2006 Volvo S80 vs. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass

To start off, 2006 Volvo S80 is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass would be higher. At 2,435 cc (5 cylinders), 2006 Volvo S80 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass (159 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 2006 Volvo S80. (138 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass should accelerate faster than 2006 Volvo S80. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volvo S80 weights approximately 85 kg more than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

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, 2006 Volvo S80 (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 17 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (203 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2006 Volvo S80 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass has automatic transmission and 2006 Volvo S80 has manual transmission. 2006 Volvo S80 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Volvo S80 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Make Volvo Oldsmobile
Model S80 Cutlass
Year Released 2006 1989
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2435 cc 2260 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 159 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 203 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 1445 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4930 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2740 mm


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