2015 VOLVO S80 – Conservative yet Classy
Volvo has never believed in following the crowd when it comes to producing vehicles. This automaker from Sweden has earned a name for itself by producing cars that were not confined to trends or latest fashion, instead, it came up with the vehicles that were solid and safe and this year it is no different. The all-new 2015 Volvo S80 brings more innovation while following the same old legacy.
The latest 2015 Volvo S80 too, follows the tradition and has all the aspects that a typical Volvo is expected to deliver. For example, exceptional front seats, agile when it comes ride quality and very nice outward visibility. The vehicle also offers a number of safety features, and here, the quantity doesn’t take away the quality. All the safety features offered with the S80 are modern and makes it one of the safest vehicles to drive. The latest S80 comes with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine which is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and you get all this with the base version. The latest engine is capable of producing up to good 240 HP with a fuel economy that will surely surprise you.
One great quality about the S80 is it comes fully equipped, yet, the price tag it carries is a lot lesser than many midsize luxury vehicles in the market. This amazing vehicle offer modern styling along with a lot more comfort and room. This car is a delight if you are looking for a mix of quality drive in an affordable budget.
Let us take a look in depth and see what the engine of the all new S80 has to offer.
The 2015 Volvo S80 comes with two trim levels, T5 and T6. To begin with, T5 comes with front-wheel drive as standard and contains a 2.0-L four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which, like mentioned above, is capable of producing up to 240 HP and the torque of 258 lb-ft. Out of the many standard features, start/stop function is one of the major ones, which turns of the engines when the car is at rest for a short period of time, combine this feature along with the 8-speed transmission, and you get the fuel economy rating of 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, which is actually pretty impressive, keeping in mind the category this car falls in.
If you make an upgrade to the T6, you get a 3.0-l inline-6 turbocharged engine, which can produce up to 300 HP and the torque of 325 lb-ft. The standard transmission with this trim is a six-speed automatic. Also, this particular trim offers all-wheel drive and can go up to 60 mph in about 6 seconds. According to EPA estimates, the vehicle is expected to give around 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which is pretty standard when you talk about an AWD sedan with six-cylinders.
All in all, the 2015 Volvo S80 is one of those vehicles which are surely going to give the buyers the value for their money.