Volvo S80 Luxury Vehicles

Volvo S80

About Volvo S80

Volvo’s S80 luxury sedan for 2016 may not be the first car buyers look to when shopping this segment, but it definitely deserves a look. Yes, the S80 is aging and doesn’t have the looks and latest features of cars like the Hyundai Genesis, but it is still a Volvo. For those who appreciate the subtlety of Scandinavian styling and Volvo’s long commitment to safety, the S80 will likely come as a pleasant alternative. Dig beneath the S80’s surface and you’ll find a big sedan with a modern 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and some of the most comfortable front seats in the business. All-wheel drive (AWD) is no longer on the table for 2016, a fact that may eliminate the S80 from some shopping lists.

2016 Volvo S80
What's new for 2016?
2016 Volvo S80

The AWD T6 is dropped from the lineup, leaving only the front-wheel-drive T5 to carry on the S80 banner. The T5 gains new 18-inch wheels, heated front seats, a power moonroof and the interior air-quality system as standard. The Platinum trim gains BLIS, power retractable side mirrors and HID headlights with washers.

2015 Volvo S80
What's new for 2015?
2015 Volvo S80

After receiving a visual and technology upgrade last year, the 2015 Volvo S80's biggest change is at the bottom of the lineup. Front-wheel-drive S80 models get a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder connected to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Offering better fuel economy and more power, it's a win-win.

2014 Volvo S80
What's new for 2014?
2014 Volvo S80

Major changes for the 2014 Volvo S80 include a revised front face, new wheels, a new LCD instrument cluster with three different display settings, and a more aggressive pricing strategy. Notable option upgrades include cyclist detection to the Technology package, and a heated windshield and steering wheel for the Cold Weather package.

2013 Volvo S80
What's new for 2013?
2013 Volvo S80

For 2013, the Volvo S80 gets only minor upgrades to its equipment, including rain-sensing wipers and keyless entry and starting. The Premier Plus trim package now includes active dual-xenon headlights, and the Technology Package has Road Sign Information, which detects important approaching signs and displays them on the driver-information monitor.

2012 Volvo S80
What's new for 2012?
2012 Volvo S80

2012 Volvo S80 models benefit from a new interior panel that houses Volvo’s Sensus system, which acts as a command center for audio, navigation and other functions and displays information on a 7-inch color screen. The other big news for 2012 S80 models is that they now come standard with City Safety, an ingenious system that automatically stops the car at lower speeds if it senses the driver is distracted and fails to brake ahead of a potential frontal collision.

2011 Volvo S80
What's new for 2011?
2011 Volvo S80

For 2011, the V8 engine is no longer offered in the Volvo S80. Few will miss it because the turbocharged six-cylinder engine in the top-of-the-line 2011 Volvo S80 T6 AWD now makes 300 horsepower, nearly as much as the defunct V8. The non-turbo six-cylinder engine in the base 2011 Volvo S80 3.2 receives a five-horsepower increase. Volvo also dropped the Executive Package and put some of its features in the new Inscription Package.

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