Compare the Volvo XC60 and XC90 near Guilford and Orange, CT

Refined, capable, and versatile, Volvo SUVs are ideal for discerning Connecticut drivers who need practical utility without sacrificing luxury. Apart from the obvious size disparity, the XC60 and XC90 have comparable outer appearances; and both are shining examples of Volvo's exemplary Scandinavian craftsmanship and design. While they are alike in some ways, there are critical areas in which they differ. So, to help make your research a little easier, we've outlined those similarities and differences here.

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Volvo XC60 and XC90: Similarities


The XC60 and XC90 both offer the same three powertrains:

  • T5: The base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available as an option.

  • T6: The T6 powertrain adds a supercharger to the base T5 engine, generating 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel-drive is standard.

  • T8 eAWD: The T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain adds an electric motor to the T6 Twincharger engine to improve both power and fuel efficiency. Total output reaches 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.

Standard Features

The XC60 and XC90 come equipped at the base Momentum tier. Standard amenities common to both models include:

  • LED exterior lighting
  • A panoramic sunroof
  • A power tailgate
  • An auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Roof rails
  • Automatic climate control (XC60: dual-zone; XC90: four-zone)
  • A 9-inch Sensus touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Safety Features

The XC60 and XC90 both offer Volvo City Safety (forward collision warning and mitigation), Lane Keeping Aid, Run-Off Road Mitigation, and Oncoming Lane Mitigation, as standard equipment.

Volvo XC60 and XC90: Differences

Size and Capacity

The Volvo XC60 is a two-row luxury compact crossover, with spacious and versatile accommodations for both passengers and cargo. The maximum seating capacity is five, and, with all seats in place, the XC60 provides 29.7 cubic feet of cargo space. With the 60/40-split rear seats folded down, maximum capacity grows to 63.3 cubic feet.

The Volvo XC90 is a three-row luxury mid-size crossover with an emphasis on passenger accommodation. With all seats in use, you'll find 15.8 cubic feet of space for cargo. However, the rear two rows fold down in a variety of configurations, providing up to 85.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity. Standard seating is seven, but optional second-row captain's chairs reduce that to six while increasing comfort and ease of access.

Standard Features

The XC90 offers additional standard features depending on powertrain. T5 with AWD adds heated front seats to the XC90's standard amenities. T6 adds heated seats, navigation, and leather upholstery. T8 adds an 11-speaker audio system.

Trim Levels

  • XC60 R-Design: Sporty interior and exterior style enhancements, 19-inch wheels, cornering headlights, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, Harman Kardon audio

  • XC90 R-Design: Sporty interior and exterior style enhancements, 20-inch wheels, parking sensors, Harman Kardon audio, rear window shades

  • XC60 Inscription: Unique upscale style enhancements, four-zone automatic climate control, a cooled glovebox

  • XC90 Inscription: Upgraded upholstery, luxury style enhancements, and front seats with power side support, cushion extension, and ventilation

Safety Features

The XC60 and XC90 both offer BLIS (Blind Spot Information System), Cross Traffic Alert, and the Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system with Adaptive Cruise Control. However, these features are standard on XC90 and optional on the XC60.

Test Drive Volvo SUVs near Meriden and Milford, CT

For more information about new Volvo models, including available options and finance offers, reach out to Gengras Volvo Cars at your convenience. If you'd like to experience the XC60 or XC90 for yourself, we invite you to visit us in North Haven for a test drive. We'll be happy to show you around.

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