2013 Volvo XC90 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2013:

  • Revised styling details
  • Modified interior trim
  • Additional standard equipment
  • Wood steering wheel option
  • Synthetic oil is standard
  • Twilight Bronze and Flamenco Red paint colors

Exterior Features
The updated 2013 Volvo XC90 is offered in 3.2 and R-Design model series, each available with standard, Premier Plus, or Platinum trim. New for 2013 are LED running lights and LED taillights on all models. Standard on all models are rain-sensing wipers and headlight washers, redesigned wheels, and updated exterior trim. The R-Design models add unique 19-inch wheels, active bi-xenon headlights, and special R-Design styling modifications.

Interior Features
The 7-passenger 2013 XC90 3.2 is equipped with standard leather seats with power adjustment for the front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, air conditioning vents for the third-row seat, power sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming capability, and a stereo with HD radio, satellite radio, iPod connection, USB port, and an auxiliary audio input jack. The R-Design model adds aluminum interior trim, unique gauges, and numerous R-Design cabin features.

Optional Features

Volvo XC90 3.2 buyers who select the Premier Plus trim level receive premium leather seats, genuine wood trim, active bi-xenon headlights, and additional upgrades. The R-Design with Premier Plus trim adds a cargo area grocery bag hook, Homelink remote, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, features also included on the 3.2 model. Volvo XC90s equipped with Platinum trim receive a premium surround-sound system, navigation system, and a reversing camera. Additional options include heated front seats, rear-seat entertainment system, wood steering wheel, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

Under the Hood
Every 2013 Volvo XC90 is equipped with a 3.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine generating 240 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to either the front (FWD) or all four wheels (AWD).

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Volvo XC90 are:
  • XC90 FWD: 16/23/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • XC90 AWD: 16/23/18 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Volvo XC90 is equipped with 6 air bags, including side curtains that protect occupants in all three rows of seats. The SUV is also equipped with standard traction and stability control, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, reversing park-assist sensors, and a whiplash protection seat design. The R-Design models have standard active bi-xenon headlights that swivel to illuminate around dark corners. These are optional on the 3.2 model. Additional safety options include a reversing camera, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

As this model overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 XC90.

What's New for 2013:

  • Revised styling details
  • Modified interior trim
  • Additional standard equipment
  • Wood steering wheel option
  • Synthetic oil is standard
  • Twilight Bronze and Flamenco Red paint colors

Exterior Features
The updated 2013 Volvo XC90 is offered in 3.2 and R-Design model series, each available with standard, Premier Plus, or Platinum trim. New for 2013 are LED running lights and LED taillights on all models. Standard on all models are rain-sensing wipers and headlight washers, redesigned wheels, and updated exterior trim. The R-Design models add unique 19-inch wheels, active bi-xenon headlights, and special R-Design styling modifications.

Interior Features
The 7-passenger 2013 XC90 3.2 is equipped with standard leather seats with power adjustment for the front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, air conditioning vents for the third-row seat, power sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming capability, and a stereo with HD radio, satellite radio, iPod connection, USB port, and an auxiliary audio input jack. The R-Design model adds aluminum interior trim, unique gauges, and numerous R-Design cabin features.

Optional Features

Volvo XC90 3.2 buyers who select the Premier Plus trim level receive premium leather seats, genuine wood trim, active bi-xenon headlights, and additional upgrades. The R-Design with Premier Plus trim adds a cargo area grocery bag hook, Homelink remote, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, features also included on the 3.2 model. Volvo XC90s equipped with Platinum trim receive a premium surround-sound system, navigation system, and a reversing camera. Additional options include heated front seats, rear-seat entertainment system, wood steering wheel, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

Under the Hood
Every 2013 Volvo XC90 is equipped with a 3.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine generating 240 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to either the front (FWD) or all four wheels (AWD).

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Volvo XC90 are:
  • XC90 FWD: 16/23/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • XC90 AWD: 16/23/18 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Volvo XC90 is equipped with 6 air bags, including side curtains that protect occupants in all three rows of seats. The SUV is also equipped with standard traction and stability control, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, reversing park-assist sensors, and a whiplash protection seat design. The R-Design models have standard active bi-xenon headlights that swivel to illuminate around dark corners. These are optional on the 3.2 model. Additional safety options include a reversing camera, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

As this model overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 XC90.

