2017 Volvo S90

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The Swedish motor company launched its compact luxury sedan, the 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan that delivers decent performance and comfortable driving experience. The Volvo S90 Sedan has established its name as one of the best premium sedans. The all-new 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan looks classy and traditional.

The 2017 Volvo S90 replaces the Volvo S80 as the flagship sedan from Volvo. All Volvo S90's comes with standard with Volvo's semi-autonomous driving assistance system with Pilot Assistance. The car offers simple, elegant, and stylish design.


7.8/10
Features

 

7.1/10
Engine

 

7.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.0/10
Interior

 

7.8/10
Exterior

 

6.7/10
Safety

 
 
 

The car is available in two trim options with a lot of upgrades and customizations that comes as standard as you go up the trim levels. The car has a beautiful interior with impressive features and technology.

2017 Volvo S90 Features

7.8/10

The 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan starts at a price of $46,950 for the base model the Volvo S90 T5 Momentum and goes up to $56,250 for the Volvo S90 T6 Inscription. The other Volvo S90 trims; the Volvo S90 T5 Inscription is priced at $50,450 and the Volvo S90 T6 Momentum is priced at $52,950.

Trim

T5

T6

MSRP

(Momentum)

$46,950

$52,950

MSRP

(Inscription)

$50,450

$56,250

Key

Features

  • LED Tailights with Side Marker Lights
  • 8" Driver Display (Digital Instrument Cluster)
  • High Performance Audio with 10 speakers, 330W, 1 USB, & AUX input
  • Clean Zone Air Quality System
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Full LED Headlights with: Active Bending Lights (ABL), Auto Highbeam (AHB) and Thor's Hammer DRL, Headlight High-Pressure Cleaning
  • LED Tailights with Side Marker Lights
  • 12.3" Driver Display (Digital Instrument Cluster)
  • High Performance Audio with 10 speakers, 330W, 1 USB, & AUX input
  • Clean Zone Air Quality System
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Full LED Headlights with: Active Bending Lights (ABL), Auto Highbeam (AHB) and Thor's Hammer DRL, Headlight High-Pressure Cleaning

The 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan T5 Momentum and Inscription offers features like LED Taillights with Side Marker Lights, an 8-inch Display connected to a 10 speaker high-performance audio system.

Whereas the 2017 Volvo S90 T6 Momentum and Inscription offers almost all features that the Volvo S90 T5 variants offer. The S90 T6 variants offer a 12.3-inch display connected to a 10 speaker high-performance audio system. The car features a 2.0L 4-line turbo engine with 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission. The 2017 Volvo S90 comes with four wheel drive, front wheel drive.

2017 Volvo S90 Engine

7.1/10

"The S90's twin-charged T6 engine (the only version we've driven) offers crisp and powerful response. It gets the sedan's mass up to highway speeds in no time, and instills plenty of confidence for merging and passing." -Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The base variant of the Volvo S90 T5 Momentum Sedan offers a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine which can generate 250 hp of power at 5500 rpm with 258 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm. The S90 T5 Momentum is available in 8 speed shiftable automatic gearbox.

Models

Volvo S90 T5 momentum

BMW 530i

Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium

Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 sedan

MSRP

$46,950

$51,200

$47,600

$45,995

Engine

2.0L 16V Inline 4-Cylinder Turbo

2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo

2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder

2.0L Turbo, I4, DI, DOHC, VVT

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

252 hp @ 5000 rpm

268 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque

258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

The Volvo S90 T5 Inscription Sedan offers a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine which can generate 316 hp of power at 5700 rpm. The S90 T5 Inscription is available in 8 speed shiftable automatic gearbox.

The Volvo S90 T6 Momentum Sedan offers a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine which can generate 316 hp of power at 5700 rpm and is available in 8 speed shiftable automatic gearbox. Whereas the Volvo S90 T5 Inscription Sedan offers a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine which can generate 250 hp of power at 5500 rpm and it is also available in an 8-speed shiftable automatic gearbox.

