2015 Volvo S80 Review

  • Performance
    3.6 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.0 of 5.0
01 Oct 2014

Volvo is a renowned car manufacturer. The vehicles designed by this company are known to excel in safety and comfort. Volvo vehicles are ideal if you have a small family. The best part about owning a Volvo is that it is economical as well. One of the best-selling Volvo vehicles is the S80. This sedan is one of the most economical, yet powerful sedans you can buy. The company has made significant improvements in the newest model of the S80. Let’s look at the specs and features of the 2015 Volvo S80:

Engine Specifications

There are two engine variants across multiple trims of the 2015 Volvo S80. The first engine variant is an inline type. This engine has four cylinders and a capacity of 2-liters. This engine may not seem like it generates much power, but Volvo has paired it with an Intercooled Turbo system.

This system pushes the engine beyond its boundaries and provides optimum performance and economy. The second engine variant is also an inline type, but this engine variant has 6 cylinders. The capacity of this engine is 3 liters. This engine gives fewer miles to each gallon, but it is sure to generate immense power. This is also due to the Intercooled Turbo system.

Engine Performance

Both engine variants of the 2015 Volvo S80 are rather economical, yet excel in performance. The 2-liter engine is rated to produce an incredible 240 horses and 258 pounds of torque per feet. Considering the horsepower that this engine produces, one may be led to believe that the gas mileage will be poor. However, this engine variant is capable of giving 25 miles to a gallon in the city.

If you are driving on the highway, you can expect 37 miles to a gallon. The 3-liter engine variant produces a staggering 300 ponies and 325 pounds of torque. Yet, the gas mileage rating of this engine variant is equivalent to a standard sedan. Within the city, you can easily get 19 miles to a gallon. On the other hand, you should expect nothing less than 28 miles to a gallon when driving on the highway.

Transmission Options

The transmission for both engine variants is different. Although they incorporate the same technology, there are significant differences. The first transmission variant is an 8-speed automatic. This transmission variant uses the Geartronic technology, plus an adaptive shift system. The second transmission variant is a 6-speed auto. This transmission is also a Geartronic, but it uses the Advanced Quick shift technology. The 2015 Volvo S80 is available in two drivetrains. The All-Wheel Drive makes sure the ride handles like a charm in any weather condition. The Front-Wheel Drive variant also provides exceptional handling.

Interior Design

Volvo takes pride in keeping the interiors of its cars simple and functional. However, the design is rather impressive. Each and every aspect of the interior boasts sophistication and elegance. The seats are quite comfortable and there is sufficient legroom in the front and rear seats. The 2015 Volvo S80 is equipped with Bluetooth technology which allows you to pair your phone to the car. Once paired, you can answer calls with the help of the controls at the steering wheel. In addition, you can adjust the music volume using the steering controls as well.

Exterior Styling

Unlike other car manufacturers, Volvo does not concentrate much on looks. Even though the 2015 Volvo S80 appears to be a simple car, it boasts incredible features. The design of the S80 is quiet similar to the previous models. Yet the company has upgraded certain aspects of the exterior styling which give it a fresh appearance.

If you are looking for a car that boasts style, delivers exceptional performance and is perfect for your family, you should consider getting the 2015 Volvo S80.