Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Now Comes With 3-Row Seating Standard


Volvo XC90 T8 – Image Credit: Michael Beinenson / InsideEVs

The feature is now standard on all trim levels.

Sales of the Volvo XC90 are slightly down overall  this year compared to 2016, according to data from CarSalesData, and this is partly a result of the lack of standard third row of seats for all trim levels. The Swedish manufacturer is now fixing this by making seven seats the new standard for all trims and models, including the base T5 and upper-level T8 plug-in hybrid.

Volvo XC90 T8 – Image Credit: Michael Beinenson / InsideEVs

The information is confirmed by new order guide, and the automaker’s online configurator, and was brought to our attention by CarsDirect. The added seating for seven comes at no additional costs for all available models and is effective at dealers now.

By receiving a standard third row of seats, the XC90 is joining European rivals like the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS450, all being one step ahead of the BMW X5, which has seven seats as an additional optional feature. In the luxurious midsize SUV from Sweden, the additional pair of seats folds fully into the floor, thus not affecting the cargo volume of the family vehicle.

Currently, the XC90 is available in the United States with a starting price of $46,900 for the base T5 Momentum model, while the slightly more powerful T6 Momentum starts at $54,050. If you opt for the range-topping T8 plug-in hybrid version, it will set you back at least $64,950 with prices going up to $104,900 for the absolute flagship variant, the T8 Excellence.

Speaking of the top-of-the-range version, back in August it was offered with a massive discount of $20,500 for the 2017 model year. Additionally, some dealers cut the price even more to as low as $73,500 thanks to an extra $8,895 discount.

In the first 11 months of this year, Volvo has delivered 26,225 XC90s in the United States, down by almost 3,000 units compared to the same period in 2016. Last year was the fifth best year in terms of sales for the model in its 15-year history on the U.S. market.

Source: CarsDirectCarSalesData

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10 Comments on "Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Now Comes With 3-Row Seating Standard"

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Last I checked the BMW and Benz SUV PHEVs didn’t offer a third row at all, so there’s only three seven-seater plug-ins available in the United States:
Pacifica Hybrid
Model X

Am I missing any?

Wow, I’m surprised no one has jumped on you for missing the S 😀

XD That might technically count. But only if you’ve got young kids.

You will not see many 6 foot men in business suits sitting back there… 😛

I’ve even considered getting a used S with rear-facing seats because I do have three young children and I could see it being helpful especially when we want to pick up a cousin or two and do something, but it’s not a real 7-seater.

No mention of range. Hard to tell this is supposed to be a plugin other than the title of the article.

What is the range? Is it a serious PHEV w 30 mile range or more, or a electric assist single digit range and engine assist if you make it drive out of a parking lot?

It is similar to a lot of the BMW models. You’d be lucky to get 15 miles out of it.

In an SUV this is great for running errands or driving kids around town. It can definitely save a lot of gas so that’s good!

But there just is not enough range for it to be driven like a true EV day to day.

There exactly 3 “serious”, that is, 30mi+ range PHEVs: Volt, Pacifica Hybrid and, as of very recently, the Honda Clarity.
Everything else is <30mi, most <20mi.

It is a nice car but it needs some price adjustment.

Drop the price by $10K and it will sell at least 50% better.

Will they install the 3rd row seat in V90 CC and V90 versions as well.

All 5 door vehicles (Wagons/Crossovers) which are slightly longer can accomodate 3rd row seat making the vehicle a 7 seater.

To transport elves in the third row? Are you being serious?