The S90 has to be one of the best examples of car design in the last decade. Somehow, Volvo managed to build something that's both elegant and sinister at the same time. It's aging particularly well, and it has been kept fresh in recent years with subtle updates like a new grille design, Volvo's updated Iron Mark, and a new front fascia. At the rear, there are distinctive taillight clusters. All models in the range retain the famous Thor's Hammer daytime running lights, and active bending LED headlights. The entry-spec Plus comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, while the rest of the line-up rides on 19s. A power moonroof is also standard across the range. Ultimate models have a model-specific front grille with a chrome bar insert and a chrome frame, as well as 20-inch wheels.
The design creates the illusion that the Volvo S90 sedan is much longer than it is. It may look barge-like in its dimensions, but it's only slightly longer than the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6. The overall length is 200.4 inches, riding on a 120.5-inch wheelbase. Maximum width is 79.5 inches, and it stands 57.2 inches tall. That's on par within the segment, but it sits lower to the ground than most of its competitors. We're okay with that, considering the visual drama it creates.
The lightest S90 weighs 4,296 pounds, while the T8 plug-in hybrid tips the scales at 4,628 lbs in Ultimate specification. That's on the hefty side, considering a BMW 5 Series with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine has a curb weight of just 3,783 lbs. A six-cylinder 5 Series with AWD weighs in at 4,138 lbs.
|Volvo S90 Trims||B6 Plus||B6 Ultimate|
|Max Width||74.6 in.||74.6 in.|
|Length||200.4 in.||200.4 in.|
|Height||57.2 in.||57.2 in.|
|Wheelbase||120.5 in.||120.5 in.|
|Volvo S90 Trims||Curb Weight|
|B6 Plus||4,296 lbs.|
|B6 Ultimate||4,340 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||19" x 8.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||19" x 8.5"|
The S90's color palette is quite reserved, but the colors were carefully chosen to emphasize the stunning exterior. Black Stone is the only no-cost option. Metallic colors retail for $695, and the selection consists of Silver Dawn, Onyx Black, Denim Blue, Thunder Grey, Platinum Grey, and Crystal White. We're a bit disappointed that there are no reds on offer. Volvos always look sensational in red, and for proof, look no further than the S60 sedan in Fusion Red Metallic.