2010 Volvo S80

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

191.0” x 58.8”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Powerful V-8 option
  • Available AWD
  • Luxurious interior
  • Smooth-shifting automatic

The bad:

  • Trunk space is tight
  • Rear seats a bit cramped
  • Boring exterior styling

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • 3.2


  • T6


  • V8


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Notable features

  • Turbocharged six-cylinder
  • Available V-8 and AWD
  • Many high-end safety features
  • Competitive price

2010 Volvo S80 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Touting “Scandinavian luxury” as its defining attribute, the flagship sedan combines traditional Volvo lines with high-tech safety features typical of the brand. The S80 comes in 3.2, T6 and V8 trims. All-wheel drive is also available. Competitors include the BMW 528, Audi A6 and Saab 9-5.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

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 dimensions come in at 191.0 inches long and 73.3 inches wide. That’s about on par with the 528, but the A6 is longer and the 9-5 is slimmer.

  • Available 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard power, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Optional heated windshield-washer nozzles
  • Optional headlight washer
  • Optional xenon headlights with articulating lenses

The S80’s center controls sit on a thin metal panel pioneered in the S40 compact sedan. Luxurious touches include standard real wood trim with an optional wood steering wheel, optional massaging front seats and a rear refrigerator with two crystal glasses. The back bench has a standard 60/40-split folding function for increased cargo capacity. Passenger volume comes in at 97.7 cubic feet. Cargo space is 14.9 cubic feet, which is more than the 528 and 9-5 but lags behind the A6.

  • Standard leather steering wheel, shifter, brake handle and seating upholstery
  • Standard wireless phone connectivity
  • Optional moonroof and dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Optional heated front and rear seats
  • Optional upgraded Dynaudio sound system
  • Optional dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system (screens integrated into headrests)
  • Optional navigation system with real-time traffic controls

Under the Hood
The S80 is the first Volvo sedan with an available V-8 engine. The Volvo S80 has a turbocharged six-cylinder in the T6 trim, which sits between the base six-cylinder and the top-of-the-line V8 trim level. All three engines use a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift functionality. All-wheel drive is standard with the V-8 and turbo six-cylinder; the base six-cylinder gets front-wheel drive.

  • 235-horsepower, 3.2-liter six-cylinder with 236 pounds-feet of torque
  • 281-hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder with 295 pounds-feet of torque
  • 311-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 with 325 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

In addition to the standard safety features, available safety features include a blind spot warning system, which checks adjacent lanes for unnoticed cars, and a collision warning system that monitors the speed of traffic ahead and warns drivers of impending rear-end collisions.

  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock braking system with hydraulic brake assist
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional lane departure warning system
  • Optional park assist and parking-assistance camera

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


S80 Above Average Experience

Purchased my 2010 Volvo S80 used with 89k miles. I now have over 215k miles and the car has remained very reliable with only minor repairs required during my ownership. This was my first Volvo experience. Here are a couple things worth noting for those considering this vehicle. By far the most enjoyable vehicle I have owned for long distance driving. My fatigue is minimal when driving this car compared to others. The 3.2L engine is very smooth and powerful. 3,500lb towing capacity! I’ve been able to pull my 2k lb boat on multiple vacations over 1k miles with out issues. Parts are available at FCP Euro for a reasonable price if you are handy and can perform minor maintenance on your own. This has saved me significantly. I love the the premium sound system, seats and ride quality. After 215k miles, the car is still tight with little noise. Build quality is exceptional. I’ve enjoyed this car so much that I purchased a 2012 S80 T6 AWD recently. Having driven both, I’m indifferent from a commuting perspective on the extra hp. I find the 3.2 is more than adequate with torque and acceleration and returns on average 26mpg. The 2010 remains in the family and I have no doubt it will achieve 250k miles. Excellent work Volvo!


A car you can really trust in.

Owned my 2010 s80 t6 for 6 years and couldn't be more proud. The kinda car you get compliments of and ages like no other if you take care of the basic stuff. It's not a sports car but it can smoke so many newer vehicles out there that will put a smile on your face every time u drive it. It feels solid like a tank, wonderful ride, sound system is amazing, and it's definitely a reliable over built machine. Be obsessed with your maintenance, flush your transmission every 30k no matter what anyone says and this thing will take you to the moon.


Wonderful car

Best car I've owned for safety, ride, reliability not to mention looks! Beautiful, top notch vehicle with all the bells and whistles, even a cooler and massaging seats.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/unlimited miles , upgradeable up to 10 years
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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