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Quick Take
The 2008 Volvo S80 is one of the safety luxury sedans on the planet, and in V-8 form it’s an enthusiastic performer. Read more »
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STYLING | 7 out of 10

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still unmistakably Volvo
Cars.com

Classically understated...a lean, well-tailored appearance
Kelley Blue Book

artful detailing and logically grouped controls
Automobile

TheCarConnection.com notes some mixed reviews on the styling of the 2008 Volvo S80, but most lean toward the positive.

According to Edmunds, the "2007 model year brought a full redesign for the S80," but it "didn't change drastically in size or appearance" of the four-door sedan. Cars.com concurs, saying that although with the S80 "Volvo has shaken the boxy look it made famous, the S80 is still unmistakably Volvo." Another reviewer there says the "sculpted body mimics other recently redesigned Volvos," while pointing out that the current model "uses the technique to its best effect to date," thanks to more angled headlights. They were less impressed with the rear of this 2008 Volvo model, however, describing it as "dull as a doornail." Kelley Blue Book, on the other hand, praises the outside appearance of the Volvo S80, reporting that the "subtle wedge shape is effectively reinforced by a sweeping roofline and prominent shoulder ridges."

While Edmunds has little to say about the exterior of the Volvo S80, it holds the opinion that the interior lines are "clean...and the understated wood trim has the look of paneling versus the usual shiny veneer." This is more or less in agreement with Kelley Blue Book's assessment of the 2008 Volvo's "well-appointed cabin," which "reflects a Swedish-modern mentality." They and other reviewers consulted by TheCarConnection.com especially like the Volvo S80's "elegant slim-line center stack that houses the audio and climate control switchgear." In discussing the redesigned interior the S80 received last year, Automobile gives kudos for "artful detailing and logically grouped controls that create a clean look without gimmicky hideaway panels."

Conclusion

The 2008 Volvo S80 is relatively easy on the eye with its rounded, aerodynamic profile.

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