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1991 Volvo 245 vs. 1998 Volvo S80

To start off, 1998 Volvo S80 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Volvo 245. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Volvo 245 would be higher. At 2,383 cc (6 cylinders), 1991 Volvo 245 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Volvo S80 (178 HP) has 97 more horse power than 1991 Volvo 245. (81 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Volvo S80 should accelerate faster than 1991 Volvo 245.

Because 1991 Volvo 245 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1991 Volvo 245. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1998 Volvo S80, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1998 Volvo S80 (240 Nm) has 97 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Volvo 245. (143 Nm). This means 1998 Volvo S80 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Volvo 245. 1998 Volvo S80 has automatic transmission and 1991 Volvo 245 has manual transmission. 1991 Volvo 245 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1998 Volvo S80 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Volvo 245 1998 Volvo S80
Make Volvo Volvo
Model 245 S80
Year Released 1991 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2383 cc 1983 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 81 HP 178 HP
Torque 143 Nm 240 Nm
Engine Bore Size 76.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 77 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2800 mm


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