The Saab 9-5—from Volvo’s rival Swedish brand—is perhaps the closest competitor to the S60.
The 2008 Volvo S60 boasts better interior appointments and a better ride, though the (more expensive) 9-5 is more of a driver’s car—and it has a roomier backseat.
The Audi A6 is offered with either front-wheel drive or quattro all-wheel drive, has a roomy interior that feels more upscale, and exhibits a nice ride, but it’s also significantly more expensive than the others.
Another alternative is the Acura TL, a sporty (especially in Type-S form) and luxurious sedan that has a much roomier interior, though it’s only offered with front-wheel drive.
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|2008 Volvo S60Browse Used Listings||2009 Saab 9-5Browse Used Listings||2008 Acura TLBrowse Used Listings||2008 Audi A6Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5||Turbocharged 4-Cyl||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD w/Snrf||4-Door Sedan *Ltd Avail*||4-Door Sedan Automatic||4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic CVT|
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|2008 Volvo S60 vs. 2009 Saab 9-5||2008 Volvo S60 vs. 2008 Acura TL||2008 Volvo S60 vs. 2008 Audi A6|