As flagship sedans go, the new-for-2017 Volvo S90 is nothing short of remarkable. It’s handsome. It has a bar-raising interior. It’s great on fuel. It’s got the best stereo and headlights in the business. The list goes on.
Best of all, it’s less expensive than you probably think, too. After a few days of driving, I guessed the price to be around $90,000, or the better part of $20,000 too much.
There are a few gripes– the central command iPad thingy is fussy to learn, the self-parking system seems to be cross-eyed, and the big-ass wheels can degrade ride refinement on rougher roads. Beyond that, this is a stand-out value for the shopper after unique looks, plenty of room, and efficient performance.
Drivers take it all in from what’s probably the S90’s greatest asset: the cabin. Taken widely, it’s tidy and elegant. The central iPad-like command screen eliminates the need for dozens of other buttons and consoles, which clears more room on the console and dash for a plethora of premium materials, including matte-finished wood, aluminum, chrome, stitched leathers of various colors and textures, and metallic accenting that almost playfully intersect, overlap, and layer each other. With the all-digital instrument cluster and massive central command screen, there’s a definite presence of advanced gadgetry on board, though the focus is more on the materials, not the tech. It’s a unique, tranquil atmosphere.
Check out the V0lvo S90 in the videos and photo gallery below.
Here’s a video highlighting the (excellent) headlight performance.
Here’s a video highlighting some other important details, and my three favorite things about the Volvo S90.
And here’s a photo gallery of the handsomeness.
2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD At a Glance
Engine: 2-litre four-cylinder, turbocharged and supercharged, 316 horsepower
Observed Mileage: 8.9L/100km
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Features: Bowers and Wilkins stereo, LED adaptive headlights, climate controlled seats, navigation, keyless start, adaptive suspension, radar cruise control, Pilot Assist
What’s Hot: discreet style, out-of-this-world cabin, feels high quality, good on fuel, excellent headlights, largely comfortable ride
What’s Not: learning curve to central command system, self-parking system ineffective, ride quality degrades on rougher roads
Price As Tested (S90 T6 Inscription): $73,925