2019 Volvo S90 vs. Its Competition

2019 Volvo S90
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series are mainstays among luxury mid-size sedans; they’re the high-water marks for the class.

The E-Class offers a wide range of powertrains, but no plug-in hybrid (yet).

The 5-Series has a hybrid, but lacks some of the polish of the Benz.

Both are worth comparing to the Volvo, although the S90 may have a better base version.

The Audi A6 is new this year and its only available with a V-6; if efficiency is part of your shopping criteria, the Volvo is a better bet.

The Lexus GS and Cadillac CT6 are outliers in the class; the Lexus is relatively old but should be inexpensive, the Caddy has a limited shelf-life but offers SuperCruise in some areas.

Choose wisely.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Volvo S90 is a superlative and comfortable mid-size luxury sedan with a brain.
The 2019 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury sedan that skips flash and fast for a comfortable ride with an understated exterior.
The 2019 BMW M5 sedan is a high-performance luxury car without compromise and few rivals.
The 2019 Cadillac CT6 is smarter and more powerful, but will that put it on more driver's radars?
The 2019 Lexus GS is a handsome mid-size luxury sedan with value on its side.
With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Gas V6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
T5 FWD MomentumPremium 45 TFSI quattro530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWDGS 350 AWDE 300 RWD Sedan
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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