What alternatives should I consider to a used Volvo S90 saloon?
The S90 runs head to head with one of our favourite cars, the BMW 5 Series. Here is a car plush and sophisticated enough to take on just about any car it chooses. It’s spacious, brilliantly appointed inside and great to drive, with a range of quiet and efficient engines. Our only criticism of it would be you have to add the variable dampers to it to make it handle and ride as well as we know it can.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a range of strong, smooth engines, too, as well as a supple ride and a generous amount of standard equipment. It’s not quite as good to drive as the BMW, but it’s a strong contender and a good used proposition.
The Jaguar XF offers a superb ride and handling balance, and also comes with plenty of standard equipment. Countered against that, its engines can be a little noisier than some and its boot space and interior quality are not as convincing as its rivals