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2012 Volvo S80 3.2L

2012 Volvo S80 Review

(0 Stars)  A lesson in Swedish serenity.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
With the S80, Volvo has fully embraced modern Swedish minimalism. No longer a box on wheels like Volvos of yore, the S80's exterior design is clean and inoffensive, so much so that it doesn't make much of a statement on the road or at the valet stand. The cabin is zenlike in its silence and simple design, although the controls could be more intuitive. As with all Volvos, the seats are incredibly comfortable and supportive--if you have a bad back this might be the car for you. Volvo's largest sedan no longer offers a V-8 engine, but there are two in-line six-cylinders on hand. The front-wheel-drive 3.2 models come with a capable 3.2-liter engine that produces 240 hp. The all-wheel-drive T6s are powered by the same smooth turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six found in the S60 T6. In either iteration, the S80 emphasizes comfort over sport, but a firmer chassis option is available on the T6. As is to be expected from Volvo, high-tech safety features are numerous. Volvo's City Safety system is now standard, and pedestrian detection and blind-spot monitoring systems are optional. Both City Safety and the pedestrian-detection system automatically apply the brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision. The Volvo S80 checks all the buttons a flagship sedan should, with comfort, spaciousness, capability, and safety combined in one stylish package.

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2012 S80 3.2 Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.2L in-line six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 19 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined and 407 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 240 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 236 ft lb of torque @ 3,200 rpm

'12 Volvo 3.2L Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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