2023 Volvo XC90 Vs. 2023 Genesis GV80: Specs, Size, Performance

2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2023 Genesis GV80

Genesis GV80 vs. Volvo XC90 Review

Buying a new vehicle is a significant investment, which is why you likely want to do research comparing 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2023 Genesis GV80 SUVs before deciding which one is right for your family. The 2023 Volvo XC90 comes with three rows to seat up to seven people, although a six-seater option is available with second-row captain's chairs. The 2023 Genesis GV80 comes standard with two rows for five people but can be found or ordered with an optional third row to also seat up to seven.

Volvo XC90 vs. Genesis GV80 Configurations & Dimensions

If you've come to this page, it is likely that you are after a three-row vehicle, so we will focus on that option for both models when comparing Genesis GV80 vs. Volvo XC90 dimensions and more. This version of the Genesis SUV is known as the Genesis GV80 V-6 AWD Advanced+.

Being very similar in length, these two SUVs offer very comparable legroom in the first, second, and third rows. However, the Volvo XC90 is wider and taller. This helps it to have approximately an extra cubic foot of cargo room behind its third row. It also has greater maximum cargo volume, too, as this vehicle can store up to 85.7 cubic feet of your belongings if you fold the second- and third-row seats down.

Volvo XC90 vs. Genesis GV80 Performance

You have several powertrain options available to you with a Volvo XC90 SUV. The standard option is a four-cylinder direct injection turbo engine with mild hybrid architecture known as the B5 powertrain. It makes 247 horsepower and will net you an EPA-estimated 22/28/25 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).1 This is less horsepower than the GV80 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine (which makes 375), but a lot more fuel efficient than the V-6's EPA-estimated 18/23/20 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).2

You can also opt for the B6 powertrain on the Volvo SUV, which supercharges the B5 engine for 295 horsepower, while still offering better fuel efficiency than the Genesis GV80 three-row model. Last but certainly not least, the Volvo XC90 comes in a plug-in hybrid form known as the Recharge. This utilizes a 455-horsepower four-cylinder turbocharged engine with e-boost and has a combined fuel economy of 58 MPGe.3 This makes the Volvo SUV ultimately more powerful and more fuel efficient.

2023 Volvo XC90 B5 2023 Genesis GV80 Advanced+
Horsepower 247 hp @5,500 rpm 375 @5,800 rpm
Towing Capacity4 5,000 lbs 6,000 lbs
EPA-estimated MPG (Combined) 251 20 MPG2
Seating Capacity Up to 7 Up to 7
Torque 258 lb-ft 391 lb-ft
Cargo Space 85.7 cu ft 84 cu ft
Length 195 in 194.7 in
Third-Row Legroom 31.9 in 30.3 in

2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2023 Genesis GV80 Amenities

The Volvo XC90 comes in three trims -- the Core, the Plus, and the Ultimate -- echoed in the three trims of the same name that belong to the Volvo XC90 Recharge. If you want the three-row version of the Genesis GV80, you only have one trim option.

That said, it is a well-equipped trim, offering you benefits like Adaptive Cruise Control, a Head-Up Display that lets you view information that would normally be on a screen projected onto your lower windshield so that it's easier to keep your eyes in front of you, and a panoramic sunroof. Of course, the Volvo XC90 Ultimate also offers Adaptive Cruise Control, a Graphical Head-Up Display, and a panoramic moonroof, as well as heated and ventilated front seats and a Harman KardonĀ® premium sound system. It also gives you simpler options if these luxuries are not how you would like to spend your money. This puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to new-car shopping in more ways than one. In fact, we invite you to explore our wider new Volvo inventory when you stop by our dealership to make sure that you have as many options as possible and to solidify your final choice.

Learn More About the Volvo XC90 Today

We hope that you've found this Volvo XC90 vs. Genesis GV80 comparison comprehensive. However, there is so much more to say about these vehicles, and we invite you to stop by our dealership and ask any questions you have about the Volvo XC90 for sale, which has only continued to improve with each model year.

We will set you on a test drive so you can take in the warm, premium materials, quiet cabin, and powerful performance for yourself. From there, we can talk you through the Volvo XC90 lease or financing process, depending on what option will best suit your needs. Additionally, our team is more than happy to answer your questions and help you make the best choice for yourself and your family.

Frequently Asked Questions About Genesis GV80 vs. Volvo XC90

Is Genesis GV80 bigger than the Volvo XC90?

Though both SUVs are very similar in length, the Volvo XC90 is the slightly longer vehicle, coming in at 195 inches vs. the Genesis GV80, which measures 194.7. This is a very small difference. However, the Volvo XC90 is also taller and wider than the Genesis GV80, too, with more cargo room behind the third row and behind the first row.

Is a Volvo XC90 more expensive to maintain than a Genesis GV80?

In general, the Volvo XC90 and the Genesis GV80 are very comparable in terms of how much they cost to maintain. However, the Volvo XC90 shares powertrains with many other vehicles in the 2023 Volvo lineup, meaning if you need repairs to this system, it can be easier to get the necessary parts. The Volvo Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance program also helps cover maintenance services for the first three years.5

Is a Volvo SUV better to buy than a Genesis SUV?

While only you can answer this question, there is a lot to love about Volvo vehicles in general and the Volvo XC90 in particular. Not only has the entire lineup been infused with mild hybrid technology to make the gasoline-powered models more fuel-efficient, but the Volvo XC90 is also stylish, powerful, and luxurious. It has three rows to accommodate larger families and advanced driver-assistance features to help protect them.

2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2023 Genesis GV80: Specs, Size, Performance - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

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1For more information, please visit the official US government source for all fuel economy at www.fueleconomy.gov.

2All figures are EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

3This is a hybrid plug in vehicle. Since electricity is not measured in gallons, a conversion factor is used to translate the fuel economy into miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe will vary for many reasons, including but not limited to, driving conditions, how and where you drive, how you maintain your vehicle battery-package/condition, and other factors. For more information, including information on MPGe, see www.fueleconomy.gov

4When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

5Warranties listed on this webpage shall not be solely relied upon. Warranties may be subject to specific terms, restrictions, exclusions, and fees. Additional warranty information may be obtained by visiting the official website of the warranty provider. Contact our dealership for complete details.