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Volvo S90 long-term test review

The Volvo S90 is an all-new luxury saloon built to take on some of the most accomplished cars on sale. We’ve added one to our long-term test fleet to find out what it’s like to live with

Words BySteve Huntingford

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  • The car: Volvo S90 D4 Momentum
  • Run by: Steve Huntingford, editor
  • Why it's here: To see if Volvo has built a genuine alternative to luxury saloons from the likes of Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes
  • Needs to: Offer outstanding comfort and refinement, a sumptuous interior and low fuel consumption

Price Β£33,865 Price as tested Β£40,585 Miles covered 1080 Official economy 64.2mpg Test economy 38.6mpg Options fitted Head-up display (Β£750), 18in alloy wheels (Β£700), metallic paint (Β£700), electric driver’s seat with memory (Β£600), IntelliSafe Surround Pack (Β£600), Keyless Drive (Β£575), Volvo On Call with app (Β£550), Winter Pack (Β£525), electric passenger seat (Β£400), rear parking camera (Β£400), TFT driver’s information display (Β£400), smartphone integration (Β£300), Dark Flame Birch inlays (Β£220)


29 May 2017 – preview

I feel like a bit of a motoring clichΓ© at the moment, because having just become a parent, I now find myself running my first Volvo. And yet I’ve got to admit that safety is suddenly a higher priority for me, and cars don’t come any safer than the S90 saloon; it earned the highest score awarded by the crash-test experts at Euro NCAP to date.

The other thing Volvo is famous for that’s present and correct is fantastically supportive seats.

But the main reason for this long-term test is to see if the S90 also excels in areas outside of Volvo’s comfort zone, and I’ll be reporting on that, starting from next week’s full introduction.

Read our full Volvo S90 review >

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