2023 Volvo S90 Interior and Cargo

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2023 S90 Interior

There are two manufacturers responsible for the current minimalist interior trend: Audi and Volvo, and both pull it off very well. Volvo's approach is exceptionally Scandinavian, and, thankfully, it already comes fully kitted out. As we've noted in previous reviews, material quality is superb, and the available colors are warm, natural, and soothing. It's a nice departure from the cold and clinical German interiors. None of the materials are faux, with even the most affordable model getting genuine leather and Linear Walnut inlays. It sounds like a back-handed compliment to describe driving an S90 as being in a high-end Scandinavian coffee shop, but it's apt in that it's an incredibly relaxing place to be and it's an easy yet opulent comfort that doesn't fuss too much.

Higher-spec models add even more comfort and luxury features like heated and ventilated seats, and a Bowers & Wilkins sound system. Visibility is good, though the long hood can be disconcerting at first. You soon grow used to it, however.

2023 S90 Interior Photos

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2023 Volvo S90 Dashboard
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2023 Volvo S90 Front Chairs

Seating and Interior Space

The S90 isn't a driver's car, so passengers are equally taken care of. In this case, five people in total can fit in the cabin easily, even if they're all tall. In the back, there's a luxurious 40.4 inches of legroom for everyone but the center passenger. However, due to its width, it's not a horrible squeeze for whoever gets the short straw and the center seat. The seats are all-day comfortable as well, which is true to form with the attention to detail Volvo puts into all of its ergonomics.

2023 Volvo S90 Interior Dimensions:

Volvo S90 TrimsB6 PlusB6 Ultimate
Seating55
Headroom Front Seat37.8 in.37.8 in.
Headroom Back Seat37.8 in.37.8 in.
Legroom Front Seat42.2 in.42.2 in.
Legroom Back Seat40.4 in.40.4 in.
Shoulder Room Front57.5 in.57.5 in.
Shoulder Room Rear55.4 in.55.4 in.
Hip Room, Front56.4 in.56.4 in.
Hip Room, Rear54.9 in.54.9 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The base Plus comes with genuine leather upholstery, available in either Charcoal or Blond. The Ultimate trim dials it up a notch by offering ventilated Nappa leather as standard, available in four colors. These are Charcoal, Amber, Slate, and Blond, and all are available at no extra charge. The Plus specification comes with Linear Walnut inlays, and the Ultimate adds a crystal gear shift lever.

2023 S90 Trunk and Cargo Space

The S90's cargo capacity works out to 13.5 cubic feet, for both gas and PHEV versions. Rivals like the BMW 5 Series have larger trunks, but the S90's trunk will suffice for daily needs. The rear seats do fold flat at the touch of a button, which is a nice touch. Volvo doesn't claim a figure for this specific seat configuration, but it should be large enough to transport the odd large thingamabob occasionally. Volvo offers an optional hands-free power tailgate for easier access to the trunk. Since the S90 was designed with hybridization in mind, the electric motor placement has no impact on cargo capacity.

Interior storage consists of a large glovebox, a center armrest with a storage bin, dual cupholders up front, and two cupholders hidden in the rear center seatback.

2023 Volvo S90 Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Volvo S90 Armrest
2023 Volvo S90 Trunk Space
2023 Volvo S90 Cargo Space

2023 Volvo S90 Cargo Dimensions:

Volvo S90 TrimsB6 PlusB6 Ultimate
Trunk Volume13.5 cu. ft.13.5 cu. ft.

2023 S90 Infotainment and Features

Features

The base Plus trim is already equipped with all the luxuries one could expect at the price. You get quad-zone climate control, a panoramic moonroof with a power sunshade, a rearview camera, power-adjustable front seats with memory for the driver's side, heated front seats and rear seats, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, keyless entry, and a 12V outlet in the trunk. As it's a Volvo, it also comes with a host of safety features such as post-impact braking, adaptive cruise control, front and rear park assist, and a lane-keeping aid, blind-spot assist, Pilot Assist, and a surround-view camera. The Ultimate adds what few features are missing, including ventilated front seats with passenger seat memory.

Infotainment

The S90 comes with Volvo's latest Android-based infotainment system. It starts with a nine-inch vertically mounted touchscreen that even works with gloves. A neat and bright homepage keeps your main information right in front. There are two other main screens for your settings and your audio sources (that's where your battery hold and battery charge functions can be found, as well as your driving assist systems), which can be swiped to at any time. A home button at the bottom brings you back.

The system will be familiar to anyone who has used an Android device, although as usual, it will take some time to fully familiarize yourself with the various menus. An array of Google services includes Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play, but you also get Apple CarPlay. The system also has USB inputs for whatever else you keep music stored on. It can be controlled through voice or touch and can become a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. We've used that feature, which worked flawlessly when a massive storm moved through the Midwest and knocked out power for a ton of people.

The standard sound system on the Plus boasts 220 watts of power and 10 speakers. For $800 more, this model can be equipped with a 600-watt, 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system. The Ultimate gets the Harman Kardon unit installed by default, but it can upgrade, too, with anoptional19-speaker, 1,460-watt Bowers & Wilkins unit. It's one of our favorite in-car audio systems and music lovers opting for the upgrade will not be disappointed - it's worth every dollar of the $3,200 price.

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