The Audi A6 and Volvo S90 are two stalwart European luxury sedans that have a lot in common. In base trim, their specifications are so similar you could easily mistake one for the other. But in top-level trim they are wildly divergent, with the Audi choosing to use a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, while the Volvo has a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four cylinder supplemented by a hybrid system. (What’s next? A hybrid top-fuel dragster?)
It all demonstrates there are several routes to the same destination, and even when the routes don’t seem all that logical, getting to the right place is the important thing. Great looks, interior refinement, handling excellence — that’s the right place for these two midsize European luxury sedans. So, how do they stack up?