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...

Volvo S90 long-term test review
  • 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 £33,865 Price as tested £40,585 Miles covered 4236 Official economy 64.2mpg Test economy 46.8mpg Options fitted Head-up display (£750), 18in alloy wheels (£700), metallic paint (£700), electric driver’s seat with memory (£600), IntelliSafe Surround Pack (£600), Keyless Drive (£575), Volvo On Call with app (£550), Winter Pack (£525), electric passenger seat (£400), rear parking camera (£400), TFT driver’s information display (£400), smartphone integration (£300), Dark Flame Birch inlays (£220)

27 August 2017 – third report

Since my last report on our long-term Volvo S90, it’s been a case of good news, bad news.

A series of long motorway runs have helped lift average fuel economy from 39.2mpg to 46.8mpg – a very respectable figure for such a big, luxurious saloon.

However, on one of one of those drives the satellite navigation started to misbehave, to the extent that when I got home it still thought I had 72 miles to go.

To make matters worse, it spent the last hour of the journey bonging at me to slow to 30mph on the motorway, and ever since then the sat-nav has continued to think I’m many miles from where I actually am.

It seems a visit to my nearest Volvo dealer beckons.

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