2015 Volvo S80 | New Car Review

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 by
2015 Volvo S80
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  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good
AEDAED 199,900
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 60%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 75%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The Swede's have managed to make a rather decent mid-size luxury sedan. But what's stopping them for updating it?

Pros

* Safety features are spot on

Cons

* In dire need of a complete overhaul

Looks

The has been around since 1998, and in the past seventeen years, it really hasn’t changed all that much. Currently in its second generation, the S80 is a lot like an Ikea lunch on a busy afternoon; sloppy and drab, even. Only undergoing minor nips and tucks since the year 2006, the Swede definitely isn’t a worthy contender for any design awards, unless there’s one out there for consistency.

2015 Volvo S80 front

Feels

 Unlike the prosaic exterior, the interior is home to an abundance of fine leather and dark wood trim. In traditional Volvo flair, it’s all exceptionally well put together, and a little unique at the same time. It’s a neat combination that we’ve come to expect from the brand.

2015 Volvo S80 interior

Engineering

Being a Volvo, there’s no shortage of safety features on the S80. It packs in everything from City Safety and Collision Warning with full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection, right up to a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) to warn you if any other vehicle is moving into your blind spot.

2015 Volvo S80 rear

What’s on offer?

Powered by a 3.0 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the 2015 Volvo S80 is good for 304 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. Directing its grunt through a six speed automatic transmission to an All Wheel Drive layout, the Swedish sedan dispatches 100 km/h from a standstill in just 6.4 seconds.

2015 Volvo S80 side

Summing it…

The S80 does not come cheap and will set you back a princely sum of AED 199,900, but before you walk away, keep in mind that its rivals include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lexus GS, and Audi A6. Having said that, its price is in line with the competition, however, it’d be hard if not possible to convince someone to pass up the Mercedes-Benz E-Class for a Volvo S80.

2015 Volvo S80 rear

Specifications

 

Specifications2015 Volvo S80 T6
Engine/ Cylinders3.0 litre turbocharged / 4-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
304 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
440 Nm @ 4,200 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h6.4 secs
Top speedN/A
PriceAED 199,900

One Response to 2015 Volvo S80 | New Car Review

  1. Mikel Reply

    July 19, 2016 at 11:43 pm

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