There are plenty of luxury midsize SUVs and one of those that will really blow you away is the 2019 Volvo XC90. This is no surprise at all since Volvo has a reputation of having reliable, safe, and attractive cars. More than looking great and being a safe car to drive, the company also sees to it that their vehicles are technologically updated and are built to perform.

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne is a good car to compare against the XC90. The smart re-engineering should be interesting to see if it is enough to challenge the XC90. Let's take a look at this comparison to find out.

Design & Style

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a luxury SUV that has been regarded by a lot of accolades. Most of these awards are given due to having plenty of safety features. It is, however, not solely because of that. The impeccable design is also one of the many reasons why people get drawn to it. The exterior looks powerful with its upright grille, strong shoulder lines, and tail lights that show off the car's frame. The Swedish craftsmanship is obvious on the cabin with the uncluttered design and gorgeous details.    

Although the company says that the new Cayenne has been reengineered, it is not too obvious based on its appearance. The design and styling look very much the same, save for the slim LED taillights. Even that change requires a closer look for anyone to appreciate the change.

Technology & Safety

The intuitive infotainment features of the XC90 is headlined by the 9-inch Sensus touchscreen. The sleek and responsive display makes way for seamless control of all features. There is also an added screen that is intended only for the driver. This makes it a safer way of knowing information without looking away from the road. The XC90 also has the City Safety system which gives the XC90 some of the strongest safety aids.

Although the Cayenne has one of the biggest touchscreens displays at 12.3 inches, it only offers a few tech options. It is also added with two other screens for the instrument panels and they only cause distractions for the driver.   


As a hybrid vehicle, the XC90 has a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine and an 87-horsepower motor and battery. They give a total horsepower output of 400 and 472 lb-ft of torque. As for the Cayenne, it can go for 541 hp with its V8 engine.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne is to perform but it lacks enough features to outmatch the 2019 Volvo XC90. There is no question why the XC90 is praised all over since it comes as a total package if you are looking for a car that is fast, gorgeous, modern, and safe.

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