2021 Volvo V90

MSRP range: $51,800 - $57,800
MSRP$58,590
Edmunds suggests you pay$53,784

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2021 Volvo V90 Review

  • Sleek wagon style with a decent amount of utility
  • Lots of standard features
  • Premium interior materials and design
  • Touchscreen system is unintuitive to use
  • All-wheel drive only available in upper T6 trim
  • The V90 receives a subtle styling update
  • A minor shuffling of feature content
  • Part of the second V90 generation introduced for 2018

SUVs are clearly the most popular choice for people who want a vehicle with a lot of utility. But that's not to say that wagons don't have their place. The 2021 Volvo V90 is a good example. Its sleek styling helps it stand out among a seemingly endless sea of crossover SUVs, and it still has enough cargo capacity to handle daily driving and the occasional road trip. And compared to the typical luxury SUV, the V90 offers a lower stance for more secure handling.

For 2021, the V90 gets a mild styling update and continues to slot between the small Volvo V60 wagon and the V90 Cross Country, which is effectively a V90 with an elevated ride height. Outside of Volvo, the few wagon alternatives include the Audi A4 and A6 Allroad as well as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon. All of these have plenty of strengths and few weaknesses, so we suggest paying close attention during a test drive to see which fits your needs and budget best. Also check out our Expert Rating on the V90 to get our in-depth evaluation.

  • EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
    7.6/10
    Combining SUV-like utility with eye-catching design, the V90 is the kind of car that can change minds about station wagons. Behind the good looks and giant trunk, you'll find Volvo comfort, a capable powertrain and upscale materials. It's almost enough to make up for the needlessly complicated infotainment. Unfortunately, the V90 is only available by order, which will severely limit its appeal.

Which V90 does Edmunds recommend?

The Volvo V90's R-Design and Inscription trim levels mostly differ in their appearance, which means the big decision comes down to what engine you want. We're partial to the T6 and its higher output, but also because it comes standard with all-wheel drive.

Volvo V90 models

The 2021 Volvo V90 wagon is available in two trim levels: R-Design and Inscription. Both trims are offered with the choice of two engines. The T5 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (250 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque), and the T6 is also supercharged (316 hp, 295 lb-ft). An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels for the T5. The T6, meanwhile, comes standard with all-wheel drive.

Standard feature highlights for all V90 models include:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • Power liftgate
  • Front and rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of or behind the vehicle when parking)
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Digital instrument panel
  • Heated front seats with memory functions
  • Rear window sunshades
  • Power-folding rear headrests
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Harman Kardon audio system

All V90s also come with:

  • Frontal collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Automatic rear braking (brakes if sensors detect an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the V90 back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Adaptive headlights (swivel as you turn the steering wheel for better illumination in curves)

R-Design
The R-Design is the sporty model in the V90 lineup, with gloss black exterior treatments as well as:

  • Sport front seats
  • Leather and simulated suede upholstery

Inscription
The inscription forgoes the R-Design's sporty character in favor of:

  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Adjustable front-seat side bolsters

Both the R-Design and Inscription models are eligible for the following option packages:

Advanced package

  • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line onto the windshield)
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the V90 and its surroundings for tight parking situations)

Climate package

  • Heated wiper blades
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Optional integrated rear booster seats (removes heating for rear seats)

Also, some stand-alone features can also be added and include:

  • 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system
  • Automated parking system (steers into a parking spot with little or no driver intervention)
  • Adaptive air suspension (T6 only)
  • Massage functions for the front seats (Inscription only)

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Volvo V90.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$51,800
MPG & Fuel
22 City / 33 Hwy / 26 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.9 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 250 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 194.7 in. / Height: 58.2 in. / Width: 74.6 in.
Curb Weight: 3976 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 53.9 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite V90 safety features:

Run-Off Road Mitigation
Scans the road ahead and tenses up the seat belts if it detects the car will run off the road.
Rear Collision Warning
Warns you if an approaching car may cause a rear-end collision. Will flash the lights, tense up the seat belts and apply brakes.
Emergency Brake Lights
Warns rear oncoming drivers when you panic-stop by flashing the brake lights at four pulses per second.


