Compare 2009 Volvo S80 vs 2008 BMW 5-Series

2009 Volvo S80
2008 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan I6 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD I6 16 25 $37,224 $39,600
4-Door Sedan AWD I6 Turbo 15 23 $39,527 $42,050
4-Door Sedan AWD V8 15 22 $48,221 $51,850
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 528xi 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 535xi 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535xiT 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD M5 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,224
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,600
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$660 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volvo S80 shines in the realm of safety, and for those who want performance but not the edgy feel of a sport sedan, the S80 might be a good pick. The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 99.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
191.0 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.8 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.6 113.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.8 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 13.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I6
Fuel System
MPFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6200 230 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S80 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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