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2013 Volvo S80

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

191.000” x 58.800”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Available AWD
  • Luxurious interior
  • Smooth-shifting automatic

The bad:

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

6 trims

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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

2013 Volvo S80 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle 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.
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:

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

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:

  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter and brake handle
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Optional moonroof
  • Optional heated front and rear seats
  • Optional ventilated front seats
  • Optional leather-covered dashboard
  • Optional navigation system with real-time traffic info

Under the Hood
In 2011, Volvo cut back on the number of engine and drivetrain combinations available and has stuck with that plan since. Mechanical features include:

  • 240-horsepower, 3.2-liter six-cylinder (3.2)
  • 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder (T6)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive for 3.2, all-wheel drive for T6

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. Other safety features include:

  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Standard antilock brakes with hydraulic brake assist
  • Standard City Safety accident avoidance system
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional lane departure warning system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 5.0
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Most recent consumer reviews


Volvo exceeds expectations

I currently own 2 Volvo's. My wife drives a 2014 S60 and I drive a 2013 S80. Both vehicles have by far exceeded all expectations. And the best part is Volvo covers all scheduled maintenance for 4 years and in the 19 months we owned our vehicles after the maintenance agreement was expired it has been repair free with just scheduled oil changes and new wiper blades. I'm satisfied enough to never purchase another vehicle again.


Great car

Drives extremely well in all weather. The sound system is the best I have ever heard in a standard piece of factory equipment. Very comfortable car... seat heaters are great and air conditioning is excellent.


Comfort and Quality at its finest

This vehicle excels at every level. an absolute pleasure to own and drive. 5 years and 100,000 miles later and i'm extremely satisfied! The very automobile I've ever owned!

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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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