Best Bet
(5.0) 2 reviews
MSRP: $12,303$29,071
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 21-23
Engine: 230-hp, 3.2-liter I-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Volvo S80

Our Take on the 2013 Volvo S80

Our Take

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.Volvo adds standard headli... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Trunk space is tight
  • Backseat a bit cramped
  • Boring exterior styling

Notable Features

  • Newly standard push-button start and proximity key
  • Newly standard headlight washers and rain-sensing wipers
  • Available turbocharged six-cylinder engine
  • FWD or AWD
  • Many high-end safety features

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.