Volvo 960 1990 vs Volvo S40 1996

Volvo 960
1990 - 1994
Volvo S40
1996 - 1999
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Petrol1.9 Petrol


Power: 190 HP140 HP
Torque: 280 NM183 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: n/a seconds9.7 seconds
Volvo 960 engine produces 50 HP more power than Volvo S40, whereas torque is 97 NM more than Volvo S40.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 11.29.0
The Volvo S40 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Volvo 960 consumes 2.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo S40, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volvo 960 could require 330 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 710 km in combined cycle660 km in combined cycle
880 km on highway880 km on highway
Volvo 960 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Rear wheel drive (RWD)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Front-wheel drive cars (Volvo S40) have better traction on slippery roads and when climbing hills, better fuel economy, and are less expensive to purchase. On the disadvantage side, FWD cars usually have less towing capacity, poorer acceleration and harder handling. Rear-wheel drive cars (Volvo 960) have better handling on dry roads, better acceleration, more even weight distribution and more fun to drive. RWD is also better for towing large loads. The cons of rear-wheel drive are less interior and trunk space and more difficulty maneuvering in wet and snowy conditions.


Length: 4.87 m4.48 m
Width: 1.75 m1.72 m
Height: 1.41 m1.41 m
Volvo 960 is larger.
Volvo 960 is 39 cm longer than the Volvo S40, 3 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 491 litres471 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data853 litres
Volvo 960 has 20 litres more trunk space than the Volvo S40.
Turning diameter: no data11 meters
Gross weight (kg): no data1`720
Safety: no data
Quality: no data
Average price (€): 1800600
Pros and Cons: Volvo 960 has
  • more power
  • more full fuel tank mileage
Volvo S40 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • lower price
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