What's New for 2012:
- All-new trim lines
- Bluetooth connectivity standard on all models
- City Safety technology standard on all models
- In-dash 7-inch touch screen
- LED turn signals in exterior mirrors
The 2012 Volvo S80 is a midsize, 4-door luxury sedan available in either front-wheel (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) models, which are further offered in two trim levels. The base model S80 3.2 comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Volvo S80 seats 5 passengers and provides 14.9 cubic feet of trunk space. Base 3.2 models offer leather upholstery, walnut wood dash inlay, and power features that include windows, mirrors, door locks, and driver seat. Premier Plus trim models offer keyless entry and ignition, integrated garage door opener, and Volvo's Personal Car Communicator. The Platinum trim adds a voice-controlled navigation system and premium surround-sound system.
While moving up in trim line adds many of the available options to the S80, Volvo also groups options together in four packages. Exclusive to the S80 T6 AWD trim is the Dynamic package, which includes a lowered sport-tuned suspension and 18-inch wheels. The top-tier Inscription package adds premium leather seating and leather-wrapped dashboard, while the Technology package outfits the S80 with such safety features as collision warning and pedestrian detection with auto braking. Stand-alone options include a blind-spot monitoring system and active bi-Xenon headlights.
Under the Hood
Base Volvo S80 models are fitted with a 3.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine rated at 240 horsepower. The S80 T6 AWD is equipped with a turbocharged, 3.0-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine rated at 300 horsepower. All models utilize a 6-speed automatic transmission.
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Volvo S80 are:
- S80 3.2: 20/29/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- S80 T6 AWD: 18/26/21 mpg
Standard safety features of note on the Volvo S80 include City Safety technology with collision detection and auto braking, plus front-seat side air bags and side curtain air bags.
To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Volvo S80. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the S80 received a "Good" rating--the Institute's highest--for both frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection, and was named a "Top Safety Pick" for 2012.
|3.2||6 speed automatic||$37,950||240-hp / 3.2L 6-cyl||20/29|
|3.2 Premier Plus||6 speed automatic||$38,950||240-hp / 3.2L 6-cyl||20/29|
|3.2 Platinum||6 speed automatic||$41,650||240-hp / 3.2L 6-cyl||20/29|
|T6 AWD||6 speed automatic||$41,950||300-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl||18/26|
|T6 Premier Plus AWD||6 speed automatic||$42,950||300-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl||18/26|
|T6 Platinum AWD||6 speed automatic||$45,650||300-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl||18/26|
$53,700–$53,700 Base MSRP
27/32 MPG City/Hwy
$47,700–$47,700 Base MSRP
18/26 MPG City/Hwy
$49,850–$49,850 Base MSRP
17/24 MPG City/Hwy
$59,200–$59,200 Base MSRP
16/24 MPG City/Hwy
$61,700–$61,700 Base MSRP
16/23 MPG City/Hwy
$41,500–$48,390 Base MSRP
16/23 MPG City/Hwy
$50,490–$59,790 Base MSRP
16/26 MPG City/Hwy
$57,150–$57,150 Base MSRP
19/27 MPG City/Hwy