2016 Volvo S80 well equipped for the money

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2016 Volvo S80 well equipped for the money

Standard features and an ample amount of options make the 2016 S80 well equipped.

Finding an economically priced luxury sedan is a bit of an oxymoron in today’s automotive world. Features and technology is abundant, and the price tag generally reflects the additions chosen. However, Volvo has continued with its philosophy that a car can be both economical while not sacrificing the integrity of the brand. As such, a number of vehicles have been produced in various stages of luxurious comfort for the consumer. The 2016 S80 provides a luxury sedan with high ratings in fuel efficiency, modernistic sculpting, and a powerful engine.

Trim Options

The 2016 Volvo S80 is sculpted to maximize fuel efficiency, acceleration, and performance. This is accomplished with the rounded features found throughout the design. A low chassis provides added reduction of wind resistance, while the curvature of the mirror, cabin, and rear of the vehicle help to reduce any drag. Coupled with the sculpting, the front fascia styles rounded headlights and a double grille. 

There are two trim options available for the Volvo S80 (which is only available in the T5-Drive-E model). These are the Premier and the Platinum. And while the trim options are restricted to the two options, this does not limit the amount of features available, many of which are standard. On the base model, the T5 Drive-E is equipped with:

  • 17 inch alloy wheels
  • LED running lights
  • Fog lights
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Sunroof
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Frontal Collision warning
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
  • Navigation system
  • USB ports

There are other standard features included on the platinum package. Additionally accessories and feature packages can be added to accent your style and help meet your driving experience needs. For a full list of features for both the Premier and Platinum trim options please contact your dealership.

Performance and Power

In 2015 Volvo integrated the Drive-E engine into its sedan models. The 2016 Volvo S80 carries on this integration with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The four-cylinder Drive-E engine has been praised by U.S. News stating that “The 2016 S80 features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delights test drivers with its power and acceleration. They add that the eight-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and willingly”. In power testing the 2016 Volvo S80 provided horsepower and torque competitive to other sedans within its class.

EPA testing by fueleconomy estimated the MPGs of the S80 to be about 30 mpgs combined. Furthermore, the site states that purchasers can save up to $1000 in fuel cost over the course of 5 years when compared to the average 2016 vehicles on the market. In terms of performance, driving impressions have been that the ride is smooth. Edmunds states that “For many, it's the 2016 S80's ride that will stand out: The compliant suspension smooths potholes and speed bumps with ease”, even if the S80 is the larger of the sedans offered by Volvo.


Like all Volvos, safety is a priority for the 2016 Volvo S80. Standard on the vehicle are antilock brakes, a frontal collision warning system and mitigation system, as well as strategically placed airbags. Purchasers can opt for a review camera as well as front and rear parking assist, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure system. Upgrades can also be added to the frontal collision system to detect pedestrians and cyclists. Check which options are available for your selected trim.

In IIHS testing the 2016 Volvo S80 received an overall rating of Good. This is the highest rating awarded by the IHHS. The Frontal mitigation and collision technology system was also tested by the Institute for Highway Safety and received a rating of superior.

Are you interested in an economical sedan with several standard features? We can help

If you are looking for a sedan that meets your budget, is fuel efficient, can seat 5 comfortably, and has an ample number of standard features, then the 2016 Volvo S80 may be the vehicle for you. Volvo of Lisle would like to invite you to one of our dealerships to see first-hand the features and performance of this vehicle. We are located in Lisle, serving Naperville, Bolingbrook, Clarendon Hills, Wheaton, and Aurora Illinois. Please use our website to find the location closest to you. While on the site you can also schedule a test drive, find additional information about the S80 and other vehicles offered by the Volvo family, as well as explore financing and discounts available to qualified buyers/leasers. Should you have any questions regarding the 2016 Volvo S80 or any of the vehicles offered by Volvo of Lisle, or to discuss available packages and features available, please let one of our team members know when you visit. We look forward to seeing you soon.

2016 Volvo S80 T5 Drive-E   Price: $30,989.00
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