Even when you’re buying a luxury sedan, you've got to accept some compromises. Different luxury sedans offer super-spacious interiors, sporty performance, and attainable prices — but you usually won't find all three of these characteristics combined. The roomiest luxury cars tend to offer comfort-biased suspension tuning, like the Lincoln Continental and Cadillac XTS or cost nearly six figures like a Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series.
Then there’s the 2018 Volvo S90. Priced from $48,100, the S90 competes most directly against mid-size luxury sedans like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, even as is its artfully disguised plus-sized dimensions provide extra space to stretch out. While we wouldn’t say the S90 is free of compromises, it’s an intriguing blend of qualities that few of today’s luxury sedans can replicate — and it's less expensive than the competition. Let’s go over the details.