2023 Volvo XC90 Vs. 2022: New Trims, Powertrain, Tech & Safety Features

2023 vs 2022 XC90 comparison

Compare the 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 and see what's new for this latest model year. The 2022 model, however, is still a luxurious work of art; no matter which you prefer, you'll find it at our Volvo dealership. Learn more with our 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 comparison below, and visit Bayway Volvo Cars to test drive either model year Volvo XC90.

2023 Volvo XC90 B5 AWD
Engine 2.0L Turbo Charged 4-cylinder
Horsepower 248 hp
Torque 258 lb ft
0-60 mph 7.3 seconds
EPA-Estimated MPG (City/Highway) 22/281
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs2
Seating Capacity 7
2022 Volvo XC90 T5 AWD
Engine 2.0L Turbo Charged 4-cylinder
Horsepower 250 hp
Torque 258 lb ft
0-60 mph 7.5 seconds
EPA-Estimated MPG (City/Highway) 20/281
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs2
Seating Capacity 7

Compare 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 Powertrain Specs

To stack up the 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 powertrains, we first need to look back.

The first option for 2022 was the T5 FWD:

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine - 250 horsepower
  • EPA-estimated 21/30 MPG (city/highway)1

The 2022 T5 AWD powertrain comes next:

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine - 250 horsepower
  • EPA-estimated 20/28 MPG (city/highway)1

Topping the 2022 options is the T6 AWD:

  • 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine - 316 horsepower
  • EPA-estimated 19/27 MPG (city/highway)1

Today, the new Volvo XC90 for sale has two powertrain configurations. Each has standard mild-hybrid technology and AWD for a smoother, more efficient ride.

The B5 AWD powertrain is up first:

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine - 247 horsepower
  • EPA-estimated 22/28 MPG (city/highway)1

Notably, the 2022 Volvo XC90 T5 AWD went from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds; the 2023 Volvo XC90 B5 AWD does the same 0-60 dash in 7.3 seconds, despite having three fewer horsepower.

2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 powertrains finish with the 2023 B6 AWD:

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine - 295 horsepower
  • EPA-estimated 20/26 MPG (city/highway)1

2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 maximum towing capacity is a solid 5,000 pounds2 for both model years.


2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 Trim Levels

The 2022 Volvo XC90 came in Momentum or Inscription trim levels; the 2023 Volvo XC90 can be yours in Core, Plus, or Ultimate trims.

Finance your new Volvo XC90 Core, and you'll get a similar offering to the Momentum trim. Choose the Ultimate trim for a new take on the Inscription trim's benefits.

The Plus trim is a newly-crafted balance between the two, providing a competitive way to get top-of-the-line luxury features.

As for 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 pricing, the 2023 model has a slightly higher price, reflecting the newly added technology and features.

  • 2023 Volvo XC90 Core: Starting price of $56,000 MSRP3
  • 2023 Volvo XC90 Plus: Starting price of $59,900 MSRP3
  • 2023 Volvo XC90 Ultimate: Starting price of $69,200 MSRP3
2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 Trim Levels

2023 vs. 2022 volvo technology & safety features

2023 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 Technology & Safety Features

Starting off the 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 features, you'll now find Google™ built-in services standard in every 2023 Volvo XC90, offering next-level navigation, seamless connectivity, and over-the-air update compatibility.

The 2022 Volvo XC90 standard safety features are all here, including driver-favorite assists like a blind-spot monitor, lane-keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control. But, for 2023, the adaptive cruise control feature comes standard alongside the Volvo Pilot Assist, unlocking semi-autonomous driving capabilities to ease the fatigue of every commute or road trip.

Options like the Lounge Package are new for 2023, providing exclusive benefits like Nappa leather-trimmed seats and a front seat massage feature, alongside a beautiful Nubuck headliner.

Aside from all that, 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 features are mostly the same.


2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 Colors & Wheels

As you compare 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 color options, you'll notice three new choices for 2023:

  • Bright Dusk
  • Silver Dawn
  • Platinum Grey

Several 2022 Volvo XC90 colors have been cut from the lineup, including:

  • Pebble Grey
  • Birch Light
  • Platinum Grey
  • Pine Grey
  • Savile Grey
  • Maple Brown

Alongside the new colors, a noticeable difference between the 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 are new sets of wheels for 2023.

2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Volvo XC90 Colors & Wheels

Find Your Ideal Volvo XC90 at Bayway Volvo Cars in Houston, TX

From new options like the sumptuous Lounge Package to higher-efficiency tires, our Volvo SUV experts can help you see all the other intricate updates to the 2023 Volvo XC90. Visit our premier new and used Volvo dealership in Houston to test drive a 2022 or 2023 Volvo XC90 and enjoy a new world of luxury SUV greatness.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the 2023 Volvo XC90 look like?

The 2023 Volvo XC90 has arrived, and it looks sleeker than ever. New paint options and wheel choices are here, along with bright or dark styling packages. See the new 2023 Volvo XC90 in person today at Bayway Volvo Cars.

What are the major differences between the 2023 and 2022 Volvo XC90?

The major differences between the 2023 and 2022 Volvo XC90 are that the 2023 model now has standard AWD and mild-hybrid technology. It also adds the Pilot Assists as a standard feature, brings in new Google™ built-in services, and has a new range of color choices, wheels, and a new trim level lineup to discover.

Is the 2023 Volvo XC90 AWD?

With a 2022 Volvo XC90, AWD was an optional layout. But, no matter the trim or powertrain of your 2023 Volvo XC90, AWD precision will now come standard.


1For more information, please visit the official US government source for all fuel economy at www.fueleconomy.gov.

2When properly equipped.

3Prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Base Price or Starting At price and excludes destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees.

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