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


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


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


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.

ENGINE 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
316 HP
400 HP
TORQUE 258 lb.-ft. of torque
295 lb.-ft. of torque
472 lb.-ft. of torque
TRIM AVAILABILITY Momentum & 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
  • 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

Includes some Momentum features, plus:

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

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
  • 19-in. six-spoke turbine silver alloy wheels
  • Power retractable exterior mirrors
  • Roof rails

Includes some Momentum features, plus:

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

Includes some R-Design features, plus:

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


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
  • Navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
  • 8-in. driver display
  • Keyless entry & drive
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Includes some Momentum features, plus:

    12.3-in. digital driver display

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.

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