2021 Volvo S90 vs. Its Competition

2021 Volvo S90
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Volvo S90 and V90 typically compete against luxury mid-size cars 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 with the glaring exception of the sizzling RS6 Avant wagon.

The Cadillac CT6 and Acura RLX are both refined, but they’re also lame ducks–neither will carry over into the new model year.

2021 Volvo S902021 Volvo S90
2021 Audi A62021 Audi A6
2021 BMW 5-Series2021 BMW 5-Series
2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class2021 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2020 Acura RLX2020 Acura RLX
Browse Used Listings
2020 Cadillac CT62020 Cadillac CT6
Browse Used Listings
Quick Specs
The 2021 Volvo S90 and V90 argue for luxury-car status with rational performance and style.
The 2021 Audi A6 mid-size luxury sedan or wagon is reserved but flexible in its powertrain offerings and body styles.
The 2021 BMW 5-Series pushes all the right buttons for mid-size luxury shoppers. And there are a lot of them.
Made as a sedan, wagon, coupe, and convertible with four different powertrains, the 2021 Mercedes E-Class has wide appeal.
The 2020 Acura RLX’s familiar shape hides a forward-thinking powertrain.
In its final year, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 is a tempting look at what could have been from the luxury brand.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V6
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
T6 AWD MomentumPremium Plus 45 TFSI quattro530i SedanE 350 RWD SedanSedan w/Technology Pkg4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Volvo S90 vs. 2021 Audi A62021 Volvo S90 vs. 2021 BMW 5-Series2021 Volvo S90 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E Class2021 Volvo S90 vs. 2020 Acura RLX2021 Volvo S90 vs. 2020 Cadillac CT6