Volvo XC60 vs XC90

Volvo XC60 vs. Volvo XC90: Compare Volvo luxury SUVs in St. Louis

With their spacious and refined accommodations, smooth and engaging driving dynamics, and  generous amenities, Volvo SUVs showcase superb syntheses of luxury, capability, and practicality. Volvo's two largest models, the compact XC60 and midsize XC90, share several similarities; notably, their available powertrains, trim level designations, and, of course, Volvo's inimitable Scandinavian design and craftsmanship. However, they also exhibit a few distinguishing characteristics that make them ideal for different needs and preferences. To help make it easier to decide which one is right for you, we've compiled a quick overview of their corresponding and differentiating attributes.



Volvo offers both crossovers in three powertrain-based variants, each built around a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

  • T5: The standard powertrain delivers 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels, while AWD is optional and comes bundled with heated front seats
  • T6: For a little more incentive, T6 models add a supercharger to the mix. The resulting twincharger boosts performance to 316 hp and 295 lb-ft. T6 models include all-wheel-drive, plus a couple more standard amenities for the XC90.
  • Recharge: Formerly known as T8, Recharge models combine the twincharged engine with a rear-axle electric motor and battery pack. This high-performance plug-in hybrid produces 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque, and provides 18 (XC60) or 19 (XC90) miles of all-electric range.

Safety Technologies

The Volvo XC60 and XC90 also offer a comprehensive array of Volvo IntelliSafe driver-assistance technologies to enhance your attentive driving and help detect and avoid hazards. No matter the model or trim level, you can enjoy the added protection of:

  • City Safety Collision Mitigation with Steering Support
  • Blind Spot Information System and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Run-off Road and Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Road Sign Detection
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Automatic High Beams


Volvo XC60

As a five-seat compact crossover, the Volvo XC60 is ideal for St. Louis drivers who need a bit more utility and would like to keep maneuverability high and space requirements low. But despite its diminutive designation, the XC60 provides an ample, elegant, and versatile cabin that makes passing the miles a breeze.

  • The XC60's dimensions are 184.6L x 74.9H x 65.3W
  • You'll have 29.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats for your luggage, groceries, or other gear. And when you have even more to carry, the second-row seatbacks fold easily to reveal up to 63.3 cubic feet.
  • Standard features include a hands-free tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a 9-inch Sensus touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a ten-speaker premium audio system, and Volvo IntelliSafe driver-assistance technologies.
  • The XC60 is available in three trim levels. Momentum is the well-equipped base tier. R-Design includes a few more comfort, convenience, and tech upgrades, plus aesthetic details highlighting its sporty character. Equipped similarly to the R-Design, the Inscription trim focuses more on luxury, adding comfort-enhancements and elegant styling touches.

Volvo XC90

Do you need extra seat belts, storage, and standard features for your larger St. Louis family? Or, maybe you prefer a roomier experience with extra cargo space always at your disposal. Either way, the Volvo XC90 midsize three-row crossover has you covered.

  • The XC90's dimensions are 194.9L x 79.1W x 69.9H
  • Cargo space measures 15.8 cubic feet behind the third row, 41.8 behind the second, and 85.7 behind the third.
  • The XC90 comes standard with seating for seven and offers a six-seat configuration with available second-row captain's chairs.
  • The XC90 adds to or upgrades the XC60's standard features list with: wireless charging, four-zone automatic climate control, and the Volvo Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system. T6 and Recharge variants also get integrated navigation.

Test-drive Volvo SUVs at Volvo Cars St. Louis

Contact Volvo Cars St. Louis for more information about the latest Volvo SUVs and available configurations, options, New Vehicle Specials, and current Volvo incentives. And if you'd like to experience the upscale accommodations, premium amenities, and engaging driving dynamics for yourself, we invite you to visit us in St. Louis for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

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