2008 Volvo S60 vs. Its Competition

2008 Volvo S60 2.5T
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director


If you like Volvo’s safety emphasis but are disappointed with the S60’s lack of the latest technology, you might want to wait for the next-generation S60, which is expected to roll out in less than a year as a 2009 or 2010 model.

2008 Volvo S60 2.5T2008 Volvo S60
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2009 Saab 9-5 2009 Saab 9-5
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2008 Acura TL 4-door Sedan Auto Angular Front Exterior View2008 Acura TL
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2008 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 4.2L quattro *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View2008 Audi A6
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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2008 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, safe all-weather sedan, but if you want top sport-sedan performance, you should look elsewhere.
6.8
If you don’t mind buying a 2009 Saab 9-5 that looks almost exactly like the 1999 model, there’s still a lot of quirky appeal.
8.2
The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
8.6
The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
MSRP From   
$30,975$40,405$33,725$42,950
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5Turbocharged 4-CylGas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
CompactMid-SizeMid-SizeMidsize
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD4-Door Sedan *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan Automatic4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic CVT
Detailed Spec Comparison
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