2009 Volvo S80 vs. Its Competition

2009 Volvo S80

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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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2009 Volvo S80 shines in the realm of safety, and for those who want performance but not the edgy feel of a sport sedan, the S80 might be a good pick.
8.4
The 2009 Acura RL tops safety rankings and bristles with technology, but its detached driving feel and over-the-top front-end styling remove it from the best-in-class competition.
9.0
The 2009 Jaguar XF is an easy car to love. It performs as well as anything in the class--and has unexpected glamorous touches that will win over converts.
8.0
The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
8.0
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
MSRP From    
$39,600$46,680$49,200$44,600$51,200
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I6Gas V6Gas V8Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class    
MidsizeMid-Size- TBD -Mid-SizeMid-Size
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan I6 FWD4-Door Sedan (Natl)4-Door Sedan Luxury4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
Automatic,Automatic w/ODAutomaticManualAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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