With front-wheel drive and a large interior, combined with several performance engine upgrades, the Volvo S80 competes with a wide range of luxury sedans.
The Mercedes E-Class and the BMW 5-Series both offer V-8 versions and all-wheel drive, as well as extensive safety features, while the new Acura RL is a good competitor, with a new face for 2009, standard all-wheel drive, and a V-6 powertrain.
For those who wish to be a little more flamboyant, the V-8-powered Jaguar XF is worth a look; performance in the XF is near the head of its class, and while the S80’s interior is quite stark, the XF’s is warm and classy.
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|2009 Volvo S80Browse Used Listings||2009 Acura RLBrowse Used Listings||2009 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings||2008 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas I6||Gas V6|
|Midsize||Mid-Size||- TBD -||Mid-Size||Mid-Size|
|4-Door Sedan I6 FWD||4-Door Sedan (Natl)||4-Door Sedan Luxury||4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic,||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Manual||Automatic w/OD|