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1999 Volvo S80 vs. 2009 Volvo S80

To start off, 2009 Volvo S80 is newer by 10 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 4,412 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Volvo S80 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Volvo S80 (311 HP @ 5950 RPM) has 173 more horse power than 1999 Volvo S80. (138 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Volvo S80 should accelerate faster than 1999 Volvo S80.

Because 2009 Volvo S80 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, 2009 Volvo S80 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, 2009 Volvo S80 (441 Nm @ 3950 RPM) has 221 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Volvo S80. (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2009 Volvo S80 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Volvo S80. 2009 Volvo S80 has automatic transmission and 1999 Volvo S80 has manual transmission. 1999 Volvo S80 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Volvo S80 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1999 Volvo S80 2009 Volvo S80
Make Volvo Volvo
Model S80 S80
Year Released 1999 2009
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2435 cc 4412 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 311 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5950 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 441 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3950 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 18.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


 

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