2021 Volvo XC90 vs 2022 Lexus RX Hybrid

2021 Volvo XC90
2021 Volvo XC90
$49,000MSRP
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2022 Lexus RX Hybrid
2022 Lexus RX Hybrid
$48,720MSRP
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2021 Volvo XC90
$49,000MSRP
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2022 Lexus RX Hybrid
$48,720MSRP
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MSRP

$49,000

MSRP

$48,720

Average price

$40,046

Average price

$49,052

Listings

1396

Listings

148
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Expert reviews

Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Premium interior materials
  • Great safety ratings
Cons
  • Cramped third row
  • Sluggish performance
  • No USB-C ports

2021 Volvo XC90 Reviews Summary

Volvo may be known for sensible station wagons, but the XC90 SUV is the Swedish automaker’s de facto flagship. The current generation debuted design features, technology, and powertrains that have since found their way into most other Volvo models. Several years into the current-generation model’s lifecycle, the XC90 is no longer a trendsetter, but remains Volvo’s contender in the competitive midsize luxury SUV segment, with the automaker’s typical emphasis on safety features.

The current-generation XC90 launched for the 2016 model year, so most competitors—including the Audi Q7, Acura MDX, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class—have been updated or redesigned since then. The Cadillac XT6 and Lincoln Aviator didn’t even exist when this generation of XC90 launched.

A redesigned version is expected to arrive soon, so changes to the 2021 XC90 are minimal. All 2021 Volvo models are now limited to 112 mph for safety reasons and get Care Key, which lets owners limit the top speed before loaning the car out to a friend or family member. The XC90 also gets a handful of newly standard tech features, and some small cosmetic changes.

Volvo offers the XC90 in three trim levels—Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription—with three powertrain options: T5 and T6 gasoline engines, and the T8 plug-in hybrid. Our test car was a range-topping T8 Recharge Inscription, combining the top Inscription trim level with the plug-in hybrid powertrain, which has the highest output of the three.

2022 Lexus RX Hybrid Reviews Summary

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 250 hp I4

Engine

3.5L 308 hp V6 Hybrid

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

EV Battery Capacity

EV Battery Capacity

1.9 kWh

MPG City

21

MPG City

31

MPG Highway

30

MPG Highway

28
2021 Volvo XC90
2021 Volvo XC90
$49,000MSRP
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2022 Lexus RX Hybrid
2022 Lexus RX Hybrid
$48,720MSRP
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2021 Volvo XC90
$49,000MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Lexus RX Hybrid
$48,720MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$49,000
$48,720
Average price
$40,046
$49,052
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
4.7
Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Premium interior materials
  • Great safety ratings
Cons
  • Cramped third row
  • Sluggish performance
  • No USB-C ports
Summary

Volvo may be known for sensible station wagons, but the XC90 SUV is the Swedish automaker’s de facto flagship. The current generation debuted design features, technology, and powertrains that have since found their way into most other Volvo models. Several years into the current-generation model’s lifecycle, the XC90 is no longer a trendsetter, but remains Volvo’s contender in the competitive midsize luxury SUV segment, with the automaker’s typical emphasis on safety features.

The current-generation XC90 launched for the 2016 model year, so most competitors—including the Audi Q7, Acura MDX, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class—have been updated or redesigned since then. The Cadillac XT6 and Lincoln Aviator didn’t even exist when this generation of XC90 launched.

A redesigned version is expected to arrive soon, so changes to the 2021 XC90 are minimal. All 2021 Volvo models are now limited to 112 mph for safety reasons and get Care Key, which lets owners limit the top speed before loaning the car out to a friend or family member. The XC90 also gets a handful of newly standard tech features, and some small cosmetic changes.

Volvo offers the XC90 in three trim levels—Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription—with three powertrain options: T5 and T6 gasoline engines, and the T8 plug-in hybrid. Our test car was a range-topping T8 Recharge Inscription, combining the top Inscription trim level with the plug-in hybrid powertrain, which has the highest output of the three.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 250 hp I4
3.5L 308 hp V6 Hybrid
Drive Train
FWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
7
5
Horsepower
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
EV Battery Capacity
1.9 kWh
MPG City
21
31
MPG Highway
30
28
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