Comparison - Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design 2019 - vs - Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
60,650
Updated: 
02 May 2019
$
82,955
Germany
Updated: 
06 Apr 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal White Metallic
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Bursting Blue Metallic
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Electric Silver Metallic
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Passion Red
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Onyx Black Metallic
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Osmium Grey Metallic
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Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2019, the XC90 has no major powertrain updates but some new standard features and updated option packages. Every model now has updated infotainment software, third-row seating, heated washer nozzles, a 12-volt outlet in the cargo area, and four-zone climate control, among other things. The higher trim levels have a Harman/Kardon premium stereo, navigation, sun shades in the rear side windows, and a tailored dashboard and upper door panels. The headlight washing system and full LED headlights with automatic high-beams are no longer standard on the R-Design and Inscription.

Pros
Astonishingly beautiful,
solid driving dynamics,
safety by Volvo.

Cons
Can approach starter-home prices,
minor powertrain flaws,
base trim lacks the lineup's best features.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a standout effort from the Swedish brand, offering style, luxury, and practicality in a way many other luxury SUVs don’t.

Pros
Svelte Swedish looks
Less-is-more interior
Tablet-like infotainment
Wide variety of models and trims
Standard safety tech

Cons
Not worth six figures at top end
Base powertrain lacks oomph
Rear seats could use more support
Questionable materials in places

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Volvo XC90 ranked #19 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Volvo XC90 has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 35 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant interior quality
Long list of standard safety and tech features
Exceptional passenger space and cargo room

Cons
Underwhelming base engine
Unrefined transmission
Below-average predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

The VW faces an uphill struggle against brand laden rivals, but is actually just as good.

Pros
Sophisticated and high-tech interior plus engines for all situations in the pipeline

Cons
Same-price rivals wear more premium badges

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Good value in lower trim levels
Spacious inside for up to five people
Excellent towing capabilities

Cons
Cheap-feeling interior plastics
Fussy infotainment system
No seven-seat option

By: 
whatcar.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI is expensive, but it also has a very special diesel V-8 under the hood.

Pros
Fast enough for the autobahn,
diesel efficiency,
premium-brand levels of luxury and refinement.

Cons
Garish chrome grille; an Alcantara headliner would be nice;
we'd love to have it here,
but it's premium-brand money.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
664ft-lbs
at 1 000rpm
Horsepower: 
316hp
at 5 700rpm
416hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Manual rear seat easy entry
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.90in
192.00in
Width: 
79.10in
78.10in
Height: 
69.90in
67.60in
Ground Clearance: 
10.50in
Front Track: 
65.70in
Rear Track: 
65.80in
Wheel Base: 
117.50in
114.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
37.00in
Front Hip Room: 
56.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
85.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4771.00lbs
5200.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Four Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
600 Watts Stereo Output
14 Total Speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Speed sensitive wipers
Power glass sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Speed sensitive wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
no
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
no
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Emergency braking preparation
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Cornering lights
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Self-Leveling Headlights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Advanced Package
Exterior Options: 
22" X 9.0" 5-Double Spoke Matte Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System
Charcoal Headliner
Integrated Center Booster Cushion 2nd Row
Grocery Bag Holder
Heated Steering Wheel & Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal, premium leather/sueded microfiber
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