Originally Posted by Capt Caveman
I have a XC60 with the standard audio. It's nice but I think the Acura has a better one. And if you compare the premium offerings, it's not even close the Acura is much better. Most reviews I read from owners on the audio system is that they also find the audio lacking compared to the competition.
Don't know if it's a concern, but Volvo does have the best warranty hands down. 5yr/50000 miles where everything is covered except tires with all regularly scheduled service maintenance covered during that time. Brought mine in for it's 7,500 service a couple of months ago and it included having all of my wipers replaced.
Interiors are nice but not as nice as the competition imho. But they do have great seats.
Service plan is different from a warranty. And 50k warranties are pretty much the norm on luxury brands.
Volvo does have excellent audio, especially their base offerings. I dunno who does their overpriced name-brand audio anymore (seems like it use to be JBL or HK). Hopefully not Bose...their expensive, optional downgrades are pretty hilarious.
The Bimmer and the Infiniti also have decent stereos. I can't give an opinion on Acura, but Honda stereos have always eaten balls. Toyota is similarly weak. Same with GM (the foremost purveyor of Bose trash and otherwise 'just throw some speakers somewhere' setups).
The luxo lines generally follow the economy lines. Nissan's cheap cars have decent stereos (for a cheap car). Infiniti is better.
Chevy and Toyota have trash stereos. Caddy and Lexus have trash stereos with slightly more components.