Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $70,640 (Base model: $61,045)
Seating Capacity: 5
Standard Safety Features: air bags; ABS; blind spot information system; run off road mitigation system; lane departure warning system; all-wheel drive; rear view camera and a tire pressure monitoring system
Standard Equipment: 19-inch wheels; a plug-in hybrid; a keyless ignition starter system; Nappa leather seats; panoramic roof with power sunshade; retractable side view mirrors; headlight high pressure cleaning system; power front seats with driver’s side mirror; power cushion extender; smartphone charging system; a two-zone automatic ventilation system; heated front seats; all doors keyless entry system; power folding rear seat; and a navigation system
Optional Features On Test Vehicle: backrest front massage seats; luxury rear armrest; ventilated rear seats; heated windshield wiper blades; heated rear seats; heated steering wheel; a handsfree trunk lid; a heads-up display system; a 360 degree camera; metallic paint; Bowers and Wilkins sound system; an adaptive air suspension system; and 20-inch wheels
Standard Audio On Test Vehicle: a xx-speaker AM/FM
Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes
USB Connectivity: Yes
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles
Standard Engine/Horsepower: 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbo/400-hp
Recommended Fuel: Premium
Standard Fuel Mileage:
What’s New: For the 2021 model year, the front grille and taillights have been updated.
A powerful 400-hp engine
Premium interior with crystal-like knobs
Ventilated front seat/heated seat
A plug-in hybrid
A gas and electric capability
Roomy rear legroom
19-inch wheel tires
Harman Kardon premium audio interior
Autonomous driving features
The advance infotainment center operates like an Ipad or an app with its swipe left feature
Co-pilot assist autonomous driving feature
A radar activated cruise control system
An advance and comprehensive system of safety driving features
490-mile driving range, which is significantly more than the BMW plug-in, according to fueleconomy.gov
A manually operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel -- where is the power???
Limited electric driving range capabilities
Takes too long to recharge, when using standard charger
Vehicle is light weight, when compared to Japanese and German competitors
Requires additional training with the vehicle to master the infotainment center
The stylish and well-equipped plug-in S90 is also outfitted with a co-pilot assist steering system. The roomy sedan, with its mix of modern-like, but sophisticated influenced interior theme, is a standout in the luxury car segment. Its one of best we’ve seen to date.
Moreover, according to fueleconomy.gov, the BMW 530 offers a 19-mile electric range in comparison to the Volvo’s 21-mile range. And when combining the gasoline engine, the Volvo outbests the BMW by 170 miles, with is 490 mile driving range.
Furthermore, the Volvo pushes out 400-horsepower in comparison to the BMW’s 288-horsepower. While Tesla and Mercedes-Benz have tapped into the all-electric with their flagship sedans, Volvo seems to be in a lane by itself for now with the plug-in luxury sedan segment in terms of features, driving range, performance and price.
Competition: 2021 BMW 530e XDrive PHEV Sedan