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Volvo S80 (2015) review: 38 facts and highlights

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Volvo S80 (2015)

Why is Volvo S80 (2015) better than the average?

  • Better fuel economy (city)
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    8.4l/100 kmvs12.33l/100 km
  • Maximum torque
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    440Nmvs346.51Nm
  • More horsepower
    ?

    304hpvs275.43hp
  • Greater cargo volume
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    480lvs440.44l
  • More headroom (front)
    ?

    1.01mvs989.43mm
  • Larger fuel tank
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    70lvs66.56l
  • More valves
    ?

    24vs20.12
  • Longer basic warranty (km)
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    80 000kmvs72 525.01 123 595 505km

General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
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Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

Volvo S80 (2015)
2.Has fully independent suspension
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This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

Volvo S80 (2015)
3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
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A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

Volvo S80 (2015)
4. longer basic warranty (km)
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The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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96 561km

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5. longer basic warranty (years)
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The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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5yrs

4yrs

6. longer drivetrain warranty (km)
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The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160 934km

80 000km

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume
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A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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894l

480l

2. more headroom (front)
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More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

1.01m

3.height
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1.41m

1.49m

4. shorter length
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4.42m

4.85m

5. more headroom (rear)
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More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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1.05m

973mm

6. longer wheelbase
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The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.57m

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Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag
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The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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Toyota Prius (2017)

0.24Cd

0.29Cd

2. faster acceleration (0-100)
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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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1.9s

6.4s

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)
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Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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1.87l/100 km

8.4l/100 km

2.maximum torque
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Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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967Nm

440Nm

3. better fuel economy (highway)
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Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2.28l/100 km

12.4l/100 km

4. more horsepower
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Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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585hp

304hp

5.Has a turbocharged engine
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A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

Volvo S80 (2015)
6. larger fuel tank
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A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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122.4l

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
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A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

Volvo S80 (2015)
2.Has in-car system
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An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

Volvo S80 (2015)
3.Has smart key as standard
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A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

Volvo S80 (2015)
4. more airbags
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Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six but some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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11

6

5.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
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ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

Volvo S80 (2015)
6.Has height-adjustable seat belts
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Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

Volvo S80 (2015)

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