Editors at TheCarConnection.com report that the 2009 Volvo S80 offers an incredible array of features that are practical and user-friendly—which earns the S80 its perfect-10 status.
In terms of standard features, Kelley Blue Book reports that the Volvo S80 has a lengthy list, such as "numerous power assists, including eight-way adjustment for the front seats, a tilt and telescopic steering column, dual-zone climate control, 160-watt/eight-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with an auxiliary input and MP3 capability, [and] power sunroof." Also standard is a Bluetooth hands-free phone interface, a tinted windshield, Rainsensor windshield wipers, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Edmunds notes that buyers of the 2009 Volvo's V-8 trim get "higher-grade leather upholstery, additional wood trim, an interior air quality system and Volvo's Personal Car Communicator (PCC) system," which "combines keyless startup with a security system that uses two-way radio technology to monitor the car's security status." The V-8 adds standard heated front and rear seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, high-pressure headlamp washers, and an inner door-opener light.
Kelley Blue Book reports that the Volvo S80's optional Climate Package includes "heated front and rear seats," as well as a Dynaudio Package, which adds "650-watt/12-speaker Dolby Surround Sound system with six-disc CD changer, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and rear-seat audio controls." Edmunds is enthusiastic about the 2009 Volvo's seats and sound system as well: "Dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker stereo with an in-dash CD changer and an MP3 player jack, Bluetooth and one-touch power windows are also included."
Other options available for this year's Volvo S80, according to J.D. Power, include heated windshield wash nozzles, rain-sensor wipers, and headlamp cleaning, along with a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system. The Convenience Package includes the PCC system with Keyless Drive, front and rear park assist, and rear seat headphone jacks. The Technology Package includes the Volvo Navigation System with DVD map data and remote control, as well as speed-sensitive power steering. The top-of-the-line Executive Package offers a leather front center armrest, massage front seats, and chrome lower-door molding.
ConsumerGuide reassures prospective buyers for this 2009 Volvo that "the gauges are easy to read. While the abundance of buttons can seem complicated, the controls are actually very easy to use." Those who have experienced the rather complicated features of similar Audi and BMW vehicles will appreciate the simplicity of the 2009 Volvo S80. When first confronted by the various devices available on the Volvo S80, Cars.com reports that you'll notice "buttons...lots of them." However, these "allow you to turn on the air, stereo, safety features and more with a simple push; there are no complicated menus for simple tasks, just buttons."