The 2024 Volvo EX90: This understated, luxury electric SUV offers Volvo’s best in safety and design

The 2024 Volvo EX90 is an all-new, seven-seat, all-electric luxury SUV with the latest safety technology. We expect prices to start around $80,000.

This isn’t Volvo’s first VLVLY electric vehicle,
but it represents a shift. The 2024 EX90 differs from the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge models not just because it’s larger. It was also designed as an electric vehicle from the start.

In addition, it offers the best of Volvo in terms of safety features and design, as well as a sustainable manufacturing approach. It’s not enough to just produce a luxury electric SUV. There must be transparency regarding the sourcing of elements such as cobalt (used in EV batteries). Volvo does exactly that, providing traceability from mine to factory and only using suppliers that respect human rights conventions and labor laws.

Interested buyers can make their reservations now and choose their exact specifications later in 2023, in time for delivery in early 2024.

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2024 Volvo EX90 prices

We expect the 2024 Volvo EX90 to start at around $80,000. Volvo builds the new EX90 at its plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina. Assuming current federal tax credit rules are still in effect when the EX90 hits showrooms in early 2024, it’s eligible for the full $7,500.

The Volvo EX90


Competitors include the BMW iX, starting at $84,100 and offering 324 miles of range, and the Mercedes-EQ EQE SUV, which we expect to start between $75,000 and $80,000. Or there is the Tesla TSLA,
Model X starts at $121,000 and has a range of 351 miles between charges. If something more affordable and with the assistance of a gasoline engine were preferable, the Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid starts at $73,000. These are all prices from 2023.

Before you buy a new EX90, check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Price Guide to see what you really should be paying.

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What’s new for 2024

Sharing a dedicated platform with the also new Polestar 3 PSNY,
The all-electric SUV, the 2024 Volvo EX90, is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio and another step towards fully electric vehicles by 2030. It’s a luxurious flagship with cutting-edge safety technology, which is typical Volvo make.

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Drive the 2024 Volvo EX90

The Volvo EX90


In the absence of any driving impressions, this seems like a good place to talk about lidar.

It stands for Light Detection and Ranging. Every new EX90 electric SUV has a lidar sensor as standard. Connected to a computer using artificial intelligence (AI), lidar helps create a virtual 3-dimensional image of the space around the vehicle, down to small details like debris on the road. The EX90 also uses five radar sensors, eight cameras and 16 ultrasonic sensors.

The result in real situations is improved safety. If the EX90 driver wants to drive straight ahead at an intersection, the vehicle recognizes any crossing traffic and can brake automatically if necessary. Volvo strives to ensure its products don’t get involved in collisions and says the EX90 is the safest Volvo yet.

Pilot Assist is also standard on the 2024 EX90, helping to keep the vehicle between lane markings while maintaining safe distances and speeds for the conditions.

The 2024 EX90 electric SUV is equipped with adaptive air suspension.

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Cool yet inviting cabin

A Volvo interior is generally a matter of beauty. Volvo has made the new EX90 electric SUV its flagship model and the company has gone to town in its trademark low-key, low-key manner.

For example, sleek wood paneling is backlit with LEDs to suggest soft sunlight. A “floating” center console offers space to stow a small bag underneath. Some recycled plastics are used in the interior, along with seat covers made from a wool blend. And the EX90 has Volvo’s largest panoramic glass roof to date.

When automakers try to design a dashboard without buttons, they tend to load the steering wheel with a bunch of controls. Volvo didn’t do that with the EX90. This elegantly simple cabin features just one rotary control on the center console for the most commonly used functions like volume, play and pause.

The gear selector is a lever on the steering column. Many systems can be accessed via the large 14.5-inch infotainment touchscreen or operated by voice command.

This is a mid-size, three-row SUV that seats seven in a 2-3-2 front-to-rear configuration. The legroom in the second row measures a decent 36.5 inches. The third row is of course less roomy, with 31.9 inches of legroom.

The Volvo EX90 of 2024


The luggage space behind the third row measures 12.9 cubic feet, enough for three golf bags. Fold down rows two and three for a maximum cargo area of ​​67.6 cubic feet. An underhood storage space provides 1.2 cubic feet when shared with a warning triangle.

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Brilliant/generic appearance

Yes, here’s yet another Volvo report mentioning Thor’s Hammer headlights. And sure, the 2024 EX90 definitely offers a variation on that theme.

But since we all tend to see faces in the front of vehicles, another Avenger comes to mind with the EX90. iron man Seriously – look again. If that’s to imply power, innovation, protection and the forces of good, then Volvo was pretty clever.

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Otherwise, the new SUV EX90 does not really come up with any surprises visually. Being an electric vehicle doesn’t need a grille, so there isn’t one. The rear end has elements we’ve seen on other contemporary Volvos, although the small stacks of LEDs on either side of the rear window are pretty cool.

In terms of overall size, the EX90 is slightly longer, wider and lower than the well-known XC90 mid-size 3-row SUV. However, it is based on a dedicated EV platform.

Our favorite features and technologies

Google integrated
The EX90’s infotainment system includes features such as Google GOOGL,
Maps, Google Assistant and Google Play. However, it is also compatible with wireless Apple AAPL,

Driver Information Display
It’s a bit small compared to the large seven-inch touchscreen, but this instrument cluster is linked to the steering column and moves with it. So it is never covered by the steering wheel.

Over the Air Updates
This not only applies to the map material of the navigation system, software updates can also be loaded onto the on-board computer. The EX90 can continue to improve even after you buy it.

digital key
The EX90 can recognize an authorized user’s smartphone and grant access by automatically loading personal profile settings. There is no need to use a regular key at all.

2-way store
Bi-directional charging means the EX90 can provide power for things like charging laptops, running a string of lights, or even charging another electric vehicle.

Bowers & Wilkins audio
An expensive option, admittedly, but high-quality stuff. B&W loudspeakers are used in the famous Abbey Road Studios. The company created a special surround sound setup for the new EX90, pushing 1,610 watts through 25 speakers – some of which are recessed into the headrests and ceiling. It is also enhanced by the Dolby Atmos system.

engine and gears

The first version of the new EX90 is equipped with two electric motors – one for each axle – making all-wheel drive standard. Total output is a whopping 496 hp and 671 lb-ft of torque.

Volvo estimates the range – the distance traveled on a single full battery charge – at 300 miles. Charging the battery from 10% to 80% takes about 30 minutes or 111 miles in 10 minutes with a DC fast charger.

Towing capacity is 4,850 pounds.

Two electric motors
496 HP in total
671 lb-ft total torque
Maximum range: 300 miles (Volvo’s estimate)

4 year/50,000 mile warranty

Volvo’s new vehicle and powertrain warranties are each valid for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. The company also covers the batteries of its electrified vehicles for eight years or 100,000 miles. Chances are the new EX90 has the same sort of guarantees. These are typical of the luxury vehicle industry.

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