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2020 Volvo S90

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

200.1” x 57.1”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Elegant proportions
  • Engine performance
  • High-quality, distinctive interior
  • Roomy cabin
  • Intuitive dashboard touchscreen

The bad:

  • Engine noise
  • Standard suspension lacks refinement
  • Small rear doors
  • Lack of standalone climate controls

3 trims

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Notable features

  • New R-Design version
  • Five-seat mid-size luxury sedan
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Turbocharged and supercharged engine standard
  • Pilot Assist driver-assist system
  • Plug-in hybrid model available

2020 Volvo S90 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Volvo S90?

The Volvo S90 mid-size luxury sedan seats five and competes with the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6. It’s powered by a standard turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 316 horsepower. A plug-in hybrid model that can travel up to 21 miles on electric power alone, according to EPA estimates, is also available. Both versions of the S90 have all-wheel drive. 

 What’s New on the 2020 Volvo S90?

New standard features for the Momentum trim level include leather upholstery, heated front seats and front park assist. Meanwhile, a new R-Design model features sport-oriented exterior and interior design cues and adds convenience features like four-zone climate control and power rear sunshades.  

What Features in the 2020 Volvo S90 Are Most Important?

The plug-in hybrid version offers the most power with total system output of 400 hp, and the 21-mile electric-only driving range should be enough to cover modest daily commutes. A long list of standard active safety features includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist and Pilot Assist. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Volvo S90?

You have to be willing to think outside the traditional luxury box to enjoy the S90. The ride with the standard suspension is firm and lacks refinement, and the lack of a mega-horsepower performance model might turn some luxury sports sedan shoppers away. Then again, the standard engine is still potent, and the plug-in hybrid model offers both efficiency and power. We also like the high-quality, distinctive interior that offers good passenger space. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews


Everything is 5 star until you begin to drive

I loved it when I drove it out of the showroom. The Interior is beautiful and refined. The exterior styling is sleek and understated. But after two years the love is gone. It's still a pleasure to sit in, just not a pleasure to drive. The suspension and ride are not on par with the styling and interior. You feel every crack and crevice. The low-profile tires may look good but they perform terribly. Multiple flats and bent rims over the past two years driving on suburban streets. I am a 5x Volvo owner. I don't see a 6th in the future.


S90 Inscription: Best of the Best!

My 2020 Volvo S90 Inscription came loaded with every available option and I had the dealership install the Polestar software increasing the horsepower and tightening the suspension making this car an absolute joy to drive. The S90 replaced my 4-year old S550 and trumps the Benz in just about every category with the exception of price, perceived status, and cost of ownership and this is coming from someone who has owned no fewer than 19 M-B’s including 11 S and SL class. The S90 seems to be a rare bird and a well-kept secret as I see so few of them in Connecticut. I set out to purchase the new Genesis and even test drove a new 7-series, but when the dust settled, the S90 offered everything that I was looking for in a full size sedan with absolutely no compromise. No one can rival the comfort of a Volvo seat and when paired with the concert level Bowers and Wilkins sound system often finds me taking the long route home. It’s that nice!


Best price for luxury and sport

My previous car was a 2018 Genesis G80 3.3 T. I was looking for a car that was a good mix of luxury and sporty. I considered another Genesis, but the S90 R series more then met my needs, and the price was right in line with what I was willing to pay.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/unlimited miles , upgradeable up to 10 years
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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