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2013 Volvo S80 T6

2013 Volvo S80 Review

(0 Stars)  A lesson in Swedish serenity.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
Keyless Drive, rain-sensing windshield wipers, tunnel-detecting headlights, and headlight washers are standard for 2013, as is a new, illuminated gearshift lever. Technology-package-equipped cars now have road-sign information and automatic high-beams. There are two new exterior colors: magic blue metallic and twilight bronze metallic.
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 really stand out on the road or at the valet stand. The cabin is Zen-like 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 could be the perfect car for you. The front-wheel-drive 3.2 models come with a capable in-line six 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 standard; and blind-spot monitoring and pedestrian detection 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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2013 S80 T6 Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 3.0L in-line six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline:, 18 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 374 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 300 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 325 ft lb of torque @ 2,100 rpm

'13 Volvo T6 Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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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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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Child Safety Seat
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Rear View Camera
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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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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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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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