2019 Volvo S90 Review, Release Dates, Prices

The 2019 Volvo S90 is premium 4-door, 5-seat flagship sedan from Swedish automaker. It is built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), Volvo advanced modular vehicle platform that underpins all Volvo cars in the 90 and 60 Series launched in recent years.

Like its siblings XC90 and V90, the 2019 Volvo S90 carries the proud and confident face of Volvo’s design language, along with classic Volvo styling cues. Key features include the iconic “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design, the new grille and Volvo Iron Mark, and the expressive use of the Volvo word mark on the rear.

In the cabin, Volvo has taken cues from the clean, Scandinavian interior design of its XC90 model and raised the bar with new details on the dashboard and instrument panel, including new air blades that stand vertically on each side of the Sensus user interface. Just like the XC90, the S90 is also available as an ultra-luxurious Excellence version.

WHAT’S NEW

Revisions to standard equipment and trim level contents

POWERTRAIN

The 2019 Volvo S90 is powered by Volvo’s Drive-E powertrains, including petrol and diesel variants as well as Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine, a petrol plug-in hybrid. The T5 models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (250 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) and front wheels drive. All-wheel drive is optional on T5 models. The T6 is both supercharged and turbocharged (316 hp, 295 lb-ft) and comes standard with all-wheel drive. The plug-in hybrid T8 adds an 87-hp electric motor to the T6 engine for a combined output of 400 hp and 472 lb-ft. Every powertrain come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Volvo T8 Twin Engine delivers all the benefits of a high performance, low emission petrol engine with an electric motor that delivers power on demand with ultralow CO2 emissions and more than 40 km of pure electric range.

SAFETY & DRIVER ASSISTANCE

Volvo’s leadership in the field of automotive safety is confirmed in the S90. The SPA platform has resulted in the strongest Volvo cars to date because of extensive use of boron steel, as well as numerous safety systems designed to protect people inside and outside the car.

Volvo’s City Safety technology, standard on all Volvo models, combines automatic braking functionality and collision avoidance systems to cover a range of potential accident scenarios and help keep you safe. City Safety is the only system on the market that detects pedestrians, cyclists and large animals such as moose and deer.

The Pilot Assist driver assistance system works up to 130 km/h on clearly marked roads and is another step towards Volvo’s Vision 2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020.

TRIM LEVELS & PRICING

The 2019 Volvo S90 is four-door, five-passenger luxury sedan offered in either Momentum or Inscription trim level with a choice of three powerplant.

Standard equipment for the T5 Momentum include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, selectable drive modes, simulated-leather upholstery, wood interior trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory functions, power-folding rear headrests, Volvo On Call remote features, a virtual instrument panel, a 9-inch touchscreen with Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a navigation system, and a 10-speaker audio system with satellite radio.

Standard advanced safety features include forward collision warning and mitigation, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, oncoming lane mitigation, a drowsy driver warning system, and a traffic sign reader.

The T6 Inscription adds 19-inch wheels, Harman Kardon premium audio, four-zone automatic climate control, a cooled glovebox, interior ambient lighting, upgraded wood interior trim, leather upholstery, leather coverings on the dash and door panels, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable front-seat side bolsters and thigh extensions, and power sunshades for rear windows.

An optional Advanced package adds parking assist, a surround-view camera system, upgraded headlights and a head-up display. For the Inscription trim, Volvo offers the Luxury package, which includes massaging front seats, heated and ventilated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and upgraded materials for the headliner and sun visors.

The 2019 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts just under $48,500, including a $995 destination fee. A very well-equipped T6 Inscription with all-wheel drive start around $60,000. The most expensive model is the T8 Inscription Plug-In Hybrid which start at about $70,000.

MODELS

S90 T5 (250 hp)

S90 T6 AWD (316 hp)

Engines

B4204T23

B4204T27

Type

In-line, 4 cyl. turbocharged

In-line, 4 cyl. supercharged and turbocharged

Configuration

FWD

AWD

Displacement

120.2 cu in

120.2 cu in

Bore x Stroke

3.23 in x 3.67 in

3.23 in x 3.67 in

Compression ratio

10,8:1

10,3:1

Valves, no/cylinder

16, 4

16, 4

DOHC / SOHC

DOHC

DOHC

Engine management system

Gasoline direct injection

Gasoline direct injection

Ignition sequence

1 - 3 - 4 - 2

1 - 3 - 4 - 2

Engine idling speed

875 ± 50 rpm

875 ± 50 rpm

Fuel, rec. Octane

95–98 RON

95–98 RON

Max engine speed

6000 rpm

6000 rpm

Max output

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

316 hp @ 5700 rpm

Max torque

258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

295 ft-lbs. @ 2200 rpm

Transmission

8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

PERFORMANCE

 

Max. Speed

130 mph

130 mph

Zero to 60 mph

6.9 sec

6.0 sec

Zero to 100 mph

15.7 sec

15.0 sec

Standing ¼-mile

14.5 sec @ 98 mph

14.8 sec @ 97 mph

EPA MPG (City/Hwy/Comb)

23 / 35 / 27

22 / 31 / 25

MODELS

S90 T8 AWD (313 hp)

Engines

B4204T28

Type

In-line, 4 cyl. supercharged and turbocharged

Configuration

AWD

Displacement

120.2 cu in

Bore

3.23 in

Stroke

3.67 in

Compression ratio

10,3:1

Valves, no/cylinder

16, 4

DOHC / SOHC

DOHC

Engine management system

Gasoline direct injection

Ignition sequence

1 - 3 - 4 - 2

Engine idling speed

850 ± 50 rpm

Fuel, rec. Octane

95–98 RON

Max engine speed

6000 rpm

Max output

313 hp @ 6000 rpm

Max torque

295 ft-lbs. @ 2200 rpm

Battery type

Lithium-ion battery

Total Battery content

10,4 kWh

Battery charging time at 16A / 10A / 6A fuse

3,0 / 4,0 / 7,0 (hour)

Battery placement

Centrally in the tunnel of the car

Electric range

21 miles

Electrical motor max power

87 hp

Electrical motor max torque

177 ft-lbs.

Driveline max power

400 hp

Driveline max torque

472 ft-lbs.

Transmission

8-speed automatic

PERFORMANCE

Max. Speed

130 mph

Zero to 60 mph

4.5 sec

Zero to 100 mph

12.3 sec

Standing ¼-mile

13.3 sec @ 103 mph

EPA MPG (City/Hwy/Comb) //MPGe

26 / 33 / 29 // 71

 

DIMENSIONS

Model

T5

T6

T8

Overall Length

200.1 in

200.1 in

200.1 in

Overall Width

79.5 in (with mirrors)

79.5 in (with mirrors)

79.5 in (with mirrors)

Overall Height

57.1 in

57.1 in

57.1 in

Wheelbase

120.5 in

120.5 in

120.5 in

Max Cargo Capacity

15.4 cu ft

15.4 cu ft

15.4 cu ft

Ground clearance

6.0 in

6.0 in

6.0 in

Curb Weight

4,819 lbs

4,819 lbs

4,819 lbs

Fuel tank capacity

15.9 gal

15.9 gal

15.9 gal

 

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