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2021 Volvo V90

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Pros

  • Sleek luxury car with wagon utility
  • Lots of standard features
  • Premium interior design and materials

Cons

  • Touchscreen system has a steep learning curve
  • All-wheel drive is only an option on the T6 trim
  • Limited availability

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 32 highway, 25 combined

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The 2021 Volvo V90 is a station wagon with style to spare

From back in the day, you may remember Volvo’s iconic square-shaped station wagons. Known for being practical, safe, and often beige, they were the automotive equivalent of oatmeal. The V90 keeps all the strengths of the wagons that made Volvo famous and ditches the boring look for a sleek and modern design, brisk acceleration, a minimalist yet premium interior, and lots of driver aid technology. This is every inch a modern luxury car, but with the added utility of an SUV-sized trunk. It’s also available in a slightly more rugged (and SUV-like) style, which is sold as the V90 Cross Country. The biggest issue with the V90 is its limited availability, with Volvo largely focusing on sales of the V90 Cross Country. If you can find one, the V90’s biggest weakness is the steep learning curve and sometimes frustrating response times of the infotainment touchscreen, which unfortunately houses the controls for quite a few of the vehicle’s systems.

All Volvo V90 years

What is new for the 2021 Volvo V90?

  • V90 trims have been upgraded with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment this year.
  • Seat Massagers features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The T5 R-Design trim now comes with Leather Seats and Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The T6 R-Design trim now comes with Leather Seats as standard equipment.

2021 Volvo V90 trims

Curious how Volvo V90 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

T5 R-Design:

  • 250-hp, 258-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Memory Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Smart Key
  • Rear View Camera

T5 Inscription:

  • Includes all features available on the T5 R-Design
  • A/C Seats

T6 R-Design:

  • Includes all features available on the T5 Inscription
  • 316-hp, 295-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Supercharged Engine
  • 4WD/AWD
  • Turbo/Supercharged Engine

T6 Inscription:

  • Includes all features available on the T6 R-Design
  • No significant upgrades found on the T6 Inscription

5 reasons to buy the 2021 Volvo V90

What We Like

Design and materials: Compared to traditional luxury options, Volvo’s minimalist design language and use of premium materials makes the V90 a compelling option. The car’s comfort and driving experience complement that upscale feel.

Station wagon practicality: With almost 20 cu-ft of cargo space behind the rear seats, and almost 70 cu-ft with them folded down, the XC90 rivals some SUVs when it comes to cargo hauling duties.

Driver aids: The V90 comes with a full suite of standard driver aids, unlike a lot of German competitors. An automated park-assist feature and surround view camera are optional extras, but even adaptive cruise control is included on all 2021 V90 trims.

What Needs Improvement

Touchscreen controls: Volvo’s touchscreen interface has a confusing menu structure and isn’t as responsive to inputs as some competitors. It’s especially frustrating because a lot of vehicle systems are controlled through the touchscreen.

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Volvo V90 features and specs

T5 R-Design 2WD 4D Wagon

Standard Features

  • 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
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • 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
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Parking
  • Bowers & Wilkins Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

250

Torque (ft-lbs)

258

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

15.9

Wheelbase

115.8"

Overall length

194.7"

Width

74.6"

Height

58.2"

Leg room

F 42.2"/R 35.9"

Head room

F 37.8"/R 37.7"

Front tires

P255/40VR19

Rear tires

P255/40VR19

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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