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2013 Volvo S80 vs. Its Competition

 
2013 Volvo S80
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In base form, with front-wheel drive, the 2013 Volvo S80 is a very comfortable luxury sedan that's absolutely brimming with comfort features and active-safety marvels.

For the time being, the Cadillac XTS is looking like the S80's strongest rival.

The XTS includes some standout safety of its own, including many of the same features as the Volvo, and its seat will vibrate to warn the driver of hazards.

The Cadillac also has the breakthrough new CUE touch-screen interface.

If you want (or need) something more flamboyant, there's the V-8-powered Jaguar XF; it's scorching and smooth, and kind of the polar opposite of the stark Volvo.

Both the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class worth considering in their V-8 (or turbo six) versions with all-wheel drive; but their prices end up being much higher.

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8.4
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The 2013 Volvo S80 is supremely comfortable, safe, and stylish sedan—and a great pick for fashion-conscious families—although those wanting a true performance edge should look elsewhere.
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The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission.
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The 2013 Cadillac XTS is everything a big comfort-oriented luxury sedan should be--plus a lot more, for the safety- and tech-focused.
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Refined, nimble, and a scorcher in R trim, the Jaguar XF's only remaining hurdle to greatness is back-seat space.
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Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
MSRP From    
$39,150$47,800$44,075$46,975$51,000
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class    
MidsizeMid-SizeFull SizeMidsizeMidsize Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 3.2L4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan I4 RWD4-Door Sedan E350 Luxury RWD *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/A44N/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
 
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