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1999 Volvo S80 vs. 2006 Volvo S40

To start off, 2006 Volvo S40 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Volvo S80. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Volvo S80 would be higher. At 2,435 cc (5 cylinders), 1999 Volvo S80 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Volvo S80 (138 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 4 more horse power than 2006 Volvo S40. (134 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Volvo S80 should accelerate faster than 2006 Volvo S40.

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, 1999 Volvo S80 (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 30 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Volvo S40. (190 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1999 Volvo S80 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Volvo S40.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Volvo S80 2006 Volvo S40
Make Volvo Volvo
Model S80 S40
Year Released 1999 2006
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2435 cc 1948 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 60 L


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