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2023 Volvo XC90 Trim Levels and Standard Features

by Anne-Marie

2023 Volvo XC90 Trim Levels Explained: The 2023 Volvo XC90 is the top model in the company’s SUV series, which also includes the XC60 and XC40. Up to seven people can fit in its three rows, and it has three engine options, including plug-in hybrid that isn’t covered in this video.

In the competitive midsize luxury SUV market, the XC90 stands out as an appealing option in the crowded midsize luxury SUV sector because of the combination of its luxurious and well-designed interior, fuel-efficient engines, and several standard driving aids and tech features.

The XC90 will get upgraded engines and a better infotainment system for the 2023 model year. Now that several of Volvo’s vehicles have received 48-volt mild hybrid engines, the XC90 is next. The mild hybrid systems and the T5 and T6 engine names will be changed to the B5 and B6 engines. A new Google-based infotainment system with Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play will also be available for the 2023 Volvo XC90 trim levels. The new infotainment system will now allow for over-the-air software upgrades.

The Volvo XC90 is a more appealing option now that it will get improvements in 2023, but there are other great three-row luxury SUVs to take into account. Despite not having undergone a makeover since 2016, the XC90’s design has held up well and it still has a lot to offer.

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2023 Volvo XC90 Trim Levels

The 2023 Volvo XC90 is a midsize premium SUV with three rows. It has either a B5 or B6 mild hybrid powertrain from Volvo. The XC90’s feature set may then be customized by pairing these powertrains with one of three trim options. Core, Plus, and Ultimate are the available trim levels.

Engine and Powertrain

There are two available engines for the 2023 Volvo XC90 trim levels:

The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine in the B5 produces 247 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque and is bolted to a 48-volt electric motor. The B5 can tow a maximum of 4000 pounds.

The B6 upgrades its engine with a turbocharged and supercharged version that produces 295 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The B6 has a 5000-pound towing capacity.

AWD and eight-speed automatic transmission are standard on all XC90 models.


Although seven seats are typical, trim levels PLUS and ULTIMATE may feature a six-seat arrangement with second-row captain’s seats.

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Volvo XC90 Standard Features

Let’s now discuss the 2023 Volvo XC90 trim levels, MSRP, standard features, and available packages, beginning with the base model CORE, which has an MSRP that begins at $57,095.


Volvo Core

The Core is the entry trim level for Volvo’s signature design and comfort. This base trim level comes with:

  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Iron Ore aluminum decor
  • Interior mid-level illumination
  • Volvo tread plates, aluminum
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Start/Stop technology
  • Third-row air conditioning
  • Four-zone climate system
  • Afterrun parking climate
  • Heated grille emblem
  • CleanZone with air purifier 
  • Humidity sensor 
  • Driver side Knee airbag 
  • Central locking controls 
  • Double locking 
  • Alarm 
  • Power child safety lock 
  • HomeLink and automatically dimmed inner rearview mirror with compass 
  • Hidden storage 
  • Body-colored door handles with ground lighting 
  • Tempered side windows 
  • Whiplash injury protection system 
  • Inflatable Curtain 
  • Side impact protection 
  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof with Power Sunshade 
  • Front grille with black insert and chrome frame 
  • Tinted rear windows 
  • 19″ 6-Spoke Turbine Silver wheels 
  • Bright aluminum trim around the side windows 
  • Bright integrated roof rails 
  • Road Sign Information 
  • Lane Keeping Aid 
  • Fog lights 
  • 12-inch instrument panel 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control 
  • Pilot Assist 
  • Power retractable door mirrors 
  • BLIS and Cross Traffic Alert 
  • Digital Owner’s Manual 
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors 
  • Auto-dim rearview mirrors 
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation 
  • Slippery road alert 
  • Adaptive power steering 
  • Wiper blades with integrated washers 
  • Park Assist, rear, and front 
  • Park Assist Camera, rear 
  • Rain sensor 
  • Google built-in 
  • Volvo Cars app 
  • SiriusXM 
  • High-Performance audio system W/220 W and 10 speakers 
  • Apple CarPlay 
  • Steering wheel remote control 
  • Bluetooth connection 
  • Keyless entry 
  • Power outlet, cargo compartment 
  • Tailgate scuff plate, stainless steel 
  • Power driver seat with memory 
  • Power Passenger Seat 
  • Heated Front Seats 
  • Power folding outer rear head restraints, second row 
  • 7 seats 
  • Mechanical release, second rows 
  • Power 2-way lumbar support 
  • Comfort front seats 

Plus – $7,400 

Volvo Plus

The mid-level PLUS is an additional $7,400 over the Core and includes all the Core features, plus: 

  • Linear Walnut decor 
  • Leather upholstery 
  • Interior high-level illumination 
  • Illuminated sill molding 
  • Front grille in Matte silver with chrome frame 
  • 20” 10-Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels 
  • Front grille with chrome bar insert and chrome frame 
  • Headlamp Cleaners 
  • Park Assist, front, rear, and sides 
  • 360° camera 
  • Heated Rear Seats 
  • Integrated booster cushion 
  • Heated Steering Wheel 

Ultimate – $13,700

Volvo Ultimate trim level

The Ultimate trim level is an additional $13,700 over the base and is only available with the B6 powertrain. The Ultimate gets the features of the Core and the Plus and it also includes these upgrades:

  • Crystal gear selector knob 
  • Gray Ash decor 
  • Tailored dashboard and door top panels 
  • Ventilated Nappa leather upholstery 
  • Rear door sun curtains 
  • 21” 8-Multi Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels 
  • Graphical Head-Up Display 
  • Air-ventilated subwoofer 
  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound 
  • Power passenger seat with memory 
  • Front seat ventilation 
  • Power side bolsters 
  • Power 4-way lumbar support 
  • Power driver cushion extension 

2023 Volvo XC90 Trim Levels Available Packages 

Climate Package: 
  • Heated rear seats 
  • Heated steering wheel 
  • Headlamp cleaners 

 The Climate Package is available on the Core trim level. 

Protection Package Premier:
  • Plastic Luggage Mat 
  • Rubber Floor Mats 
  • Wheel Locks 
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Stainless Steel Bumper Cover 
 Lounge Package: 
  • Backrest massage front seats 
  • Nubuck headliner 

Only available on the Ultimate trim.

Which 2023 Volvo XC90 Trim Level to Buy? 

In terms of which of the 2023 Volvo XC90 trim levels to purchase, I like the mid-tier Plus because of its leather interior and 20-inch wheels. Additionally, I’d choose the B6 powerplant since it is more powerful and satisfying.

Paint Colors 

Let’s now talk about the 2023 Volvo XC90 color options. There are 7 colors to choose from. Not all colors are offered in all trim levels.

  1. Onyx Black 
  2. Denim Blue 
  3. Thunder Grey 
  4. Platinum Grey 
  5. Silver Dawn 
  6. Bright Dusk 
  7. Crystal White 

2023 Volvo XC90 Trim Levels Image Gallery

Final Thoughts

Okay, that’s it. I’m going to wrap this up. I went over the trim levels, MSRP, standard features, available packages, which trim level to buy, and the paint colors for the 2023 Volvo XC90 trim levels. If you found this helpful, informative, or entertaining, please like, and share.

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