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  • (4.2) 6 reviews
  • Available Prices: $14,042–$33,782
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
  • Engine: 240-hp, 3.2-liter I-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2014 Volvo S80

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Volvo S80

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 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 Reviews

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

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.2)

Average based on 6 reviews

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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 don... Read Full Review

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6 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2014 Volvo S80 trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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2014 Volvo S80 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volvo S80 3.2

Front
G
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volvo S80 3.2

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

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

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
A
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

Other Years