Toyota Prius Vs Volvo S80: Which Is The Better Performer?

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World renowned Swedish auto giant Volvo has launched a luxury saloon S80 in the domestic market. The car has stunned the world with its class defining safety features and performance on the other hand we have Toyota India which has launched the new model of Prius last year. The sedan is claimed to be pioneer in hybrid technology and also offer amazing mileage.


Volvo S80 is available in petrol and diesel engine options the petrol variant is built with 2953cc, Six- cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine which delivers maximum power of 304PS@ 5600 RPM and torque of 440Nm@ 4200 RPM and the diesel engine is crafted with 2400cc, five cylinders turbo charged diesel engine. This model delivers maximum power of 215PS@ 4000 RPM and torque of 440Nm@ 3000 RPM.

The compact hybrid sedan Toyota Prius is offered in Z5 and Z6 trims. Under the hood the sedan has a heart of 1798cc, 1.8L, 4- cylinder, VVT-i petrol engine and a 650 V electric motor. While on petrol mode the sedan gives maximum output of 99PS@ 5200 RPM and torque of 142Nm@ 4000 RPM while on electric mode it generates peak power of 81PS and torque of 207Nm. The engine is supported with. The hybrid can be drive in three driving modes which is supported by Atkinson cycle and a cooled EGR system. The modes include ECO mode, Electrical vehicle mode and power mode. Both models features four wheel drives and are supported by six- speed Geartronic transmission.


Toyota Prius delivers better mileage than Volvo S80

The new advance technology used in Toyota Prius delivers better fuel efficiency. It maintains a best in class mileage of 21 KMPL while luxury saloon Volvo S80 maintain decent fuel efficient the diesel S80 delivers a mileage of 15 KMPL while petrol model maintains mileage of 10 KMPL.


Volvo S80 is available in Ice White, Silver Metallic, Ember Black Pearl, Biarritz Blue Metallic and Seville Grey Metallic.

Toyota Prius is offered in Silver Metallic, Abyss Grey Metallic, White pearl Crystal Shine and Beige Metallic.


Volvo S80 price is 33.5-45.02 lakhs and Toyota Prius Hybrid priced at 29.62- 31.43 lakhs.


Volvo S80 has set new benchmarks for safety in the class and also it produces more power than Prius, but Toyota Prius offers a class defining fuel efficiency and also it has a more environmental friendly engine.

     Specification Comparison between Toyota Prius and Volvo S80

Toyota Prius Volvo S80
Engine Size 1.8L, 4- cylinder, 1798cc, VVT-i petrol engine/ 660V motor 2953cc, Six- cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine/ 2400cc, five cylinder, turbo charged diesel engine
Price Range 29.62- 31.43 lakhs.


33.5-45.02 lakhs
Power 99PS@ 5200 RPM ( petrol)/ 81 PS 215PS@ 4000 RPM ( diesel)/ 304PS@ 5600 RPM (petrol)
Mileage 21 KMPL ( petrol) 10 kmpl (petrol)/ 15 Kmpl (diesel)
Gear box 6 speed 6 speed
Variant Petrol + Battery  Petrol/ Diesel

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