Available Trims for the 2013 Volvo XC90
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name FWD 4dr Transmission Automatic MSRP 39700.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Premier Plus (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42200.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Platinum (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 44900.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name AWD 4dr Transmission Automatic MSRP 39700.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Premier Plus (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42200.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Platinum (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 44900.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name R-Design (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42500.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name R-Design Premier Plus (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42900.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name R-Design Platinum (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45600.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name R-Design (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42500.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name R-Design Premier Plus (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42900.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name R-Design Platinum (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45600.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • Front reclining bucket seats
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/adjustable lumbar, 3-position memory
  • Flat-folding pwr front passenger seat
  • Flat-folding 40/20/40 split 2nd row seat
  • 2nd row integrated booster cushion
  • 3rd row leather seat
  • Head restraints at all seating positions
  • Manually folding rear head restraints
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Front center armrest
  • Plush front/rear floor mats
  • (12) cup holders
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/illuminated cruise & audio controls
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • White lighting instrument display
  • Intelligent driver information system (IDIS)
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Pwr windows -inc: front auto-up/down, anti-trap feature
  • Central pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Security alarm system w/battery backup
  • Ignition immobilizer
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC)-inc: 2nd row vents
  • 3rd row air conditioning w/separate controls
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Illuminated lockable glove box
  • Sanded silver aluminum inlays
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear reading lamps
  • Front footwell entry lights
  • Cargo area lights
  • Interior cabin light delay feature
  • Leather shift knob
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Leather tailgate strap
  • Sovereign hide soft leather seating surfaces
  • Front/rear executive carpeted floor mats
  • Digital compass
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Classic walnut wood inlays
  • Classic walnut wood shift knob
  • Grocery bag holder
  • R-Design leather seating surfaces
  • R-Design front/rear floor mats
  • R-Design steering wheel w/illuminated cruise & audio controls
  • R-Design watch-dial instrumentation
  • R-design aluminum inlays
  • R-design sport shift knob
EXTERIOR
  • 18" "Thalia" alloy wheels
  • P235/65R18 tires
  • Pwr glass moonroof w/sliding sunshade, auto-open
  • Silver roof rails w/support
  • Color keyed bumpers
  • Bumper bar
  • Auto-off headlights w/washers
  • Front fog lights
  • LED taillamps w/chrome trim
  • Rear fog light w/auto-off
  • Safe Approach & Home Safe security lighting
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Pwr heated mirrors w/memory, puddle lights, integrated turn signals, silk metal mirror caps
  • Variable intermittent rain sensing front wipers
  • Rear wiper/washer -inc: automatic function in reverse when front wipers on
  • Dual-split tailgate
  • Active bi-xenon headlamps w/washers
  • 19" "Ixion" R-Design wheels
  • 19" tires
  • R-Design grille
MECHANICAL
  • 3.2L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine
  • 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission w/OD, winter mode
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes
  • Pwr parking brake
  • Dual exhaust pipes
  • Electronically-controlled all wheel drive w/instant traction
  • Stainless steel front skid plate
  • R-Design tuned suspension
  • Nivomat self-leveling rear suspension
  • Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • R-Design tuned steering
  • Dual sport exhaust pipes
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: emergency brake assistance (EBA), electronic brake distribution (EBD)
    • Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)
    • Roll stability control (RSC)
    • Pedestrian protection
    • Front cross-member for SUV-to-car impact compatibility
    • Boron steel reinforced passenger compartment
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Driver/front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: occupant weight sensor
    • Side impact protection system (SIPS) -inc: driver/front passenger side-impact airbags, front/rear side inflatable curtains (IC)
    • Rear park assist
    • 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners for all seating positions
    • Front seat belt force limiters
    • Pwr child safety rear door locks
    • Rear window deactivation
    • ISOFIX child seat attachments
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Roll-over protection system (ROPS)
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Driver/front passenger whiplash protection seating system (WHIPS)
    • Anti-submarine seats
    • Rear park assist -inc: camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: HD Radio, 160-watt amp, (8) speakers, aux input, USB input
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month subscription
    • Bluetooth
    • Navigation system w/Map Care
    • Volvo premium sound system

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