Volvo S90 review

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Volvo S90
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29 Nov 2016 12:31 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 16:28

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If you’re bored of big Germanic executive saloons, the Volvo S90 could be the breath of fresh Scandinavian air that you’ve been looking for.

It's a large executive saloon that shares a platform (and much of its interior) with the V90 estate and XC90 SUV.

Engine choices are a pair of 2.0-litre diesels, a 2.0-litre petrol and a powerful petrol-electric plug-in hybrid. A range of trims is available but even entry-level models get plenty of toys as standard.

The S90 is priced right up against those premium models from the German Brands, including the very capable BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and even the British Jaguar XF.

Buyers of large executive saloons are a demanding bunch; they expect a comfortable ride, superb refinement, and generous levels of luxury equipment. Is the S90 good enough in these areas to tempt buyers away from those rivals? Read on over the next few pages to find out.

 

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There are 6 trims available for the S90 saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
Momentum
Entry-level Momentum trim makes the most sense. You get LED headlights, heated leather seats, sat-nav, Bluetooth, and a DAB radio. It doesn’t stop there: a powered boot lid, keyless start and rear...View trim
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R DESIGN
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£34,969
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Momentum Pro
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£35,194
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Inscription
Stepping up to Inscription brings an even higher level of cabin quality helped by a leather stitched dash, finer Nappa-leather seats, and ambient cabin lighting. You also get a larger 12.3in digita...View trim
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R DESIGN Pro
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Fuel Diesel, Petrol, Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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Inscription Pro
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