Volvo S80 2009 vs Volvo XC90 2006

Volvo S80
2009 - 2011
Volvo XC90
2006 - 2006
Body: SedanCrossover / SUV
Crossovers and SUVs have better off-road capabilities (higher ground clearance, can have 4x4 drive), they are preferable for driving on unpaved roads and rural areas. Also, the driver's seating position is higher in a crossover or SUVs, which provides better visibility also in city. This usually comes at the cost of higher fuel consumption, increased weight and higher maintenance costs.
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.5 Petrol2.5 Petrol


Power: 231 HP210 HP
Torque: 340 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.3 seconds9.5 seconds
Volvo S80 is more dynamic to drive.
Volvo S80 engine produces 21 HP more power than Volvo XC90, whereas torque is 20 NM more than Volvo XC90. Thanks to more power Volvo S80 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.611.2
The Volvo S80 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Volvo S80 consumes 2.6 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volvo XC90, which means that by driving the Volvo S80 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 390 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres80 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 810 km in combined cycle710 km in combined cycle
1110 km on highway890 km on highway
Volvo S80 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Ground clearance: 148 mm (5.8 inches)218 mm (8.6 inches)
Because of the higher ground clearance, Volvo XC90 can perform better on bad roads - it can go over higher obstacles and bumps. At the same time, the higher ground clearance can reduce stability and handling on paved roads, especially at higher speeds.


Length: 4.85 m4.81 m
Width: 1.89 m1.90 m
Height: 1.49 m1.78 m
Volvo S80 is 4 cm longer than the Volvo XC90, width is practically the same , while the height of Volvo S80 is 29 cm lower.
Seats: 5 seats7 seats
Trunk capacity: 480 litres249 litres
Trunk capacity with 7 seats: no data249 litres
Trunk capacity with 5 seats: 480 litres613 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1837 litres
In 5-seat version Volvo XC90 has more luggage space (by 133 litres).
Turning diameter: 11.7 meters12.5 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo S80 is 0.8 metres less than that of the Volvo XC90, which means Volvo S80 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`1502`700
Safety: no datano data
Quality: no data
Average price (€): 64008800
Rating in user reviews: 9.8/10 8.9/10
Pros and Cons: Volvo S80 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better manoeuvrability
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
Volvo XC90 has
  • has 4x4 drive
  • higher ground clearance
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