Volvo V90 3.0 24V 180HP vs Renault Safrane II 2.0 16V 138HP manual

Volvo V90 3.0 24V 180HP

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7 reasons for

Volvo V90, model available from 1997 to 2000.
It has 3.0 24V 180HP petrol engine produced from 1997 to 2000.
Drive has manual gearbox.

3 reasons for

Renault Safrane II, model available from 1996 to 2002.
It has 2.0 16V 138HP petrol engine produced from 1996 to 2002.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

Renault Safrane II 2.0 16V 138HP manual

7 reasons for Volvo V90 3.0 24V 180KM in comparison to Renault Safrane II 2.0 16V 138HP manual

Reasons for

Maximal power

180 > 138 hp
The Volvo V90 is equipped with petrol which makes by 30 % more horsepower than the the engine of the Renault Safrane II, transforming the car to a more dynamic character. It seems to be googd choice to those who want to experience thrill of drive a sports car.


2,778 > 2,772 mm
Volvo V90 3.0 24V 180HP has 6 millimeters longer wheelbase than the Renault Safrane II. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. However, vehicles with a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.


4,861 > 4,769 mm
The Volvo V90 is 2 percent longer in relation to the Renault Safrane II 2.0 16V 138HP manual. Long cars have more interior space and also have more storage space. While the Volvo occurs to be better option for families or those who love the idea of comfortable driving, the Renault may appeal to city drivers as it will not make troubles with parking and will be more maneuverable.

Rear track

1,515 > 1,487 mm

Price range

luxury > popular

Model release date

1997 > 1996
Because of the fact that the Renault Safrane II's production started only 1 year prior to the Volvo, the gap between technology applied in both vehicles shouldn’t be really big, however, the Volvo V90 may feature slightly more modern solutions used in it.


1,450 > 1,433 mm
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater possibility of carrying big amount of stuff to it. The difference that amounts to 17 mm to the advantage of the Volvo V90 3.0 24V 180HP is little and should not be really noticeable.


3 reasons for Renault Safrane II 2.0 16V 138KM manual in comparison to Volvo V90 3.0 24V 180HP

Reasons for


1,790 > 1,747 mm
The width of the vehicle influences directly on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Renault Safrane II 2.0 16V 138HP manual is 2 % wider when compared to the Volvo V90. It is often clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.

Front track

1,530 > 1,501 mm

End of model sale

2002 > 2000

Cars specifications

Volvo V90 3.0 24V 180HP Renault Safrane II 2.0 16V 138HP manual
    Price range luxury popular
    Model release date 1997 1996
    Facelifting no no
    Class E E
    Payload - 2,023 kg
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