EPA confirms best in class fuel efficiency for 2017 Volvo S90 sedan
Experiencing Volvo’s top of the line 2017 S90 T6 Inscription was an excursion into a world of automotive opulence, Scandinavian style. Truly, Volvo S90 would be a superior drive and ride experience without exceptional fuel efficiency. Wednesday morning found Torque News in an email exchange with Volvo’s North America P.R. lead Mr. Dan Lantowski, a good man, easy to talk to -- this is what we discovered…
2017 Volvo S90 sedan comes to North America with segment setting fuel efficiency
We had previously learned while attending Volvo’s Spanish roll out of its latest premium sedan manifestation, that due to the maker’s dedication to stage inducted supercharged, then turbocharged low friction 2.0 Liter direct injected 4 cylinder gasoline engines, not only is this Volvo virtually seamless as to turbo lag, but torque happy and fuel efficient.
Based on an average fuel consumption liters to U.S. gallon conversion calculation, it was then anticipated that S90’s fuel efficiency would approach 20 or so -- MPG city and 30 MPG highway -- S90 surpasses our fuel efficiency expectations. Volvo's presently set on a record breaking sales trajectory.
Stellar non hybrid fuel efficiency without sport performance compromise
As earlier stated, there’s virtually no turbo lag noted when driving Volvo S90 T6 -- high fuel efficiency is an appreciated bonus.
S90 T6 AWD produces 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft torque in the mid-range where it’s most needed. With a very respectable 5.7 second zero to 60 MPH sprint speed of 5.7 seconds, S90 T6 exhibits significant sport tendencies while averaging MPG 22 city/ 31 highway.
For consumers searching for greater fuel efficiency with hybridization, the turbocharged only Volvo S90 T5 realizes 23 city/ 34 hwy -- amazingly fuel efficient for a premium midsize sedan tipping the scales at well over 2 tons. Of Course there’s much more to the Volvo S90 story than fuel economy. Read our extensive first drive impressions here.