2018 Volvo S90 Chicago IL

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2018 Volvo S90 at Patrick Volvo

The 2018 Volvo S90 is a premium-level and deluxe features vehicle, as most drivers familiar with it have come to understand. Beginning in fall of the 2018 model year, all Volvo S90s sold in the United States will be of the long-wheelbase style in order to meet the demand for excellence in the rear-seat quadrants. The T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain becomes a model option in 2018 as well. Other changes for 2018 include an augmented Sensus infotainment system, a new standard panoramic moonroof, and tweaks to the active-safety technologies. This popular 5-seater is ready to roll and has a whole host of unparalleled Packages to explore, which only adds value to this fine-driving machine.

Engine Performance

  • Turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
  • A turbocharged/supercharged 316-hp with 295 lb-ft of torque
  • A turbocharged/supercharged 2.0L 4-cylinder with an electric assist motor

Safety Features

  • Forward collision warning and mitigation
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • A blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert

Vehicle Design

  • An enhanced user-interface screen
  • A Sensus infotainment system
  • A 10-speaker audio system with USB/auxiliary input

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What powers the 2018 Volvo S90?

The front-wheel drive T5 models possess a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque partnered up with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The T6 is all-wheel drive as standard and has a both turbocharged and supercharged engine that manufactures 316-hp with 295 lb-ft of torque. Volvo fits a T8 Twin Engine plug-in-hybrid powertrain (same as the XC90's hybrid's) into the T8 hybrid variant model. This engine combines the T6's turbocharged/supercharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with double electric motors for an impressive 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque.

What are the general features of a S90, and what are some package options?

The 2018 Volvo S90 is a four-door luxury sedan. It has T5, T6, and T8 as the model levels, with trim levels coming in as either the Momentum or Inscription. Volvo states that the Long Wheel Base changes occur after the B-pillar, which makes space for rear-seat passengers, whose legroom expands to a total of 40.5 inches. The S90 also provides for rear-seat luxury options that are new, such as seats with a massage function, a re-created rear center armrest, and power window shades. The S90 also has an enhanced user-interface screen with a fast response time and streamlined and clear menu configuration. The Inscription trim can install 20" wheels and the Luxury package. The Luxury Package contains such wonderful items such as ventilated rear seats, heated rear outboard seats, a suede headliner, and more leather covers. The available Convenience package (any trim) incorporates an automated parallel & perpendicular parking system, front parking sensors, a power trunklid, a surround-view camera capability, heated washer nozzles, a 12-volt power outlet, and a universal garage door opener. Stand-alone options include an air-ride suspension, a head-up display, a Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system, and a heated steering wheel.

How do the Model & Trim levels differ?

That's an excellent question and one that is best answered in feature set lists! Standard features within the T5 Momentum contains 18" alloy wheels, LED foglights with corner illumination, LED headlights with automatic high beams, a panoramic sunroof, selectable drive modes, leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, keyless entry & ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, wood interior trim, 10-way power-adjustable front seats with driver seat memory functions (& power-folding rear headrests). A Volvo On-Call remote accommodation manifests with a control via a smartphone app, a rearview camera, an 8" virtual instrument panel, a 9" touchscreen with Volvo's Sensus infotainment system, a 10-speaker sound system with USB/auxiliary ports, satellite radio, a navigation system, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The T6 Momentum builds in a 12-inch virtual instrument panel as well as heated front seats. The T6 Inscription trim brings on power-adjustable front-seat side bolsters & thigh extensions, 19" wheels, headlight washers, adaptive headlights, 4-zone automatic climate control, upgraded wood interior trim, interior ambient lighting, deluxe leather upholstery, and leather coverings on the dashboard & door panels! This continues with even more like ventilated front seats, power sunshades for rear windows, and a glove compartment that stays chilled. T8 models actually rock a crystal shift knob-- When have you seen that before?

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Volvo S90

Standard advanced safety features are high-tech and effective, with a 'Pilot Assist' semi-autonomous driving system, a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian animal & cyclist detection, and a Run-off Road mitigation & protection. There is also an Oncoming Lane Mitigation function, a traffic sign reader, and a sleepy driver alert system. More safety info will be released after this article is published, check in with us here at Patrick Volvo directly about that and the above-par driving experience within the 2018 Volvo S90!

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