volvo XC90?

Your 2020 Volvo XC90 lease price will vary based on the options you select for your specific SUV. Please contact a McLaughlin Volvo Cars representative for details by phone at (866) 982-1024.

Does the XC90 have ventilated seats?

Yes, the 2020 Volvo XC90 Inscription trim includes ventilated front seats.

Does the Volvo XC90 have captain seats?

Yes, the 2020 Volvo XC90 offers captain's chairs when you select a six seat configuration.

2019 Volvo XC90 Trim Levels: What are the differences?

Do you have your eye on the 2019 Volvo XC90? Before you can sign on the dotted line, it is important to decide which of the three available trim levels has the features and design elements you require. The experts at McLaughlin Volvo in Moline, IL have created the following comparison between the Volvo XC90 Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription trim levels to help make your decision easy. Continue reading for more information, or speak to a specialist directly by calling (888) 982-1024.

Momentum vs. R-Design vs. Inscription

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is equipped to take on your growing family and busy schedule effortlessly. From a motion-activated liftgate to a premium 20-speaker audio system, the 2019 XC90 is the modern SUV your daily drive deserves. The Momentum trim comes standard with leatherette upholstery and the basic convenience features you require. The R-Design and Inscription trims add next-level comfort, technology, and design features. Continue reading below to learn about the key differences between each Volvo XC90 trim.

Volvo XC90 seating arrangement

Interior Comfort

Inside each 2019 XC90 SUV, you'll appreciate three-row seven-passenger seating, and up to 87.5 cu.-ft. of cargo space. However, when it comes to interior comfort features, there are a number of differences between the Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription trim levels.

2019 Volvo XC90 Trims

Key Features

Momentum

  • 8-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • 4-way power lumbar support for front seats
  • Genuine wood instrument panel insert
  • Front bucket seats
  • Leather-trimmed gearshift knob
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Voice-activated air conditioning
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Dual-zone climate control

R-Design

Momentum features plus:

  • Nappa leather-trimmed seating
  • Third row bucket seats
  • 12-way power driver's seat
  • Leather-wrapped dashboard
  • Power thigh support for front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Inscription

R-Design features plus:

  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • Piano black console insert
  • Heated front seats
  • Memory for exterior mirrors
  • Front and rear express open/close sunroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Refrigerated box in console
  • Foot-activated liftgate

A black Volvo XC90 parked on a cobblestone street

Exterior Design

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a bold modern SUV with sleek design elements that will get you noticed on the road. Each of the three 2019 XC90 trims have unique exterior styling options for you to choose from. The table below details exterior design differences.

2019 Volvo XC90 Trims

Key Features

Momentum

  • Chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Exterior mirrors with turn signal integration
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Roof rails
  • Power liftgate
  • Body-color door handles
  • Heated exterior mirrors

R-Design

Momentum features plus:

  • Black grille with metal surround
  • Body-color front and rear bumpers
  • Auto-dimming sideview mirrors

Inscription

R-Design features plus:

  • Metal grille with chrome surround

The dashboard and tech features of the Volvo XC90

Tech Features

Do you have a list of tech features you want with your new SUV? There are a number of cutting-edge technology features you and your passengers will enjoy with each 2019 Volvo XC90 trim.

2019 Volvo XC90 Trims

Key Features

Momentum

  • Smartphone integration
  • 10-speaker audio system
  • Sensus Connect® infotainment
  • Three 12V power outlets
  • Keyless entry
  • Bluetooth® connectivity

R-Design

Momentum features plus:

  • Harman/Kardon® premium audio system
  • Premium amplifier

Inscription

R-Design features plus:

  • Sensus Navigation
  • Remote engine start
  • Available Bowers and Wilkins® 20-speaker audio system

2019 Volvo XC90 ford Sale in Moline, IL

Browse the new inventory at McLaughlin Volvo to find your favorite 2019 XC90 for sale in Moline, IL. Whether you prefer the Momentum, R-Design, or Inscription trim level, you can find it at our Volvo dealership. Schedule your test drive appointment today by calling (888) 982-1024.

2019 Volvo XC90 dash

Packages Available

When you select the 2019 Volvo XC90 as your new SUV, you can choose from a variety of different packages to enhance the look and feel of your vehicle. Below you will find a list of packages and the features they include.

Packages Available

Features Included

Multimedia Package

  • Harman Kardon® premium sound system
  • 12.3-in. digital driver display
  • Sensus Navigation Pro

Advanced Package

  • Active bending lights
  • Park Assist Pilot with front and rear park assist
  • Headlight high pressure cleaning
  • Visual park assist with 360-degree camera
  • Graphical head-up display

Heated Seats and Steering wheel

  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel

Luxury Package

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Nubuck headliner
  • Heated rear seats
  • Backrest massage front seats

What are the differences between the 2018 Volvo XC90 Trims?

