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2011 Volvo S80

2011 BMW 5-Series

  2010 Volvo S80 4-door Sedan I6 FWD Angular Front Exterior View 2011 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sedan 535i RWD Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $34,921 $41,445
18/27 15/32
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Bottom Line The 2011 Volvo S80 is safe and secure, fashion-forward, and just right for affluent families. Read Full Review The new 2011 BMW 5-Series might be a conservative evolution in terms of styling and design, but it’s a quite radical one with regard to how BMW’s most important model drives. Read Full Review
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  • Excellent seats
  • Strong brakes
  • Emphasis on safety
  • Extensive tech and lux options
  • Stark, love-it-or-hate-it interior


  • Not much steering feel
  • Staid exterior
  • Stark, love-it-or-hate-it interior


  • De-Bangled lines
  • Simpler, more appealing dash
  • Revamped iDrive
  • More direct driving experience
  • Flexible backseat and innovative cargo area (Gran Turismo)


  • Grabby brakes at low speed
  • Tech goodies have a learning curve
  • Gran Turismo's handling
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