2020 Volvo S90 vs. Its Competition

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Byron Hurd Byron Hurd Contributor

The 2020 Volvo S90 typically competes against luxury mid-size sedans from Germany that include the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, and Mercedes-Benz E Class.

All three offer more powertrain configurations, but only the BMW offers a plug-in hybrid, like the S90 T8.

The Merc is loaded with tech, and the Audi A6 is conservative and straightforward—there's not a bad pick among them, really.

The Cadillac CT6 isn't long for lots, discounts may be steep.

The Acura RLX is a refined pick, with a good hybrid powertrain, but take-it-or-leave-it looks.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Volvo S90 is a mid-size luxury sedan that's an antidote for buyers wary of the German same-ness.
The 2020 Audi A6 is as good as mid-size luxury sedans get—for those still shopping sedans.
In its final year, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 is a tempting look at what could have been from the luxury brand.
The 2019 Acura RLX wraps a forward-thinking powertrain in a comfortable but cookie-cutter package.
The 2019 BMW M5 sedan is a high-performance luxury car without compromise and few rivals.
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 / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Gas V6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize Station WagonsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
T5 FWD R-DesignPremium 45 TFSI quattro4-Door Sedan 3.6L LuxurySedan w/Technology Pkg530e iPerformance Plug-In HybridE 300 RWD Sedan
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Wagonquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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