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2024 Volvo S90 Review: An Affordable Luxury Sedan

The 2024 Volvo S90 highlights include the Recharge plug-in hybrid model and the 295-hp B6 hybrid turbo powertrain with a 48-volt system.

The 2024 Volvo S90 is among the newest and best luxury hybrid sedans the segment has to offer. Sitting between the mid-size and full-size luxury options, the Volvo S90 features a unique Scandinavian design, advanced hybrid powertrains, and a high-quality interior. For the 2024 model year, the S90 is available with a Recharge Plug-In Hybrid option that comes in the affordable Plus trim. While dropping the Black Stone and Thunder Gray Metallic shades, the 2024 S90 comes with a fresh vapor gray metallic color. There are so many cool features of the luxury sedan. This 2024 Volvo S90 Review dives into the luxury sedan’s coolest features, and why you should buy it. 

The 2024 Volvo S90 highlights include the Recharge plug-in hybrid model, 295-hp B6 hybrid turbo powertrain with a 48-volt system, and the new Vapour Gray Metallic Color Option. The new S90 comes with a starting MSRP of $59,495 for base trim, making it a slightly affordable option in the luxury sedan market. To provide the best 2024 Volvo S90 review, we took the luxury sedan for a test drive in East London, Maryland, Stratford. Having driven the sedan, we have lots of insights to share about the S90’s specs, features, and performance. Here’s everything you need to know about the Volvo S90 luxury sedan.

Overview Of The 2024 Volvo S90

2024 Volvo S90 Exterior View

The 2024 Volvo S90 is positioned between mid-size and full-size luxury sedans. Going against the recently revealed Mercedes-AMG E53 Hybrid, the Volvo S90 sedan offers ample interior space and elegant design. Competing with models like the Mercedes E-Class, it brings a Scandinavian twist with its minimalist yet sophisticated interior and exterior design. 

In dimensions, the S90 measures 200.4 inches in length 57.1 inches in height, and 79.5 inches in width with mirrors (vs 74 inches without mirrors). The hybrid luxury sedan has a 120.5-inch wheelbase, with an interior volume of 116 cubic inches and a cargo capacity of 13 cubic feet. 

2024 Volvo S90 Powertrain

The 2024 S90 comes with two all-wheel-drive powertrains: the B6 with a 48-volt hybrid system and the Recharge plug-in hybrid with an EPA-rated 38 miles of electric range.

The S90’s B6 is the latest variant of Volvo’s 2.0-liter inline-four powertrain. Unlike the previous 316-hp T6 setup, which incorporated a turbocharger and a mechanically driven supercharger, the 295-hp B6 has a turbo, an electrically driven supercharger, and a 48-volt hybrid system.

FeatureSpecs
Base Engine2.0-liter Inline-4
Base Engine TypePlug-in hybrid
Horsepower455 Horsepower at 6,000 RPM
Torque523 Pound-Feet at 3,000 RPM

What’s New for the 2024 Volvo S90?

2024 Volvo S90 Interior View

There are several updates to the 2024 Volvo S90 that you should know about. For starters, the 2024 S90 is now available with a Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. The plug-in hybrid version of the S90 is available in a more affordable Plus trim, which lowers the base price.

Also new for the 2024 is the S90’s Vapour Gray Metallic Color Option. Besides welcoming the new shade, metallic paint is now standard across the S90 lineup. While a new gray metallic color joins the palette, Volvo discontinued the Black Stone and Thunder Gray Metallic colors for the 2024 S90.

Pros and Cons Of The Volvo S90

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the S90 in 2024.

Pros:

  • Excellent Seat Comfort
  • High-Quality Interior Materials
  • Impressive Power and Electric Range
  • Intuitive Google-Based Infotainment System

Cons:

  • Firm Ride with 20-Inch Wheels
  • Small Trunk

2024 Volvo S90 Pricing

The 2024 Volvo S90 is priced between $59,495 and $72,395, depending on the trim and options. 

