With its jewel-like presence and details that delight the eye, the S90's sharp appearance suggests that Volvo has finally joined the top tier of luxury brands.
But much of the S90's appeal goes only skin deep. In order for this aspiring model to deserve a place among other $60,000 luxury midsize sedans, it needs to match them on refinement and performance. As compelling as this Swede seems to be on the surface, we found the S90 to fall short on key traits that are crucial in this segment.
Following Volvo's contemporary four-cylinder-only doctrine, the S90 offers a choice between two turbocharged four-cylinder engines. All-wheel drive comes standard with the turbocharged and supercharged T6.