Intro: As Volvo's flagship full-size sedan, the 2010 S80 offers distinct Swedish styling, luxurious interiors, and the exceptional level of safety for which Volvo has become synonymous.
Features: While standard leather seating for five and available pop-up navigation are impressive comfort features, it's safety where the S80 is a standout. Available safety features include a collision warning system with automatic braking, a blind spot monitoring system, and a lane departure warning system.
Performance: The base engine for the S80 is a 3.2-liter inline-6 sending 235 horsepower to the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. Also available are a 281 horsepower 3-liter turbocharged inline-6 and a 311 horsepower 4.4-liter V8, both sending power to standard all wheel drive through a 6-speed automatic.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2010 Volvo S80 is $39,200. An all-wheel-drive V8 model starts at $50,950. The S80 is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: Elegant styling, available V8 power, and luxury appointments make the S80 an impressive value, but it's the standard safety features that offer peace of mind.