The 2014 Volvo S80's base front-wheel drive model is an exceptionally comfortable luxury sedan that's packed with active-safety technology.
For now, the Cadillac XTS is probably its closest competitor, available with similar driver safety tech and even a seat that vibrates to alert the driver of immanent hazards.
The XTS also has the very handsome, if occasionally buggy CUE infotainment system.
The Jaguar XF makes for another handsome alternative, but with more available performance, especially if you look to its supercharged V8 models.
The BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are two other large, comfortable alternatives, but their prices can easily sore above the S80's, making them less competitive for the money.
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|2014 Volvo S80Browse Used Listings||2014 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2014 Cadillac XTSBrowse Used Listings||2014 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings||2014 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas V6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Twin Turbo Diesel I-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Large Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|4-Door Sedan 3.2L PZEV||4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan I4 T RWD||4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2014 Volvo S80 vs. 2014 BMW 5-Series||2014 Volvo S80 vs. 2014 Cadillac XTS||2014 Volvo S80 vs. 2014 Jaguar XF||2014 Volvo S80 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class|