(2004 model shown)
Volvo's stately S80 sedan gets a simplified lineup for 2006. The former T6 and T6 Premier versions are dropped from the model range, and the contents of the formerly optional Premium and Sport option packages are now standard, along with the T6's "watch style" instrumentation. The engine in the line is a turbocharged, 2.5-liter in-line five-cylinder that produces 208 horses and comes mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. A newly upgraded Haldex "Instant Traction" all-wheel drive system is optional. A long list of standard safety features includes front-side and side-curtain airbags, whiplash-preventing active front headrests, stability and traction control systems, and anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution; Dynamic Stability Traction Control is optional. An adjustable "Four-C" chassis allows the driver to switch from "comfort" to "sport" ride and handling settings heads up the options list.