Volvo vs. Lexus: Which Luxury Car is Better in St. Louis, MO


Are you searching for a new luxury car or SUV but don't know which brand you're interested in? Two of the most popular luxury brands available in the St. Louis area, Volvo and Lexus, offer a wide array of advanced, sporty, and effortlessly stylish models to choose from. In this research article, we will explore Volvo and Lexus in-depth to help you choose which brand will meet your daily driving needs. 

If you have any initial questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Volvo dealership near St. Louis, MO by calling (877) 557-2352.

Volvo vs. Lexus: Ratings

How do critics and consumers see Volvo and Lexus models? Although both brands garner good reviews, Volvo earns more accolades and higher ratings from popular critics than Lexus.

For instance, the 2017 Volvo XC90 SUV received 4.5 stars from Car and Driver and the 2017 Volvo S60 sedan received a 4.8/5 from, as well a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA. Car and Driver only gave the 2017 Lexus RX a 3/5 and the 2017 Lexus ES a 2/5.

Volvo vs. Lexus: Luxury Features

Volvo vs Lexus Interior Luxury St. Louis, MO

You can sit inside any Volvo or Lexus model and see that great attention to detail was key in providing the ultimate luxury experience for passengers. From top-of-the-line seating appointments to modern comfort amenities, Volvo and Lexus models provide contemporary seating and design. See which brand's features will suit you better:

  • Available with Volvo Polestar models only, drivers can select Nubuck textile seating with perforated leather in charcoal/off-black with blue contrast stitching.
  • Both brands offer electronic climate control, but only Volvo offers the Interior Quality Air System, which monitors the incoming air quality and detects outside odors and blocks them out.
  • The sporty R-Design illuminated leather-clad gearshift knob can be found on Volvo models for an extra touch of luxury.
  • Volvo and Lexus SUVs are available with roof rails for added cargo space. Volvo also has a lineup of wagons that include a comparable storage area.

Volvo vs. Lexus: Safety Features 

While Lexus does provide advanced safety features to keep you safe, it simply cannot compete with the suite of protective systems available with Volvo models: IntelliSafe. The goal of IntelliSafe is to not have any person be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by the year 2020. Here are the features that will help accomplish that goal: 

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 360-degree Surround View technology
  • Driver Alert Control with Rest Stop Guidance
  • Active High Beam Control
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • City Safety technology detects pedestrians and cyclists
  • World-first intersection braking technology
  • Pedestrian airbag

Volvo vs. Lexus: Technology Features

Volvo vs Lexus Technology St. Louis, MO

Forward-thinking automotive technology is often a cited requirement by many drivers searching for a new car. You'll find a plethora of technology options in both brands, although St. Louis area drivers will appreciate the features Volvo has to offer with Sensus technology, exclusive to Volvo.

  • Volvo offers a choice of an 8-in. or 12-in. driver display screen. Lexus also offers a digital driver display in the instrument panel, but it's less impressive.
  • Although both infotainment systems are impressive, we favor the offering from Volvo, which is more intuitive, has Internet connectivity, and allows iPhone pairing via Apple CarPlay™.
  • Volvo models are available with a 20-speaker premium sound system by Bowers & Wilkins. Lexus models only offer a 15-speaker sound system.

If you're interested in a Volvo sedan, wagon, crossover, or SUV, we encourage you to look through our new vehicle inventory to see which models are available to test drive. Schedule your test drive appointment at our Volvo dealership near St. Louis online or by calling our product specialists at (877) 557-2352. For more information on Swedish-designed models, contact West County Volvo through the online form, and a representative will be in touch soon.

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