New Volvo XC90 FAQ

Volvo XC90 Trim FAQ from Volvo Cars of Marietta

The Differences Between Volvo XC90 Trim Levels

Research is a crucial part of any car-buying process. Balancing the pros and cons of models and deciding on the model that suits your budget and driving needs best can be a time-consuming and stressful prospect. At Volvo Cars of Marietta, we serve Atlanta and beyond by streamlining the process for those considering the new Volvo XC90.

We breakdown the major differences between the Volvo XC90 trim levels and answer commonly asked questions to make your experience easier. By addressing frequently asked questions, we hope to save you time and effort in finding the perfect Volvo XC90 trim for you. Explore the following questions and answers to learn more about what your options are for this particular new Volvo luxury SUV for sale at our dealership in Marietta, GA.

How Many Trim Levels Are Available for the Volvo XC90?

There are three trim levels available for the Volvo XC90 in total. Each comes with its own unique set of standard and available features so that you can find the trim level that suits you best. These three trim levels include:

  • Volvo XC90 Momentum / Volvo XC90 Inscription Expression (For Recharge Plug-In Hybrid powertrain-equipped models)
  • Volvo XC90 R-Design
  • Volvo XC90 Inscription

What Features Come Standard for the Volvo XC90?

When it comes to technology, the Momentum comes with a standard 9-inch center touchscreen display as well as a 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display. The standard multimedia system includes outstanding connectivity that includes Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® wireless connection. On top of that, the system also offers integrated navigation alongside conveniences like a wireless charging pad for compatible mobile devices and even driver's seat memory settings that are sure to prove useful for drivers who share their cars with their spouse.

As for performance, each Momentum comes with standard Drive Mode Settings, Start/Stop Technology, and an Eight-Speed Geartronic® Automatic Transmission. With Volvo's reputation for safety, you can also count on innovative safety features, some of which include:

  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS™) and Cross Traffic Alert
  • City Safety Collision Avoidance Technology
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Run Off Road Mitigation
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Rear Automatic Braking

What's the Difference Between the Momentum and R-Design Trim Levels?

While both models embody Volvo's Scandinavian elegance and an adventurous spirit, the R-Design notably has a sportier appearance and feel. On the outside, the Momentum has a high-gloss front grille insert, bright chrome side window trim, and distinctive 19-inch alloy wheels. The R-Design sets itself apart with larger 20-inch wheels, bold glossy black grille inserts, side window mirror surrounds, door mirror caps, and integrated tailpipes.

On the inside, both come with a standard laminated panoramic moonroof, but contour Nappa leather and Nubuck textile seats come standard for the R-Design while leather seating surfaces are available for the Momentum. Additionally, the R-Design comes with Metal Mesh Aluminum inlays, and the Momentum comes with Cross Brushed Aluminum Inlays. For added flair, the new Volvo XC90 R-Design boasts illuminated door sills and ambient interior lighting to lend a spark to your nighttime drives around the greater Smyrna, GA area.

The R-Design delivers a more dynamic driving experience since it comes standard with paddle shifters and offers an available sport-tuned chassis.

Additionally, if you're an audiophile on the go, you'll love the fact that the Volvo XC90 R-Design comes standard with a powerful 14-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system, which is only available as an option on the Volvo XC90 Momentum.

What's the Difference Between the R-Design and the Inscription?

While the R-Design has the spirit of high-end performance, the Inscription emphasizes luxury design. Some of the quick standout difference of both include:


  • Standard 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels
  • Wheel-mounted gearshift paddles
  • Standard FWD
  • Glossy black exterior accents
  • Metal Mesh Aluminum Inlays
  • Front sport seats with thigh-cushion extension and heating


  • Chrome trim and matte silver front grille
  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats with thigh-cushion extension and side-bolster adjustment
  • Linear walnut wood inlays
  • Driver and front passenger seat memory settings

Which Volvo XC90 Trim Level is Best?

With each XC90 trim level offering impressive features and capabilities, you can't go wrong. The right XC90 trim level is the one that meets your driving needs and budget the best. If you need help figuring out which trim level that is, our friendly sales team is available to help.

Experience the XC90 Trim Levels for Yourself

Whether one trim level sticks out to you or you have more questions to ask, an excellent way to decide on an XC90 trim level and have your questions answered is by getting behind the wheel. Schedule a test drive with one of our XC90 SUVs for sale near Kennesaw, GA today to experience all the exciting features!


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