Now that you have chosen the 2018 Volvo XC90 as your next luxury SUV, the next step is to select a trim level. The new XC90 has four available trims, each adorned with luxury, safety, and convenience features with potent performance to match. The experts at McLaughlin Volvo Cars in Moline, IL have created the following 2018 Volvo XC90 trim comparison to help you decide which model you want to add to your driveway. If you'd like to speak directly to a product specialist before reading on, call our Volvo dealership near the Quad Cities at (866) 982-1024.

2018 Volvo XC90 Engine Options

Three different engine options are available when you choose the 2018 Volvo XC90. Drivers looking for the ideal daily driving engine will prefer the T5 with impressive fuel economy and passing power. The T6 engine provides a more spirited driving experience with increased horsepower and torque. Finally, the T8 hybrid plug-in engine has been updated with updated battery capacity to increase the electric-only range to 19 miles, and improve efficiency. Refer to the table below for additional specs and trim availability for each engine.

Engine

2.0L I4 T5 (FWD or AWD)

2.0L I4 T6 (AWD)

2.0L I4 T8
Plug-in Hybrid

Horsepower

250 HP

316 HP

400 HP

Torque

258 lb.-ft.

295 lb.-ft.

472 lb.-ft.

MPG city/hwy

22/29

20/27

26/30

Trim Availability

Momentum,
R-Design

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, Excellence

Interior Comfort, Design, and Technology

Each 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV is equipped with premium interior design and technology features that will leave you looking forward to every drive. Find out which Volvo XC90 trim level checks every feature off your wish list in the table below.

2018 Volvo XC90 Trims

Interior Features

Momentum

Starting at $46,900 MSRP

 
  • 8-in. driver display
  • 4-zone climate control
  • 10-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seat with memory
  • High performance audio
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Power folding rear headrests
  • Sensus Navigation
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Smartphone integration with USB port
  •  

R-Design

Starting at $51,900 MSRP

Momentum features plus:

 
  • 12.3-in. digital instrument display
  • Clean zone quality air system
  • Remote audio controls in steering wheel
  • Driver and front passenger seat power cushion extension
  • R-Design key fob
  • Black headliner
  • R-Design 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Sport seat padding
  • Charcoal Nubuck and Nappa leather interior
  •  

Inscription

Starting at $59,450 MSRP

R-Design features plus:

 
  • High-level interior illumination
  • Sun blind for rear side door windows
  • Heated front seats
  • Inscription carpeting
  • Walnut wood inlays
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Comfort seat padding
  •  

Excellence

Starting at $104,900 MSRP

Inscription features plus:

 
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Bowers and Wilkins premium sound system
  • Subwoofer
  • Backrest massage on front seats
  • Crystal gearshift knob by Orrefors®
  • Beverage cooler/refrigerator
  • Grocery bag holder
  •  

Safety Features of the 2018 Volvo XC90

Regardless of which 2018 Volvo XC90 trim level you choose, you will enjoy a host of cutting edge safety features keeping you and your passengers protected. The following safety features are standard across all models in the 2018 XC90 lineup.

  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Volvo OnCall
  • Whiplash protection front seats
  • Emergency brake light
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Hill descent control
  • Lane keeping aid
  • Collision mitigation support
  • Intelligent Driver Information System
  • Rear park assist
  • Road Sign Information
  • Blind Spot Information System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Pilot Assist Semi Autonomous Drive System
Car seat in the back of a 2018 Volvo XC90.

2018 Volvo XC90 Trims: Available Packages

Are you looking to add even more luxury and convenience to your 2018 Volvo XC90? Luckily, there are a number of packages with exciting features you can choose to include with your Volvo SUV. Learn more about the available packages and their respective features in the table below.

Package

Features

T5 Momentum Plus Package

· 12.3-in. driver display

· Headlight pressure cleaning

· Dark flame birch wood inlays

· Full LED headlights with Active Bending Lights added to standard LED headlights

· Thor's hammer daytime running lights and auto highbeam

· Interior high level illumination

T6 AWD/T8 eAWD Momentum Plus Package

· Headlight pressure cleaning

· Dark flame birch wood inlays

· Full LED headlights with Active Bending Lights added to standard LED headlights

· Thor's hammer daytime running lights and auto highbeam

· Interior high level illumination

Convenience Package

· Heated washer nozzles

· 360-surround view camera

· Grocery bag holder

· HomeLink™

· 12V power outlet

· Compass in inner rear view mirror

· Park assist pilot and front park assist

Heated Front Seats & Heated Steering Wheel

· Heated front seats

· Heated steering wheel

Luxury Package

· Headliner with A/B/C pillars in Nubuck leather

· Sunvisor in leather

· Backrest massage on front seats

· Heated rear seats

2018 Volvo XC90 Special Offers and Incentives

Are you looking for special offers on the 2018 Volvo XC90? McLaughlin Volvo Cars in Moline, IL features factory-direct incentives and lease specials for qualified buyers. You can get behind the wheel of your favorite 2018 XC90 trim level from our new inventory when you schedule your test drive appointment by calling our Volvo dealership near the Quad Cities at (866) 982-1024.

A woman walking to a 2018 Volvo XC90 parked on a street.

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