Compare 2019 Volvo XC90 vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Volvo XC90 vs 2019 Toyota Highlander
2019 Volvo XC90 2019 Toyota Highlander
  250 185
Fuel Economy (city/hwy)
  21 / 29 20 / 24
Basic Warranty
  4 yr./ 50,000 mi. 3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

2019 Volvo XC90 vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

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In the increasingly competitive mid size SUV market, determining which vehicle is right for you have become proportionally difficult. Which model has the best fuel efficiency? Which will has the best performance? When comparing the 2019 Volvo XC90 vs 2019 Toyota Highlander, which is the best mid sized SUV to buy? We put these two mid sized SUVs side-by-side to see which SUV is superior.


The 2019 Volvo XC90 produces an impressive 316 horsepower from a turbocharged 4 cylinder power plant. While the the 2019 Toyota Highlander is no slouch in the power department, it still comes up short producing 295 horsepower from a 3.5L V-6 engine. Both models provide enough kick to get you up to highway speed, but who wouldn't want an extra 20 horsepower?


2019 Volvo XC90 and the 2019 Toyota Highlander both provide impressive technology. The Toyota Highlander uses the Etune Media bundle as its control interface. Its 8-inch screen and voice-command capabilities are attractive, but the console is surrounded with buttons and knobs to push. The Volvo XC90 went in a different direction with the Sensus 9-inch touch screen interface, providing comprehensive control while removing most of the clutter. It's a close call but the edge goes to the 2019 Volvo XC90.


It has been a tight race up to this point. This is where the 2019 XC90 Volvo pulls away. It seems like every design and engineering decision was made with safety in mind. The high-contract graphics in the Sensus interface, for example, provides the driver information at a glance, allowing him or her to bring their attention back to the road. The 2019 XC90 also earned a 5-Star Rating from NHTSA, with superior front crash protection and side impact safety. The 2019 Toyota Highlander also received high marks, but does match the 2019 Volvo XC90 in a safety comparison.

Both the 2019 Volvo XC90 and the 2019 Toyota Highlander provide the driver with superior power, technology, and safety. Although the 2019 Volvo XC90 is the winner in a side-by-side comparison, experience the difference yourself by scheduling a test drive!

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