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After hearing expert commentary telling me how poor my 3.2 was on the road I decided to just look up some numbers by comparison, since I am old enough to have remembered or have driven some of these cars in the charts.

By comparison, the XC90 (by Volvo's own admission) is 8.7 in the 0-60 dash, and 16.8 seconds in the quater mile. Now just LOOK down through this chart and see the comparisons. If a vehicle is close in time at 0-60 or in the quarter I left it in the chart. I removed all the hot supercar times that are meaningless in a comparison like this, as well as a lot of older stuff and cars like Opel.

So now the 8. 0-60 time is in perspective................ objectively for once !





Volvo XC90 3.2 0-60 8.7 seconds, quarter mile time 16.8 seconds

The 3.2 XC90 is basically equal or better in performance when compared to EVERY CAR ON THIS LIST,
and the list is so long it took several pages to get it all in the thread. Just compiled to put the XC90 in historical perspective regarding performance.

If there happen to be older models on the list you may not be old enough to identify with it, we won't mark you down due to your lack of experience.




First number is the 0-60 time, second number is the quarter mile time.
Any argument over a half second is viewed as "unsporting" and pointless.




1986 Acura Integra RS 9.3 17.0
1986 Acura Integra LS 8.8 16.5
1989 Acura Integra LS 9.3 17.1
1990 Acura Integra 3-Dr GS 9.2 16.8
1990 Acura Integra GS 8.9 16.6
1988 Acura Legend Coupe L 9.6 17.2
1990 Acura Legend Coupe 9.0 17.0
1991 Acura Legend Coupe 8.8 16.7

1996 Acura SLX Premium Pkg. 11.1 18.1

1992 Acura Vigor GS 8.6 16.6

1988 Audi 80 9.6 17.1
1988 Audi Quattro - 80 9.1 16.7
1989 Audi Quattro - 80 10.3 17.2
1992 Audi 80 9.7 17.5

1988 Audi 90 8.9 16.7
1988 Audi 90 Quattro 9.5 17.0
1991 Audi 90 Quattro 20V 9.4 16.9
1993 Audi 90 CS Quattro Sport 8.8 16.7

1992 Audi 100 CS 9.6 17.2
1992 Audi 100 S 9.4 17.2
1993 Audi 100 S 8.9 17.0
1993 Audi 100 CS Quattro Wagon 11.2 18.0

1980 Audi 4000 11.5 N/A
1984 Audi 4000S Quattro 10.2 17.3
1985 Audi 4000S 10.3 17.4
1985 Audi 4000S Quattro 9.2 16.8

1980 Audi 5000 Turbo 9.1 17.0
1980 Audi 5000S Diesal 20.4 21.9
1981 Audi 5000S Diesel 20.5 N/A
1981 Audi 5000 Turbo 9.4 N/A
1983 Audi 5000S 10.8 17.8
1983 Audi 5000 Turbo 11.6 18.4
1984 Audi 5000S Turbo 10.5 17.5
1984 Audi 5000S Wagon 11.2 18.0
1986 Audi 5000S 11.6 18.4
1988 Audi 5000S Quattro 9.7 17.0

1995 Audi A6 9.2 16.9
1996 Audi A6 Quattro Wagon 10.1 17.5
1996 Audi A4 8.9 16.8
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 8.7 16.6

1994 Audi Cabriolet 9.7 17.1

1982 Audi Coupe 11.2 N/A
1983 Audi Coupe 11.2 18.1
1984 Audi Coupe GT 10.5 17.7
1985 Audi Coupe GT 9.0 16.6


1990 Audi V8 9.3 17.0
1990 Audi V8 Quattro 9.3 16.9
1990 Audi Quattro Coupe 8.8 16.5


1983 BMW 318i 9.6 17.3
1984 BMW 318i 11.6 18.3
1990 BMW 318is 8.8 16.5
1991 BMW 318is 10.0 17.3
1992 BMW 318i 9.7 17.2
1994 BMW 318is 10.1 17.5
1995 BMW 318i 8.8 16.6
1995 BMW 318i Conv. 9.7 17.4
1995 BMW 318ti 8.9 16.6

1977 BMW 320i 12.3 18.2
1980 BMW 320i 12.1 18.7
1985 BMW 325e 9.2 16.6
1986 BMW 325es 8.6 16.4
1987 BMW 325es 9.0 16.7
1995 BMW 325i Conv. 9.1 16.9
1982 BMW 528e 10.3 17.5
1985 BMW 524td 11.7 18.2
1986 BMW 524td 11.0 18.1
1992 BMW 525i 9.6 17.5
1993 BMW 525i Touring 10.0 17.8
1994 BMW 530i Touring 8.9 16.7
1996 BMW 525i Touring 8.8 16.8

1977 BMW 630CSi 11.0 17.3
1980 BMW 733i (Auto) 10.5 17.5
1982 BMW 745i 8.5 16.6
1986 BMW 735i 9.1 16.7
1987 BMW 735i 9.1 16.8
1988 BMW 735i 9.3 17.0
1990 BMW 735i 10.3 17.4
1995 BMW 740i 8.4 16.6



