Compare 2012 Volvo S80 vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2012 Volvo S80
2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 26 $39,433 $41,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Premier Plus 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Platinum 18 26 $42,911 $45,650
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2-Door Coupe RWD E 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 19 28 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 350 19 29 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 17 27 $52,629 $56,590
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 18 28 $53,680 $57,720
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 16 26 $55,605 $59,790
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 16 25 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 16 24 $82,677 $88,900
4-Door Wagon RWD E 63 AMG 15 23 $85,095 $91,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,673
$46,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,950
$49,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$830 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With plenty of comfort, style, and safety, the 2012 Volvo S80 hits all the right marks for an image-conscious, affluent family--but lacks the sportier driving personality of the somewhat smaller S60. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.6 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
191.0 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.8 55.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
495 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3759
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6400 302 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
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 3.42/2.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volvo S80 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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