Volvo V90 review: The new business estate for car leasing

Volvo have had the S90 taking on its executive saloon rivals for years. But now Volvo have an executive saloon in the form of the V90 to take on the BMW 5 Series Touring and Audi A6 Avant. Volvo Estates have always been popular thanks to their reliability and practicality and with business car leasing, you can get it for your business as an affordable monthly cost.

Volvo V90’s engine

Like its rivals, the V90 has a variety of engines covering everything you might want including a cheap, entry engine, to the greenest, most fuel-efficient engine and at the top of the range, the fastest engine. Once you have decided what you want from your company car or your fleet of cars, it becomes much easier to choose the right engine and model of V90 to lease. For now, we will cover the cheapest model, the greenest model and the fastest model to just give you an idea of what the V90 offers.

Entry-level V90’s engine

The entry-level engine for the V90 is by no means a small engine. It is after all powering a large executive estate. The V90 2.0 D4 Momentum has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. It produces 190 bhp, which allows a top speed of 140 mph and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds.

Not too bad for an entry-level car and it is in line with many of its rival’s similar models. When you come to considering fuel efficiency, this model of the V90 has a combined fuel economy of 62.8 mpg, with an urban fuel economy of 54 mpg and an extra urban fuel economy of 69 mpg. The running costs will be fairly low for this model, but not the lowest they can possibly be.

Low running costs

If you are looking for the lowest running costs, then look no further than the 2.0 D4 Inscription. This V90 model has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that produces 190 bhp. It has a combined fuel economy of 62.8 mpg, an urban fuel economy of 54 mpg and an extra urban fuel economy of 69 mpg. Now these are the same stats as the entry level model, but this engine is designed to be healthier when it comes to emissions. It also has a top speed of 140 mph and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds.

Fastest V90

Now if you are interested in speed for your cars, check out the V90 2.0 D5 PowerPulse Inscription. This 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine comes with a four-wheel drive system and produces 235 bhp. It has a top speed of 145 mph and sprints from 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds. For a large executive estate car, the V90 does well for speed and it doesn’t sacrifice fuel efficiency too much either. It has a combined fuel economy of 57.6 mpg, an urban fuel economy of 50 mpg and an extra urban fuel economy of 63 mpg.

Inside the V90

Some of Volvo’s competitors want to make their interiors sporty and everything inside matches that sporty feel. Not in the V90. Volvo have focused on comfort and making the V90 feel as nice a place to sit as anywhere else. The standard seats are made from leather and are soft and relaxing, ensuring you have total comfort.

The dashboard is simply set out and well-built with a 9-inch touchscreen in the middle. It is all easy to navigate on the screen, however when driving, there is also an additional scroll knob. This lets you keep your eyes focused on the road rather than messing around with the touchscreen whilst driving.

When it comes to interior space, the Volvo V90 can easily hold four six-foot-tall adults. The boot has a capacity of 560-litres as standard. However, if you drop those rear seats, the capacity increases to 1,526-litres. It is an excellent interior and you do have plenty of space, which could be excellent for business use.

V90’s performance

The aim of the V90’s performance matches the aim of its interior, which is to be comfortable. The Volvo V90 is closely related to the Volvo XC90, which means it is designed to be the most comfortable in its class. It is perfect for long motorway cruises and is refined to ensure the wind, road and engine noise is down to an absolute minimum. Both the manual and automatic gearboxes are smooth to use and help you accelerate to the right speed. The overall drive is controlled and smooth.

If, as a business, you are looking to lease cars for your company, you have a variety of brilliant cars to choose from. The Volvo V90 is one of the best executive estate cars on the market. It is very easy leasing cars like the V90 and you can do it by simply contacting Hippo Leasing today.

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