2018 Volvo V90 impresses with solid tech and good looks
2018 Volvo V90 impresses with solid tech and good looks
3:29

2018 Volvo V90 impresses with solid tech and good looks

Cars
[MUSIC] Wagons are perfect if you want most of a crossover's capacity without all the right heightened fake hulky thunder flaring nonsense. But men, cannot heard the fine. However, you have to be in this predicament and they're all. Are also capable of affording a car north of $50000 dollars your options are limitless. And by limitless I mean 3. The Jaguar XS Sport Break, the Mercedes Benz E Class Estate, and this my favorite of the litter, the Volvo V 90. It takes everything good about the S 90 Sedan and adds a bit more junk in the trunk literally. [BLANK_AUDIO] First of all it's gorgeous. I mean look at it. Follow the unbroken character line that goes all the way across the side. Marvel at the thor's hammer headlights that can make [INAUDIBLE] look like a phantom. With [UNKNOWN] R Design package, it looks aggressive. But it's still understated enough to where people won't think you've blown your wallet apart trying to keep up with the [UNKNOWN]. Second, there is a ton of storage back there. The extra space afforded by the Wagon group means they've had zero problems stuffing the hatch with enough groceries for two humans and two dogs and Two cats. [BLANK_AUDIO] This V90 is the all wheel drive T6 model which carries a turbo charge and a super charge or cylinder engine good for about 360 horse power and 295 pound feed at torque. While it may not seem like much, I can guarantee you that this car provides more than enough. Possibly get you past traffic, bicyclist, or whatever else you don't wanna be anywhere near. But while your right foot rewards you for leaning into the throttle, the gas tank kinda shuns you from afar. The V90 is rated at 22 MPG city and 31 MPG highway. My fat right foot has thus far elicited just 20.5 MPG from the car over about a couple hundred miles. In official automotive journalist parlance, that's Not ideal. We'll dive deep into the tech in the [UNKNOWN] video but let me just tell you that the V90 is ready to party. You've got a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Spotify embedded into the infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and if you can spare the coin a Bowers and Wilkins sound system that make the car sound like you are in a freaking concert hall. And it also happens to drive itself, for the most part, on small stints of highway, so long as you don't mind the occasional hard-lay braking. The V90 is generally an awesome car, but if I had to find some things to complain about I'd probably say that the engine node isn't very good and that The transmission will occasionally feel rough when it's upshifting or downshifting. And while the air suspension is pretty good, it's only out back, and if you have thin-profile tires on all four corners, the ride is still gonna be kind of stiff. Look, if you need the extra seats of the three row vehicle or you really, truly enjoy the additional pointless ride height, I'm not gonna shame you for buying a crossover. I just want you, John and Jane Q. Public to know that there's another option, something that's quirkier and fun, taking the best parts of a Sedan and grafting on the best part of a crossover. But you'll have to pay the piper, as tested, this V90 Plus a staggering 68,290 and they're only available with custom orders from the factory. Because dealer stock is reeled with the 90 Cross Country models. And those are about the same as this but they're higher and they have some silly claddings around the wheels. The V90 impressed me with its good looks, solid driving dynamics, and it's thorough complimented tech. And if you take a spin in one of the dealer, even if it's across country, I imagine a little impressed you too. [MUSIC]

Up Next

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here
ford-bronco-raptor-still-v1

Up Next

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Goes Big With 37-Inch Tires
f-150-raptor-still

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Goes Big With 37-Inch Tires

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Is a Sharp-Looking Swedish EV
volvo-c40-recharge-still

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Is a Sharp-Looking Swedish EV

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions
evs-exposed-still

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Breaks Away From the Cafe, and Onto the 1980s GP Grid
yamaha-still

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Breaks Away From the Cafe, and Onto the 1980s GP Grid

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts
nissan-z-2023-first-drive-holdingstill-cms

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts

Driving Porsche's Top-Secret Prototype Electric Race Car!
gt4-e-perf-still

Driving Porsche's Top-Secret Prototype Electric Race Car!

Our First Look at the All-New 2023 Ranger Rover Sport
land-rover-range-rover-sport-fl-still-v1

Our First Look at the All-New 2023 Ranger Rover Sport

2022 GMC Sierra AT4X: More Capable, Still Fancy
sierra-at4x-still

2022 GMC Sierra AT4X: More Capable, Still Fancy

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike
radtrike-00-01-12-05-still001

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike

Best Streaming Devices of 2022
best-streamers-2022-thumb

Best Streaming Devices of 2022

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts
bridgetnerf

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote
ipadgreetingcard-site-thumb

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes

Most Popular All most popular

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts
bridgetnerf

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind
neuralmonkey

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More
1203459317449832-laz1jqjqlhclzhrpcncs-height640.png

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions
evs-exposed-still

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here
ford-bronco-raptor-still-v1

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here

Latest Products All latest products

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike
radtrike-00-01-12-05-still001

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi
midnight

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride
holoride-00-00-03-12-still003

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices
surfacepro9-event-00-00-04-05-still004

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus
surfacestudio

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus

Latest How To All how to videos

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022