In 2009, the Volvo S80 luxury sedan enjoys standard Bluetooth connectivity, rain-sensing wipers and active bi-xenon headlights, while the V8 trim gains satellite radio, park assist, heated front and rear seats, and massage front seats. The front-wheel-drive Volvo S80 3.2 is equipped with a 3.2L inline six-cylinder engine grinding out 235 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, while the AWD S80 T6 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 that commands 281 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. For more power, Volvo AWD S80 V8 standard features boast a Yamaha-designed 4.4L V8 that screams 311 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. All S80s come with a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy ratings for the S80 3.2 are16 mpg city/25 hwy and 20 combined; however, the T6 rates 15/23/18 mpg and the V8 is almost the same at 15/22/18 mpg. Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, anti-whiplash front head restraints and seatbelt pretensioners to take up excess slack.Read more Read less
Once again, the 2009 Volvo S80 offers three models based around their engines: the 3.2, the T6 and the V8. Bluetooth is now standard on all models. The new Convenience Package offers front- and rear-obstacle detection, rear audio controls, and keyless access/engine start. Alpine amplifiers, Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound and Dynaudio speakers are now available. A refrigerator in the rear-seat area is optional on the V8. The Sport Package has been discontinued.
Good value combined with luxury; innovative safety features; attractive design using unique colors and materials; dynamic performance
The 2009 S80 is Volvo's flagship sedan and is an excellent choice for those looking for first-class refinement, a bevy of innovative safety features, luxury galore, solid power options, and a competitive price across the range. The 3.2 gives efficiency-minded buyers a great option. The Yamaha-built V8 delivers smooth power across the rev range, and the turbocharged T6 presents buyers with a smart blend of both. Car buyers who look at the S80 also look at the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Combined mileage is estimated at 20 mpg.