When you choose a 2020 Volvo XC90, you're getting a luxurious and high-performing three-row SUV that delivers plenty of comfort and capability to carry out your family adventures. But when it comes to just how much performance you can have, the XC90 gives you the power to choose. With three unique engine options available, San Antonio drivers will be able to balance the performance and fuel economy of the 2020 XC90 to suit your preferences and lifestyle. Principle Volvo of San Antonio wants to give you a primer on what each engine choice brings to the table so you can get a head start on finding your ideal Volvo XC90 model.

The Turbocharged T5

Even the base level engine in the 2020 Volvo XC90 features a turbocharger. Turbocharging uses exhaust gases to spin a turbine that forces compressed air into the engine to boost power without requiring additional fuel. The result is a more powerful engine that doesn't put a dent in your fuel budget.

In the case of the Volvo XC90 T5, the turbocharger is bolted onto a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The result is an overall output of 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque to help enhance your San Antonio travels. And because turbocharged engines make power without high RPMs, torque peaks at just 1,500 RPM so you can actually use the T5 to its full potential without slamming your foot to the floor.

Available with both front-wheel and all-wheel drive, the T5 is the versatile and economical choice for drivers who want the luxury of a full-sized SUV with ample power for every day travels. And with up to 29 mpg highway and 22 mpg city, you can enjoy the freedom of a family road trip without overspending on fuel.

The Dual-Charged T6

The next step in the Volvo XC90 powertrain food chain is the dual-charged T6. Building upon the turbocharged T5 architecture, the T6 includes a supercharger as well to help deliver enhanced power and torque. Cranking out 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, this is the perfect choice for the San Antonio driver that wants a little extra heft behind them. Whether you're frequently towing or just like the feeling of having extra power under your right foot, the T6 will surely deliver.

Available only as all-wheel drive, capability is standard with an XC90 T6, and an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city means you can add power without exuberantly driving up your fuel costs.

The T8 Plug-in Hybrid

The pinnacle of the 2020 Volvo XC90 powertrain options is the T8 Plug-in Hybrid. This model uses the dual-charged T6 engine alongside an electric motor for a fully-engaged all-wheel drive experience. The resulting 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque deliver a thrill a minute, and when in the full-on Power mode give you crisp throttle response at any speed.

Capable of traveling up to 17 miles on electric power alone, your intra-city travels can be handled without using a drop of fuel. And when you hit the highway, an EPA-estimated 61 MPGe gives you the freedom to go further for less.

Highlighted Features

The 2020 Volvo XC90 isn't all about the power, it's an incredibly luxurious full-size SUV that will make any trip more enjoyable. The available heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats are perfect for keeping you cool on the hottest San Antonio days, but can warm you up when you go on that Colorado ski trip.

Dual-zone automatic climate control and a power panoramic moonroof add to the luxury experience by giving you even more control over your environment.

Advanced safety features such as forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, and run-off road mitigation help you avoid accidents by offering audible warnings, steering, and braking assistance to keep you out of trouble.

Finally, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the nine-inch Sensus touchscreen display help keep you effortlessly connected to your favorite smartphone features without you having to pick it up.

Visit Principle Volvo of San Antonio Today

To experience the full range of Volvo XC90 powertrains, visit our dealership today! We'll let you test drive each to get a feel for the differences so you can choose the perfect full-size luxury SUV for you and your family to enjoy.



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