Entry-Level Volvo XC90 T5 Added to Lineup, Starts at $44,945

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T5 has been added in the U.S. as a new entry-level model.

Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the Volvo XC90 T5 is rated at 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque with a starting price of $44,945 including destination. The new engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and will be available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive ($2,000 additional). The Volvo XC90 T5 will only be available with seating for five passengers, so if you need to seat seven, you will have to go for the T6 ($50,795) or T8 ($69,095) model.

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The Volvo XC90 T5 returns 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway in front-wheel-drive trim, while the all-wheel drive returns 22 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Standard equipment on the new base model includes 18-inch alloy wheels, 10-way power adjustable front seats, rearview camera, rear-parking sensors, engine start-stop, keyless entry/start, 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, navigation, Bluetooth, cruise control, Drive mode selector, lane departure warning, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, hands-free opening tailgate and panoramic sunroof. Options available are active-bending full LED headlights, Bowers & Wilkins audio system, 360-degree view camera, heated front and rear seats, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist and a heated steering wheel.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Rocket Rocket on Jan 27, 2016

    Smart move. An even smarter move would be to offer the T6 is a slightly less expensive 2-row configuration for those of us who need to haul more stuff and fewer people.