2011 Volvo S80

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The S80 is Volvo's flagship luxury sedan. It comes with a choice of two engines: an inline 6-cylinder with front-wheel drive (FWD) or a turbocharged version with all-wheel drive (AWD). For 2011, both engines gain a little more power, and improved fuel efficiency.

The 2011 Volvo S80 comes in two trims: 3.2 and T6 AWD. The S80 3.2 features 17-inch wheels, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, power accessories (including 8-way power front seats), Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. A sunroof is optional. The turbocharged T6 adds the sunroof as standard equipment, plus 18-inch wheels. The Inscription option package upgrades the seats and upholstery; the Multimedia package adds a navigation system and upgraded sound system; the Technology package includes adaptive cruise control and several high-tech safety features. The Climate package addresses cold- and rainy weather issues, and the Dynamic package (available on the T6 only) adds a sport-tuned suspension and bi-xenon headlights. Trunk capacity is 14.9 cubic feet, according to the automaker.

The 2011 Volvo S80 3.2 features a 235-horsepower, 3.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine that delivers 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The S80 T6's power plant is a turbocharged, 3.0-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque, and delivers 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all S80s for 2011.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Volvo S80 include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, and active front head restraints. Optional safety features include a blind-spot information system and, as part of the Technology package, driver-fatigue and lane-departure warning systems, plus a pre-impact fast braking system. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the S80 highest-possible \"Good\" ratings for occupant protection in frontal-offset, rear-impact, and side-impact crashes.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Volvo S80 is $37,150.


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  • Front reclining bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • 8-way pwr front seats w/lumbar adjust, 3-position driver memory
  • 60/40 split-fold rear seat -inc: cargo area pass-through, rear armrest
  • Pwr folding rear head restraints
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Front center armrest
  • Plush front/rear floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/illuminated cruise & audio controls -inc: silk metal inlay
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Watch-dial instrument cluster
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Pwr windows w/auto-up/down, anti-trap feature
  • Central pwr door locks, trunk, & fuel filler
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Intelligent driver info system (IDIS)
  • Security alarm system
  • Ignition immobilizer
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC) -inc: rear seat vents
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Pollen filter
  • Ultra-slim center control panel
  • Illuminated lockable glove box
  • Modern wood inlays
  • (2) front cup holders
  • Front/rear 12V pwr outlets
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror w/compass
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear reading lamps
  • Front door sill plates
  • Leather shift knob w/silk metal inlay
  • 17" "Cassini" alloy wheels
  • P225/50R17 tires
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear fog light w/auto-off
  • Safe Approach & Home Safe security lighting
  • Pwr heated mirrors w/memory, puddle lights, integrated turn signals, tilt
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Pwr glass moonroof w/sliding sunshade, auto-open
  • 18" "Balius" alloy wheels
  • P245/40R18 tires
  • 3.2L DOHC 24-valve VCT I6 engine
  • 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Pwr parking brake w/auto release
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve VCT turbocharged I6 engine w/intercooler
  • Electronically-controlled all wheel drive w/Instant Traction
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake distribution (EBD), hydraulic brake assist (HBA), optimized hydraulic brakes (OHB), ready alert brakes (RAB), fading brake support (FBS), emergency brake lights (EBL)
    • Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)
    • Daytime running lights
    • Driver/front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: front passenger weight sensor
    • Side impact protection system (SIPS) -inc: driver/front passenger dual-chamber side-impact airbags, front/rear side inflatable curtains (IC)
    • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners, front height adjustable anchors
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Rear window deactivation
    • ISOFIX child seat attachments
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Driver/front passenger whiplash protection seating system (WHIPS)
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Anti-submarine seats
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: HD Radio, (8) speakers, 160-watt amp, aux input, USB input
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month subscription
    • Bluetooth

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