The 2022 Volvo S90 and 2022 Cadillac CT5 are two luxury sedans with similar sizes and powertrain options that appeal to many buyers. Both models have the same starting MSRPs, so the key difference between them will be their performance and design characteristics.

Design & Style

  • Exterior Design

The S90 is more of a sedan than the CT5. It has a longer wheelbase and looks bigger overall, but with that extra length comes drawbacks. The S90 is much wider and taller than the CT5, so it will have more difficulty fitting in narrow spaces or parking spots.

The Cadillac has some design elements that make it stand out from other vehicles in its class-the grille is bolder, and the headlights aren't as curved as on other cars like the Acura RDX or Audi A4. While it's not necessarily bad-looking from most angles, it doesn't have anything special about its exterior design to make it particularly memorable either (also like its competitors). The Volvo's almost entirely black color scheme makes for a sleek look overall; however, if you're going to get black all over your car anyway, why not just get one of those cool-looking coupes instead?

  • Interior Design

Now, let's look at the interior of the 2022 Volvo S90 and 2022 Cadillac CT5. Both cars have spacious cabins and high-quality materials throughout. However, there are some differences between them that you'll want to consider when choosing one over another:

The 2022 Cadillac CT5 has more legroom (and elbow room) in both rows than its rival; it also has a larger trunk than the Volvo S90. That being said, Volvo's cabin is more modern in feel and design than that of its competitor-it feels like something from 2022 or even 2023! If you're looking for something new and exciting inside your car but don't want too much change from what already exists today, this may be important.

Technology & Safety

In the safety department, both vehicles offer a number of advanced features. The Cadillac CT5 comes standard with a rearview camera, and new for 2022 is available adaptive cruise control that can be paired with automatic braking. The Volvo S90 has fewer driver assistance systems offered at this point in its model cycle. Still, it does include an optional brake assist feature that can detect pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals crossing in front of your vehicle and apply up to 70 percent of braking force if you do not respond to an impending collision within 12 seconds.

Both cars also come standard with high-strength steel frames and ultra-high-performance steel used for body structures for improved crash protection. The Cadillac CT5 also offers optional crosswind mitigation technology designed to help keep occupants safe during sudden gusts while driving on highways or freeways by reducing oversteer (where the vehicle begins to slide sideways) or understeer (in which the car loses traction).


The 2022 Volvo S90 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 295 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque and an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The 2022 Cadillac CT5, meanwhile, has a naturally aspirated 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 267 pound feet of torque paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or six speeds when ordered with all wheel drive; you'll have to drop down to the base trim for a manual option on this car.

The Bottom Line

The 2022 Cadillac CT5 is one of the most well-rounded luxury sedans on the road, but it doesn't stand up to the 2022 Volvo S90 in an apples-to-apples comparison. The Volvo has a more powerful engine and more aggressive styling than its competitor, a driver's seat that rivals any in its class for comfort and support, and a better infotainment system with access to features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you're looking for the best sedan overall in its price range, you'll want to take a closer look at this Swedish contender before making your decision.

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