Acceleration

The 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum Sedan engine loses the competition with a score of 6.5 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH. Meanwhile, its competitor BMW 530i and the Cadillac CTS Turbo I-4 Sedan wins the competition with the 2017 S90 T5 Momentum in the acceleration with a score of 6.0 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH. Whereas the Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium loses the competition with a score of 6.7 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH.

Models

Volvo S90 T5 momentum

BMW 530i

Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium

Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 sedan

0-60 MPH

6.5 sec

6.0 sec

6.7 sec

6.0 sec

Quarter mile

15.3 sec

13.5 sec

14.7 sec

14.5 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.5

6.5

6.3

7.0

The BMW 530i still leading the competition with 13.5 seconds to reach a quarter mile followed by BMW 530i, the Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan is in the second spot with a score of 14.5 seconds to reach a quarter mile. Whereas the Audi A7 2.0 TFSI Premium and the Volvo S90 T5 Momentum Sedan took 14.7 seconds and 15.3 seconds respectively.

Riding and Handling

The 2017 Volvo S90 has a very smooth and responsive steering and provides a pleasant ride. The S90 T5 Momentum Sedan is a lengthy car making it a bit hard to turn on curves. The car is smooth and steady on the spot while driving. The suspension bears out a few delivering the drive a little unrelenting.

The engine on the S90 T5 Momentum is very powerful and it is always ready to generate all the power you want. The engine is smooth and silent even when the car crosses 60 MPH. The front visibility and the driving, viewing angles while riding are very good.

The S90 T5 Sedan is a very heavy car when compared to its rivals which reduce its power and efficiency and handling. The 2017 S90 T5 Momentum Sedan offers four driving modes. Comfort Driving Mode, Eco Driving Mode, Dynamic Mode, and Off-road and the suspension adapts to the mode you choose.

Braking

The 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum Sedan packs a much bigger than what competitors offer. The Volvo S90 T5 Momentum Sedan comes with 13.6-inch disk brakes. Although offering much bigger brakes than the competitors the car is behind than the competitors with a stopping distance of 120 feet from 60-0 MPH.

Model

Volvo S90 T5 momentum

BMW 530i

Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium

Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 sedan

Brake Front (in.)

13.6

11.6

13.6

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

12.6

11.7

12.0

12.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4012

3746

3858

3714

60-0 MPH (ft.)

120

106

117

115

The Volvo S90 T5 Sedan loses in the braking department with a stopping distance of 120 feet followed by Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium with a stopping distance of 120 feet from 60-0 MPH. The Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium also offers a 13-ich braking system. The BMW 530i offers 11.6-inch brakes and wins the competition in the brakes department with a stopping distance of 106 feet from 0-60 MPH. In the second spot, we have the Cadillac CTS Turbo L4 Sedan which offers a 12.6-inch braking system and stops at a distance of 115 feet from 0-60 MPH.

2017 Volvo S90 Fuel Economy

7.7/10

The fuel economy is one of the very important points to consider while buying a car. The 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum delivers 23 mpg in the city and about 34 mpg on the Highway. Whereas the BMW 530i and the Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium wins the competition and delivers an impressive 24 mpg in the city and about 34 mpg on the highway.

Model

Volvo S90 T5 momentum

BMW 530i

Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium

Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 sedan

MPG (city)

23

24

24

22

MPG (highway)

34

34

34

30

MPG (combined)

27

27

28

25

The Callidac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan delivers 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium delivers the most combined mileage when compared with the 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum Sedan.

2017 Volvo S90 Interior

9.0/10

"Slide into the 2017 Volvo S90's seats and you're immersed in an elegant, minimalist cabin that rivals anything from its German contemporaries." -Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

2017 Volvo S90 Sedan, BMW 530i, Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium, and the Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan allows up to 5 people to be seated at once. The cabin is very spacious and well-designed with the best in quality premium materials.

Model

Volvo S90 T5 momentum

BMW 530i

Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium

Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 sedan

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.7/57.5/42.2

38.8/58.7/41.4

37.2/57.5/41.3

40.4/56.9/45.7

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.8/55.9/35.9

37.5/55.9/36.5

37.8/56.3/37.4

37.5/54.8/35.4

The 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan is in the third spot with available front headroom, shoulder room, and legroom are 38.7(in), 57.7(in), 42.2 (in) in the front respectively. There is a decent amount of headroom and an unparalleled amount of shoulder and legroom in the back with 37.8 (in), 55.9 (in), 35.9 (in) respectively.

