And after half a year of being infallible, the Volvo has had a fault or two over the past month. Race you? As for our exact car, in retrospect did we spec it correctly? Price Â£44,920 (£49,370 as tested) Performance 1969cc turbo 4-cyl, 247bhp, 6.8sec 0-62mph, 140mph Efficiency 42.2mpg (official), 30.4mpg (tested), 156g/km CO2 Energy cost 19.6p per mile Miles this month 656Total miles 5058. Walking into a lamp post while looking at your phone hurts only one person, but the equivalent blunder in a car has far more serious consequences. 1. Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. Price Â£44,920 (£49,370 as tested) Performance 1969cc turbo 4-cyl, 247bhp, 6.8sec 0-62mph, 140mph Efficiency 42.2mpg (official), 23.3mpg (tested), 156g/km CO2 Energy cost 25p per mile Miles this month 103Total miles 1166. But the other car, while being a better all-rounder than ever before, isn’t what it once was: this Carrera S just does not sound like a sports car with a flat-six should, doesn’t excite me like 911s of old, and the ergonomics, once a Porsche forte, are a bit of a mess. Take the air-con function. It's all trending towards more time with our eyes off the road. 09 August 2019. I wondered if the T8 plug-in petrol-hybrid powertrain would've been better for London than our 2.0-litre petrol. Pros. 0. It takes the traditional three-box Volvo shape and brings … This month we’ve been recreating last summer’s en masse Pulman family holiday to Anglesey – albeit with two new babies now in tow and the spectacular weather of 2018 swapped for rain, rain and more rain. Price Â£44,920As tested Â£49,370Engine 1969cc 16v 4-cyl turbo, 247bhp @ 5500rpm, 258lb ft @ 1800rpmTransmission 8-speed auto, front-wheel drive  Performance 6.8sec 0-62mph, 140mph, 156g/km CO2Miles this month 158Total miles 744Our mpg 28.1Official mpg 42.2Energy cost 20p per mile. 4 out of 5 4. The quality of materials is of a suitably lofty standard and equipment levels are generous, especially in terms of safety features. The camera under the passenger-side door mirror went on the blink, the 360° view system dropping to a mere 270° facsimile of its former self, and after heavy rain the driver’s mirror now squeaks when folding in or out. It’s Sweden’s latest take on the German executive saloon. The T6 inline-four is both turbocharged and supercharg… First to go was a trip up to Liverpool to visit the great-grandparents, scuppered by the need to have a Macan in nearby north Wales 24 hours later for our posh SUV Giant Test. I've long suspected the Volvo we actually need for family transport is the V90. But a few days spent in the estate instead of my saloon has put me right. For that I blame the threat of a no-deal Brexit – not wanting to spend the week parked in Kent on the M20, we’re flying. that’ll cost youIce White paint is the only no-cost colour option, while our choice of Bursting Blue is the only adventurous one – the rest are all shades of white, silver or grey. All registered in England and Wales. See the 2020 Volvo S90 models for sale near you Spacious; Excellent build quality; Suite of safety assistance systems; Cons. I know which is more fun on the recently opened rallycross section of the Pembrey track, but faced with the return leg to London I've only got eyes for the Volvo. Comfort is also a priority, and the S90’s relaxed gait is a world away from some of its sportier competition. Standout design declares the 2020 Volvo S90's place atop the maker's luxury sedan range and sets it apart from the competition. Next for the chopping block is a week in France. Then there's the matter of the recently announced limit of 112mph on all new Volvo models from next year. 19 /20. Besides being useful, so much of the S90 just works. Our destination is Pembrey Circuit, the 'home of Welsh motorsport'. The 2020 Volvo S90 has a base MSRP of $50,550, which is about average for a luxury midsize car. Stylish saloon is packed with advanced safety kit and technology Enlarge 129 photos. Stylish saloon is packed with advanced safety kit and technology, Written There’s blue paint, plus R Design Pro spec, meaning big wheels, tinted rear windows, a more aggressive front bumper and the deletion of the chrome strips along the doors. The fabulous heated seats and steering wheel are warm in seconds. If only it consumed fuel like a 520d…, Price £44,920 (£49,370 as tested) Performance 1969cc turbo 4-cyl, 247bhp, 6.8sec 0-62mph, 140mph Efficiency 42.2mpg (official), 31.6mpg (tested), 156g/km CO2 Energy cost 18.1p per mile Miles this month 319 Total miles 1063. A company-wide commitment to safety is also a Volvo hallmark, and the S90 was a pioneer of advanced safety and driver assistance tech. The S90 is ready to rumble against any rival. Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. The majority of the S90’s secondary functions are controlled through the centre touchscreen. Not likely to be a thrilling drive, but at least it’s out of London. The improved version of Volvo's S90 full-sized executive saloon offers something refreshingly different in its segment, thinks Jonathan Crouch. Then press it again to get it closer to what you really want. Ours, though, is the new T5 version, which means a single turbo like the entry-level T4, but 59bhp and 37lb ft more for 247bhp and 258lb ft totals. Price Â£44,920 (£49,370 as tested) Performance 1969cc turbo 4-cyl, 247bhp, 6.8sec 0-62mph, 140mph Efficiency 42.2mpg (official), 23.3mpg (tested), 156g/km CO2 Energy cost 16.9p per mile Miles this month 598Total miles 1764. The S90’s range of engines offers something for just about everyone, with two petrols, two diesels and a plug-in hybrid available. We'll come to the infotainment system in more detail in coming months, but for now, combined with the fact the engine is quiet, the seats supremely comfortable, and the digital dials clear and easy to read, life aboard is serene, quiet and relaxing. There's been no sudden vehicle-instigated braking, no emergency tightening of seatbelts, no attempts by the computers to override my inputs. Volvo has long been synonymous with safety, but not necessarily with style. Price Â£44,920 (£49,370 as tested) Performance 1969cc turbo 4-cyl, 247bhp, 6.8sec 0-62mph, 140mph Efficiency 42.2mpg (official), 30.4mpg (tested), 156g/km CO2 Energy cost 18.3p per mile Miles this month 308Total miles 5366. Price Â£44,920 (£49,370 as tested) Performance 1969cc turbo 4-cyl, 247bhp, 6.8sec 0-62mph, 140mph Efficiency 42.2mpg (official), 34.3mpg (tested), 156g/km CO2 Energy cost 17.1p per mile Miles this month 1288Total miles 4077. A group of MPs have taken a break from squabbling about Brexit to declare that tougher restrictions on driving while using a mobile phone are needed. It drives really well too. Edmunds also has Volvo S90 pricing, MPG, specs, pictures, safety features, consumer reviews … Your email is safe and will only be used for our newsletters. (And then if you're me, you have to check it's an even number.). It … Having basically never left London, the Volvo finally stretches its legs.