2017 Volvo S90 vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Audi A6 is near the end of its production cycle, but it still stands well against rival mid-size luxury sedans, and its design has aged well; on the other hand in today’s market the S90 feels more distinct with respect to surfaces and details.

The BMW 5-Series is also soon due to be replaced, but delivers impressive refinement and interior space, along with a long list of available tech features like a head-up display and night vision.

The Acura RLX is actually very pleasant to drive in front-wheel-drive form, although it’s not as much of a standout in style as others in its class.

Finally, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is also due for a redesign; the current version is probably the most conservative (yet comfort-oriented) pick in the class, but the new version finally steps up styling and design to match the smaller C-Class and larger S-Class.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Volvo S90 gets all the elegance and style of the brilliant new XC90 crossover, in a sedan package.
The 2018 Infiniti Q70 stands alone as a warm take on luxury that others have left behind. It’s not as luxurious as the others—but it’s not as expensive as those, either.
The 2017 Audi A6 is a stellar mid-size luxury sedan; it's a bit sedate, but still good enough to compete with some flagship vehicles from other brands.
With the 2017 E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is pushing the boundaries of its autonomous driving technology, and backing it up with S-Class style.
The 2016 Acura RLX offers some minor updates to an already competent—if subtle—luxury package. It's an interesting alternative to the other cars in its class.
The 2016 BMW M5 is the king of the 5-Series mountain, which isn't a bad place to be. It just may not be king of the sports sedan mountain anymore.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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