The Volvo S90 is a contemporary luxury car with an impressive set of features, while the 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class is nothing short on elegance. It can be difficult to choose one of them, as both have a pretty good configuration. Let us compare and contrast both the models to see why Volvo is a favorite for many car buyers.

Design & Style

Talking about design and styling, the 2018 Acura RLX is functionally pleasant but does not have a wow factor. You would be disappointed with comfort of seating as well. The selection of materials and craftsmanship inside the vehicle feels top notch, but the general effect falls flat due to unremarkable styling.

For the 2018 Volvo S90, it is a 5-seater sedan with adequate space across front and rear ends of seating. The cabin is spacious elegant and full of light, with top materials like soft leather seats and birch wood inlays, creating a high-class appeal and a sophisticated ambiance. The cargo space measures up to 13.5 cubic feet, which is enough to carry some items.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, the Acura RLX has a couple of infotainment screens: a lower touch screen and an upper display for navigation. It takes some time to get used to the system, as it is quite difficult to operate. It does not even have an Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Some of the standard safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, Traffic Jam Assist, adaptive cruise control and a multiview camera.

On the other hand, the 2018 Volvo S90 comes standard with a user-friendly infotainment system including a straightforward menu layout and a responsive touch screen. Some other key highlights include navigation, 10-speaker audio system, USB port, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Some standard safety features include Pilot Assist semiautonomous driving system, lane departure warning, parking sensors and a rearview camera.


Performance plays a pivotal role in arriving to a conclusion when looking to buy a car. Both the hybrid and non-hybrid version of Acura RLX comes with a V6 3.5-liter engine. There are multiple powertrain options including the base 250 HP turbocharged engine and the 400 Horse Power plug-in hybrid T8. The gas mileage is also quite good, in comparison to other rivals.

The Bottom Line

The 2018 Volvo S90 is no doubt a top-ranked vehicle among its class. It's not just the excellent set of attributes it has to offer, but also quality handling and performance. It completely outclasses Acura RLX in terms of interiors and safety features. Volvo is a favorite choice even among shrewd car buyers.

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