2015 S80

2015 Volvo S80

Pros: Respectable acceleration from T6’s turbocharged 6-cylinder engine; 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; questionable value for the money

CG Says: The 2015 Volvo S80 T5 models get a new “Drive-E” turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 8-speed transmission, which replaces the previous 3.2-liter 6-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic. The T6 models use the same turbocharged 6-cylinder as before, though their 6-speed automatic transmission has been reprogrammed for quicker shifts. Both T5 and T6 models see minor content changes and option-package updates. 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. The new turbo 4-cylinder engine is equally as powerful and more fuel-efficient than the six it replaces, but it isn’t offered with all-wheel drive. Overall, the turbocharged all-wheel-drive T6 versions do a better job meeting luxury-sedan expectations. 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, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Volvo
Nation of Manufacture Sweden
Base Prices T5: $40,500
T5 Premier Plus: $42,000
T5 Platinum: $44,700
T6 AWD: $43,950
T6 AWD Premier Plus: $45,450
T6 AWD Platinum: $48,150

 

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
37

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
300
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

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2015 Volvo S80