2019 LEXUS ES 350 VS. 2019 VOLVO S90

Luxury and Convenience

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 is renowned for its smooth ride, thanks to its Global Architecture K platform frame design and acclaimed spring suspension. Lexus sedans glide over the pavement, navigating bumpy roads so deftly that passengers barely notice - especially when paired with audio deadening technology which keeps outside noise where it belongs.

Here are some of the other features included in most Lexus packages:

  • Spacious cabin and seating with plenty of legroom 
  • High-quality, luxury interior
  • Real leather seating and wood paneling in higher-end packages
  • Automatic, climate-controlled AC

With five heated seats in roomy cabins, the Volvo S90 offers full-featured packages that are no less luxurious, but the elements included come at a price. Overall, the standard package for the Volvo S90 costs around $10,000 (US) more than the Lexus ES, despite the fact that both provide similar features, and more of those features are standard to the Lexus.

Safety and Security

Advancements in technology and attention to the matter have helped to lower traffic injuries and deaths in recent years, though the incidence of car theft has risen. While this may be a bigger issue for those who spend a lot of time in their vehicles, any potential buyer might be concerned for many reasons:

  • Heavy traffic
  • Harsh road conditions
  • Dangerous areas where theft or possible collisions are more common
  • Regularly transporting children, family members, or clients

Both the Lexus ES 350 and the Volvo S90 include proprietary suites of standard safety features: The Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 and Volvo Cars' City Safety. These safety bundles monitor the road ahead for obstructions and alert the driver to possible issues. They can even apply the brakes if necessary! 

Extra safety features for the Lexus sedan include:

  • Parking sensors
  • Surround-view camera
  • Lane-sensing technology
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Triple-beam LED lighting

Some of these features are only included in higher-end packages, but the Lexus still provides more of them than the Volvo, and for less money.


Clearly, the ES 350 beats the Volvo S90 in luxury, convenience, and safety ⁠- all crucial concerns for potential owners. But probably the most important issue for any car buyer is the price, and the 2019 Lexus ES 350 sedan costs significantly less than the 2019 Volvo S90 across all available packages, despite providing similar or superior features. In fact, the Lexus costs an average of $10,000 less, which makes choosing between the two pretty easy for most buyers.

There's very little to separate cars like the ES 350 and the S90 at first glance, but look a little closer and you'll quickly see that the Lexus ES 350 has the edge over the European rival. Feel free to schedule a test drive today to see if the 2019 Lexus ES 350 meets your needs.