2015 Volvo S80 vs. Its Competition

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Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The 2015 Volvo S80's T5 Drive-E base model offers impressive gas mileage and exceptional comfort for the luxury sedan class.

Jaguar's XF is perhaps more handsome, and is more oriented toward the sporty end of the spectrum, particularly in the V-8-powered models.

The Cadillac XTS is perhaps the S80's closest competitor, with striking exterior styling and plenty of safety technology, though its CUE infotainment system is buggy and complex.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series are stalwarts of the category, and while they can offer sportier and even higher-tech alternatives, both can also quickly outstrip the S80's price.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 Volvo S80 puts safety and comfort first, making it one of the most family-friendly full-size luxury sedans.
Whether it's more of a classic sport sedan or a technology-packed tourer you seek, the 2015 BMW 5-Series fills both roles admirably.
If you're looking for a car that offers comfort, technology, and safety as its greatest virtues, the 2015 Cadillac XTS does everything a big luxury sedan should.
The 2015 Jaguar XF covers a broad range of needs, from the efficient 2.0-liter turbo model, to the over-the-top XFR-S performance sedan.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup is many vehicles in one, with comfort and luxury across the board and sporty manners for those who want them.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled 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 T5 Drive-E FWD4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan I4 T Premium RWD4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 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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