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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