The best trim across the S90 lineup is the Recharge plug-in hybrid in the Plus trim, which offers the best value. This hybrid Volvo S90 model blends good power, efficiency, and advanced features.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The 2024 Volvo S90 offers a spacious interior, with seats for up to 5 people. The EPA interior capacity is 116 cubic inches, which makes it a roomy luxury sedan. Plus, the S90 has a 120.5-inch wheelbase, which further contributes to the cabin space. The rear seat offers ample legroom, making it suitable for taller passengers.

The 2024 S90’s interior is a highlight, featuring high-end materials and a modern design. It features a mix of open-pore wood and finely-grained plastics. The cabin also has genuine leather and hints of brushed metal. While the S90 doesn’t have a power-adjustable steering column, the front seats are 14-way power-adjustable. 

The truck space is modest. Cargo capacity in the 2024 S90 is at 13.5 inches with all seats in place, which is relatively small. However, the folding rear seatback offers additional cargo capacity.

Driving Experience Of The 2024 Volvo S90

As soon as you get behind the wheel, you experience the superior luxury offered by the S90 sedan. On the road, the 2024 Volvo S90 offers prioritizes comfort over sportiness. There is good acceleration and throttle feedback. Steering is light and direct, even though it lacks the precision found in its competitors. But, you will still feel the wheels dancing to every input you make on the steering wheel, which is nice. 

The Recharge plug-in hybrid model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, thanks to its powerful electric motors and gasoline engine. The ride is generally smooth, though it can be firm with the larger 20-inch wheels. 

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The 2024 Volvo S90 with the B6 powertrain has EPA ratings of 22 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. In our real-world testing, the B6 model returned 29 mpg on the highway.

The Recharge plug-in hybrid S90 trim offers up to 66 MPGe combined. We’re yet to try it out ourselves. 

Advanced Infotainment System

2024 Volvo S90 Interior Dashboard View

The 2024 Volvo S90 features a 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen has a Google-based system, which supports over-the-air updates. 

For 2024, the sedan sheds some dashboard buttons and dials, integrating most functions, including climate control and seat heating, to the screen. 

The S90’s infotainment system also supports Apple CarPlay, allowing users to connect the car to their smartphone. Despite some interface quirks, the system provides a high level of functionality and ease of use.

Safety and Driver Aids

Volvo is renowned for its safety features, and the new S90 is no different. The 2024 S90 sedan comes with a suite of safety and driver assistance equipment, such as blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. 

Volvo S90 Competitors to Consider

For the 2024 model year, the Volvo S90 competes with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, and Audi A6, which offer more dynamic driving experiences and refined interiors. 

Other strong contenders for the 2024 S90 are the Genesis G80, the Cadillac CT5, and Lexus ES, which have similar features. 

However, the S90 Recharge’s unique plug-in hybrid offering stands out in this segment, with only the upcoming BMW 550e providing a comparable alternative.

Verdict Volvo S90 2024

The 2024 Volvo S90 is a distinctive luxury sedan on the market right now. It offers a Scandinavian design with advanced hybrid technology and exceptional comfort. Sure, it may not match the athleticism of some competitors. But, the S90 offers the Google-based 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and a Recharge Plug-In Hybrid model, among many other things. 

If you ask us, the S90 has a unique blend of elegance, efficiency, and cutting-edge technology. For a starting price of $59,495, the 2024 S90 is a compelling option for those seeking a refined and comfortable luxury sedan.

Wilfred Nkhwazi
Wilfred Nkhwazihttps://flagshipdrive.com
🚗 About Wilfred Nkhwazi - Founder of Flagship Drive 🌍 Meet Wilfred Nkhwazi, an automotive writer, and explorer of the open road. 📚 With more than five years of experience in the world of automotive writing, he's the visionary behind Flagship Drive. As a seasoned writer, he brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to Flagship Drive, providing readers with the latest news, reviews, and trends in the automotive world. Wilfred has a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the technology and engineering behind cars, making him the go-to expert for all things automotive. When he isn't behind the wheel, you can find him exploring the latest automotive innovations or attending industry events. He is also the curator of CarReviewHQ.com, where he dissects the finest details of automobiles.
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The 2024 Volvo S90 highlights include the Recharge plug-in hybrid model, 295-hp B6 hybrid turbo powertrain with a 48-volt system, and the new Vapour Gray Metallic Color Option.2024 Volvo S90 Review: An Affordable Luxury Sedan