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2009 Volvo S80

2008 BMW 5-Series

  2009 Volvo S80 2008 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535xiT AWD Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$39,600
$44,600
Invoice $37,224 $41,030
MPG
City/Highway
15/25 11/27
Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Rip-roaring V-8
  • Strong brakes
  • Emphasis on safety

Dislikes:

  • Muted steering feel
  • Stark interior
  • Conservative exterior

Likes:

  • Handles like a smaller car, but has big-car stability on the highway
  • Velvety, responsive engines
  • Manual transmissions offered across the line
  • Powertrains quite efficient in real-world driving
  • Wide range of useful technology options

Dislikes:

  • iDrive remains unduly complex
  • Back-seat isn’t as roomy as it should be
  • Ridiculously high sticker price when extensively optioned
  • Crash-test performance is an embarrassment
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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