2014 Volvo S80 vs. Its Competition

2014 Volvo S80
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

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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Quick Specs
The 2014 Volvo S80 isn't at all about performance, but what it does–and does well–is offer a safe, stylish, supremely comfortable sedan for fashion-conscious families.
The 2014 BMW 5-Series is simultaneously a classic sport sedan and a technology-packed grand tourer.
For those focused on safety, technology, and comfort—but not necessarily performance—the 2014 Cadillac XTS is everything a big luxury sedan should be.
With backseat space as the one caveat, the 2014 Jaguar XF lineup can at once be refined, nimble, and a scorcher of a performer in XFR or exclusive XFR-S guise.
What, me worry? The Mercedes-Benz E-Class reasserts its alpha status with a tighter forehead, a greener turbodiesel, and a pair of all-wheel-drive AMGs.
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Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 3.2L PZEV4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan I4 T RWD4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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