New 2017 Volvo S90 Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Volvo S90 promises to be a compelling alternative to classic Japanese and German luxury midsize sedans. It comes with, in addition to other strengths, a sharp exterior style, an impressive hybrid model, a powerful engine, and Hallmark Swedish ergonomics. Read on for more information regarding the Volvo S90 release date, engine specs, interior and exterior refreshments, and features.

2017 Volvo S90 prototype

2017 Volvo S90 Release Date & Price

Pricing has already been announced and Volvo says there’s a slight increment of around $4,895 over the previous model – the Volvo S80. So expect an MSRP starting from $46,950 for the standard model. For those looking for more excitement, there’s the 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Momentum that is set to go for sale for $52,950. The Volvo S90 2017 release date should be expected in early 2017.

2017 Volvo S90 release date

Review

Treading in the footprints of its 2017 Volvo XC60, Volvo is at it again only this time with the S90 sedan. It is an all-new model that now takes the place of the outgoing S80 Sedan. With flared rear and sharply styled front end quarters, at least going by the concept cues and spy photos, should cut a rather aggressive figure than its predecessor. After all, it is set to compete with the top dogs of this segment such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, and the Audi A6.

2017 Volvo S90 front view, grille and headlights

Although it won’t be an easy walk in the park, the new Volvo S90 2017 is also a top contender in this class with features such as glacial Swedish looks, an electric hybrid option, and a classy interior. The only disappointing idiosyncrasy seems to be its ailing fuel economy ratings relative to the competition.

2017 Volvo S90 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Beneath the hood, the new model borrows heavily from the XC90 SUV. Although the output figures are yet to be confirmed, Volvo says all the mills will revolve around the 2.0L four-cylinder unit and the sedan will come with D4 and D5 diesel drivetrains, T6 and T5 gasoline engine, and the T8 hybrid. The European will have the D4, D5, T6, and T8 options while the T5, T8, and T6 will be available here in the U.S. expect the T5 to churn out 254 horsepower, the T6 around 316 horsepower, D4 – 194 horsepower, D5 – 225 horses, and the T8 Hybrid around 400 horsepower. All these powertrains will be hitched to an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The AWD is an option.

2017 Volvo S90 exterior

2017 Volvo S90 Redesign of Interior & Exterior

The 2017 Volvo S90 interior comes with mild redesigns with some changes been made on the door panels and dashboard. The latter now features larger wood inserts and is a bit slimmer than before. Just like the XC90, the new S90 also features the Sensus Connect touchscreen interface. In fact, the instrument cluster, the steering wheel, and the center console all appear to have the same design as that of the 2017 XC90. The exterior design has also seen some changes, too. Its dimensions, for example, have grown a bit. It is now 4.3” longer, 4.1” longer wheelbase, and 1.1” wider than before. It’s no wonder the new model is sleeker, and more upscale than the outgoing model.

2017 Volvo S90 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Once available, the new S90 will compete against other heavyweights such as the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Audi A6.

2017 Volvo S90 interior

The 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan price starts from an MSRP of around $50,200. Some of the highlights that define it include superb fuel economy ratings, composed and comfortable ride quality, high-tech features, and laudable driver engagement.

2017 Volvo S90 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Volvo S90 Engine Specs

As already mentioned, Volvo is yet to make the full engine specs known. However, credible sources say it will come equipped with a 2.0L supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated from around 254 horsepower to around 400 horsepower for the 2017 Volvo S90 plug-In Hybrid.

Safety

Standard safety features to expect from the recently debuted 2017 Volvo S90 include stability and traction control, pedestrian detection, driver alert control, driver and passenger airbags, lane keeping aid, run-off road mitigation, roadside sign assist, pilot assist, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, and rear collision warning. With such features at hand, the new S90 is in no doubt set to continue with the brand’s hallmark of securing everyone on board.

2017 Volvo S90 engine

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2017 Volvo S90 trunk

New 2017 Volvo S80 Release Date and Review

With great fuel economy ratings, plenty of value for the money, and comfortable seats and ride, the 2017 Volvo S80 seems as a sensible alternative to flashier, more expensive luxury sedans. However, it disappoints with its lackluster power, and anonymous looks. The Volvo S80 release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.

