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It is not for nothing that the S80 chairs Volvo’s lineup of vehicles. This luxury sedan speaks excellence at the first sight. The fascination keeps on persecuting the customer once getting into the cabin; and, finally, it is growing big when the engine starts. Let’s provide a detailed review of Volvo S80.
Exterior & Interior Specifics
The flagship 5-seater sedan doesn’t strike the imagination by extravagant features. Nonetheless, it promises a renowned Swedish solidity in each detail. The vehicle has a long wheelbase (111.6 inches) and 191.1x73.3x58.8 inches dimensions. Its brand trapezoid grille conjoins smoothly with a sleek hood & a fair-shaped roofline.
Internal layout dispels all doubts about the premium class of the S80. The boot’s capacity equals to 14.9 c.f.; although, the folding ability of the rear seats and the path-through allow for more cargo space. Moreover, the front passenger seat can be also folded just to promote for better luggage flexibility. In configuration with all seats in place, the front passengers get 41.9x37.8x57.4x54.8 inches of room (leg/head/shoulder/hip), whilst the rear occupants avail 35.0x38.3x56.3x54.7 inches of room.
To continue, the fascia is plain and informative: the standard gauges coexist in harmony with dual-temperature dials. The dashboard nestles high-tech Sensus system that is void of a touchpad, unfortunately. All finishes are coated in natural wood with metallic detailing; the seats are wrapped in fine leather. Such combination adds to the interior’s supremacy.
The front seats boast multiple adjustments and offer an ideal back support. Passengers at the back are blessed to have individual air conditioning & heating facilities (integrated within B-pillars).
For the 2016, Vovlo designers decided not to substitute the powertrain. Hence, the S80 comes equipped with a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that turns 240 horsepower & 258 p-f of torque. The energy is passed over to the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain is shipped standard with a Stop/Start system.
Besides, this luxury car yields 25 mpg in the city, 37 mpg in the highway and 29 mpg in combined driving mode. It takes the vehicle only 6.6 seconds to cope with 0-60 mph distance.
Keeping with Vovlo S80 review, it would be a wise idea to outline all available modifications. The T5 Drive-E sedan comes either with Premier or Platinum equipment.
The base Premier trim houses 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry & ignition, LED running lights, heated external mirrors, front fog lights, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated and power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, and tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. In respect to technology, the S80 Premier offers Sensus Connect system with smartphone integration support, Bluetooth phone, an 8-speaker audio system, a satellite radio, a USB port, an audio jack as well as an updated navigation system.
Luxury enthusiasts can opt for the Inscription package. It offers leather dashboard coating, ventilated front seats, and an upgraded trimming. The Climate package adds heating to the rear seats as well as a steering wheel & a windshield.
The S80 Platinum trim is furnished with all standard equipment but adds such facilities as adaptive xenon head optics, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio, a grocery bag mount in the boot, a folding front passenger seat, and exclusive interior lighting. This modification is available with the Technology package which boosts the car’s comfort & safety.
Standard & Optional Safety Features
All base S80 modifications are supplied with front side airbags, curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, mitigation system, front collision warning, and active front head restraints. Optional for the base trim and standard on a higher trim with technology add-ons are parking sensors (front & rear), a rearview camera, lane departure alert, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, cyclists detection, and a driver’s fatigue sensor.
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