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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 XC90.

We breakdown the major difference 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 XC90 for you. Explore the following questions and answers to learn more about what your options are for the new Volvo XC90.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Trim Levels Are Available for the Volvo XC90?

There are three trim levels available for the Volvo XC90 now that the Excellence trim level is no longer offered. 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:

  • Momentum
  • R-Design
  • Inscription

What Features Come Standard for the Volvo XC90?

Even as the base model of the XC90, the Momentum comes with an impressive number of extraordinary features. 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.

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
  • Run Off Road Mitigation
  • Rear Collision Warning

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 18-inch alloy wheels. The R-Design sets itself apart with 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.

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

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


  • Chrome trim and matte silver front grille
  • 20- or 21-ich alloy wheels with Volvo trademark diamond-finish
  • Standard ventilated leather front seats and optional massage function
  • Linear walnut wood inlays
  • Harman/Kardon audio system

Which Volvo XC90 Trim Level is Best?

With each trim level offering impressive features and capabilities, you can't go wrong. The best XC90 trim level is the one that meets your driving needs and budget 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 today to experience all the exciting features!


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