2017 Volvo S80 exterior, white color

While the S80 is appealing in certain ways, it’s least appealing relative to contemporary luxury sedans that are notorious for fancy wheel designs, high-tech infotainments system, supple leather and interior woodwork. Its aging design and minor updates for 2017 only makes the situation worse.

2017 Volvo S80 white color, rear view

On the upside, though, the Volvo S80 2017 offers impressive fuel economy ratings and an array of high-tech safety systems. Elevating its performance and efficiency is its new turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 240 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque, and offers an incredible 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.6 seconds.

2017 Volvo S80 side angle, black color

The exterior design, while it isn’t a bad thing, has only received mild cosmetic freshening, and seems rather dated in today’s luxury car market. The interior layout is however quite appealing and upscale. The materials used on its surfaces look premium, and the infotainment system has improved responsiveness relative to the previous model.

2017 Volvo S80 alloy wheels, exterior

Yet, the new Volvo S80 isn’t the only vehicle in its class that offers plenty of value for the money. Rivals you should check out include the Acura TLX, Hyundai Genesis, Lexus ES 350, Buick LaCrosse, and Cadillac XTS. Pricier alternatives include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, and the Audi A6.

2017 Volvo S80 exterior, alloy wheels

While the Volvo S80 does come pretty well equipped and is typically less expensive than many other midsize luxury cars, the reality is that it’s simply outclassed for 2017.

2017 Volvo S80 grille and headlights

2017 Volvo S80 Trims

Two trims are offered for the 2017 Volvo S80: Platinum and Premiere. Two models are additionally available: T5 and T6 Drive-E.

2017 Volvo S80 Interior Accessories & Exterior Changes

The S80 Premier specs include a split-folding rear seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, driver memory settings, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, an eight-way power front seats, foglights, LED running lights, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, heated front seats, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Volvo S80 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Equipment offered include an eight-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, a seven-inch display screen, frontal collision warning and mitigation system, a six-CD changer, HD and satellite radio, a navigation system, and a USB port.

2017 Volvo S80 interior, leather seats, back seats

Upgrading to the Volvo S80 Platinum package gets you an automatic high-beam headlight control, special interior accent lighting, a folding front passenger seat, power-retractable side mirrors, lane-departure warning system, a rearview camera, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, a folding front passenger seat, adaptive xenon headlights, blind-spot monitoring, cyclist detection, and a grocery bag holder.

2017 Volvo S80 front angle, headlights and grille

Options include a leather-covered dashboard and center armrest, windshield washer nozzle, premium leather upholstery, heated rear seats, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, a wood-trimmed steering wheel, a quick-fold front passenger seat, and wood and metal trimmings.

2017 Volvo S80 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Volvo S80 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Under the hood of the new 2017 Volvo S80 is a four-cylinder mill rated at 258 lbs. feet of torque and 240 horsepower. Standard systems include the stop-start system, the front wheel drive system, and the eight-speed automatic transmission system. The S80 AWD is optionally available.

EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2017 S80 T5 Drive-E at 25/37/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Volvo S80 engine

As already mentioned above, 6.6 seconds is all that you require to sprint from 0-60 mph. an average time in the segment as rivals fare much better with majority of them accelerating in the sub-6 seconds region.

Safety features include frontal collision warning and mitigation system, active front head restraints, driver-fatigue monitor, front and rear parking sensors, side curtain airbags, front-seat side airbags, antilock disc brakes, pedestrian and cyclist detection, and blind spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alerts.

2017 Volvo S80 Release Date & Price

According to various rumors going round within the precincts of the industry, the vehicle should be expected to go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2017.

2017 Volvo S80 release date

The Volvo S80 price starts from an MRSP of $43,450.

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2017 Volvo XC70 Release Date, Specs and Info

With its cuff protection and raised suspension, the 2017 Volvo XC70 can be an appealing choice if you want to do a lot of driving on gravel and dirt roads whilst still enjoying some bit of comfort and luxury. However, many crossovers in the segment can do the same and come in newer designs. Some of its upsides include a light-duty off-rad ability, ample cargo capacity, numerous safety features, a fuel-sipping four-cylinder engine, and supportive front seats. Its date of release is expected in the latter half of 2017.

