Safety features, front-seat comfort, transmission, fit and finish.
Rear seat, ordinary ride, handling, acceleration.
The S80 is OK but doesn't deliver the level of performance or luxury expected in this class. Front-wheel-drive versions get a 3.2-liter six-cylinder, which delivered 20 mpg overall in our testing. A turbo six-cylinder with all-wheel drive is available. Handling is sound and predictable, but the ride feels a bit stiff. For a sedan of its size rear seat room is cramped and rear access is compromised. The interior is well finished, and the front seats are comfortable. The optional blind-spot monitoring system works well. A collision-warning system is available. Reliability has been above average, but the S80 scores too low to be recommended.