Despite being just one model year shy of retirement, the Volvo S80 earns its first-ever 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the prestigious luxury car category. It may be seasoned, but the S80 is a stately sedan with world-class luxury and safety features offered at a very reasonable price. The S80's subtle styling speaks to those who would rather impress themselves than those around them, and the simplified packaging structure makes picking the right model a cinch.
The big Volvo's interior is also worthy of praise, with some of the most comfortable and supportive front seats in the business. The 2016 Volvo S80 can even tow up to 3,300 pounds, which is pretty impressive considering it isn't even an SUV.
Under the hood of every S80 lies a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Not only does this engine pump out a respectable 240 horsepower, it returns a compact car-like 37 mpg on the highway as well.
With goodies like City Safety automatic braking, leather seating, walnut wood inlays, a 7-inch color display, heated front seats, a moonroof and rain-sensing windshield wipers all included at the sub-$46,000 starting price, it's no wonder the Volvo S80 reigns supreme among luxury cars when it comes to long-term ownership costs. It may not be the newest kid on the block, but the 2016 Volvo S80 is still a force to be reckoned with.