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.
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Volvo S90 Road Test

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.

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We'd get a Momentum with the Momentum Plus, Climate, and Vision packages. This version is saves quite a bit of money compared to the top-trim Inscription. We would also get the head-up display; it helps when using Pilot Assist, making it easier to tell when the system is on or off.
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sedan T6 Momentum 4-cyl 8-speed Automatic
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