Compare the Volvo S90 with the Competition

The Volvo S90 is one of the most impressive full-size sedans on the market with exceptional performance, helpful technology, and advanced safety features. Sedans have always been one of the most popular vehicles on the market, so naturally there's plenty of competition. At Kundert Volvo Cars of Hasbrouck Heights, we believe that the S90's excellent specs and design speak for themselves, but let's see how it stacks up against some of its stiffest competition.


BMW 5-Series

The 5-Series is a famous sedan from BMW that has plenty of fans around the world, but the S90 actually beats it out in a variety of ways. The S90 performs particularly well with its safety features and performance, but let's break down some of the details and you can see for yourself.

Power and Performance

The standard models are pretty much toe to toe when it comes to power, both offer excellent 2.0-liter turbocharged engines and the S90 gives you just a little more horsepower. One major difference is the BMW's Rear Wheel Drive opposed to the S90's Front Wheel Drive. RWD is built with performance in mind, but you sacrifice control, especially on icy or wet roads. Ultimately, the modern FWD system on the S90 is just as fun to drive as the 5-Series' RWD and you get the confidence of extra safety.

Standard Safety Features

The S90 really makes a statement when it comes to safety features by offering several advanced assistive technologies standard to Secaucus drivers. You get a whole suite of powerful safety tech on the S90 that you don't on the 5-Series including

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cross-Traffic Alert

Tech Features

If you need to have the latest and greatest tech features, then the S90 is the way to go with plenty of impressive standard features near Glen Ridge. You get a helpful Wi-Fi hotspot that can only be had with a pricey upgrade on the 5-Series. If you like high-fidelity, then the standard premium audio system on the S90 gives you a much smoother listening experience than the system on the 5-Series near Clifton.

Audi A6

Audi has a long history of making sleek, performance-ready sedans, but the S90 uses Volvo's ingenuity to offer an impressive balance of power, comfort, and safety that the A6 doesn't have.

Interior Luxury and Comfort


You get decidedly nicer seating and comfort on the S90 with features like extra passenger lumbar support and more front and rear leg room. The design of the S90's cabin is also top-notch with painstakingly designed color schemes and trims. Whether you're looking at the refined, monochromatic leather seating of the Momentum trim or the white leather and wood accented cabin of the gorgeous Inscription models.

The A6 just can't compete with the S90's world-class style, so if you're looking to impress your passengers and stay comfortable, the Volvo is a clear choice.

Power and Performance

At the base level, both vehicles are essentially equal with their 2.0-liter Turbocharged four-cylinder engines. Each vehicle can also be upgraded with an All-Wheel Drive system that gives you more control and traction.

The S90 offers a unique benefit in its class with an available eAWD Plug-In Hybrid model that lets you combine the efficiency of an electric vehicle with the power and style of a luxury sedan. The A6 does not offer any sort of hybrid option, so if you want to save the most energy possible, the S90 is the way to go.


Our Decision

Ultimately, we think that the S90 easily beats out both of these vehicles, but if you need some more convincing, just stop by our Hasbrouck Heights Volvo dealership and take the S90 for a test drive. Our sales professionals will help you find the model that fits your lifestyle near Jersey City.