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1999 Volvo S80 vs. 2007 Volvo V50

To start off, 2007 Volvo V50 is newer by 8 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 2,521 cc (5 cylinders), 2007 Volvo V50 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volvo V50 (219 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 81 more horse power than 1999 Volvo S80. (138 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volvo V50 should accelerate faster than 1999 Volvo S80. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Volvo S80 weights approximately 39 kg more than 2007 Volvo V50.

Because 2007 Volvo V50 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1999 Volvo S80. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Volvo V50 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2007 Volvo V50 (320 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 100 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Volvo S80. (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2007 Volvo V50 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Volvo S80.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Volvo S80 2007 Volvo V50
Make Volvo Volvo
Model S80 V50
Year Released 1999 2007
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2435 cc 2521 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 219 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 93 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1451 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 57 L


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