2014 Volvo S80

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Volvo S80. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-23 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    240-hp, 3.2-liter I-6 (regular gas)
  • 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

  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Luxurious interior
  • Many high-end safety features

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2014 Volvo S80

  • Mild exterior update
  • New multimedia system
  • Configurable digital gauges
  • Available turbocharged six-cylinder engine
  • Front-or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed automatic transmission

2014 Volvo S80 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Volvo S80 is the Scandinavian automaker's largest sedan and flagship model with room for five occupants. The S80 is mildly restyled for 2014 and has new feature content inside. The S80 competes with the Acura TL, Audi A6 and Hyundai Genesis Sedan.

New for 2014
The S80 has mildly tweaked front styling, a new multimedia system and a digital display replacing traditional gauges. 

ExteriorVolvo says the S80's new front and rear styling creates a stretched effect to make the car appear wider and lower through the use of new daytime running lamps and rounding off of the rear taillights. Chrome exterior highlights have been added to give the S80 an elegant feel. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch wheels
  • Available 18-inch wheels
  • Available 19-inch wheels
  • Available heated windshield

InteriorThe S80 seats five occupants and gains a standard configurable digital gauge cluster for 2014 that replaces a standard tachometer and speedometer. Configurable displays include a traditional appearance, eco theme with eco meter and green background or a performance theme with red background.

Other new technology includes a Sensus Connected Touch multimedia system with 7-inch display. Sensus receives an internet connection from a wireless card or mobile phone to power apps like internet radio, weather and a web browser. The S80 Inscription package adds high-end leather from supplier Bridge of Weir in Scotland, which Volvo says is softer and more natural t...

Vehicle Overview

The Volvo S80 is the Scandinavian automaker's largest sedan and flagship model with room for five occupants. The S80 is mildly restyled for 2014 and has new feature content inside. The S80 competes with the Acura TL, Audi A6 and Hyundai Genesis Sedan.

New for 2014
The S80 has mildly tweaked front styling, a new multimedia system and a digital display replacing traditional gauges. 

ExteriorVolvo says the S80's new front and rear styling creates a stretched effect to make the car appear wider and lower through the use of new daytime running lamps and rounding off of the rear taillights. Chrome exterior highlights have been added to give the S80 an elegant feel. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch wheels
  • Available 18-inch wheels
  • Available 19-inch wheels
  • Available heated windshield

InteriorThe S80 seats five occupants and gains a standard configurable digital gauge cluster for 2014 that replaces a standard tachometer and speedometer. Configurable displays include a traditional appearance, eco theme with eco meter and green background or a performance theme with red background.

Other new technology includes a Sensus Connected Touch multimedia system with 7-inch display. Sensus receives an internet connection from a wireless card or mobile phone to power apps like internet radio, weather and a web browser. The S80 Inscription package adds high-end leather from supplier Bridge of Weir in Scotland, which Volvo says is softer and more natural than other leathers. Interior features include:

  • Available multimedia system with in-car apps and internet connectivity
  • Ambient lighting
  • Available heated steering wheel

Under the hoodThe S80 is powered by a 3.2-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder making 240 horsepower in 3.2 trim levels, or a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder making 300-hp in T6 trim levels. The latter trim level gains new transmission tuning to quicken shifting times and improve zero-to-60 mph times from 6.3 to 6.0 seconds compared to 2013. Two suspensions are offered, a comfort suspension and lowered sport suspension with optional 19-inch wheels.

  • 240-hp, 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

SafetyVolvo's City Safety technology is standard and includes a low-speed collision prevention feature that works at speeds up to 31 mph to automatically brake when a collision is detected.

  • Standard collision warning
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Available pedestrian detection
  • Available cyclist detection

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(3.8)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Comfortable sedan with top seats and top looks

by Max from Richmond on December 25, 2014

I've bought a 2014 Volvo S80 T6 AWD and I can completely recommend this car to everyone who likes reliable, comfortable and fun to drive cars. The Volvo comes fully loaded with power everything, I ... Read full review

(5.0)

Second S80

by MacCape from Hyannisport, MA on October 20, 2014

My first one lasted 15 yrs and nearly 200k miles. This one much faster, gets better mileage and glides so smoothly. A true luxury sedan. Test drove the Bmw 5 series and this is as good and better for ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Volvo S80 currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Volvo S80 3.2

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

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
good

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
acceptable
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
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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