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2014 Volvo S80 vs. 2014 BMW 328 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Volvo S80 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the BMW 328 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The BMW 328 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo S80.

Convenience
The BMW 328 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Volvo S80, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Volvo S80 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW 328. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volvo S80 and the BMW 328 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volvo S80 is much wider than the BMW 328, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Volvo S80, which is slightly longer than the BMW 328.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Volvo S80 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW 328.

Handling
The Volvo S80 has a larger turning radius than the BMW 328, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volvo S80 is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 328.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volvo S80 and the BMW 328. The Volvo S80 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW 328.

Warranty
The Volvo S80 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 328.


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2014 Volvo
S80

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MSRP*: $39,900 - $48,150
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2014 BMW
328

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MSRP*: $37,300 - $39,300
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.19%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.12%
City MPG: 18 - 20 22 - 23
Highway MPG: 25 - 29 33 - 35
Engine(s): Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $37,506 - $45,261 $34,315 - $36,155

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