2021 Volvo S90 Review with Specs, Prices & Photos at Volvo Motorcars

  Key Features

  • Starting at $52,850 MSRP*
  • Choice of B6 AWD or Recharge Plug-In Hybrid powertrain with Eight-speed Geartronic™ Automatic Transmission
  • Panoramic Moonroof w/ Power Sunshade
  • Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Pilot Assist Semi-Autonomous Drive
  • 19″ 10-Spoke Black Diamond Cut wheels
  • LED Headlights w/Thor's Hammer Daytime Running Lights, Auto Highbeam
  • 10-way, Power Front Driver Seat including Driver Seat Memory
  • 9-inch Android-based Sensus Touchscreen Display infotainment system with Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™)
Volvo S90 Exterior

About the Volvo S90

Unparalleled refinement, cutting-edge tech, and sophisticated Scandinavian design combine to produce one of the world's most luxuriously engineered sedans -- the Volvo S90. Instantly recognizable in a sea of ordinary sedans, this luxury sedan helps you make an entrance with its long wheelbase, low roofline, and elegantly sculpted side profile. Its long wheelbase isn't just for show, providing a smooth ride and helping to create one of the most spacious interiors in its class. Featuring more standard safety features than the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Volvo S90 ensures both drivers as well as occupants will be protected against unexpected accidents. Along with the high-performance, all-wheel-drive B6 powertrain, drivers can also choose an available range-topping Recharge powertrain -- a plug-in hybrid that provides exhilarating performance along with superior efficiency and lower emissions.

What the Critics Say

"The S90's cabin is by far its most impressive feature. A mixture of high-end materials-open-pore wood, genuine leather, brushed metal, and finely grained plastics-come together in a cohesive and undeniably modern space." -- Car and Driver

"We understand the temptation to go for an established midsize luxury sedan like the E-Class or BMW 5 Series, but automakers like Volvo provide a compelling alternative. The S90 offers standout style inside and out, not to mention a capacious cabin and a reason to look past the usual players." -- MotorTrend

What's New for 2023

Much of the Volvo lineup is getting infotainment and powertrain updates for 2023, but the S90 is the flagship model, and therefore got those last year. For 2023 Volvo has changed up the trim levels, dropping the base trim and renaming the remaining two Plus and Ultimate. The Rechange plug-in hybrid powertrain has also gotten a power bump to 455 horsepower and 523lb-ft of torque.

Volvo S90 Features

Volvo S90 Powertrains

High-Performance Powertrains

Volvo S90 drivers receive a standard B6 AWD high performance powertrain with 295 horsepower / 310 lb-ft of torque. A 48-volt hybrid system complements the gasoline engine for additional power and efficiency. It also includes both supercharger and turbo technology, capable all-wheel drive, and a responsive 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic gearbox. Opt for the Recharge Plug-In Hybrid powertrain for the ultimate S90 experience. Blending a potent gasoline engine with an electric motor, this 455 horsepower / 523lb-ft powertrain adds blistering highway performance and zero emissions commuting -- in addition to all-wheel drive capability when needed.

Volvo S90 Interior

Luxurious Interior

Step inside the S90 and you'll be greeted by your own personal lounge, where premium materials combine with advanced technology as well as meticulous craftsmanship. To help ensure a healthy interior environment, CleanZone technology filters dust, pollen, particulates, and odors while continuously monitoring air quality. Features unique to Ultimate models include a crystal gear selector knob by Orrefors®, exclusive ventilated Nappa leather upholstery, and a sport-focused steering wheel design. To create a uniquely contemporary look, premium natural materials such as Gray Ash Wood complement the car's advanced technology. A portrait format center display with touchscreen makes it simple to read maps and follow navigation prompts.

Volvo S90 Sensus Navigation

Innovative Technology

Centrally located for ease of access, a 9-inch display with touchscreen along with a standard 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display each place vital information right at your fingertips behind the wheel. Google Maps Navigation powered by Android OS gives you turn-by-turn directions to guide you effortlessly to your destination and includes real-time traffic info and automatic rerouting. An available Harman Kardon Premium audio system allows you to hear the music you love with concert-like clarity. One of the key driver-assistive technologies offered on the S90, Pilot Assist adjusts your steering to stay centered while driving on busy roads and at a fixed speed while keeping a comfortable distance from the car in front. Additional advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies come engineered to inspire confidence and keep you out of harm's way on the roadway. Voice activated Google Assistant technology allows you to input destinations, call friends and family, and even adjust climate control settings by simply saying "Hey Google."

Trims & Specs

Volvo S90 Plus


  • Starting at $58,295 MSRP*
  • All-wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 19″ 10-Spoke Black Diamond Cut wheels
  • Pilot Assist
  • Four-zone climate system with ionic air cleaner
  • Heated Steering Wheel
Volvo S90 Ultimate


  • Starting at $64,540 MSRP*
  • 20" 8-Multi Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Graphical Head-Up Display
  • Crystal gear selector knob by Orrefors®
  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound
  • Ventilated Nappa leather upholstery

*Prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Base Price or Starting At price and excludes destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees. Images shown are for informational purposes only. They may not necessarily represent the configurable options selected or available on the vehicle and they do not show true renderings of colors and/or upholstery.

**Estimated city and highway mpg. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy combinations. Estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine and transmission combinations. Your actual mileage will vary.