Upscale luxurious sedans are on the verge of extinction; however perhaps not but?
The 7-series BMW or S-class Mercedes Benz are first in thoughts when considering of upscale sedans. With this market on the verge of extinction as a consequence of SUVs changing into extra interesting and extra comfy, the upscale sedan market nonetheless has some choices holding on. Most of the time in Grasso’s Garage, we see the efficiency fashions with massive horsepower and even larger worth tags.
This week, it’s again to fundamentals with Volvo’s S90. This upscale sedan boasts proportionate pricing in comparison with choices and options whereas consolation and measurement are on the forefront for shoppers. Our tester, the B6 all-wheel-drive R-Design, wrapped in Thunder Grey Metallic, confirmed out very properly. Its lengthy, glossy exterior form supplied 19-inch wheels customary, whereas our tester rode on 20-inch wheels. High-gloss black entrance grill and exterior accents additionally enhanced the S90’s exterior tastefully.
Powered with a reasonably sized 2.0-liter Twin-Turbo and e-charged direct injected engine, with 295 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, the S90 B6 R-Design was fast on its toes whereas simply maneuvering in site visitors or on the freeway. A light hybrid 48V hybrid system with regenerative braking was additionally current whereas the all-wheel drive system supplied instantaneous traction.
Interior-wise, the S90 R-Design was all expertise and upscale enjoyment. With the R-Design options on the forefront, we discover the inside boasts a sporty steering wheel and shift knob, leather-based sports activities seats, energy shades, and an upgraded Bowers and Wilkins sound system. There was a 12.3-inch progressive digital drive show and a nine-inch iPad formed infotainment system. This touchscreen design is what makes Volvo an excellent higher contender on this market. The easy-to-use system comes with a four-year subscription to Google Automotive service, Bluetooth connectivity and USB charging ports.
In addition to our R-Design options, our tester got here with the Climate and Advanced Package which supplied heated seats and steering wheel, heads up show in addition to energy trunk and 360 diploma encompass view.
Volvo palms down nails the upscale market with the S90 R-Design. Having upkeep included for the primary three years and 36,000 miles and the 48 month/50,000 mile restricted guarantee, it’s beneficiant to say the least. Did I point out Volvo on-call roadside help? Yeah, that’s included too! Volvo, preserve doing what you’re doing; your automobiles are stunning and stylish whereas the worth is strictly the place it needs to be.
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As examined: $64,540
MPG: 23 metropolis, 31 freeway, 28.2 as examined