Who said SUVs can’t be versatile and stylish? The 2017 Volvo XC90 is both of these things, with a variety of trim levels that definitely deliver the goods. Check out what the 2017 Volvo XC90 has to offer with luxury appointments and plenty of space to take the whole family on an extended trip. They even offer a hybrid version in the interest of improving fuel efficiency in a segment traditionally known as gas guzzlers. The latest safety innovations are designed to help the distracted driver stay focused and on track. Read on to compare between the Momentum, R-Design, Inscription and Excellence models. With iconic exterior styling, solid performance and high-end interiors, you’ll like what you find from these top-rated options.

2017 Volvo XC90 trims:

  • Momentum
  • R-Design
  • Inscription
  • Excellence


The baseline model of the XC90, the Momentum offers seating for up to five with no third row. It is available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The standard inline 4-cylinder engine turns out a healthy 250 horsepower and has the acceleration needed for the highway when fully loaded. It achieves a modest EPA-estimated 22/25 mpg. Starting at about $46,000 it does include some of the luxury appointments you expect such as leather-wrapped steering wheel, 18-inch 5-spoke sparkling silver wheels and aluminum inlays. Fold flat rear seats open up 83 cubic feet of cargo room for those oversized items. The driver enjoys power lumbar support for increased comfort.


  • I4 engine
  • 22/25 mpg
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel


This trim model is available with either the gas or hybrid power trains.  The hybrid engine raises the price point by a good $10,000 but increases your fuel economy to 27 mpg highway with up to 400 horsepower combined for breathtaking acceleration. Add third row seating to fit two more passengers. Enjoy charcoal nappa and nubuck interior with 20-inch wheels. It is a plug-in hybrid that can be charged on standard household outlets. Enjoy adaptive cruise control that helps you maintain speed and distance between you and the vehicle you are following. LED lights using bending light technology to illuminate the road around the corner. Dual-zone climate controls ensure everybody stays comfortable with rear adjustable vents. Opt for available DVD player to help the kids enjoy the long ride.


  • Hybrid available
  • 20-inch wheels
  • LED lights


The Inscription features name branding logos throughout the interior on exterior moldings, tailgate and special splash screen when the digital dash boots each time you start the vehicle. Integrated aluminum roof rails provide extra cargo capacity when the whole family is on the road. Power side supports on the heated and ventilated driver’s support offer improved comfort over long drives.  The Volvo OnCall app uses your cell phone to remote start your vehicle, set the climate controls and even move the driver’s seat to your preferred position. The app also checks on fuel supply, maintenance schedules and even call for help when you have a flat tire. Large animal detection will alert you to any obstacles in the road and even apply the brakes when you don’t.


  • Inscription logos
  • Volvo app
  • Heated and ventilated seats


Step it all the way up in the Excellence. Rear seats enjoy heat and ventilation along with adjustable foot rests for little legs. Keep your drink hot or cold with powered bottle holders. Pack your lunch in the included cooler situated in the floor of the cargo compartment. Charge your iPad on available stand with USB ports to stay connected while on the road.  Every interior surface features soft nappa leather while the 9-inch touchscreen helps your navigate the roads of life or stream your favorite tunes. The exterior includes chrome accents, 21-inch 8-spoke silver bright diamond cut wheels and LED lighting in front and rear. The panoramic moonroof opens up to allow even rear passengers to enjoy the wide open sky. Door handle and exterior mirror illumination increases your safety when you approach in a dark parking lot.


  • Leather throughout
  • 9-inch touchscreen
  • iPad charging station


In all, even the Momentum trim offers many amenities you will miss in an SUV designed for the lower-priced segments, such as memory settings, lane departure warnings, and even second row captain’s chairs. When you are seeking true indulgence, the Excellence caters to your every whim while being powered by the hybrid power plant.