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2002 Subaru Outback vs. 2001 Volvo S80

To start off, 2002 Subaru Outback is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Volvo S80. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Volvo S80 would be higher. At 2,521 cc (5 cylinders), 2001 Volvo S80 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Subaru Outback (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 2001 Volvo S80. (138 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 2001 Volvo S80.

Because 2002 Subaru Outback is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2001 Volvo S80. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback 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, 2002 Subaru Outback (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 4 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Volvo S80. (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2002 Subaru Outback will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Volvo S80. 2002 Subaru Outback has automatic transmission and 2001 Volvo S80 has manual transmission. 2001 Volvo S80 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Subaru Outback will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Subaru Outback 2001 Volvo S80
Make Subaru Volvo
Model Outback S80
Year Released 2002 2001
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2457 cc 2521 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 99.5 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79 mm 90 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2800 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 70 L


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