2017 Volvo S90 Against the Competition

Volvo S90 Against The Competition

The 2017 Volvo S90 defines the meaning of a luxury sedan through elegant design and superior refinement. Groundbreaking technology found on S90 has been designed to integrate seamlessly into your life, as opposed to overwhelming you. You're in control from the moment you take a seat behind the wheel of the Volvo S90. The 9-inch Sensus Touchscreen places a wealth of information and media right at your fingertips. Standard perfectly sculpted leather seating surfaces help the miles fly by.

The luxury sedan segment has remained fiercely competitive over the past decade. Competitors of the Volvo S90 include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, and BMW 5-Series. Each of these established rivals have earned their reputation. In 2016, Volvo S90 burst onto the scene with several key advantages of its own.

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Volvo S90 Audi A6 Audi A6 Mercedes E300
Model Year: 2017 Volvo S90 T5 Momentum FWD Audi A6 2.0 FWD Premium BMW 530i RWD Mercedes-Benz E300 RWD
Starting MSRP $46,950 ✔ $47,600 $51,200 $52,150
Semi-Autonomous Drive Standard ✔ Not Available Not Available Optional
Leather Seating Standard ✔ Standard Optional - $1,450 Optional - $1,620
Remote Start Standard ✔ Not Available Not Available Requires subscription to mBrace Connect
Front Leg Room 42.2 inches ✔ 41.3 inches 41.4 inches 41.3 inches
Base Audio System 1,400 Watt Bowers & Wilkins 9 Speaker System✔ 180 Watt 10 Speaker System Base Audio System Base Audio System

The 2017 Volvo S90 has a distinct price advantage when comparing starting MSRPs from the competitors. S90 has the lowest starting MSRP, ranging between $650 to $5200 in price differences when looking at the competition. The S90 features a long list of standard equipment that are added-cost options on other makes - meaning for a comparably equipped sedan a Volvo S90 offers potential savings of nearly $10,000.

2017 Volvo S90 Interior Leather Seats

Volvo S90 Competitive Advantages

Standard on the 2017 Volvo S90 are leather seating surfaces. In order to upgrade the base seating surfaces to leather, Mercedes-Benz and BMW charge between $1,450 - $1,620. Offering greater front leg room than any competitor, S90 makes those long stretches of highway much more pleasant.

Volvo S90 is the first luxury sedan developed with semi-autonomous driving as standard equipment. Autonomous driving technology is the way of the future, and Volvo S90 is proud to pioneer these impressive innovations. S90 incorporates Active Cruise Control and City Safety Technology that provide the driver with added support and security. 360º surround view technology helps S90 maneuver into tight parking spaces. Pilot-Assist provides steering assistance through the use of Lane Keeping Aid Senses and can maintain adequate following distance with Adaptive Cruise Control.

Rest Stop Guidance and Driver Alert Control helps monitor driver steering inputs for signs of drowsiness or fatigue and can suggest safe resting areas. Cutting-edge technology comes standard on every Volvo S90. Mercedes-Benz offers this package as an added-cost option, while BMW and Audi do not offer them at all.

Volvo S90 drivers can remotely start their vehicles and let them warm up before heading out for the day on those frigid-cold winter mornings. Audi and BMW do not offer factory remote start and Mercedes-Benz requires a subscription to mBrace Connect once the free trial subscription ends in order to continue using the remote start service.