2018 Volvo V90
2018 Volvo V90 pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which V90 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Volvo's wagon-rich history is on display with the 2018 V90, but those expecting a classic Volvo wagon experience may be in for a shock. The V90, like the related S90 sedan and XC90 SUV, is steeped in tech and style. If you're a wagon enthusiast, this new midsize luxury wagon is something you're going to lust after.
Based on exterior dimensions, the new V90 is very similar to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon. But the V90's exterior styling makes it look decidedly longer and sleeker than the E-Class. Inside, the V90 shares the same design and materials philosophy as the S90, with a large, centrally located touchscreen display, attractive wood and leather materials for the Inscription models, and carbon fiber and aluminum for the R-Design. Ergonomics are great for long-distance driving, and Volvo offers fold-down booster seats for the outer two rear-seat positions to help your young ones transition from child safety seats to regular seats.
It's true that a crossover SUV will likely make more sense from a practical standpoint. But here's the alternative if the idea of driving around in a glorified box doesn't appeal to your visual senses. The V90 also provides a measure of exclusivity without compromising too much on real-world use. If these attributes appeal to you, the 2018 Volvo V90 will be a great choice.
Trim levels & features
All 2018 Volvo V90s come very well equipped, so you're basically paying for powertrains. The R-Design T5 and Inscription T5 start the lineup off with the lowest power and front-wheel drive. Some may find the T5 underpowered especially when fully loaded. The R-Design T6 and Inscription T6 provide more power and all-wheel drive that better matches the suspension and chassis. There's also a V90 Cross Country that features increased ground clearance and all-wheel drive and the engine found in the T6. It's reviewed here.
The Volvo R-Design T5 and Inscription T5 are equipped to nearly the same level and differ in interior materials, seat designs and colors. They both are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (250 hp, 258 lb-ft) driving only the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Inscription comes standard with heated and ventilated Comfort seats, leather upholstery, and its own exterior and interior visual trim package. The R-Design features a unique sport suspension calibration, comes standard with paddle shifters, and gets sport seats and R-Design specific interior and exterior trim, such as front and rear fascias, wheels and roof rails.
They both come standard with navigation, a panoramic roof and loads of safety tech such as blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking and lane keeping assist. Optionally, you can add a Convenience package, which includes a top-down camera system, heated washer nozzles, a flip-up partition in the trunk area that holds grocery bags, and an automated parallel or perpendicular parking system.
The R-Design T6 and Inscription T6 are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's both turbocharged and supercharged. At maximum power, it produces a stronger 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. And unlike the T5, the T6 comes with all-wheel drive. Otherwise when it comes to the interior and exterior, the T5 and T6 are essentially the same.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our First Drive of the 2017 Volvo S90 T6 Inscription Sedan (turbo and supercharged 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).
Note: The S90 and V90 share identical powertrains and interior and exterior elements. Aside from the additional cargo volume in the rear, the two vehicles are essentially identical. Our findings remain broadly applicable to the V90.
Noise & vibration3.5
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out4
Audio & navigation5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite V90 safety features:
- Run-Off Road Mitigation
- Sees the road ahead and tensions the safety 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, tension the safety 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.
2018 Volvo V90 for Sale
The 2018 Volvo V90 is the culmination of all the knowledge that Volvo has gathered since its first wagon, the Duett, was introduced in 1953. It's functional and stylish, and it comes with a bunch of standard safety features. And along with the S90 sedan and XC90 SUV, it represents Volvo's attempt at the luxury segment.
The V90 comes in two trims, the R-Design and Inscription. These designations are mainly style differentiators. Physically, the R-Design features a sportier suspension calibration, while the Inscription comes with heated and ventilated seats. Visually, the R-Design is dark, with carbon-fiber and aluminum accents, while the Inscription is warm, with woods and leather.
From there, you can have your V90 in either of two powertrains, the T5 and T6. The T5 comes with a turbocharged inline-four that produces 250 hp and powers the front wheels through an eight-speed transmission. The T6 uses a turbocharged and supercharged inline-four that produces 316 hp, and it powers all four wheels through an eight-speed transmission.
Regardless of trim or powertrain, all V90s come equipped with features that are optional on far pricier cars. Volvo's Pilot Assist, blind-spot monitoring, navigation, four-zone climate control, and 19-inch wheels are all standard, for example. Pilot Assist consists of a radar-based adaptive cruise control system and a camera-based lane keeping system to keep the car centered in its lane and a safe distance away from a lead car.
The gigantic screen in the center of the dash is where the command center of the car is. It's how you interact with all the safety functions, climate control, navigation and connectivity systems. Oh and the radio, too. We're not going to lie: The system is overwhelming, but understanding how the Sensus system and mobile phone integration works is what will take your Volvo experience to another level.
Thankfully, the rest of the interior is calm and inviting, with quality materials and construction throughout. The 60/40-split rear seats fold flat, and there's a pass-through in the center seat for long items such as skis. A feature we really like is the optional booster seat. The outer two rear seat positions can be optioned with fold-down booster seats, helping children transfer from riding in baby seats to regular seats.
No matter which version you like, let Edmunds help you find or build the perfect 2018 Volvo V90 or V90 Cross Country.
2018 Volvo V90 Overview
The 2018 Volvo V90 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A), and T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 Volvo V90?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Volvo V90 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 V90 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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 2018 V90.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Volvo V90 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 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 2018 Volvo V90?
2018 Volvo V90 T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)Available Inventory:
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2018 Volvo V90 T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)
The 2018 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 $58,945. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volvo V90 T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is trending $11,741 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $11,741 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$47,204.
The average savings for the 2018 Volvo V90 T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) is19.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Volvo V90 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)Available Inventory:
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2018 Volvo V90 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 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 $52,945. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volvo V90 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $1,500 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,500 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$51,445.
The average savings for the 2018 Volvo V90 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is2.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 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.