Following a 2011 redesign of the S80, 2012 brings a complete reworking of the Volvo sedan's trim lineup. Both the base S80 and the 3.0L turbocharged all-wheel drive model come in new Premier Plus and Platinum trims. The Premier Plus adds HomeLink universal garage door opener, keyless drive with a personal car communicator (a system that allows remote monitoring of the vehicle's status and includes a heartbeat sensor) and a front and rear park assist system. Platinum trim adds a voice-activated navigation system and a rear parking camera. The base S80s no longer offer the premium 650-watt sound system as an option, but can be equipped with a park-assist system. The premium stereo optional on the Platinum trim.
Volvo-standard safety and quality, more powerful engines, striking new design
The S80 is Volvo's flagship 4-door sedan, and following on Volvo tradition, it's among the safest in its class of high-end luxury sedans, making it an excellent alternative to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. And with available all-wheel-drive, it's a capable performer in inclement weather and several powerful engines mean that although it's safe, it's still fun to drive.
Select a 2012 Volvo S80 trim level