Carried over for 2013, the Volvo S80 is a mid-size entry-level luxury sedan powered by two different engines; a standard 3.2-liter V6 that produces 240 hp/236 lb-ft of torque and an optional 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that produces 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. FWD and AWD drivetrains are available and both get mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 18 mpg city to 29 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include heated front seats, heated rear seats, blind spot information system, heated windshield washer nozzles, headlight washers, rear park assist camera, navigation system, rear seat entertainment system with dual DVD players and dual xenon high intensity headlights. Safety is comprised of cruise control with distance alert, front airbags, dual-chamber side airbags, inflatable curtain, pedestrian protection and side impact protection. The S80 is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Volvo's flagship S80 sedan carries over for 2013 with no significant changes, though several trim items have become standard, such as rain-sensing windshield wipers, headlight washers and keyless drive. Elsewhere, the Premier Plus trim gains active dual xenon headlights.
Volvo-standard safety and quality, more powerful engines, striking 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. With available all-wheel-drive, it's a capable performer in inclement weather, while several powerful engines mean that although it's safe, it's still fun to drive.