2016 Volvo S80

Pros: Fine build quality; generous passenger room front and rear; broad selection of available safety features; comfortable seats

Cons: Somewhat lackluster driving personality; lacks high-end brand appeal of similarly priced rivals; all-wheel drive and a more-powerful engine option are no longer available.

CG Says: For 2016, the Volvo S80 lineup loses its turbo 6-cylinder T6 and its all-wheel-drive models. The model roster now consists solely of front-wheel-drive turbo 4-cylinder T5 models in base or Platinum trim. S80 is a comfortable and unassuming sedan. Unfortunately, this Volvo can’t match the brand recognition, sporty moves, or luxury trappings of its strongest competitors. Base prices are reasonable for the class, but expensive packaged and standalone items can push the sticker into territory occupied by cars that offer greater cachet, larger dealer networks, and stronger resale values.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Volvo
Nation of Manufacture Sweden
Base Prices T5: $43,450
T5 Platinum: $48,375

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2016 Volvo S80
2016 Volvo S80