The value sweet spot seems to be the T6, which offers power that is class-competitive without an unreasonable price increase. The base model comes with a 3. The front seats now have optional heating and cooling with fan-driven ventilation. Units Affected 11993 Welcome to the final installment of our complete, model-by-model review of all the latest new cars heading to U. Few reviewers think the V8 is a worthwhile investment, since it costs thousands more for a relatively small increase in power.
I'm really digging meeting people. Automotive Traveler has a 2010 Volvo S80 with the ventilated seats and appreciates the cooling feature. Could I be purchasing old bulbs or could Volvo have a serious issue with the life span of bulbs and replaced bulbs? Since then, changes on the outside have been minor; a new grille, more chrome accents, and a more visible dual exhaust system help update the outside look for 2010. A new grille, more chrome accents, and a more visible dual exhaust system help update the outside look for 2010, while inside the S80 gets other minor changes, such as silk-metal inlays and new door panel stitching. Heated windshield wash nozzles, rain-sensor wipers, headlamp cleaning, and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system are among the many options. But this turbo six is up to the job.
It seems like I am always replacing bulbs. Anyhow, when I'm not horsing the motor home around the roadways, I'm tooting around in the 2012 Ford Focus that we tow behind, or making runs to Home Depot and various malls with the 2004 F-150 that just won't die. I'm retired and travelling the country in a 34' motor home. The is worth a look with a more exciting driving experience than the S80. It makes a more class-competitive 281 horsepower. However, it's not nearly as exciting as the available 311-horsepower V-8, which comes with all-wheel drive and can get to 60 mph in about 6.
Following up on the success of the A6L, Audi unveiled the A4L for the Chinese market yesterday. The front seats now have optional heating and cooling with fan-driven ventilation. It's not going to slam you back in the seat and make your eyeballs bleed, but it packs enough punch to get this two-ton sedan smartly and silently up to speed in a few seconds. Each trim level of the 2010 S80 packs a different engine, with the turbocharged inline six-cylinder I6 equipping the T6 trim considered the best of the lot. Volvo is content to let the S80 compete with its peers on safety and comfort, leaving sporty handling and pulse-pounding acceleration to other cars.
Though the introduction of variable valve timing has marginally helped mileage in the 3. The nicely contoured backseat is large enough for three petite folks or two American-sized adults, and the climate-control system has vents built into the B-pillars for better comfort in back. With an underpowered base six-cylinder engine, the S80 severely lags behind the competition in terms of power and acceleration. With a thin center stack that resembles a high-end audio system, including extra storage just behind for smaller items, it's overtly stylish yet also functional. Optional safety features when the S80 was new provide additional peace of mind.
Up front, the grille contains a bolder Volvo badge, complimented by added brightwork along the door bottoms, taillights, and front fascia. Base and V-8 models of the Volvo S8 offer a good list of features, and the Climate Package, Convenience Package, and Technology Package provide plenty of opportunities for add-ons. Its cabin, however, is noted as one of the most elegant and well-designed in its segment, with comfortable seats and better-than-adequate creature comforts, as well as appealing minimalist functionality and ambiance. A slightly more powerful 3. The S80 is a competent handler, reviewers say, but one of the most unexciting drives in the large luxury car class. The 2013 Volvo S80s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city about 90 percent of the kilometers driven. If I keep to the speed limit - 80 -85 on the speedo I get 35 mpg English gallons! Both cars have comparable safety scores, but the S80 gets better fuel economy.
The all-wheel-drive system that comes in T6 and V-8 versions sends nearly all torque to the front wheels during normal driving but can reapportion up to 50 percent to the rear wheels as needed. Currently the Volvo S80 has a score of 9. That is helpful to know. A newly enhanced Executive Package brings classic wood inlays, plus extras like massage seats and softer leather, while a power moonroof and backseat refrigerator are offered as stand-alone options. Finally, Volvo offers a V8 with the S80. Front, side, and curtain airbags, as well as anti-lock brakes and stability control, are standard.
The 2010 S80 provides what many Volvo buyers are looking for: safety. All three engines are offered with variable-valve timing in a nod to improved fuel efficiency. In addition to all the usual accident avoidance and occupant safety items such as front, side, and side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control, a new system primes the brakes before an accident; blind-spot detectors send audible alerts. The S80 has a conservative look from the outside, with a profile and details that play it a little too safe, in the opinion of the editors. Bodystyles: 4-door sedan Engines: 3. News Best Cars Staff December 31, 2015 The 2010 Volvo S80 has outstanding safety scores and a comfortable interior, but ho-hum performance keeps it in the middle of its class. However, the S80 performed better in crash tests and offers a more comfortable interior.
All S80s use a six-speed automatic transmission, which Volvo has re-engineered for 2010 in order to boost gas mileage. Most auto writers advise buyers to stick with its mid-level engine, because there is no point in trying to buy a powerful, sporty S80. I have the air con on 100% of the time. On a holiday trip to Portugal doing long distance driving and at slightly slower speeds - say 70 mph on the speedo - I managed 40 mpg over nearly 1,500 miles. Throughout the line, ride comfort is great, but the suspension in the V-8 could be firmer yet; even in Advanced mode with the automatic suspension, it could be tighter.
Standard appearance, comfort, and convenience items for the 2010 Volvo S80 3. The nicely contoured backseat is large enough for three petite folks or two American-sized adults, and the climate-control system has vents built into the B-pillars for better comfort in back. With any of the versions, the six-speed automatic transmission is quick to respond and quite smooth-shifting. While reviewers found that the rear-seat room was adequate for the class, they also felt that other luxury large sedans provided more. Car and Driver emphasizes that the rest of the car doesn't match the engine. Braking is worry-free, but one test model suffered from a slightly mushy pedal.