Volvo S80

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Base MSRP price range:
$41,700 - $49,300
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CR Model Summary
The S80 isn't a bad sedan, but it doesn't deliver the level of performance or luxury expected in this class, particularly because of its stiff ride, tight rear seat, and unremarkable performance. Front-wheel-drive versions get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A turbo six-cylinder with all-wheel drive is available. Handling is sound and predictable. For a sedan of its size, rear-seat room is cramped and rear access is compromised. The interior is well-finished, and the front seats are comfortable. The optional blind-spot monitoring system works well. A collision warning system is available. A recent update brought a few cosmetic changes.
General Model Specs
Body styles
Drive wheels
Front or AWD
2 front, 3 rear
Engines available
2.0-liter 4 turbo (240 hp)
3.0-liter 6 turbo (300 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
8-speed automatic
Basic: 4/50
Powertrain: 4 year/ 50,000 mile
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Reliability History - Volvo S80
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/yes
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap Good
IIHS front small overlap Good
IIHS side crash Good
IIHS rear crash Good
IIHS roof crush Good
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
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