Infotainment System

The 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum and the T5 Inscription Sedan features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display for navigation. The steering wheel includes buttons to interact with the infotainment system in the car. Whereas the 2017 Volvo S90 T6 Momentum and the T6 Inscription Sedan offers a 12.3-inch infotainment system.

The high quality 10 speaker sound system on the car provides a delighting music experience and is connected with features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay. In addition to this, the system comes an HD Radio with Bluetooth connectivity. The GPS Navigation system, Steering mounted controls, Voice Controls are the main interior highlighting features in the new 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan.

Cargo Capacity

Model

Volvo S90 T5 momentum

BMW 530i

Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium

Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 sedan

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13.5

18.7

14.1

13.7

The 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan loses the competition in the car cargo space with 13.5 cubic-feet. Whereas the other competitors of the EV Soul Wagon the BMW 350i, Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium, and the Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan offer 18.7 cubic feet, 14.1 cubic feet, and 13.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity respectively.

2017 Volvo S90 Exterior

7.8/10

"A cynic might call the S90 bland in appearance. They wouldn't be wrong, but the words "clean" and "sophisticated" feel far more apt." -cnet 

Dimensions and Weight

The 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum Sedan weighs about 4102 lbs and it is the heaviest car among the below-mentioned competitors. The Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium is the smallest car in length with 194.2 (in) when compared with Volvo S90 T5 Sedan, BMW 530i, and the Callidac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan. Meanwhile, the Callidac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan is the longest car with a length of 195.5 (in). The 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum Sedan is the second lengthy car and the bulkiest car in the above-mentioned competitors.

Model

Volvo S90 T5 momentum

BMW 530i

Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium

Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 sedan

Curb weight (lbs.)

4012

3746

3858

3714

Length(in)

195.4

194.6

194.2

195.5

Width(in)

74.0

73.5

73.8

72.2

Height(in)

56.8

58.2

57.8

57.2

Ground clearance (in)

6.0

6.2

6.6

5.9

Wheelbase (in)

115.8

117.1

114.6

114.6

Track width (in) F/R

64.1/63.7

63.0/63.9

64.1/63.7

61.4/61.7

The 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum Sedan has a ground clearance of 6.0 (in) whereas the BMW 530i has a ground clearance of 6.2 (in), Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium has a ground clearance of 6.6 (in), and the Callidac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan has a ground clearance of 5.9 (in). The Curb weight of the 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum Sedan is 4012 lbs. Whereas the Curb Weights of the BMW 530i, Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium, and the Callidac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan are 3746 lbs, 3858 lbs, and 3714 lbs respectively. The Callidac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan provides the best ground clearance followed by the Volvo S90 Sedan BMW 530i and the Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium.

Exterior Features

The 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan is a good-looking and a classy styled car from every angle by Volvo. The car comes with LED taillights with Side Marker lights, Thor's Hammer DRL, (ABL) Active Bending lights, Automatic Highbeam lights (AHB), Headlight Pressure Cleaning, projector beam lights with auto light control beside the LED daytime running lights. The car also features Solar control Glass available in higher trim options. The car uses a 20-inch aluminum wheel as standard.

  • LED Projector Beam
  • Electronic Solar Control Glass
  • Sunroof with Power Sunshade

2017 Volvo S90 Safety

6.7/10

Safety Features

The 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan comes with advanced safety features like the front and the rear head airbag protection, 4 Wheel ABS, front fog driving lights, Child-safety lock and other safety features as listed below.

Volvo improved its cars safety features and the latest model of the Volvo S90 Sedan offers important safety features with some new technologies. The Volvo S90 offers more safety features than any of its competitors like the Volvo Automatic Braking System.

The car has received an impressive 4-star rating with 91% in rollover section, side wreck. The car has received a 5-star rating in the front crash. Other safety features include six airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensor (reverse parking camera).

