2010 Volvo S80

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Volvo S80. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18-22 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    235-hp, 3.2-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2010 Volvo S80 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2010 Volvo S80

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

2010 Volvo S80 Overview

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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.

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 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


Interior
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 t...
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.

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 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


Interior
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


Safety
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



Latest 2010 S80 Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Excellent car without being ostentious.

by N C Mann from Durham NC on June 6, 2018

Has all safety features long time ago, long before the current claims by many other cars. Very sporty and stylish, and yet very functional. Comfortable in long distance driving. Nice luxury features. Read full review

(5.0)

Beautiful car

by Jill H from LaGrange, GA on March 13, 2018

This car is luxurious and practical. It is roomy and comfortable. It has great acceleration and a smooth ride. I look forward to driving it every day! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Volvo S80 currently has 4 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2010 Volvo S80 3.2

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Volvo

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services, Carfax vehicle history report and rental car

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 miles; no deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 130 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The S80 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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