If you're a New Jersey driver with a growing family, you may be looking to buy a three-row SUV. At the forefront of this class, you'll find the 2023 Volvo XC90 and the XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that are now available at Volvo Cars in North Haven. The XC90 offers a luxurious and spacious cabin and cargo area, outstanding safety, and smooth, economical performance from the three engines available. Below, we'll look at the features that should make the XC90 your first choice.

Refined Look

The 2023 Volvo XC90 stands out from the other midsize SUVs with its clean, uncluttered lines, elegant profile, stylish front fascia and grille, and unique lighting signature. It's offered in Core, Plus, and Ultimate trim levels with increasing levels of comfort and equipment.

Core models feature a chrome-trimmed black grille, adaptive LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, 19-inch six-spoke silver alloy wheels, auto-dimming and power-folding door mirrors, a power panoramic sunroof, bright window trim and roof rails, LED taillights, and a power liftgate.

The lights in the color-keyed door handles illuminate the ground as you approach the vehicle. Dark tinted rear windows offer privacy and help reduce UV rays. The Plus trim offers a matte silver grille, headlight cleaners, and 20-inch 10-spoke alloys, while Ultimate models add 21-inch eight-spoke alloy wheels.

Cabin and Cargo Space

The XC90's large and elegantly understated cabin offers space for your family and gear. It seats seven people in sublime comfort or six with the optional second-row captain's chairs. Behind the rear seats, you'll find 15.8 cu ft of cargo space, while folding the third row gives you 41.8 cu ft. When you've got more gear than people, folding down the second and third rows creates a huge 85.7-cu ft cargo area. An underfloor compartment provides hidden storage for small and valuable items.

Interior Features

Inside, the XC90 combines high-quality materials, superb craftsmanship, excellent ergonomics, and a stylish Scandinavian design. Core-trimmed models feature leatherette upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, and elegant dark gray aluminum accents. The four-zone automatic climate system and the third-row air conditioning will ensure a comfortable temperature for all the passengers, and the ambient lighting will allow you to set the mood in the cabin. The steering wheel and the gear selector are wrapped in luxurious hand-stitched simulated leather.

Choosing the Plus trim gives you leather upholstery, driver's seat memory, heated rear seats, open-grain linear walnut accents, a heated steering wheel, enhanced ambient lighting, and illuminated sill plates to provide light as you enter and exit the vehicle.

The top-of-the-range Ultimate is even more luxurious with sumptuous Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated and massaging front seats, power side bolsters, passenger seat memory, tailored dash and door panels, and gray ash trim. For a unique touch, Ultimate models have an exclusive handcrafted solid crystal gear selector, which adds to the vehicle's luxurious elegance.


A standard 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument panel is intuitively controlled and provides you with all the essential vehicle information you need. With the Ultimate trim, you get a head-up display that automatically adjusts the brightness according to the light conditions. You can personalize the display to suit your preferences.

The XC90's standard infotainment system features a 9-inch tablet-like touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth for hands-free calling and media streaming. The new 2023 XC90 has Google integrated with access to Google Maps navigation, the voice-activated Google Assistant, Google Play Store, and over-the-air updates.

Listen to your favorite music on the 10-speaker high-performance 220-watt audio system. The Ultimate trim adds a 14-speaker 600-watt Harman Kardon sound system with an air-ventilated subwoofer for an amazing audio experience. If you want more, you can upgrade to an unbelievably superb 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system for the ultimate sound reproduction. When you download the Volvo Cars app, you can control many of your XC90's functions directly from your mobile device.

Engine Options

For 2023, the XC90's engine lineup starts with the B5 turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 247 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque to the standard all-wheel-drive system. It features mild hybrid technology that stores energy recovered from braking in a 48-volt battery. This energy helps reduce both fuel consumption and emissions. For the B6, the same engine is supercharged to increase the output to 295 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

The XC90 Recharge features the T8 PHEV powertrain that pairs the turbocharged and supercharged engine with an electric motor to generate a mighty 455 horsepower and 523 lb-ft of torque. Each engine features start/stop technology and is matched with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.


Each XC90 powertrain offers a smooth and refined performance whether you're negotiating the North Haven city streets or the New England highways. Precise steering and agile handling provide you with pure driving pleasure while your passengers sit back and enjoy a relaxing ride. The XC90 Recharge features one-pedal driving for easy control.

The B5 engine rewards you with up to 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while the more powerful B6 engine returns 20 and 26 mpg, respectively. The T8 PHEV offers a maximum 58 mpg equivalent and gives you a range of up to 36 miles on pure electric power. With the B5, the XC90 has a maximum towing capacity of 4,000 pounds, while the B6 and T8 increase the hauling capability to 5,000 pounds.

Safety Features

Volvo has a legendary reputation for safety and innovation, and the XC90 carries that prestige forward. The 2022 model received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was named the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick Plus, so you have the comfort of knowing that you and your family are in safe hands.

Standard features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, oncoming lane mitigation, and slippery road alert. With the standard Pilot Assist, if the system doesn't detect any driver input after repeated alarms, it can automatically slow the XC90 down, bring it to a full stop, activate the hazard lights, and alert the emergency services.

To see all the striking features that make the 2023 Volvo XC90 stand out from the crowd, come and visit us at Smythe Volvo Cars.
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