  • Volvo On Call includes: Convenience features Send to Car, Remote Lock/Unlock, Vehicle Tracking with 6-Month Subscription
  • Semi-Autonomous Drive System
  • Collision Avoidance by City Safety Low and High-Speed Collision Mitigation, Cyclist, Pedestrian, Large Animal Detection
  • Run-off Road Mitigation and Run-off Road Protection
  • Lane Departure Warning and Road Sign Information
  • Rear Park Assist Camera
  • Rear Park Assist

IIHS Rating

Crashworthiness

Small overlap front driver side

Good

Small overlap front passenger side

Not rated

Moderate overlap front

Good

Side

Good

Roof strength

Good

Head restraints & seats

Good

Front crash prevention

Superior

Headlights

Marginal

Child seats anchors (LATCH)

Acceptable

NHTSA not rated

2017 Volvo S90 Competition

Volvo S90 vs BMW 530i

The BMW 530i is the best alternative to the 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan. The BMW 530i offers more some benefits over the Volvo S90 Sedan. The BMW has the best acceleration from 0-60 and the best brakes when compared with the S90 Sedan. The BMW 530i is expensive than the Volvo S90 Sedan but offers some more features than what Volvo offers.

Volvo S90 vs Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium

The Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium is one of the best alternatives to the 2017 S90 Sedan. The Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium offers almost all features that Volvo S90 Sedan has but the Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium has the best-combined fuel economy when compared with the Volvo V90 Sedan.

Volvo S90 vs Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan

The Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan is the next preferable car after the BMW 530i with best in the class engine and features. The Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan has a powerful engine and has the best acceleration and braking power when compared with the Volvo S90 Sedan. The Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan is not too expensive when compared with the price of the Volvo S90 Sedan.

2017 Volvo S90 Final Verdict

The 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan is a great car from Volvo with best in class electric engine specifications, impressive looks, stunning exterior and interior look with a large and spacious cabin and an advanced infotainment system. The Volvo S90 offers more safety features than any of its competitors.

The 2017 S90 Sedan comes at a low price than competitors but still offers more features and technology than any other car in competition. But if you want a sedan with more power and handling then the BMW 530i and the Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan are the best options available followed by the Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Premium. The Cadillac CTS Turbo I4 Sedan is cheaper than the 2017 Volvo S90 Sedan but offers more power and better drive and handling.

Pros

Spacious Cabin

Decent Handling

A powerful engine

Beautiful Interior

Important safety features

Cons

Small boot space

What's New?

Minor changes in interior and exteriors


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$46950

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

120 cu. in.

horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6 in. ventilated front disc/13.6 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

115.8 in.

length

195.4 in.

width

74 in.

height

56.8 in.

curb weight

4012 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

cargo volume

13.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

3300 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

zero to 100 mph

16.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/27/34 mpg

highway range

493 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Volvo S90 in Osmium Grey Metallic color  2017 Volvo S90 in Onyx Black Metallic color  2017 Volvo S90 in Mussel Blue Metallic color  2017 Volvo S90 in Magic Blue Metallic color  2017 Volvo S90 in Luminous Sand Metallic color  2017 Volvo S90 in Ice White color  2017 Volvo S90 in Crystal White Pearl Metallic color  2017 Volvo S90 in Bright Silver Metallic color
Osmium Grey Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.8

Engine

7.1

Fuel Economy

7.7

Interior

9.0

Exterior

7.8

Safety

6.7

Driving

8.0

Comfort

8.4

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum

T5 Momentum

power
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$46,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T5 Momentum 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $46,950 MSRP (23/27/34) 250 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Inscription

T5 Inscription

power
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$50,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T5 Inscription 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $50,450 MSRP (23/27/34) 250 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Volvo S90 T6 Momentum

T6 Momentum

power
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$52,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T6 Momentum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) Starting at $52,950 MSRP (22/25/31) 316 hp @ 5700 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Volvo S90 T6 Inscription

T6 Inscription

power
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$56,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T6 Inscription 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) Starting at $56,250 MSRP (22/25/31) 316 hp @ 5700 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

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