TrueDelta reports actual repair frequences, which makes the differences between cars much clearer. The Volvo's wheelbase, at 111. The Moves While the interior is the S80's standout area, the driver's digs were never the old model's main fault — a lackluster driving experience was. Neither the Sport nor the Advanced setting did much to change my opinion of the car's virtue as a performer. What did the adaptive suspension do? After playing around with the settings for the better part of two days, I resigned myself to Comfort because that's what the car delivered best. Power and Associates, other than printing copies of the J. We've updated results for the S80 to include owner experiences through March 31, 2010.
While it seats five people, it really offers quite comfortable ride for four adults with a rather spacious trunk. The system actually assisted me by preparing the brakes to be more effective for my reactionary — and more aggressive — stomp on the pedal. In 2009 comes a fully revised list of features. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-458-1552 -. They can't seem to get it right.
With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. Like most Volvos, the S80's steering is still floaty compared to almost every other luxury car on the market, and even with all-wheel drive this thing doesn't take tightly curved off-ramps like a sports sedan. The rear is still dull as a doornail, though. That's not very Volvo at all, and will probably be what car shoppers notice most about this model's performance. The latest S80, which debuted for the 2007 model year, dispenses with even the six-window roofline, favoring the semi-fastback profile of the smaller Volvo S60. All information provided by J.
The S80 delivers an almost perfect blend of comfort and performance. Car and Driver reports 13-15 mpg in the city and 23-24 mpg on the open road—not outstanding by any means. Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings do not include all information used to determine J. I found the system so unobtrusive that I left it on all the time, and I don't generally like nanny-ing devices. The switches, controls and instruments follow traditional Volvo themes, but everything is contemporary, including the tachometer and speedometer, more classic and less industrial than in previous designs. The S80 comes standard with an inline-six-cylinder that makes an incredibly less-sexy-sounding 235 hp and 236 pounds-feet of torque. I wouldn't call it striking, but it is handsome — bordering on the masculine, yet still able to appeal to the most feminine of moms.
Steering is just as smooth. Standard on the V8 are new 18-inch Balius wheels with a turbine-blade look. So if you haven't already signed up, please consider doing so. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years. I was stuck in traffic while driving home from the office one stormy night — by the way, if someone can tell me why people freak out when it rains, let me know — and there were a number of cars trying to merge into four lanes of traffic. Fl on Tue Dec 26 2017 This is one of the nicest cars I've owned. Being over 6ft I fit in its very comfortable seats.
Also included in the safety roster is the Personal Car Communicator, and an electronic key fob. Power and Associates and is protected by U. It is extremely comfortable and although it doesn't have the modern features like navigation, it does allow me to plug in a sub port so that I can play music from my iPod. A row of red lights illuminates in front of the driver, right at the edge of the dashboard, so the lights reflect off the windshield. With a reported repair frequency of 152 repair trips per 100 cars per year, the 2000 S80 is about average. Yet the fact remains that after testing multiple versions of the S80 over the past year, I'm convinced that Volvo knows how to make cars that are more than just safe.
Replaced transmission--7 days in shop---never shifted right and slipped--currently back at shop. For the details, and to sign up to help out: We've updated the results to include owner experiences through September 30, 2009. News Best Cars Staff January 4, 2016 The 2009 Volvo S80 shines with excellent safety scores and a stylish, comfortable interior. I will soon be trding this vehicle in. The Volvo S80 is a modern, good looking, quick and powerful sedan with a surefooted stance and solid performance. Visually, it had more in common with a Jaguar than with any Volvo in a generation. Results are updated four times a year, to track cars closely as they age.
Inside, the Volvo S80's interior is a little more overt, borrowing the thin center stack from the smaller S40; that part of the instrument panel is styled like a high-end audio system, and behind the thin panel of audio and climate controls, there's storage for smaller items. In my region Eastern Europe its diesel version outnumbers the gasoline-fed specimens, but after driving some of those I daresay this one is the better choice with much more convincing agility albeit worse fuel economy. Now, the sedan buyer who wants high-minded interior design and extreme safety over performance can look at the new S80 as a sensible alternative. It's peppy, with plenty of power and a nice, slightly sporty sound, but it's not the jolt of java that the V-8 is. No other luxury cars in the segment managed that feat.
Adaptive cruise control, collision warning system with pre-braking, and blind-spot information system are optional, as well as active bi-xenon headlamps that follow the road around curves. A few Chicago drivers gave me a hand. We experienced the adaptive cruise control system, which worked as advertised to maintain our preset distance to the car ahead in the fast lane, and we heard and saw the collision warning system mounted directly in front of the driver on the dashtop, a system which we quickly silenced on the crowded two-lane roads. . We had to have it towed. And this particular S-80, with a turbocharged 3 liter under the hood? Among the options, a new system primes the brakes before an accident; blind-spot detectors send audible alerts; and a keyfob connected to an in-car sensor lets the driver know if the security system has been breached—and if it senses a heartbeat in the car. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.