The latest 2020 Volvo XC90 has a newly concave grille, reworked exterior, updated interior features and a ton of safety technology. The handsome XC90 remains the toast of this segment, with high-quality finish, Scandinavian design and premium wood veneers fitted all around the cabin. 

More capable than most wagons, the 2020 Subaru Outback has a roomy cabin, a list of modern technology as well as a comfy interior. It delivers a standard all-wheel drive that is adequate to drive around town and ideal for road trips. For those looking for a little off-road adventure, the Outback boast a higher ground clearance than other wagons.

Design & Style

With Grey Ash Wood inlays fitted throughout the interior, the XC90 provides passengers with a luxury ambience. Slate grey leather can be installed on the front seats of the XC90, which elevates the premium feel. With a spacious cargo, tall headroom, and large legroom space, the XC90 can haul a family of five adults easily.

Unlike the XC90, the Subaru Outback presents a boring cabin design that is unimpressive to many. Still, it is functional and offers high seating height to its passengers. Compared to its previous generation, the latest Outback offers a bigger rear cargo and bigger seats.

Technology & Safety

Installed with an 8-inch digital driver display, the Volvo XC90 provides state-of-the-art infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the other hand, it features an array of safety technologies such as blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert system. 

The outback features a 7.0-inch touchscreen along with large and crisp icons that are quick to response times. The infotainment system is well-built with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and WI-FI compatibility. Like the XC90, the Outback features an array of driver-assistance technology.


With a 2.0-liter engine, producing up to 250 horsepower, the Volvo XC90 is quick off the line even with a full load. It performs well on most terrain and gets up to highway speed effortlessly. It has a strong slug of mid-range torque with shifts that are smooth and responsive. 

The Outback engine produces only 182 horsepower even with the standard 2.5-liter engine. With seemingly less power than the XC90, the powertrain offers a humble acceleration and lazy transmission characteristics. Still, the wagon can navigate smoothly in most weather conditions.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Volvo XC90 strikes a balance between comfort, power, and handling. Drivers will receive an engaging experience behind the wheel of the XC90. With its sleek appearance, lavish interior, and tons of high-tech and safety features, the Volvo XC90 is a compelling offer to many drivers.

The 2020 Subaru Outback has mediocre engine performance, reluctant transmission behavior and is not as well-designed as the XC90. Though it lacks behind in athleticism, it is still a vehicle that is exceedingly capable and loaded with a full array of features.

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