1985 Mitsubishi Colt vs. 2006 Volvo S80

To start off, 2006 Volvo S80 is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Mitsubishi Colt. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Mitsubishi Colt would be higher. At 2,435 cc (5 cylinders), 2006 Volvo S80 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Volvo S80 (138 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 1985 Mitsubishi Colt. (70 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Volvo S80 should accelerate faster than 1985 Mitsubishi Colt. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volvo S80 weights approximately 610 kg more than 1985 Mitsubishi Colt. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2006 Volvo S80 (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 117 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Mitsubishi Colt. (103 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2006 Volvo S80 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Mitsubishi Colt.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Mitsubishi Colt 2006 Volvo S80
Make Mitsubishi Volvo
Model Colt S80
Year Released 1985 2006
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1439 cc 2435 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 70 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 103 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 920 kg 1530 kg
Vehicle Length 4120 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2390 mm 2800 mm


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