The Volvo S90 T8 hybrid is available in one of two trims, each of which shares the same base price. Both are powered by a combination of an electric motor for the rear wheels and a 2.0-liter turbo and supercharged four-cylinder engine for the front wheels. The combination produces 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is standard to control power to the all-wheel-drive system, and the luxury sedan is capable of a top speed of 130 mph as well as 21 miles of electric-only range. Standard features shared between the two models include leather seats with heated fronts, a 12.3-inch driver info display, quad-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, 19-inch wheels, and a vertically-aligned nine-inch touchscreen infotainment display featuring SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
The 2020 Volvo S90 T8 Hybrid starts at a base price of $63,200, before a $995 destination charge. This pricing applies to both the R-Design and the Inscription trims. Fully loaded, you can spend around $80,000. However, as a plug-in hybrid, buyers qualify for up to $5,419 in federal tax rebates, while various incentives apply in specific states, such as discounts and use of the HOV lane.
The R-Design model is available with R-Design seats front seats for $750, or you can spend the same amount on heated rear seats and heated steering wheel. The Advanced Package costs $2,850, and adds headlight washers, full LED headlights with cornering, a 360-degree surround-view camera, a head-up display, and a power trunk lid. The Inscription is available with the Luxury package, which costs $3,450 and adds heated and ventilated rear seats, a luxury rear armrest, massaging front seats, and a heated steering wheel, along with a nubuck headliner. A 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system is also available for $3,200, or if you want a plusher ride, a standalone air suspension system will cost $1,200.
Since they cost the same and since the S90 T8's two trims are not especially performance-focused, we'd opt for the Inscription model. In addition to standard ventilated front seats and a more elegant interior and exterior styling package, this model also has access to luxury features like massaging front seats and ventilated rear seats. Since there is so much excellent safety equipment as standard, we'd splash out on the astonishingly immersive Bowers & Wilkins sound system. We'd also be tempted by the automatic parking system, which costs just $200. This would give you a truly luxurious package for under $75,000.