The new 2020 Volvo S90 is a car that redefines the idea behind luxury vehicles. The Scandinavian craftsmanship applied on the S90 is perfectly blended with modern in-car technologies. The result is a one-of-a-kind experience that is beyond what is expected from a typical luxury car.

While innovations on the S90 are evident, the 2020 Acura TLX displays sporty aspirations that are somewhat restricted. It is well-appointed and yet something is still amiss. Here is a quick comparison to see where the TLX lacks and where the S90 excelled.

Design & Style

The S90 has a sculpted exterior, long hood, and an upright grille. What sets it apart from the rest of its competition is the tasteful cabin that is surprisingly roomy and comfortable. The premium materials made it appear more elegant. All in all, the combination of distinct styling and a keen eye for comfort made the S90 extra appealing.

The attractive design of the TLX is inoffensive but uninspired at the same time. It lacks an edgy exterior that is sometimes enough to make a vehicle look appealing. For some reasons, the TLX looks better from the rear. This is maybe due to the sharp headlights that flank the diffuser-style rear bumper.

Technology & Safety

The most impressive feature of the S90 is its cabin and the awesome set of technology that it is equipped with. Everything looks modern and intuitive to work with. Most of the functions are accessible through the touchscreen controls. The user interface is easy enough to use and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available for those who are more tuned to using their mobile devices for infotainment.

The TLX has a distracting infotainment system that is controlled through a set of dual displays. The user interface is confusing and tends to be distracting.


There are three trims available for the S90 and a 316 hp engine comes as standard. There is an available hybrid for an even more potent performance. It can bring the power up to 400 hp which is kind of confidence-inspiring. The athleticism is very evident with its precise steering and handling.

 The TLX comes in either four-cylinder or a V-6 engine. The base trim has a 2.4-liter engine that delivers up to 206-hp and 182 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5-liter V-6, on the other hand can rev things up to as much as 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque.

The Bottom Line

If not for its improved engine choices, the 2020 Acura TLX will come out as a sore loser. But even with its impressive road performance, it significantly lacks other qualities that can propel it up to the ranks. It is so different to the 2020 Volvo S90 that looks perfect at all angles. The S90 did not only excel in terms of its design but also on having excellent in-car technologies and a superb performance.

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