2017 Volvo XC70 front view, grille and headlights

New add-ons for 2017 include a more fuel-efficient turbocharged engine, an updated infotainment system, and addition of a few standard features. When people consider purchasing a luxury crossover to bounce up o that vacation cabin or handle the latest snowstorm without looking worse for the wear, the first thing that hits their minds is a crossover Sports Utility Vehicle.

But have you ever thought of a luxury wagon like the 2017 Volvo XC70 that is constructed with the sole purpose of handling such duties? Well, now you know. The XC70 comes with some features that can enable it do those things: a raised suspension for additional ground clearance, an available all-wheel-drive system, lowered body panels with a material that resist scratches and hacks, and a front and rear underbody skid plates. This vehicle is meant particularly for those buyers who don’t have the in-thing about crossovers.

2017 Volvo XC70 exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

The vehicle is still practical despite sporting the upgrades. It offers a spacious cargo volume than most of its competitors. Also, a reputation so dear to Volvo is well-preserved – a slew of modern safety features.

Things only get better under its hood. The XC70 comes with a new 2.5L turbocharged inline-5 engine that replaces the previous 3.0L inline-6 and 3.2L inline-6 base engines. Another engine that we believe will be still suitable is the old 3.0L engine that, despite offering unimpressive fuel-efficient values, offers a powerful output.

2017 Volvo XC70 side angle, alloy wheels

It is always a good idea to window-shop around before making an ultimate decision. Some alternatives which you should consider sampling include the 2017 Audi Allroad, and the 2017 Subaru Outback.

Available Trims – Volvo XC70

The five-passenger 2017 Volvo XC70 wagon is offered in a walloping four trims: base T5 Drive-E, T5 Platinum, T5 all-wheel-drive, and the top-of-the-line T5 AWD Platinum. The T5 Premiere is reviewed separately.

Interior Redesign & Exterior Colors – 2017 Volvo XC70

The base T5 Drive-E and T5 all-wheel-drive come equipped with driver memory settings, heated side mirrors, 18” alloy wheels, heated power front passenger seat, a 7” central display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, underbody skid plates, foglights, an eight-way power driver seat, roof rails, and a 40/20/40-split rear seat.

2017 Volvo XC70 front angle, grille and headlights

Standard technology features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, USB audio interface, smartphone app integration, an eight-speaker premium sound system, a CD player, Volvo’s Sensus Connect system, low speed forward collision mitigation and notification, and satellite and HD radio.

2017 Volvo XC70 rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

The T5 Premiere package adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sunroof, rear privacy glass, a configurable instrument cluster, a navigation system, and leather upholstery.

Next up is the Platinum trim that tacks in all the contents of the above package plus Harman Kardon premium sound system, a blind spot monitoring system, adaptive xenon headlights, interior accent lighting.

2017 Volvo XC70 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and leather seats

The Technology package adds a driver alertness monitor, an upgraded collision mitigation system, automatic high-beam headlight control, adaptive cruise control, road sign information display, and lane departure warning system.

Stand-alone options available include dual displays, rear parking sensors, a rear entertainment system, and integrated rear child bolsters.

Engine Specs – 2017 Volvo XC70

A turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 240 hp and 258 lbs. of torque comes equipped under the hood of the 2017 Volvo XC70. Transmitting the power to the front wheels is an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

The fuel economy estimates as per EPA are 23/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The fuel consumption ratings are impressive due to the available stop-start system which is popular for its ability to automatically shut off the engine when the vehicle has stopped thereby saving a lot of gas.

2017 Volvo XC70 engine

The performance-themed T5 AWD trim gets a 2.5L inline-5 turbocharged engine rated at 250 horsepower and 266 lbs. of torque. The power is transferred to all the wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Volvo XC70

Expect the 2017 Volvo XC70 to cost you an MSRP of $37,100. Its date of release is expected sometime late next year. Also, you will get an owners-manual which details everything you need to know about the vehicle upon purchasing it.

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