Comparison: 2019 Acura RLX vs. 2019 Volvo S90

November 5th, 2018 by

At Friendly Acura, we understand that choosing a new vehicle is a big decision so we have tried to make it a little easier for you. We have compared the 2019 Acura RLX to one of its competitors, the 2019 Volvo S90, so you can see how our model stacks up against the competition.


After reading our review we would love to have you come into our showroom located in Middletown, New York and test drive the 2019 Acura RLX to see for yourself why it stands out among other luxury sedans.



2019 Acura RLX

The 2019 Acura RLX has a 3.5 liter SOHC V6 engine under the hood. This engine powers the RLX with 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. The RLX Sport Hybrid model has the same engine set up but churns out more power with 377 horsepower and 341 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission which is excellent when it comes to acceleration.


The 2019 Acura RLX is equipped with an engine control system that has the ability to shut down half of the engine’s cylinders, which improves the fuel efficiency of the sedan. The Acura RLX also takes regular unleaded gasoline and has room for 18.5 gallons of fuel. The hybrid model has a 15.1-gallon fuel capacity which allows drivers to go for longer distances before each fill-up.


2019 Volvo S90

The 2019 Volvo S90 T5 is the standard offering for the sedan. This model is built out with a 2.0-liter turbo 4 cylinder engine. This set up produces 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The S90 T6 model has a 2.0 liter DOHC 4 cylinder engine, powering the S90 with 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines are matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission.


The S90 T6 has a standard fuel tank size of 15.9 gallons and the S90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid has a  standard fuel tank size of 13.2 gallons.



2019 Acura RLX

The 2019 Acura RLX offers a ton of safety features to drivers of the luxury sedan. Some of the offerings for safety features on the RLX include four-wheel antilock brakes, daytime running lights, traction control, electronic stability systems that help prevent sliding, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning and surround view monitors.


The RLX comes with Acura’s powertrain warranty which covers the RLX for 6 years or 70,000 miles. This warranty fully covers any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts.


2019 Volvo S90

The S90 comes with safety options for electronic stability systems, antilock brakes and traction control, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, crash mitigating brakes, rearview cameras, around view monitor and rear cross-path warning. The warranty coverage offered by Volvo for the S90 ends after 4 years or 50,000 miles.



2019 Acura RLX Hybrid

Starts at $61,900 MSRP**


2019 Volvo S90

Starts at $63,650 MSRP


**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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