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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 21 - 44 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Fuel economy and servicing costs are more than reasonable for this type of car, but it won’t hold it’s value as well as the best in the class.

S80 performs fairly badly on the eco front. With an average of 216 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are a touch high for an executive saloon. The range is not very frugal, averaging 30 mpg.

Standards of reliability are generally very good with this model with very few problems reported. Maintaining servicing will be important.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165 - £360
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Insurance group 27 - 36
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