Attractive and sleek subcompact five-passenger crossover SUV.
A satisfying mix of power and luxury at a reasonable price.
2017 Volvo S90 T6
The Volvo S90 has been recognized as one of three finalists for the North American car of the year award … and it’s easy to see why. A compelling grill and an elegant body catch your attention first, but that’s just the beginning. The power moon roof with sunshade and the leather interior will make you feel as if you’re on a first-class flight. The vehicle’s climate-controlled system includes air-cooled and heated front seats with heated rear seats so that you can enjoy your ideal temperature. Keyless entry opens the door for easy access, and a push button brings the engine roaring to life. Experience the CleanZone air quality system, which filters out dust, pollen and air pollution, ensuring optimal air quality. Superb safety features include innovative top-of-the-line electronics with autopilot assist for hands-free driving and rear-park assist with a back-up camera.
Under the Hood
With so many elegant features, you might have thought that Volvo focused only on elegance and forgot about the importance of power. Engineers have not overlooked this key element of vehicle design. Powered by a direct-injection 2.0L engine, Volvo strapped a supercharger and turbocharger to the T6 inscription package, pushing the 2.0L engine to a blistering 316 horsepower and 295 ft. lbs. of torque. An 8-speed automatic Geartronic transmission with select-able driving modes transfers all that power to the ground. Select eco for the best fuel economy or choose comfort or individual settings. For full-sport mode and aggressive shifting, switch to the dynamic mode. Thanks to an advanced all-wheel-drive system, the Volvo accelerates from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds. Even though the Volvo produces high horsepower numbers and great performance, the S90’s overall mileage averages 25 mpg, 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
On the Inside
At first glance, you will notice the beautiful white Nappa leather throughout the interior paired perfectly with linear walnut wooden inlays to set the sophisticated tone for the new S90. The 9” digital display sits conveniently between two large air vents in the middle of a clean dashboard. Use the display to control everything from navigation, climate control and Bluetooth hands-free to Apple car play and Sirius XM Radio. The Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system creates the optimum listening experience from any seat in the car. Ride comfortably as you enjoy four-zone climate control, allowing everyone to adjust the temperature to their preference.
At a Glance
MSRP: $66,105 (as tested)
Engine: 2.0L super- and turbo-charged
Output: 316 HP, 295 lb-ft torque
MPG: 22 city/31 hwy
The fuel efficiency is worth every penny in itself.