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Compare 1998 Volvo S90 vs 1998 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sedan

1998 Volvo S90 Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan (CA/NY/MA/CT)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,600
$26,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,300
$30,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$513 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 54.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.3 92.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 109.1 105.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.2 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 191.8 190.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.6 13.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.06 x - TBD - 10.5 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.7 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.8 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55VR16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55VR16 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3461 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.5 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 582
Engine
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 199 @ 4100 212 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.9L/178 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 181 @ 5200 198 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.933
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80 2.81
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.55
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo S90 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Multi-Leaf Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Leaf Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Struts Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.67
 
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