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2000 Renault Laguna vs. 2008 Volvo S40

To start off, 2008 Volvo S40 is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Renault Laguna. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Renault Laguna would be higher. At 1,948 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Volvo S40 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Renault Laguna weights approximately 10 kg more than 2008 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, 2008 Volvo S40 (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 126 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Renault Laguna. (174 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2008 Volvo S40 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Renault Laguna. 2000 Renault Laguna has automatic transmission and 2008 Volvo S40 has manual transmission. 2008 Volvo S40 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 2008 Volvo S40
Make Renault Volvo
Model Laguna S40
Year Released 2000 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1782 cc 1948 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 116 HP 0 HP
Torque 174 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.7 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83 mm 90 mm
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.2 seconds 7.3 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1375 kg
Vehicle Length 4700 mm 4250 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 8.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 60 L


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