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Volvo S90 and V90 sizes and dimensions guide

The Volvo V90 reintroduces a type of car which became synonymous with the Swedish brand for decades: a large, practical estate car.

This time however, it’s set to offer a level of style and quality to compete with the best from Audi and BMW too. We look in detail how it, and its Volvo S90 saloon brother variant, measure up physically.

Volvo S90 and V90 external dimensions

Volvo estate cars of the past were always known for being huge on the road. The S90 and V90 are still fairly substantial cars. At just under five metres long, the pair are 56mm longer than the BMW 5 Series, and even slightly longer than the Volvo XC90 SUV.

Concerns over parking should be eased thanks to the standard fitment of rear parking sensors though, and a reversing camera is a £400 option.

Volvo S90 (V90) external dimensions
Length 4,963mm
Width (including mirrors) 2,019mm
Height 1,443mm (1,475mm)
Wheelbase 2,941mm

Volvo S90 and V90 interior dimensions

Unlike large estates from Volvo’s past, the V90 (and the S90 saloon) is a strict five seater – those looking for seven seats should turn to the XC90.

The cabins of the 90 pairing offer a touch less shoulder room than the BMW 5 Series, but there’s endless legroom – front or back, four six foot-plus adults can get comfortable with ease.

Volvo S90 interior dimensions
Headroom front/rear (with sunroof) 1,027/961mm (990/960mm)
Legroom front/rear 1,071/911mm
Shoulder room front/rear 1,460/1,420mm
Volvo V90 interior dimensions
Headroom front/rear (with sunroof) 1,026/966mm (1,006/960mm)
Legroom front/rear 1,071/911mm
Shoulder room front/rear 1,460/1,420mm

Volvo S90 and V90 boot capacity

Out back, the saloon-bodied S90 falls slightly behind its mid-size executive rivals; with 500 litres on offer, the BMW 5 Series (520 litres), the Jaguar XF (540 litres) and the Audi A6 (565 litres) are all more generous. The S90 does offer a further 37 litres of space beneath the boot floor, though.

The V90 estate’s overall capacity is compromised slightly by the stylish sloping tailgate. Still, at 560 litres it’s a match for the 5 Series, even before you consider the additional 77 litres of underfloor storage. However with the rear seats down the V90 only has 1,526 litres of room, compared to the 5 Series Touring’s 1,670-litre space.

Volvo S90 (V90) boot space
Seats up 500 litres (560 litres)
Seats down — (1,526 litres)

Volvo S90 and V90 turning circle and fuel tank capacity

A tight turning circle is important for negotiating tight parking spaces and completing other low-speed driving task with ease. At 11.4 metres, the S90 and V90 fares slightly better than both the Mercedes E-Class and the 5 Series.

The Volvo’s fuel tank is fairly small by class standards, but it compensates with a pair of frugal 2.0-litre diesel engines. Should you match the D4 diesel’s claimed 62.8mpg, a 760 mile range should be achievable from the 55-litre tank.

Though the more potent D5 is less frugal (57.6mpg) a larger 60 litre fuel tank means that the calculated range is almost identical to the D4.

Volvo S90/V90 turning circle and fuel tank
Turning circle 11.4 metres
Fuel tank 55 litres (D4)/60 litres (D5)

Volvo S90 and V90 weights

Stripping unnecessary kilos from a car brings with it numerous benefits. Acceleration, fuel economy and braking performance will all improve, while there’s greater potential for improved ride and handling, too.

Volvo has created a chassis constructed out of high-strength steel and aluminium f, which helps to keep the lightest version of the S90 saloon down to a kerb weight of 1,680kg. That’s impressive when you consider the entry-level 5 Series (with a lighter petrol engine) weighs only 10kg less.

The addition of all-wheel drive and the larger estate body means that the V90 D5 weighs just over 100kg more.

Volvo S90/V90 weights
Lightest Heaviest
1,680kg (S90 D4) 1,783kg (V90 D5)

Find out more

For full details about the stylish Swede in saloon form, head over to our Volvo S90 review, and for the estate, the Volvo V90 review. To learn more about each car’s rivals, try out our car chooser.

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