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2017 Volvo S90 Against the Competition

Volvo S90 Against The Competition

Powerfully simple and elegantly confident, the 2017 Volvo S90 redefines the meaning of a luxury sedan. The innovative technological breakthroughs found on S90 were designed to simplify your life, rather than overwhelm you. From the moment you settle into the driver's seat of the S90, you're in control. Access critical aspects of the vehicle via the 9-inch Sensus Touchscreen, which is located in perfect reach. Relax into the perfectly sculpted standard leather seats as you watch the miles fly by your windshield.

Competition among luxury sedans has remained fierce over the past decade. Noteworthy rivals of the Volvo S90 include the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. While each of these competitors have an established reputation among luxury car buyers, Volvo S90 entered the scene in 2016 with several key advantages.

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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

Beginning with starting MSRP, Volvo S90 has a clear advantage with anywhere between $650 to $5200 in price differences when compared to the competitors. More than just a lower entry price point however, 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 can save you nearly $10,000.

2017 Volvo S90 Interior Leather Seats

Volvo S90 Competitive Advantages

Leather seating surfaces come standard on the 2017 Volvo S90. BMW and Mercedes-Benz charge between $1,450 - $1,620 in order to upgrade the base seating surfaces to leather. S90 also offers more front leg room than any of the competition, making those long stretches of highway much more pleasant.

Autonomous driving technology is certainly the way of the future. Pioneering this technology, Volvo S90 is the first luxury sedan developed with semi-autonomous driving as standard. Using second generation Pilot Assist Technology, S90 incorporates Active Cruise Control and City Safety Technology that provide the driver with additional support. Pilot-Assist is able to provide steering assistance through the use of Lane Keeping Aid Senses and can maintain adequate following distance with Adaptive Cruise Control. 360º surround view technology makes maneuvering into tight parking spaces nearly effortless.

Driver Alert Control and Rest Stop Guidance monitors driver steering inputs for signs of drowsiness or fatigue and can suggest safe resting areas. All of this impressive technology comes standard on every Volvo S90. Audi and BMW do not currently offer this technology while Mercedes-Benz offers this package as an added-cost option.

On those chilly winter mornings, Volvo S90 drivers can remotely start their vehicles and let them warm up before heading out for the day. 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.

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