The 2022 Volvo XC90 is the largest and most expensive model in the automaker’s lineup. We looked at this three-row SUV in a new light after substantial improvements for the 2020 model year. The plug-in hybrid version, in
particular, changed from a hard pass to a must-have seemingly overnight. With top-notch interior materials, a pleasant ride and intriguing selection of powertrains, the Volvo XC90 should make the to-consider list of anyone looking at a midsize three-row luxury SUV.
There will be some rival models on that list, of course. You’ll want to check out the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60. Both are family-friendly SUVs — just like the XC90 — and add some new features and style as part of their full 2022 redesigns. The Audi Q7 and Lincoln Aviator are great choices too. But overall the XC90 holds its own and should easily satisfy shoppers seeking a roomy and classy luxury SUV.
Which XC90 does Edmunds recommend?
We’re fond of the XC90 with the Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s more expensive than the other XC90 engines, but the satisfying acceleration and ability to do short commutes on all-electric power make it worth the
stretch. As for trims, the Momentum (called Inscription Expression for the Recharge) will get you a solid mix of features and value.