Comparison: 2018 Volvo S90 vs 2018 Audi A6

Comparison: 2018 Volvo S90 vs 2018 Audi A6

If you’re shopping for a new luxury sedan in the Kansas City area, our staff at Premier Volvo can help you find the perfect model for your needs and budget. We’re well-versed not just on Volvo models, but the competition as well.

Below, we’ll compare the 2018 Volvo S90 to the 2018 Audi A6. Both luxury sedans offer premium styling, features, and performance, but there are some differences you’ll want to know about before deciding.

See our full comparison below, then visit us in Overland Park to test drive the S90.

Engine Options

Volvo S90

The 2018 S90 trims include T5 FWD, T5 AWD, T6 AWD, and the T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid. All models feature an 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. The T5 trims have a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that makes 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The model is available with front- or all-wheel drive.

The T6 has standard all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged inline-4 engine that produces 315 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

The S90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid features a 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged inline-4 combined with an electric motor, making a net 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this model gets up to 71 MPGe and has an electric range of 21 miles.

Audi A6

The 2018 A6 trims include the Premium, Sport, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The lineup features two engine options, the 2.0 TFSI or 3.0 TFSI.

The Audi’s base engine, the 2.0 TFSI, is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission with front-wheel drive. This option is not available with all-wheel drive.

The 3.0 TFSI is a 6-cylinder engine that produces 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

The A6 does not include a hybrid model, so buyers looking for the most fuel-efficient option may want to choose the Volvo S90 T8.

Features and Tech

Volvo S90

The Volvo S90 comes standard equipped with everything you need to keep your family safe and entertained on the road.

All trims include Volvo On Call, Pilot Assist Semi-Autonomous Drive System with Adaptive Cruise Control, a Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Run-Off Road Protection and Mitigation, Lane Keeping Aid, Driver Alert Control, and Automatic Braking After Collision. Additionally, all models feature City Safety with Steering Support, including low- and high-speed collision mitigation and pedestrian, cyclist, and large animal detection.

Other standard features include Sensus Navigation, Volvo Sensus Connect, High-Performance Audio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Voice Control, and Sirius XM Radio. All trims also have the option for Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound.

Audi A6

Standard safety tech on the A6 is limited to Audi pre sense basic, Audi drive select, and the Parking system plus with rearview camera. Other standard features include Audi connect for 6 months, Sirius XM Radio, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth wireless tech, and HomeLink universal transceiver.

Upper trims add Audi pre sense rear, Audi side assist, and the Parking system plus with top view camera.

The Volvo S90 features a more robust lineup of engines and features than the Audi, but to get the full experience of the S90 sedan, visit us in Overland Park to get behind the wheel.


Volvo S90

Starting at $48,100 MSRP

Audi A6

Starting at $49,700 MSRP
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