STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - The S90 sedan and V90 wagon are good looking, but because they're Volvos they do have their quirky touches, including a concave grille with "Thor's Hammer" LED running lights, and jagged taillights displaying a measure of non-conformity. Inside, there's plenty of attractive birch wood trim on the dashboard, door panels and console. Additionally, the seats can be had with creamy leather coverings. Turning the front or, optionally, all four wheels in the base T5 is a 250-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder. The T6 runs with a supercharged and turbocharged version of the 2.0 that puts out 316 horsepower. The supercharger functions at lower rpm ranges, and assists when launching from a dead stop. At higher-rpm, the turbocharger takes over. This unique engine, along with an 87-horsepower electric motor positioned near the rear axle, is used in the 400-horsepower S90 and V90 T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrids. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the line. There's no shortage of standard collision-avoidance safety tech in all models, including Volvo's semi-autonomous driving system that's linked with the adaptive cruise control.
Base price (incl. destination): $51,550 (S90); $52,450 (V90)
Type: Full-size sedan/wagon
Engines (h.p.): 2.0-liter DOHC I-4, turbocharged (250); 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged I-4 (316); 2.0-liter I-4 with electric motor (400)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 23/34/25 (T5)
Base weight (lb.): 4,010