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2020 Volvo S90

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Pros

  • Very comfortable seats
  • Luxury-grade interior
  • Lots of driver aids

Cons

  • Larger wheels result in a rougher ride
  • Too much steering effort
  • Infotainment takes some getting used to

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 31 highway, 25 combined

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The 2020 Volvo S90: Equal parts luxury and practicality

BMW and Audi are known for producing luxury sedans with potent performance and the latest technology, while Mercedes-Benz represents classic luxury. These all have their own personalities, but they also have a lot in common. If you want to break free from these well-established brands, you might prefer the 2020 Volvo S90's unique Scandinavian design aesthetic.

For 2020, the S90 underwent a few changes. The previous T5 engine in base models has been discontinued, but a sporty new R-Design trim has been added. Elsewhere, leather upholstery, front parking proximity sensors, and rear cross-traffic warning have been added to the standard features list.

The S90 may not be as sporty as the BMW 5 Series or Audi A6, instead concentrating on comfort, driver aids, and interior refinement to entice more pragmatic clients. That's not to say it's boring or anemic, as the S90 will easily satisfy most drivers. It's simply different in its execution and, as a result, looks and feels a bit more special.

All Volvo S90 years

What is new for the 2020 Volvo S90?

  • The S90 is available in a new trim called the T6 R-Design.
  • The T5 Momentum trim has been discontinued for 2020.
  • S90 trims have been upgraded with Remote Start, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, and Supercharged Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • Leatherette & Cloth features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 Volvo S90 trims

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T6 Momentum:

T6 R-Design:

T6 Inscription:

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Volvo S90

What We Like

Excellent seat comfort: Volvo collaborated with orthopedic specialists to create seats for its entire lineup, and as a result, the seats in the S90 are among the most comfortable in any vehicle, owing to their ergonomic design and various adjustments. Long-distance comfort is all but guaranteed. Heated front seats come standard, while heated rear seats and ventilated front seats can be added as optional extras.

Interior refinement: The interior of the S90 stands out for its sleek Scandinavian aesthetic and premium materials. The luxurious leather upholstery and the attractive open-pore wood trim appeal to both the eyes and the touch. The solid construction of the sedan instills a sense of security, and the Orrefors crystal shift knob adds a touch of elegance.

Driver aids: All S90 models are equipped with frontal collision warning, lane keeping assistance, blind-spot warning, and adaptive cruise control. Additionally, the S90 is remarkable for its underlying engineering that earned it the distinction of being a Top Safety Pick+ in crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety .

What Needs Improvement

Bigger wheels affect comfort: While bigger wheels may be visually appealing to some shoppers, they come with a significant disadvantage. The larger wheel diameter means that the tire sidewall is thinner and less able to absorb shocks from bumps in the road. For this reason, we recommend going for either the 18- or 19-inch wheels rather than choosing the optional 20-inch wheels.

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Volvo S90 features and specs

T6 R-Design 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Supercharged Engine
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo/Supercharged Engine

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

316

Torque (ft-lbs)

295

Engine type

Turbo Supercharged

Fuel capacity

15.9

Wheelbase

120.5"

Overall length

200.1"

Width

74.4"

Height

57.1"

Leg room

F 42.2"/R 40.4"

Head room

F 37.8"/R 37.8"

Front tires

P235/50VR19

Rear tires

P235/50VR19

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

165/1650 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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