I must be dreaming. Driving such a luxurious yet powerful vehicle as the Volvo V90 is a real dream, to say the least! And if this sounds too fantastic to be true, then I am one of the lucky ones enjoying the ultimate driving adventure of this amazing wagon.
A 3-day-long drive across the UAE is a real treat. As each day passes, the roads become increasingly entertaining. A few laps of the track make it clear that the engine of this car is smooth and refined and has proper, rock-steady push once the big turbo is spooled up. After 15 minutes or so, my conclusion is pretty straightforward: this is an awe-inspiring piece of engineering.
Over the past 20 years or so, there’s been a genuine lack of substitutes in the premium car space, and it seems that Volvo has taken this into consideration; thus the result has been reflected by the new V90 which is a great car (as is its saloon sister, the S90). This very car was born modern and arrive with the latest tech.
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The V90 is changing the image of the Swedish brand into a genuine contender in the premium market, with sleek styling, plush interiors and an emphasis on comfort and safety.
Stepping inside the V90 and unleashing its enormous power, one can feel that this car is very stable at all times, and has plenty of grip for fast cornering.
The Exterior Lines
The V90 takes pride in its chic and dynamic exterior styling package which comprises a colour-matched front bumper spoiler, distinctively designed bottom sill mouldings with chrome insert, in addition to exceptional double end pipes and a colour-matched rear diffuser with chrome insert.
Thanks to an exclusive stainless-steel bumper cover, the bumper on V90 is always protected from scratches and scrapes when loading and unloading. Moreover, the bumper features a premium high gloss finish and has been particularly tailored to integrate with the other exclusive V90 exterior styling details.
Inside, there are lots of soft curves and fabulous materials, making the V90 a more comforting place to be than most of its contenders. There’s this big touchscreen, which is almost tablet-sized and controls the car’s primary functions. The V90 has a roomy light-filled cabin in which a tremendous amount of luxury and technology has been injected, to enhance the driving experience.
Volvo’s seats have oodles of modification on offer and backache isn’t an issue on a long trip, The seats, also, have very pronounced side bolsters.
It’s noteworthy; however, to mention that there’s a massive amount of legroom in the back, and plenty of head and elbow room all around. Also, there are some helpful cubbies and sizable door bins up front, in addition to a large glovebox.
CarPlay takes the functions and apps you’re familiar with from your iPhone and makes them conveniently available via your Volvo’s centre display. You can even use the Siri voice control function to take care of emails and SMS, which means your attention stays safely on the road ahead.
At the Center of the Performance
Premium Sound by Bowers & Wilkins brings outstanding realism to your favourite music, putting you at the centre of the performance.
With CleanZone, breathe air inside the car cleaner than the air outside. It filters particulates and odours, closing the air intakes if pollutant levels rise.
As standard, you get all the safety equipment you could wish for, including a sophisticated network of sensors that can detect when you’re about to crash and apply the brakes or when you’re about to run off the road and steer you back onto it, as well as a host of other equipment you’d usually have to pay extra for. These very specs, according to experts, make the V90 the safest car on planet.
An Expert’s View
The V90 looks far-fetched and, provided you are contented to prioritise comfort over fun, is a glee to drive. Even though the Mercedes E-class has a bigger boot and an even more striking interior, the V90’s keen pricing and ability to stand out from the crowd make it very tempting indeed. To sum it up, if you’re looking for an antithesis of the go-faster, aggressive, hyper-competitive executive world, it’s well worth trying the Swedish option.
|EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy: MPG||30|
|Cruising Range – City: mi||349.80|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est – City: MPG||22|
|Fuel Economy Est-Combined: MPG||25|
|Cruising Range – Hwy: mi||477.00|
|EPA MPG Equivalent – City:||N/A|
|EPA MPG Equivalent – Hwy:||N/A|
|EPA MPG Equivalent – Combined:||N/A|
|Battery Range: mi||N/A|
|Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx: gal||15.9|
|Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx: gal||N/A|
|Cargo Area Dimensions|
|Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1: in||78.3|
|Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2: in||45.4|
|Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3: in||N/A|
|Cargo Area Width @ Beltline : in||N/A|
|Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings : in||43.3|
|Cargo Box (Area) Height: in||N/A|
|Cargo Volume to Seat 1: ft³||53.9|
|Cargo Volume to Seat 2: ft³||19.8|
|Cargo Volume to Seat 3: ft³||19.8|
|Trunk Volume: ft³||N/A|
|Brake ABS System:||4-Wheel|
|Brake ABS System (Second Line):||N/A|
|Disc – Front (Yes or):||Yes|
|Disc – Rear (Yes or):||Yes|
|Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: in||13.6|
|Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: in||12.6|
|Drum – Rear (Yes or ) :|
|Rear Drum Diam x Width: in|
|Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year :||7.1|
|EPA Greenhouse Gas Score:||N/A|
|Drivetrain:||All Wheel Drive|
|Trans Order Code :|
|Trans Description Cont. :||Automatic w/OD|
|Trans Description Cont. Again :|
|First Gear Ratio (:1) :||5.25|
|Second Gear Ratio (:1) :||3.03|
|Third Gear Ratio (:1) :||1.95|
|Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) :||1.46|
|Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) :||1.22|
|Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) :||1.00|
|Reverse Ratio (:1) :||4.01|
|Clutch Size: in||N/A|
|Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) :||N/A|
|Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) :||0.81|
|Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) :||0.67|
|EPA Classification :||Mid-Size Station Wagon|
|Passenger Capacity :||5|
|Passenger Volume: ft³||98.4|
|Front Head Room: in||37.8|
|Front Leg Room: in||42.2|
|Front Shoulder Room: in||57.5|
|Front Hip Room: in||56.4|
|Second Head Room: in||37.7|
|Second Leg Room: in||35.9|
|Second Shoulder Room: in||55.9|
|Second Hip Room: in||55.7|
|Base Curb Weight: lbs||4221|
|Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. : lbs||3500|
|Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. : lbs||350|
|Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. : lbs||3500|
|Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. : lbs||350|
|Engine Order Code :|
|Engine Type :||Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Displacement :||2.0 L/120|
|Fuel System :||Gasoline Direct Injection|
|SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM :||316 @ 5700|
|SAE Net Torque @ RPM :||295 @ 2200|
|Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) :||800|
|Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) :||210|
|Total Cooling System Capacity: qts||N/A|
|Suspension Type – Front :||Double Wishbone|
|Suspension Type – Rear :||Multi-Link|
|Suspension Type – Front (Cont.) :||Double Wishbone|
|Suspension Type – Rear (Cont.) :||Multi-Link|
|Shock Absorber Diameter – Front: mm||N/A|
|Shock Absorber Diameter – Rear: mm||N/A|
|Stabilizer Bar Diameter – Front: in||N/A|
|Stabilizer Bar Diameter – Rear: in||N/A|
|Front Tire Order Code :|
|Rear Tire Order Code :|
|Spare Tire Order Code :|
|Front Tire Size :||P235/50VR19|
|Rear Tire Size :||P235/50VR19|
|Spare Tire Size :||Compact|
|Front Wheel Size: in||19 X 7.5|
|Rear Wheel Size: in||19 X 7.5|
|Spare Wheel Size: in||Compact|
|Front Wheel Material:||Aluminium|
|Rear Wheel Material:||Aluminium|
|Spare Wheel Material:||Steel|
|Steering Ratio (:1), Overall:||N/A|
|Lock to Lock Turns (Steering):||N/A|
|Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb: ft||39.4|
|Turning Diameter – Wall to Wall: ft||N/A|
|Length, Overall: in||194.4|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors: in||74|
|Height, Overall: in||60.7|
|Track Width, Front: in||65|
|Track Width, Rear: in||64.7|
|Min Ground Clearance: in||N/A|
|Rear Door Opening Height: in||N/A|
|Rear Door Opening Width: in||N/A|
|Liftover Height: in||26.8|