The 2021 Volvo V90 is a well-designed car with a fantastic interior and exterior, standardized safety tech, and exceptional handling. But how does it compare to the 2021 Lexus ES, a luxurious vehicle with a sleek and lithe frame, sharp handling, and potent engine power?

Design & Style

The Lexus ES has four doors and is moderately sized with an opulent finish. It has a length of 196 inches between front and back and is capable of carrying up to five passengers. The trunk provides about fourteen cubic worth of space. It has a massive grille in front with pronounced headlights that extend into the muscular frame. Those who purchase the F Sport Edition will get additional perks with a distinct exterior trim.

The Volvo V90 offers two powertrains and its newest features include an upgraded stereo system from Bowers & Wilkins along with cabin filtration. The Inscription trim in particular looks very impressive, but many buyers love the R-Design due to its racy bodywork. Passengers within the cabin will be presented with comfortable seats and a fully digitized gauge display with in-dash based navigation.

Technology & Safety

The Volvo V90 is well equipped with driver assist technology, which includes lane management, pedestrian detection, standardized automated emergency brakes, and cruise control which is adaptive. The vehicle also has the ability to operate semi-autonomously for a time, and perks within its cabin include wifi, the choice of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, nine inch displays, ventilated seats and climate control.

The Lexus ES has received top safety scores, including a five star rating from the NHTSA. However, its frontal impact protection only received a 4 star grade. The Lexus ES has outstanding outward vision with lane control that is active, blind area monitoring and emergency automated brakes. Luxuries within its cabin include eight inch touch displays, sunroof, powered seats that can be heated or cooled, and adaptive dampers.


Those that purchase the Lexus ES will get an inline 4, 2.5 liter engine that can generate 215 horsepower that is connected to an electrical motor and hybrid battery, which enables it to accelerate from zero to sixty in 8.1 seconds. Those that purchase the Volvo V90 T6 will get a turbocharger that can generate 316 horsepower that includes all wheel drive, enabling it to accelerate from zero to sixty in just 5.6 seconds.

The Bottom Line

The Volvo V90 has larger touchscreens than the Lexus ES, as well as greater horsepower and acceleration. This combined with the small trunk and lackluster infotainment in the Lexus makes Volvo the winner.

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