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2000 Renault Laguna vs. 1980 Volvo 265

To start off, 2000 Renault Laguna is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Volvo 265. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Volvo 265 would be higher. At 2,664 cc (6 cylinders), 1980 Volvo 265 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1980 Volvo 265 (148 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 2000 Renault Laguna. (116 HP @ 5750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1980 Volvo 265 should accelerate faster than 2000 Renault Laguna. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1980 Volvo 265 weights approximately 15 kg more than 2000 Renault Laguna. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1980 Volvo 265 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 1980 Volvo 265. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 Renault Laguna, 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, 1980 Volvo 265 (219 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 45 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Renault Laguna. (174 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 1980 Volvo 265 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Renault Laguna. 2000 Renault Laguna has automatic transmission and 1980 Volvo 265 has manual transmission. 1980 Volvo 265 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2000 Renault Laguna will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Renault Laguna 1980 Volvo 265
Make Renault Volvo
Model Laguna 265
Year Released 2000 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1782 cc 2664 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 116 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 174 Nm 219 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.7 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83 mm 73 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1400 kg
Vehicle Length 4700 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2660 mm


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