Volvo has recently come out with the brand-new 2023 Volvo EX90, a fully electric mid-size SUV based on the XC90. It is the biggest, most luxurious, and most powerful SUV Volvo has ever made which means that Volvo aims to join the ranks of some of the most advanced and most luxurious electric SUVs on sale. In this article, we will tell you all about 2023 Volvo EX90 and why you should get one.
The EX90 is also the most advanced electric car that Volvo has ever made which is apparent the moment you lay your eyes on the new EX90. The powertrain features two powerful electric motors, all models come with AWD, and you should have more than enough range for all your daily commutes without range anxiety.
The exterior design is striking, yet minimalist which is exactly what you’d expect from a Volvo. The interior is completely new and it looks like a mixture of the new Range Rover interior and the new Ford Mustang Mach-E interior, both of which are excellent.
Reliability is a mystery with this car as it was only revealed a few days ago. Pricing is going to be firmly in the luxury SUV realm while practicality is excellent with up to seven seats and a large trunk space with loads of various practical cargo solutions.
2023 Volvo EX90 – The Powertrain
The EX90 comes, as standard, with two electric motors which means that all EX90 models are AWD as one motor drives the rear wheels while the second one drives the front. These two motors push out 408hp and 567lb-ft of torque which is a lot more torque than any XC90 model ever had. The top-spec Twin Motor Performance variant pushes out 496hp and 671lb-ft of torque.
This is enough for the EX90 to reach 60mph from a standstill in just 4.7 seconds for the more powerful model and 5.7 for the less powerful model. Volvo says that the EX90 will be able to deliver 300 miles of range on a full charge thanks to its 111kWh battery which is one of the largest batteries in all electric cars today.
Volvo also says that this battery can be recharged from 0 to 80% in just 30 minutes which is impressive to say the least. Home wall charging is likely going to take more than 8 hours, but that makes sense for those who are going to leave their EX90s to charge overnight.
2023 Volvo EX90 – Design and Driving
When it comes to design, the EX90 is ready for the future as it is boxy, yet modern which does seem to be a good combo for a mid-size SUV these days. Volvo is known for making their cars look minimalist which is exactly what they did with the new EX90. The front and rear lights are full LED and look really cool and authentic.
The interior is an entirely different story as Volvo tries to make relaxing, lounge-like Ikea-inspired interiors which is also exactly what they did with the new EX90. A huge portrait screen dominates the center console and houses most of the car’s functions. The driver also gets a small driver’s display with all the necessary information about the drive.
The driving experience isn’t too different from the XC90 as the EX90 also feels long, wide, and really heavy. It is not a dynamic SUV as it is designed for cruising rather than anything else. All in all, it is a relaxing and comfortable SUV as you’d expect from a Volvo.
2023 Volvo EX90 – Technology
The center screen measures up to 14.5-inches in diameter which makes it the largest screen ever fitted into a Volvo. This screen houses a new Google-backed infotainment screen which is a lot better than the previous system. The driver’s display offers stuff like in-dash Google Maps, Google Play Store, Wireless CarPlay, and a 5G internet connection.
A Bowers and Wilkins audio system is an option with 25 speakers with Dolby Atmos, some of which are even housed in the seat headrests. The EX90 also comes as standard with emergency braking and cyclist/pedestrian detection, lane-keep assistance with lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control with lane-centering.
2023 Volvo EX90 – Value and Practicality
The starting price of a 2023 Volvo EX90 is estimated at $80,000 for the entry-level Core trim. The Plus model is estimated to start at $90,000 while the top-spec Ultimate trim is estimated to start at $100,000. You can also expect to pay a bit more for the Twin Performance model with almost 500hp.
Practicality is excellent as the EX90 offers huge storage spaces, lots of space in the interior for up to seven people, many USB ports, many interior storage spaces, great visibility, easy-to-reach IsoFix child mounting points, and large and upright windows with fairly thin A and B pillars.
Should I buy a 2023 Volvo EX90?
The 2023 Volvo EX90 is shaping up to be a really good SUV thanks to its huge battery, great design, lots of space, and Volvo’s known safety. This segment is brimming with amazing options, but the EX90 somehow feels like a normal SUV where it should and a new and exciting SUV where it makes sense.
As such, Volvo didn’t try to reinvent the wheel with the EX90, but rather make an electric SUV that should appeal to EV drivers and regular ICE drivers. Therefore, if that is something you enjoy, you should consider the EX90.
Which cars rival the Volvo EX90?
The EX90 is not the only SUV in this segment which means that competes with the likes of the BMW iX, the Mercedes EQS SUV, the Tesla Model X, and the newly released Audi e-Tron SUV. These are some of the best, most expensive, and most advanced electric cars out there.
The BMW is the most powerful, the Model X is the most popular, the EQS is the most luxurious while the Audi seems to be a bit of everything. The Volvo, in my opinion, looks by far the best and feels more authentic to its brand than all the others.
What’s the warranty like with the Volvo EX90?
With a 111kWh battery, you want good warranty coverage as a new 111kWh battery costs an absolute fortune. As such, Volvo offers limited warranty coverage of 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain is covered in the same way while the battery components are covered for up to 8 years or 100,000 miles.
You can also include a complimentary Volvo pre-scheduled maintenance plan for 3 years after purchase or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.