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2019 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Review

We're looking at the pre-facelift 2019 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription plug-in hybrid electric crossover, and testing it's winter capabilities

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Last year we featured the 2019 Volvo XC90 but with the T6 motor and at the Momentum trim. This year we're looking at the top-trim Inscription with Volvo's Twin Engine eAWD system found in the T8. This mid-size three row luxury crossover comes in onyx black paint, has the premium package, Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and upgraded rims.

Our full tour and review of the 2019 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription goes over what's optioned on this vehicle, along with the other available options and packages. We also discuss the changes coming with the 2020 Volvo XC90, a very mild facelift which adds approximately 10% battery capacity and some exterior design changes.

Our Spotlight then covers a comprehensive driving test of the XC90 in the winter, including how this vehicle's hybrid system works and real-world fuel economy along with performance testing.

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