2016 Volvo S80 vs BMW 320i Comparison

2016 Volvo S80
2016 BMW 320i

2016 Volvo S80

Base Engine:

2.0 L Inline 4

Fuel Economy:

25/37 mpg*

Horsepower:

240 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

Fuel Type:

Regular unleaded

2016 BMW 320i

Base Engine:

2.0 L Inline 4

Fuel Economy:

24/36 mpg*

Horsepower:

180 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

200 ft-lbs. @ 1250 rpm

Fuel Type:

Premium unleaded

2016 Volvo S80 vs BMW 320i

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When you're looking for a mid- to high-end sedan for your commute to work and your family life, you'll be met with a wide variety of excellent vehicles with several noteworthy qualities to recommend them. Two standouts in the field are the 2016 Volvo S80 and the 2016 BMW 320i - and while both are superb vehicles in their own right, the Volvo is especially worth your time, acting as an exciting new installment in Volvo's continued commitment to top-grade vehicles. Capital Volvo wants to help you understand the benefits of Volvo's latest mid-range sedan - let's take a look at a few of the features it offers!

Fuel Efficiency and Power

With widely fluctuating gas prices, fuel efficiency is one of the most important measurements of a car's quality and the impact owning that vehicle will have on your wallet. While the S80 and 320i both offer good fuel economy for their class - with the S80 coming out ahead at 25 mpg city / 37 mpg highway to the 320i's 24 city / 36 highway - the S80's engine is significantly more powerful than that of the 320i. With 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque compared to the BMW's 180hp and 200 lb-ft of torque, the Volvo offers a quicker and more responsive ride with its more powerful engine*. The best part is that this extra power exists right alongside higher average fuel economy!

Standard Features

The Volvo S80 also comes with several standard features that the BMW 320i only offers as options. Heated / cooled seats, keyless ignition, navigation, parking assistance, and power seats all come standard on the Volvo; it's easy to see how all of these extra options would add up quickly and inflate the cost of the BMW for a comparable driving experience to that of the Volvo. Don't bother with all the headache and unexpected price jumps of so many optional features - Volvo offers convenience and straightforward pricing with its S80 and the features that come standard on the vehicle.

Safety and Reliability

You'll quickly find that you can trust in Volvo's excellent reputation for safety and reliability. Volvos are straightforward vehicles in general, and while the S80 offers several comforts and luxuries that go above and beyond standard car fare, they're easy to use and quickly accessible. BMW is known for having cars be a bit more complicated with their features; when you want to access one of the BMW's optional components, you'll need to work with a higher learning curve than that of the Volvo's user interface and dashboard setup. All this leads to the Volvo S80 being a more reliable and drivable car, especially since all of the extra features it offers come standard on the vehicle.


The team at Capital Volvo wants to help you find the perfect car for you and your family's needs, and we'll be happy to answer any questions or work with any issues you may have with the purchasing process! Give us a call or stop by the shop to schedule your own test drive to see for yourself all that the Volvo S80 has to offer. You'll be glad to see the difference a well-made and reliable vehicle can make in your life - come by and see how we can help you find that vehicle!

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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