Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Ample space for passengers, with generous rear legroom
  • Boot space lags behind rivals; slinkier rear impinges on capacity
  • Simple flap in the boot floor is an effective loadspace divider

Once upon a time, Swedish estates had about as much space as a spare bedroom, so it’s disappointing to discover that the practicality of the Volvo V90 has been compromised by its styling.

The culprit is the sloping roofline and angled tailgate – no perpendicular rear end here. It looks sleeker but with only 560 litres of boot space, it lags behind the Audi A6 Avant, BMW 5 Series Touring and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.

Drop the rear seats and this expands to 1,526 litres. It’s not small, by any means, but far from class-leading. Still, it does have the simple-yet-clever pop-up section of the boot floor to use as a divider preventing things sliding around too much.

Volvo V90 boot space

Safety

  • One of the safest cars tested by Euro NCAP
  • Years of safety research encompassed in the V90
  • Additional safety tech optionally available

Volvo V90 safety was commended for one of the highest scores yet attained in its Euro NCAP crash test, hardly a surprise given that the Swedish marque has long been at the forefront of this field. Standard safety equipment includes a voice-control system, run-off-road protection, which automatically tightens the front seatbelts if the car leaves the road, and the City Safety suite. This gets you pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection and front collision warning with autonomous emergency braking.

You also get the semi-autonomous Pilot Assist, which takes care of the steering, throttle and brakes from traffic jams to motorway cruising speed. Volvo is keen to point out this is not a completely autonomous driving system – you still have to keep a hand on the wheel. It works well at low speeds, taking the monotony out of creeping around in traffic, but it needs increased steering input at speed. We also found it had a tendency to make the car sit much further left in the lane than we felt comfortable with.

Electronically capped top speed

Volvo has decided that in order to further improve the effectiveness of its crash protection systems, all models, V90 included, will have a restricted top speed of 112mph. This is the case regardless of how powerful the engine or electric motor installed is.

This came into force at the start of 2020. So if you buy a used model made before 2020 it won't affect your car.

Watch the Volvo S90/V90 Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volvo V90.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Core equipment

Core standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
Core optional equipment
None available

Cross Country equipment

Cross Country standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Side airbags
Cross Country optional equipment
None available

Inscription equipment

Inscription standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Side airbags
Inscription optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Inscription Plus equipment

Inscription Plus standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Side airbags
Inscription Plus optional equipment
None available

Inscription Pro equipment

Inscription Pro standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
Inscription Pro optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Space saver spare wheel

Momentum equipment

Momentum standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Lumbar support
  • Side airbags
Momentum optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Momentum Plus equipment

Momentum Plus standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Side airbags
Momentum Plus optional equipment
None available

Momentum Pro equipment

Momentum Pro standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
Momentum Pro optional equipment
None available

Plus equipment

Plus standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
Plus optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Sports seats

R DESIGN equipment

R DESIGN standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
R DESIGN optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

R DESIGN Plus equipment

R DESIGN Plus standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
R DESIGN Plus optional equipment
None available

R DESIGN Pro equipment

R DESIGN Pro standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
R DESIGN Pro optional equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Space saver spare wheel

Ultimate equipment

Ultimate standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
Ultimate optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Volvo V90 was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 95%
Child Occupant: 80%
Vulnerable Road Users: 76%
Safety Assist: 93%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.