Volvo S90 Recharge

Editors' Review

While Volvo's all-electric models are the ones making headlines, the company still offers a range of plug-in hybrids that all wear the Recharge name. The XC60 and XC90 crossovers are the most notable Recharge PHEV models, but Volvo also offers this powertrain in its stylish and comfortable sedan, the S90.

Volvo's four-door S90 received an update for 2021, but the changes are pretty minor, mostly consisting of tiny nips and tucks to the front and rear fascias. The 2021 S90 is available in Momentum, R-Design and Inscription trims, but only the latter two are available with the T8 Recharge plug-in hybrid setup.

T8 is Swede-speak for a 2.0-liter I4 engine that's both turbocharged and supercharged powering the front wheels, and an 11.6-kilowatt-hour battery and electric motor on the rear axle. All told, this system pushes out a healthy 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque. Power going to the front and rear wheels means the S90 T8 has all-wheel drive, too.

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The Good ~ Stately good looks ~ Super comfy seats ~ Plenty of standard safety features

The Bad ~ Small trunk ~ Sensus infotainment can be frustrating

The Bottom Line The 2021 Volvo S90 T8 Recharge is a stylish sedan that offers usable electric range.

Editors' Rating
  • Performance 8.5
  • Features 9
  • Design 9
  • Media 7

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