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2013 Volvo S80 Overview
Touting "Scandinavian luxury" as its defining attribute, Volvo's flagship sedan combines traditional Volvo lines with high-tech safety features typical of the brand. The S80 seats five, and all-wheel drive is available. Competitors include the Acura TL and Audi A6. New for 2013
Volvo adds standard headlight washers, rain-sensing windshield wipers and push-button start to the S80. In addition, the Premium Plus trim gains adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights. Exterior
Volvo says Scandinavian luxury is accessible, elegant and intelligent without being elitist. Volvo has shaken the boxy look it made famous by giving the S80 a curvier, sleeker appearance with a slightly sportier profile, yet still an unmistakably Volvo design. Exterior features include power-operated heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and headlight washers standard. Options include heated windshield-washer nozzles and xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with articulating lenses. Interior
The S80's center controls sit on a thin metal panel pioneered in the S40 compact sedan. Luxurious touches include optional real wood trim with a wood-accented steering wheel. The back bench has a standard 60/40-split folding function for increased cargo capacity. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
- Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter and brake handle, Bluetooth connectivity
- Optional moonroof, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, leather-covered dashboard, and navigation system with real-time traffic info
In 2011, Volvo cut back on the number of engine and drivetrain combinations available and has stuck with that plan since. There are two available engines: a 240-horsepower, 3.2-liter six-cylinder and a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard and the S80 is offered with front-and all-wheel drive. Safety
Available safety features include a blind spot warning system, which checks adjacent lanes for unnoticed cars, a collision warning system that monitors the speed of traffic ahead and warns the driver of an impending rear-end collision, and pedestrian detection with automatic braking. Standard safety features include side-impact and side curtain airbags, electronic stability system, antilock brakes with hydraulic brake assist, and the City Safety accident avoidance system. Adaptive cruise control and a lane departure warning system are optional.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com