We’ve always been fans of the Volvo’s V90 lineup, and after recently spending some time with the 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country, we’re completely in love with the wagon. With that in mind, you can probably imagine our enthusiasm when we found out that we would be sending some time with the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD.
While the 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country adds some SUV flavor to the station wagon segment with a lifted ride height, the V90 stays true to the segment. Still, both models are remarkably attractive inside and out and are more fun-to-drive than SUVs while offering nearly the same utility and cargo space.
Unlike the standard Volvo V90, the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD offers an aggressive exterior design and an impressive interior that lets you know you’re driving something special. Let’s take a closer look at the 2019 Volvo V90 T6 AWD R Design.
2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 Exterior
No matter which Volvo you go with these days, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to exterior design. Each model has a gorgeous exterior that offers the perfect balance between looking sporty, stylish, and elegant. The 2019 Volvo V90 is no different — but the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD is definitely a notch above.
Some unique features on the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD include the R-Design front grille in high-gloss black, silver roof rails, high-gloss black decor elements in the front spoiler, lower outer grilles inspired by the Thor hammer headlamps, matte silver rear view mirror caps, dual exhaust pipes, and 19-inch five-spoke matte black diamond cut alloy wheels, and much more. Our favorite exterior feature on any Volvo is the stylish Thor hammer headlamps.
The 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD is one of the longest station wagons in the segment. The model sits on a wheelbase that measures 115.8 inches with an overall length of 194 inches. The width stretches a total of 75 inches with an overall height of 58 inches.
In our opinion, there few station wagons that look better than the Volvo V90, and the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD looks even better than the standard V90. Along with the new Jaguar’s XF Sportbrake, this is really an example of some of the best exterior design in the business.
2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 Interior
There is no doubt that Volvo interiors are some of the best in the luxury segment. No matter which Volvo you pick to park in your driveway, the interior will definitely blow you away, and make any other luxury car owner looks closely.
Building on the interior of the Volvo V90, the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD features some model-exclusive touches including illuminated R-Design sill moldings, R-Design gearshift knob, R-Design leather steering wheel, metal-mesh inlays, aluminum sport pedals, and R-Design logos in the seats.
The 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD comes standard with a range of tech options including four-zone climate control, laminated panoramic moonroof, ten-way power adjusts driver seat, four-way power lumbar sport, heated front seats, Bluetooth (with audio streaming), portrait-oriented 9-inch touchscreen which houses Volvo’s amazing infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and more. Optionally, you can equip the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD with heated steering, heated rear seats, a 360-degree surround view camera, and the amazing $3,200 Bowers and Wilkins premium sound system.
Cabin space wise, the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD is extremely spacious. Legroom for front passengers comes in at 42.2 inches while second-row passengers get to enjoy an ample 35.9 inches. Cargo volume comes in at 19.8 cubic-feet behind the second row, and 69 cubic-feet with the rear row folded flat.
Overall, the interior of the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD is an outstanding place to be, with a perfect balance of Zen-like luxury and track-like sportiness.
2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 Performance
Power in the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engine making a total of 316 horsepower and a maximum torque of 295 lb-ft. The engine is mated to an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission that allows the2019 Volvo V90 T6 AWD R Design to go from zero to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds, and hit a top speed of 132 mph.
The 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD is very well composed at high-speed and tight turns. The model also features a sport chassis that has a tighter suspension, lower ride height and re-tuned steering that allows for sharper responses. If you need to be more aggressive or save more money at the pump, you can use the Drive Mode Selector to circle through four driving modes including comfort, eco, dynamic, and individual settings.
Speaking of saving money at the pump, the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD gets an EPA-rated fuel economy of 22/31 mpg* (city/highway).
2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 Safety
The 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD comes with a long list of standard driver-assist technologies including adaptive cruise control, rear-park assist, road sign recognition, semi-autonomous drive system, rearview camera, lane-keep assist, collision mitigation, and more. The Convenience Package on the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD will also give you a 360-degree surround-view camera, heated washer nozzles, automatic park assist pilot, heads-up display, and a few others.
2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 Overall
If you’re in the market for a station wagon, look no further than the 2019 Volvo V90. However, if you’re in the market for something that looks totally different and amazing — look no further than the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD. Prices for the 2019 Volvo V90 R Design T6 AWD start at $49,950**. Visit your local AutoNation-affiliated Volvo dealership for a test drive today.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.