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VOLVO S90 SALOON

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Volvo S90/V90 Review

Highlights

  • Superb interior quality
  • Stylish exterior
  • Lots of standard equipment

 

Arval’s pick of the range:

Volvo V90 2.0 D4 Momentum Pro

 

Volvo S90/V90 - Overview

The S90 is Volvo’s executive saloon car, while the V90 is the estate version of the same model. It’s arguably one of the best-looking vehicles on sale today, as it has a gorgeous, sleek exterior, and it looks just as good on the inside. Powerful engines and levels of equipment and refinement to rival much more expensive cars are among its strong suits.

DRIVING

What is the Volvo S90/V90 like to drive?

If there’s one thing the Volvo does well, it’s comfort. As you might expect from a large, executive saloon or estate, it’s designed to keep the driver and passengers as unruffled as possible on long journeys, and the soft suspension handles bumps and rough surfaces exceptionally well. It’s extremely quiet too; there’s very little in the way of wind or road noise at speed. Factor in the standard-fit eight-speed automatic gearbox and it’s about as perfect a motorway companion as you can find. That refinement also carries over to the engines. The standard 190hp 2.0-litre D4 diesel is smooth, and far from short on power, while the D5 Powerpulse model, which has four-wheel drive, delivers its 235hp in an even more relaxed fashion. The T8 plug-in hybrid variant offers the ultimate blend of smoothness and power, as its 2.0-litre petrol engine and electric motor collectively produce 407hp and offer four-wheel drive. Finally, the V90 estate is available as a rugged off-road Cross Country variant and adds a powerful 320hp petrol engine.

 

What engines and gearboxes are available?

Petrol engines:

  • 2.0 T6 320hp, 176g/km CO2 (36% BIK), 36.7mpg

 

Diesel engines:

  • 2.0 D4 190hp, 116-138g/km CO2 (27-31% BIK), 54.3-64.2mpg
  • 2.0 D5 Powerpulse 235hp, 127-139g/km CO2 (29-31% BIK), 53.3-58.9mpg

 

Hybrid engine:

  • 2.0 T8 407hp, 46g/km CO2 (13% BIK), 141.2mpg

 

Gearboxes:

  • 8-speed automatic

 

Need more information on BIK (benefit in kind) and CO2? Then why not try our calculator to help you work out your running costs.
 

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Volvo S90/V90 trim levels explained

Both the Volvo S90 and V90 are extremely well kitted out and available in Momentum, R-design and Inscription guises. Pro packs add additional equipment to each model, while the V90 estate is also available as a Cross Country. Key items of standard specification are:

Momentum

  • Adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist and speed limiter
  • Keyless start
  • Automatic wipers
  • Power boot lid/tailgate
  • Rear park assist
  • 17” alloys
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Infotainment system with 9” touch screen
  • Leather seats
  • Electrically adjustable and heated front seats
  • Voice control
  • DAB radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Sat nav
  • USB and aux sockets
  • Volvo driving aids including City Safety, oncoming lane mitigation, road-edge detection and run-off road protection

 

R-Design (in addition to Momentum)

  • Sports seats with upgraded leather
  • LED front foglights
  • 12.3” TFT driver’s information display
  • 18” alloys
  • Lowered suspension
  • Additional interior and exterior lighting and styling

 

Inscription (in addition to R-Design)

  • Upgraded leather seats
  • Memory driver’s seat
  • Keyless start
  • Upgraded 18” alloy wheels
  • Front park assist
  • Additional interior and exterior lighting and styling

 

Cross Country (in addition to Momentum; V90 estate only)

  • 65mm additional ground clearance
  • Upgraded leather seats
  • 18” alloys
  • Exterior body protection (big bumpers, skid plate)

 

How to spec the Volvo S90/V90

As the equipment list above explains, the Volvo has an incredible amount of standard kit, so you’re unlikely to want for much, regardless of which model you choose. The Momentum version and 2.0-litre D4 diesel engine is as good a bet as any, as you get an incredible amount of car for the money. Volvo offers a Pro pack on top of each trim level, which adds some excellent additional features and is well worth considering; they include: heated steering wheel and washer nozzles, active bending headlights with adaptive shadow technology, driver’s seat memory, Volvo’s On Call emergency system, a heated windscreen, front LED foglights with a cornering function and upgraded 18” alloys.

 

Volvo S90/V90 Interior – what’s it like?

The interior is arguably the Volvo’s highlight. Not only is it extremely well built, the cabin’s chic design means it’s a fantastic thing to behold. The seats are exceedingly comfortable and, combined with the soft suspension and the excellent refinement, it’s a truly lovely place to sit. The large, central infotainment system controls the majority of the interior functions, which serves a double purpose: it’s very easy to use and the lack of buttons makes the interior look clean and smart. There’s plenty of room for passengers, regardless of where they’re sitting, while the S90’s boot can swallow 500 litres of luggage. Go for the V90 estate, and you’re looking at an even greater 560 litres.

THE ALTERNATIVES

Volvo S90/V90 Alternatives

Other models for consideration include the Audi A6, BMW 5-series, Jaguar XF, Lexus GS and Mercedes E-Class.

VERDICT

Verdict

If you regularly cover long distances then the Volvo’s comfortable and easygoing nature makes it ideal for motorways, in particular. Considering the amount of standard equipment, it’s great value, while the sumptuous interior and sleek body add more than a dash of style.

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