2010 Volvo S80 vs. Its Competition

2010 Volvo S80 4-door Sedan I6 FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The 2010 Volvo S80, at the base level with front-wheel drive and a large, comfortable interior, 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, and perhaps the closest to the S80.

But oddly, the RL feels sportier than base-model S80.

For those who wish to be a little more flamboyant, the V-8-powered Jaguar XF is worth a serious look; the Jag’s interior is warm and smooth, while the Volvo is a bit cold and stark in its interior design especially.

We’re not saying either is better for design—it’s really a matter of personal taste.

2010 Volvo S80 4-door Sedan I6 FWD Angular Front Exterior View2010 Volvo S80Browse Used Listings2010 Acura RL 4-door Sedan Tech/CMBS Angular Front Exterior View2010 Acura RLBrowse Used Listings2010 BMW 5-Series Sports Wagon2010 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings2010 Jaguar XFR2010 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class2010 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
8.8
Safety and comfort—and advanced tech features—never get short shrift in the 2010 Volvo S80, but not even a V-8 and all-wheel drive makes it a serious sport sedan.
8.4
The 2010 Acura RL offers lots of features and strong safety. Performance takes a backseat in the 2010 RL-but technology and durability certainly don't.
8.0
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals-without giving up any comfort.
9.0
The 2010 Jaguar XF betters its class-leading rating at TheCarConnection.com with a sizzling XFR edition.
8.2
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
MSRP From    
$39,200$46,830$45,950$51,150$48,050
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I6Gas V6Gas I6Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class    
MidsizeMid-SizeMid-Size- TBD -Sub-Compact
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan I6 FWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan Luxury2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55554
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan2 Door Coupe
Transmission    
Automatic,Automatic w/ODManualAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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