Comparison: 2019 Lexus GS 350 vs 2019 Volvo S90
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:21PM
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San Jose drivers looking for an abundance of luxury and technology will be interested in this comparison of the 2019 Lexus GS 350 against the 2019 Volvo S90. Both of these sporty sedans deliver a smooth driving experience with impressive acceleration. Lexus ranks highest in overall vehicle dependability among all brands by J.D. Power, and the GS 350 is a responsive, reliable, and comfortable vehicle. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek for a test drive.

Performance

2019 Lexus GS 350

The five-passenger GS 350 is equipped with a 3.5-liter four-cylinder V6 engine mated to an 8-speed direct-shift transmission with a rear-wheel drivetrain which generates 311-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated 28 mpg highway and 20 mpg city. The optional all-wheel drivetrain is paired with a 6-speed paddle shift transmission and earns an estimated EPA-rating of 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. Standard features include Yamaha® performance dampers for enhanced handling and ride comfort as well as Drive Mode Select with Normal, Sport, and Eco modes. The available GS 350 Sport model adds a Sport S+ driving mode.

2019 Volvo S90

The Volvo S90 is powered by a standard T5 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. The S90 base model produces 250-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and has an estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. The optional T6 engine consists of a turbocharged and supercharged engine that makes 316-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated 31 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. Three drive-modes come standard which include comfort, dynamic, and Eco.

Technology

2019 Lexus GS 350

A 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, Bluetooth® technology, voice command, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Siri® Eyes Free, HD Radio™ for traffic and weather service, HomeLink®, a 12-speaker premium sound system, and the Lexus Enform system for remote access to your vehicle’s status, to remotely start the engine, 24-hour access to a live response center, and access to your favorite apps including Amazon Alexa, all come standard. A 17-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson® premium surround sound audio system is available.

2019 Volvo S90

Standard technology features consist of a 9-inch Sensus touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, voice command activation, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, navigation, HomeLink®, keyless entry, and a 10-speaker audio system. Optional features include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, head-up display, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, and Volvo On Call to start your car and adjust the temperature remotely.

Safety

2019 Lexus GS 350

A backup camera with dynamic gridlines, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, triple-beam headlamps, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, smart stop technology, and an advanced 10-airbag system are standard safety features. Available options include intuitive parking assist and rain-sensing wipers.

2019 Volvo S90

Standard safety features consist of collision avoidance technology, pilot assist, blind spot information with cross-traffic alert, oncoming lane mitigation, lane keeping aid, rear collision warning, road sign information, run-off road mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. A 360-degree surround view camera, park assist, and active bending lights are optional.

Pricing

2019 Lexus GS 350

Starting at $50,765 MSRP

2019 Volvo S90

Starting at $47,350 MSRP

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