When it comes to Volvo sedans, none is roomier, more well equipped or more focused on occupant safety than the company’s range-topping S80
. Last restyled in 2007, the current S80 soldiers on with a conservative-but-timeless design both outside and in.
While the S80 may not share the sexy good looks of its S60 stablemate (which was, in fairness, redesigned for the 2011 model year), there’s still a lot to like about the full-size Scandinavian sedan. Inside, buyers get brushed metal trim, real wood veneers and supple leather, making the S80 outshine some of its more expensive luxury rivals.
If you’re used to German or Japanese luxury-car interiors, the S80’s cabin may look a bit stark at first, but that’s keeping with typically understated Scandinavian design. It won’t take long to adapt to the S80’s front seats, however, and we find them to be among the best in the industry for all-day-long comfort.
Under the hood, buyers can choose between a...