The 2008 Volvo S80 is a sleekly modern four door, five passenger Sedan with a powerful engine and surefooted response. Not only is the S80 luxuriously equipped, it boasts a broad range of safety features Volvo buyers have come to expect. The S80 is offered with an inline 6-cylinder – with your choice of FWD or AWD – or a V8 with AWD as standard. Engines range from a 235 horsepower 3.2-liter inline 6, a 281 horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6 or a meaty 311 horsepower 4.4-liter V8. Safety features include ABS brakes, traction control, park assist and airbags.Read more Read less
Following a major redesign last year, Volvo adds a new trim level to the 2008 S80 lineup--the T6 AWD. It's an all-wheel-drive model powered by a turbocharged, 281-horsepower 3.0L inline six and it slots in between the 3.2 and the V8 AWD. The T6 AWD is priced at $42,045. Standard now on the V8 is a premium leather interior, as well as Volvo's keyless start and security system, Personal Car Communicator (PCC). Outside, the V8 gets brushed aluminum door moldings, and heated rear seats are now available in the Climate Package.
Lots of car for the money; loaded with safety innovations; attractive design; good power from available engines.
The 2008 Volvo S80 is an excellent choice for those looking for first-class refinement, a bevy of innovative safety features, luxury galore, solid power options, and a competitive price across the range. The 3.2 gives efficiency-minded buyers a great option, while the Yamaha-built V8 delivers smooth power across the rev range, and the new turbocharged inline six-cylinder presents buyers with a smart blend of both.