Besides a thorough revamping of its available versions, the 2012 Volvo S80 now sports turn signals on the outside mirrors, a new 7-inch color screen in the center of the dashboard , genuine wood dashboard trim and Bluetooth stereo streaming. Volvo's City Security technology is also now traditional across the model lineup. Volvo S80 Sedan offers the following pros: Well equipped; cool security features; convenient ride and seats; stylish and functional dashboard design. Volvo S80 Sedan drawbacks are: Unimpressive base engine; forgettable driving experience; look-and-feel may be a little too understated for some tastes.
The 2012 Volvo S80 is available in two versions: 3. 2 and T6 AWD.
The 3. 2 base model comes traditional with 17-inch alloy wheels, front and back foglights, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic conditioning, leather upholstery, performance front seatings with driver memory options, a split-folding back bench with cargo pass-through, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a trip computer, full performance accessories, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping helm, Bluetooth phone and stereo streaming and an eight-speaker audio system with a Six-cd changer, radio, HD radio, an iPod/usb slot and an optional stereo slot. To this the T6 AWD adds all-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels and a sunroof. The latter two features are auxillary for the 3.
The auxillary Premier Plus suite contains front and back parking sensors, keyless entry/ignition and Volvo's Personal Vehicle Communicator. The Climate suite adds heated front and back seatings, headlight washers, rain-sensing wipers and heated windshield washer nozzles. The Technology suite gets you adaptive cruise control, a collision-warning and pedestrian-detection system with automatic braking, lane-departure warning and Driver Alert. T6 models can also be had with a Dynamic suite that contains original 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned chassis, adaptive xenon headlights and original aluminum dashboard trim.
From a luxury standpoint, the available Inscription suite ups the ante with luxury leather upholstery, ventilated front seatings, a leather-covered dash and center armrest and genuine wood trim on the helm and shift knob. The Platinum suite adds the contents of the Premier Plus suite with luxury surround-sound stereo, a voice-controlled navigator and a back back-up camera. A blind-spot monitoring system is a stand-alone feature. .
The 2012 Volvo S60 is a well-balanced and stylish luxury sedan. It's a solid alternative to otherwise ubiquitous German luxury sedans. Volvo S60 Sedan offers the following pros: Comprehensive and efficient engines; well-balanced ride and handling; strong brakes, smart all-wheel-drive system; convenient front seats; abundant security features. Volvo S60 Sedan drawbacks are: Cramped backseat; some dated controls.
The 2012 Volvo S60 is a midsize luxury sedan available in two versions -- T5 and T6 -- that correspond to motor type. The T5 comes traditional with 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, cruise control, dual-zone automatic conditioning, an eight-way performance driver bench with memory functions and adjustable lumbar, power-folding back headrests, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping helm, T-tec cloth upholstery, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker audio system with a CD player, HD radio, radio, an optional stereo slot and an Ipod/usb stereo interface. The T6 adds a more comprehensive motor and traditional all-wheel drive, plus 18-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension, various steering tuning (includes selectable settings), leather upholstery and the auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Luxury suite adds bi-xenon headlights, a sunroof, an eight-way performance passenger bench and, for the T5, the leather upholstery and auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Climate suite adds heated front seatings, heated windshield washers, automatic wipers and headlight washers. The Multimedia suite adds a rearview camera, a navigator with real-time traffic and a 12-speaker luxury surround-sound stereo system. The Technology suite adds adaptive cruise control, driver-attention warning, lane-departure warning and a collision warning system with auto braking and pedestrian detection. Stand-alone features include a blind-spot warning system, front and back parking sensors and keyless ignition/entry.
Available on the T5 is the Dynamic suite, which adds 18-inch wheels and the T6's sport-tuned suspension and selectable steering options. Available on the T6 is an adaptive suspension named Four-c that contains three driver-selectable options, as well as chassis tuning from the T5 Touring and (at no cost) 17-inch wheels. .