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2022 Volvo S90 review

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Pros

  • Excellent seat comfort
  • Premium interior materials
  • Driver aids

Cons

  • Larger wheels negatively affect ride comfort
  • Heavy steering effort
  • Infotainment isn't as intuitive as rival systems

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 31 highway, 26 combined

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The 2022 Volvo S90 is the sleek alternative to German luxury sedans

If you're looking for a luxury sedan, there's a good chance you've considered the well-established German brands, but there is an alternative from farther north that is worth your attention. The 2022 Volvo S90 is a tastefully sleek midsize luxury sedan that distinguishes itself from the class with its Scandinavian design, standard driver-assist systems, and excellent crash test scores.

For 2022, the S90 expanded its appeal with a more fuel-efficient mild hybrid base engine and extended EV range from its plug-in hybrid T8 variant. On the inside, a new transferable four-year subscription to Google connected services gives you easier access to your map data, home automation, and other productivity assistants.

The S90 isn't as sporty as some BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, or Mercedes-Benz E-Class models, choosing instead to focus on comfort and refinement. The front seats are some of the most comfortable in the industry, and the interior is appropriately classy and inviting. We'd avoid the larger wheels, though, as they tend to make the ride too bumpy.

All Volvo S90 years

What is new for the 2022 Volvo S90?

  • The S90 is available in a variety of new trims, including the B6 Inscription, B6 Momentum, and B6 R-Design.
  • The T6 Inscription, T6 Momentum, and T6 R-Design trims have been discontinued for 2022.
  • S90 trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control, Leather & Suede Seats, and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels features are now available as options on select trims.

2022 Volvo S90 trims

Curious how Volvo S90 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

B6 Momentum:

  • 295-hp, 310-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Cruise Control

B6 R-Design:

  • Includes all features available on the B6 Momentum
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Navigation System

B6 Inscription:

  • Includes all features available on the B6 R-Design
  • A/C Seats

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Volvo S90

What We Like

Comfortable seats: Volvo enlisted the help of orthopedists to develop seats for its entire lineup, and the investment paid off. The S90's seats are some of the most comfortable in any vehicle thanks to their optimal shape and numerous adjustments. Heated front seats are standard, while heated rear seats and ventilated front seats are optional.

Premium interior: The S90's interior design features clean Scandinavian design and rich, warm materials. The leather upholstery easily meets luxury standards and the open-pore wood trim is as beautiful to the eyes as it is to the touch. The sturdy construction gives the sedan a reassuring solidity, and we even like the Orrefors crystal shift knob for a little flourish.

Plenty of driver aids: All S90 models come with a comprehensive list of driver aids that include frontal collision mitigation, lane keeping assistance, a blind-spot warning, and adaptive cruise control. What you don't see is the engineering underneath that helped it achieve the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ status in crash testing.

What Needs Improvement

Larger wheels affect ride comfort: As attractive as larger wheels may be to some shoppers, there's a drawback to that visual impact. The larger diameter results in a thinner tire sidewall, which is your first line of defense against road imperfections. For these reasons, we suggest sticking with either the 18- or 19-inch wheels and avoiding the optional 20-inchers.

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Volvo S90 features and specs

B6 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
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Bowers & Wilkins Audio
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Seat Heaters

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

295

Torque (ft-lbs)

310

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

15.9

Wheelbase

120.5"

Overall length

200.4"

Width

74.6"

Height

57.1"

Leg room

F 42.2"/R 40.4"

Head room

F 37.8"/R 37.8"

Front tires

P255/40VR19

Rear tires

P255/40VR19

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

165/1650 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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