2016 Volvo S80

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Volvo S80. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    29 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    240-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Estimated gas mileage
  • Luxurious interior
  • Many high-end safety features available

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2016 Volvo S80

  • Heated front seats, sunroof now standard
  • Configurable digital instrument panel
  • 240-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission

2016 Volvo S80 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat S80 is Volvo’s flagship full-size sedan. It was mildly restyled in 2014 and competes with the Acura RLX, Audi A6 and Hyundai Genesis sedan.
New for 2016
Volvo has trimmed the S80 lineup, eliminating the turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and all-wheel-drive option. Remaining is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels and a power moonroof are now standard.
Significant Standard Features

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with stop-start technology
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Power moonroof
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power front seats
  • Walnut trim 
  • Configurable digital gauge cluster
  • Multimedia system with 7-inch screen
  • City Safety collision avoidance system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Heated windshield
  • Heated rear seats, ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Harmon Kardon premium audio system
  • Backup camera
  • Collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning system
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat S80 is Volvo’s flagship full-size sedan. It was mildly restyled in 2014 and competes with the Acura RLX, Audi A6 and Hyundai Genesis sedan.
New for 2016
Volvo has trimmed the S80 lineup, eliminating the turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and all-wheel-drive option. Remaining is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels and a power moonroof are now standard.
Significant Standard Features

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with stop-start technology
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Power moonroof
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power front seats
  • Walnut trim 
  • Configurable digital gauge cluster
  • Multimedia system with 7-inch screen
  • City Safety collision avoidance system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Heated windshield
  • Heated rear seats, ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Harmon Kardon premium audio system
  • Backup camera
  • Collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning system

Latest 2016 S80 Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

My 4th Volvo & The Best of All

by Judge Dave from Ventura, CA on March 12, 2018

I've owned 3 Volvos before this one & drove each 1mto around 150K moles or more without any (repeat: ANY) mechanical problems of any kind. My new S80 now has 24K miles & is the best one yet. It gets ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great ride and safe

by Stu from Anna, TX on January 10, 2018

Smooth ride, luxury interior, good tech, safety. Handles very well and has awesome gas mileage - 37+ MPG on the highways. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Volvo S80 currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Volvo S80 T5 Drive-E

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
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Volvo
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 5 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    130-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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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