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2001 Toyota Avensis vs. 1998 Volvo S80

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Volvo S80. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Volvo S80 would be higher. At 2,435 cc (5 cylinders), 1998 Volvo S80 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Volvo S80 (167 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Volvo S80 should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Volvo S80 weights approximately 100 kg more than 2001 Toyota Avensis. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 1998 Volvo S80 (230 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 38 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1998 Volvo S80 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1998 Volvo S80 has manual transmission. 1998 Volvo S80 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Toyota Avensis will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Toyota Avensis 1998 Volvo S80
Make Toyota Volvo
Model Avensis S80
Year Released 2001 1998
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 2435 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 167 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 192 Nm 230 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.3:1
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.1 seconds 9 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1460 kg 1560 kg
Vehicle Length 4660 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2800 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 7.3 L/100km 6.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 12 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.9 L/100km 13.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 70 L


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