When you are thinking of car manufacturers that will top your list of considerations for your next car, you will definitely have Volvo and BMW on your list. These car brands understand the need of car buyers when it comes to getting a model that is well worth their investment. In case you are thinking of buying either the 2018 Volvo S90 or the 2018 BMW 5-Series, it will help to compare one with the other first. This comparison will help.

Design & Style

Inspired by Scandinavian design features, the 2018 Volvo S90 is truly a show-stopper. Getting a glimpse of this car will leave you in awe but what else will you feel once you find out how it has been styled inside? The seats are so comfortable that you will not feel any signs of stiffness or tiredness during the ride. On top of that, the materials used in the cabin are impressive too. It includes climate control too for added comfort in different weather situations.

Remarkable on the outside, you will be impressed by what the 2018 BMW 5-Series offers as well for the design and style aspect. The cabin is less cramped up with buttons strategically placed on the dashboard. The trunk space is also generous for this car. While it also comes with a climate control system, you will be dismayed that the car does not properly chill the interior which lessens its score for comfort.

Technology & Safety

We also give the 2018 Volvo S90 high marks in terms of technology and safety features, all working on an intuitive interface that will truly impress any user. The high-end stereo system and responsive navigation system makes it a great contender to any other car models out there, the 2018 BMW 5-Series included. Pilot Assist, blind spot monitoring, 360-degree camera, and steering and lane keeping systems are great driver aids for this car model too.

The 2018 BMW 5-Series has its own set of active safety features too. Wait until you find out though that these are part of the upgrades that you need to pay for. This means that you will not be able to enjoy these features unless you have the budget for one. Even touchless gesture controls come with a price.


Relying on a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, the 2018 Volvo S90 produces an impressive power for 250 horses at a maximum torque of 252lb-ft. The 2018 BMW 5-Series, on the other hand, relies on the same size of the engine as well and is capable of producing up to as much as 248lb-ft of torque and 258 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

Oozing with domineering exterior luxury and an impeccable interior design, the 2018 Volvo S90 will truly win your hearts. While the BMW may be a good competitor, it still lacks a lot of great features that the S90 has. In this battle, the Volvo is the clear winner.

Ready to Schedule a 2018 Volvo S90 Test Drive Today?

Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2018 Volvo S90 now!


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