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
7.2
The 2019 Volvo S90 is a superlative and comfortable mid-size luxury sedan with a brain.
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The 2019 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury sedan that skips flash and fast for a comfortable ride with an understated exterior.
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The 2019 BMW 5-Series is a luxury mid-size sedan with a historic name but a bright future ahead.
The 2019 Cadillac CT6 is smarter and more powerful, but will that put it on more driver's radars?
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The 2019 Lexus GS is a handsome mid-size luxury sedan with value on its side.
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With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top.
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Gas Mileage     
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Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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