Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2009 Volvo S80

2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2009 Volvo S80
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD 42 State
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD 42 State 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD California 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L 4MATIC 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L RWD 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.5L 4MATIC 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 6.3L AMG RWD 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
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4-Door Sedan I6 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S80 4-Door Sedan I6 FWD 16 25 $37,224 $39,600
S80 4-Door Sedan I6 Turbo AWD 15 23 $39,527 $42,050
S80 4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 15 22 $48,221 $51,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,546
$37,224
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,200
$39,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$870 / month
$660 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 98
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.0 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 111.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.7
Steering Type
Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3860 3825
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3800 235 @ 6200
Engine Type
Diesel V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
CDI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 1600 - 2400 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.57
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Volvo S80
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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