Volvo V90 vs. the competition

2021 Volvo V90

2021 Volvo V90

2020 Audi A4 Allroad

2020 Audi A4 Allroad

Volvo V90 vs. Audi A4 Allroad

The Audi A4 Allroad is slightly smaller than the V90 and is a good pick if you want a slightly smaller luxury wagon. It comes standard with all-wheel drive and is a bit more maneuverable than the V90. Both wagons have finely crafted interiors. Volvo's V90, however, has more standard features.

Compare Volvo V90 & Audi A4 Allroad features 

Volvo V90 vs. Audi A6 Allroad

Like the V90, the Audi A6 Allroad can rival the utility of an SUV. Audi's latest infotainment system is easy to use, but its screen placement requires drivers to take their eyes off the road to operate it. Volvo's infotainment is a bit more complicated but less distracting. Choosing between the two wagons will likely come down to budget and preference.

Compare Volvo V90 & Audi A6 Allroad features 

Volvo V90 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

If you're seeking higher-end luxury in a wagon, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the obvious choice. Not surprisingly, it'll also cost you — the Benz will set you back an extra $10,000 just to start. And adding options to be competitive with the Volvo's standard equipment will quickly get the price climbing even higher. If your budget can stand it, you'll be rewarded with a noticeable gain in luxury, comfort and refinement.

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FAQ

Is the Volvo V90 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 V90 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.6 out of 10. You probably care about Volvo V90 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the V90 gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg to 26 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the V90 has 53.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Volvo V90. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Volvo V90?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Volvo V90:

  • The V90 receives a subtle styling update
  • A minor shuffling of feature content
  • Part of the second V90 generation introduced for 2018
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Is the Volvo V90 reliable?

To determine whether the Volvo V90 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the V90. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the V90's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Volvo V90 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Volvo V90 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 V90 and gave it a 7.6 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 V90 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Volvo V90?

The least-expensive 2021 Volvo V90 is the 2021 Volvo V90 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $51,800.

Other versions include:

  • T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) which starts at $57,800
  • T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $51,800
  • T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) which starts at $57,800
  • T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $51,800
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What are the different models of Volvo V90?

If you're interested in the Volvo V90, the next question is, which V90 model is right for you? V90 variants include T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), and T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of V90 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Volvo V90

2021 Volvo V90 Overview

The 2021 Volvo V90 is offered in the following submodels: V90 Wagon. Available styles include T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), and T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Volvo V90 models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 316 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Volvo V90 comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Volvo V90 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Volvo V90?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Volvo V90 and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 V90.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Volvo V90 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 V90 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Volvo V90?

2021 Volvo V90 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Volvo V90 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $58,590. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volvo V90 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $4,806 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,806 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $53,784.

The average savings for the 2021 Volvo V90 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 8.2% below the MSRP.

2021 Volvo V90 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Volvo V90 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $58,590. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volvo V90 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,713 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,713 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $55,877.

The average savings for the 2021 Volvo V90 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 4.6% below the MSRP.

2021 Volvo V90 T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)

The 2021 Volvo V90 T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $64,495. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volvo V90 T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is trending $4,509 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,509 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $59,986.

The average savings for the 2021 Volvo V90 T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is 7% below the MSRP.

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2021 Volvo V90 T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)

The 2021 Volvo V90 T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $65,790. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volvo V90 T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is trending $3,534 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,534 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $62,256.

The average savings for the 2021 Volvo V90 T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is 5.4% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Volvo V90s are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Volvo V90?

2021 Volvo V90 T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
25 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/32 highway MPG

2021 Volvo V90 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
26 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2021 Volvo V90 T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
25 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/32 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG25
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase115.8 in.
Length194.7 in.
Width74.6 in.
Height58.2 in.
Curb Weight4185 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Volvo V90?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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