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2008 Volvo S60 vs. Its Competition

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2008 Volvo S60 2.5T
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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.

2008 Volvo S60 2.5T2008 Volvo S602009 Saab 9-5 2009 Saab 9-52008 Acura TL 4-door Sedan Auto Angular Front Exterior View2008 Acura TL2008 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 4.2L quattro *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View2008 Audi A6
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The 2008 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, safe all-weather sedan, but if you want top sport-sedan performance, you should look elsewhere.
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If you don’t mind buying a 2009 Saab 9-5 that looks almost exactly like the 1999 model, there’s still a lot of quirky appeal.
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The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
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The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
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Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5Turbocharged 4-CylGas V6Gas V6
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4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD w/Snrf4-Door Sedan *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan Automatic4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic CVT
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