2017 Volvo S90 T6 Inscription AWD

A regal ride that's as safe as it is stylish.

 

2017 Volvo S90 T6 Inscription AWD
  • Likes
  • Exterior Styling
  • Advanced Safety Features
  • Great Ride Quality
  • Dislikes
  • Engine Drone
  • Road Noise

By Joel Patel

As safety regulations get stricter, automakers struggle to make unique exterior designs that stand the test of time and portray the forward thinking of the brand. Take one look at the gorgeous Volvo S90 T6 Inscription AWD, and it’s clear to see that the Swedish automaker doesn’t have this problem.

The S90’s regal look is accomplished thanks to simple yet smooth lines that begin at the front of the vehicle and continue all the way down to the back. The coupe-like roofline offers an upscale stance that’s also accented by the sedan’s wide hips. There are some Swedish touches on the exterior of the vehicle (note Thor’s Hammer within the headlight assemblies) as well as the taillights.

The interior also maintains the same high-end appearance with a mixture of light and dark leather and classy trim pieces, which include polished aluminum and open-pore wood. The massive 9-inch touch screen is similar to any other tablet to use with a not-so-difficult learning curve to master, with another screen acting as the gauge cluster to provide crucial information. As one would expect from a luxury vehicle in this segment, the S90 offers an amazing amount of interior space, with the seats being especially comfortable for longer drives.

Volvo has always been known for being an automaker that puts its best foot forward when it comes to safety and technology and the S90 T6 Inscription pushes the bar for what’s possible with today’s tech. The vehicle is fitted with Pilot Assist, a semi-autonomous system that can control the vehicle at speeds of up to 80 mph (making cross-country trips a breeze) and there's an animal detection system to help avoid incidents on the road.

Even the engine is a bit quirky as it’s a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that has a turbocharger and a supercharger tacked onto it. While competitors boast larger engines, Volvo’s decision to pursue a more eco-friendly lineup pays off at the pumps, but isn’t as acoustically pleasing as larger V8 engines. However, the engine’s output of 316 horsepower helps alleviate any concerns of having a smaller motor. 

S90 T6 Inscription AWD is featured on

Specs

Base Price: $55,450

  • 23 / 34 mpg
  • EPA
  • 5.6 sec
  • 0-60
  • 316 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 133 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged inline-four cylinder
  • Horsepower: 316 hp
  • Torque: 295 lb-ft
  • 0-60 mph: 5.6 sec
  • Top Speed: 133 mph
  • EPA City: 23 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 34 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 26.5 mpg

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