The horsepower is a something that most of drivers look at first when buying a car. In this case it is the Volvo V60 Estate that has by 61 more horsepower in relation to the Ford LTD IV Estate 2.3 89HP automatic. Consequently the Volvo V60 can achieve higher maximum speed. Thanks to more horsepower the Volvo should as well give noticeably better flexiblility in specific gears.
The Volvo V60 Estate 1.6 T3 150HP manual consumes 42 percent less fuel in the combined cycle than the Ford. The difference in the amount of 42 % will be very appreciable in everyday usage of the car. In the long period of time it would give a real savings.
Due to 74 newton meters greater torque, the engine of the Volvo V60 distinctly better transmits power to the wheels than the Ford LTD IV Estate. This, in turn, produces better acceleration.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Volvo V60 Estate speeds up to 100k\h
quicker than the Ford LTD IV Estate 2.3 89HP automatic. A significant difference in
acceleration in favor of the Volvo will allow him to overtake much
faster and avoid other obstacles.
The Ford has by 28 percent smaller maximum velocity compared to the Volvo V60, thanks to which driving a long distance, for example when it is straight and there is no speed limits, will need more time. The difference might be noticeable during riding on fast and long routes to the vehicle of Volvo brand advantage.
Maximal torque RPM
A wider range as well as a lower number of rotations at which the maximum torque is delivered affects an engine’s performance. However, in order to eliminate engines drawbacks like e.g. turbo lug, it is always worth to check a torque performance graph.
distance between left and right side of a vehicle influences on interior space for travelers as well as stability on road. The width of the Volvo V60 Estate is larger only by 64 millimeters in comparison to the Ford LTD IV and is not really important. The average for the „E” class equals to around 1,826 mm and is by 2 percent larger than the same feature of the Volvo V60.
In the aspect of fuel tank size it is the Volvo V60 Estate which can comprise 8 l more fuel than the Ford LTD IV Estate 2.3 89HP automatic. The medium fuel tank capacity in the E class, which is represented by the Volvo V60 Estate 1.6 T3 150HP manual, equals 71 liters, whereas in E class (represented by the Ford LTD IV Estate 2.3 89HP automatic) it equals 71 liters.
The wheelbase of a car means the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving due to better vehicle's weight distribution. Volvo has 101 mm longer wheelbase distance than Ford LTD IV Estate. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the balance and steering. Thus, the mass of Volvo should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
If you are a tall driver or you carry in the trunk stuffs of big size, the Volvo, which is by 7 percent higher than the Ford LTD IV Estate, is better choice for you. However, presented cars do not differ much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much observable.