The 2018 Volvo V90 is not your classic Volvo wagon. Every wagon enthusiast will still love it because it still oozes some wagon swag. It is a close relative of the XC90 SUV and the S90 sedan. This midsize luxury wagon will leave you feeling warm in the heart because it has been decorated with style and tech in a manner that's similar to the great Da Vinci's portraits. You will notice that the V90's exterior looks like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon. Although the V90 is sleeker and longer than the than the E-Class. The interior of the V90 has leather materials and attractive wood for the Inscription models. And a large touchscreen display as well as aluminum and carbon fiber for the R-Design. All these interior features are similar to those of the S90. According to Volvo, the T6 can do 60 mph in 5.8 seconds while the V90 T5 does this in 6.7 seconds.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the V90?
You will love that the V90 has a striking Scandinavian design, a raised Cross Country model as well as plenty of standard premium features. However, it doesn't offer a T8 hybrid powertrain alternative, and there is no third-row option.
Which features does the V90 offer?
The standard features in this midsize luxury wagon are as many the fish in Atlantic ocean. They include: a panoramic moonroof, 10-way power driver's seat, a 9.0-inch center display with Sensus navigation and Sensus Connect, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a sport-tuned suspension, illuminated door sills, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 19-inch Matte Black diamond cut wheels, a drive mode selector, Charcoal headliner, R-design grille, front sport seats, interior ambient lighting, fog lights, LED headlights and an R-Design leather steering wheel and gearshift knob.
How safe should I feel in the V90?
The IIHS has not crash tested this vehicle, but they have tested its parent; the S90. It has a perfect score for front crash prevention as well as a 2017 Top Safety Pick. The City Safety crash mitigation system prevented an accident in 12 and 25 mph tests. This wagon has many standard driver assist safety features like rear parking sensors, road sign information, lane keep assist, Collision Mitigation Support, Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, emergency brake assist and Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive system with adaptive cruise control.
Which vehicles will the V90 compete with?
The 2018 Volvo V90 is a vehicle that fights its own battles, but it will be involved in a tough boxing match with other top-notch fighters; this fight will be something similar to Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury. The V90 will have to throw some heavy uppercuts to compete with the Audi A4 Allroad, Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon and the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.
How comfortable is the V8?
The cabin is very comfortable, the interior feels like a night spent in a Hilton hotel. We wouldn't recommend the 20-inch wheels because they cause a thumping that ruins the ride quality. Smaller wheels are better.