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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Volvo S80 (98-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £21,333 - £39,483
Used price £300 - £2,755
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £155 - £340
Insurance group 27 - 36 How much is it to insure?


Space, style, safety.


Firm ride

Volvo S80 rivals

Written by Parkers on

Volvo's executive class saloon is a worthy rival to the German class leaders. With excellent equipment and a beautifully designed cabin, the S80 is incredibly sophisticated, safe, subtle and sleek. To emphasise its market position, there's not even an estate version. Like Saab, Volvo has maintained its individuality and solid Swedish sensibilities, but not at the expense of style.

Volvo S80 rivals