Home  Car Chat Post


2020 Volvo Model Year Changes



2020 Volvo S60

Fuel mileage ratings are lower on most models. The larger 12.3-inch driver display is now standard on all models. The adjustable FOUR-C Active Chassis is no longer offered.


Volvo S90

The S90 T5 with the turbocharged-only engine is discontinued, leaving only the T6 with its turbo-supercharged engine and the T8 with a plug-in hybrid version of the same engine. Front-wheel drive, only offered on the T5, is also discontinued. 


2020 Volvo V60

The turbo/supercharged 2.0-liter T6 version is replaced by the same engine with a plug-in hybrid and changes its name to "Polestar T8." Horsepower increases by almost 100 to 415. The FOUR-C adjustable chassis is gone, but the Polestar gets manually adjustable Öhlins shocks. The one-touch folding rear seat is gone.

18-inch standard wheels replace 17. The 12.3-inch driver display is now standard; the 8-inch dashboard is discontinued.

V60 Cross Country

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country

It's back!

This raised version of the all-new V60 comes in T5 variant with 250 horsepower and all-wheel drive. At three inches higher than the regular V60, ground clearance is a respectable 8.3 inches. It can wade through almost a foot of water and its approach angle is 17 degrees. There are no trim levels, however, through Luxury and other packages it can be equipped as well as the V60 Inscription.


2020 Volvo V90

Massaging seats and a power folding rear seat are no longer offered.

V90 Cross Country

2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country

The T5 engine is no longer offered, leaving the 316-horsepower T6 2.0 4-cylinder with turbo and supercharging as the only engine. The "Oceans Race" trim level is discontinued, withdrawing Volvo from "Most Ridiculous Trim Level Name" contention.


2020 Volvo XC40

Automatic dimming rearview mirror, power rear door locks, wiper de-icer and the 12.3-inch driver display are now all standard. R-Design adds a standard Panoramic Moonroof and Premium Package.

When adding Pilot Assist, the steering wheel gives haptic feedback to help aid in steering within the lane.

Leather seating and a power rear seat release are no longer standard.


2020 Volvo XC60

The one-touch folding rear seat is gone. Rear parking sensors and leather seats are now standard.

As in other Volvos, the smaller driver dashboard display is discontinued, leaving only the 12.3-inch.

The XC60 joins the V90 in offering a 415-horsepower T8 Polestar Engineered hotrod, a plug-in hybrid. It includes special brakes, suspension and tires, even a cross-strut reinforcement bar under the hood.


2020 Volvo XC90 Courtesy Volvo USA

Volvo's largest SUV gets a refresh for 2020 with a new grille, some new paint hues and new wheels. Nineteen-inch wheels are now the smallest offered; the eighteens are gone.

Mechanically, a larger battery for XC90 T8 means more range on electricity: 18 miles vs. 17 in 2019.

The "Excellence" trim is cancelled for 2020, taking with it luxuries like the refrigerator for bottles of champagne and glasses, four-seat configuration, rear ventilated and massaging seats, rear footrests, folding tray tables and fancy leather swathed everywhere.

To take the sting out of losing the 4-seat Excellence, most models are available with center-row captains chairs in a new 6-passenger configuration. 7-passenger seating is still the standard.

The smaller 8" driver display is discontinued (it was only in the base model) and now the panoramic 12.3" display is standard on all models.


Contact Us