Both the 2018 Volvo S90 and 2018 INFINITI Q70L are luxury mid-sized sedans that offer a lot to drivers. From sophisticated styling to a comfortable interior packed with state of the art infotainment, those trying to choose between these two beauties will find the process challenging, until they read the comprehensive analysis below.
Design & Style
Each vehicle is good looking, with elegant curves and a gentle exterior. The Volvo S90 really shines with a commanding design that is reminiscent of previous Volvo models but which stands out in its own way. However, the INFINITI Q70L isn’t far behind in this department with the stellar visual impact created with its handsome exterior.
Technology & Safety
For what the INFINITI Q70L slightly lacks in appearance, it makes up for in space, of which it has more than the Volvo. This is true despite the fact that each vehicle seats the same number of passengers, which is a maximum of 5. The Volvo does shine when it comes to fuel economy, however, at 24 mpg versus only 18 mpg for the INFINITI. The Q70L has more space in its trunk, which means you will be able to carry more luggage and other items that is the case with the Volvo S90. The two vehicles both come equipped with four wheels anti brake systems, but the INFINITI Q70L has a larger fuel tank, with 20 gallons versus only 14.5 for the Volvo.
In terms of performance, the INFINITI Q70L comes equipped with a V6 Premium Unleaded engine, while the Volvo S90 houses an Intercooled Regular Unleaded Turbo I-4 engine. This means the INFINITI is substantially more powerful, with 330 horsepower at 7000 rpm versus only 250 horsepower at 5500 rpm. When it comes to handling and acceleration, the Volvo is simply no match for the INFINITI. Both vehicles utilize rack pinion steering with aluminum wheels, yet are distinct in the type of fuel systems they use, with the INFINITI using a sequential MPI while the Volvo incorporates a direct gasoline injection system.
The Bottom Line
Each of these sedans has its pros and cons. The Volvo S90 may look cooler, but the INFINITI Q70L has superior performance, and at the end of the day, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There isn’t much difference in their prices; you’re getting substantially better performance with more space both in the interior as well as the trunk, so the INFINITI Q70L makes a better purchase.
Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q70L Drive Today?
If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI Q70L offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI Q70L test drive appointment.