What is it like?

Used Volvo S80 Saloon 2006 - 2013 review

(2006 - 2013)
Volvo S80 Saloon (06 - 13)
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What's the used Volvo S80 saloon like?

The Volvo S80 has the size and style to go up against the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The cabin is classy, solidly built, and will seat four in comfort. However, it's not as generous as those of rivals such as the BMW 5 Series or Mercedes E-Class. At 422 litres, the boot isn't a class-leader, but the 60/40 split folding rear seats mean larger loads can be accommodated. Wind and road noise are noticeable only at higher speeds, but the diesel engines are loud when pushed hard.

The Volvo's firm suspension can be jittery on poor surfaces and thuds over potholes. Still, it makes the car composed and reasonably agile at higher speed. The light steering is good for town driving, but feels increasingly numb the faster you go.