1980 Buick Century Limited 13.2 19.2
1983 Buick Century T Type 14.1 19.5

1975 Buick Electra 455ci 12.6 17.8
1985 Buick Electra T Type 11.4 18.0
1986 Buick Electra T Type 12.5 19.0

1990 Buick LeSabre Limited 9.5 17.1
1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 8.8 16.6

1991 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 9.6 17.1

1988 Buick Reatta 8.9 16.8

1974 Buick Regal 350ci 11.9 18.0
1974 Buick Regal 455ci 8.5 16.7
1990 Buick Regal Limited 9.1 16.8
1992 Buick Regal GS 9.0 17.0

1973 Buick Riviera 455ci 9.6 17.2
1980 Buick Riviera Type S 11.3 19.2
1983 Buick Riviera Convertable 14.8 19.7
1983 Buick Riviera T Type 10.8 17.9
1986 Buick Riviera T Type 9.9 17.2
1991 Buick Riviera Convertable 11.0 17.8
1993 Buick Roadmaster 9.0 16.9

1980 Buick Skylark Sedan 11.6 18.3
1980 Buick Skylark Sport Coupe 11.7 18.3
1980 Buick Skylark (4spd) 13.8 19.5
1980 Buick Skylark (Auto) 13.3 19.7
1992 Buick Skylark GS 10.3 17.6



1987 Cadillac Allante 9.3 17.1
1988 Cadillac Allante 9.5 17.2

1991 Cadillac Brougham 9.4 17.1

1982 Cadillac Cimarron 15.9 20.3
1985 Cadillac Cimarron V-6 9.8 17.2
1986 Cadillac Cimarron V-6 10.5 17.9

1975 Cadillac Coupe DeVille 500ci 11.9 18.1

1979 Cadillac Eldorado (Gas) 9.8 17.9
1979 Cadillac Eldorado (Diesal) 16.9 20.7
1979 Cadillac Eldorado (Turbo Diesal) 15.2 20.1

1973 Cadillac Fleetwood 472ci 10.2 17.6
1985 Cadillac Fleetwood 11.7 18.2
1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 9.2 16.9
1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 10.0 17.5

1990 Cadillac Sedan de Ville 8.8 16.6

1976 Cadillac Seville 350ci 12.9 18.8
1977 Cadillac Seville 350ci 13.7 18.2
1980 Cadillac Seville Elegante 10.6 17.9
1981 Cadillac Seville Diesel 21.0 N/A
1986 Cadillac Seville 11.7 18.2

1991 Cadillac STS 8.6 16.6

1986 Cadillac Touring Sedan 12.0 18.6



1972 Chevrolet Camaro Luxury GT 9.8 17.2
1974 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 8.1 15.4
1975 Chevrolet Camaro 350 11.0 17.4
1975 Chevrolet Camaro RS 8.5 16.8
1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 9.7 N/A
1983 Chevrolet Camaro 9.5 17.5
1984 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 9.3 17.0
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 10.0 17.0

1973 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 454ci 8.7 17.0
1976 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 400ci 12.8 17.6
1980 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 18.5 21.4
1980 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon (Gas) 13.9 20.0
1980 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon (Diesal) 19.6 21.7
1992 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LTZ 10.3 17.4
1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 8.5 16.6

1983 Chevrolet Cavalier 13.1 19.1
1983 Chevrolet Cavalier CL Type-10 12.3 18.6
1985 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 9.5 16.9
1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 8.5 16.7
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 10.9 18.0

1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguana 454ci 9.5 16.7
1974 Chevrolet Chevelle 400ci 11.4 18.0
1975 Chevrolet Chevelle 400ci 11.4 17.7

1976 Chevrolet Chevette Rallye 19.7 20.6
1980 Chevrolet Chevette 15.8 20.3

1980 Chevrolet Citation 10.3 N/A
1981 Chevrolet Citation XII 9.2 17.0
1983 Chevrolet Citation XII 9.9 17.3

1984 Chevrolet Celebrity EuroSport 10.6 17.6
1986 Chevrolet Celebrity CL EuroSport 10.7 17.9

1989 Chevrolet Corsica LTZ 9.3 17.2

1977 Chevrolet Corvette 8.8 16.6
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 9.2 N/A

1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV 12.2 18.7
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro Sedan 9.9 17.3
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 7.5 15.8
1992 Chevrolet Lumina APV 11.4 18.4
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 9.5 17.0
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 9.5 17.0

1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400ci 10.2 17.5
1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Turbo 11.9 18.9
1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Turbo 11.9 19.0
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 7.5 15.7

1975 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 262ci (V8) 12.6 19.0

1973 Chevrolet Nova 350ci 9.7 17.4
1974 Chevrolet Nova 350ci 10.0 16.8
1975 Chevrolet Nova 350ci 10.8 17.3
1985 Chevrolet Nova CL 12.4 18.7
1986 Chevrolet Nova CL 13.0 18.8
1988 Chevrolet Nova Twin Cam 8.9 16.7

1985 Chevrolet Spectrum 14.0 19.4

1984 Chevrolet Sprint 14.5 20.3
1985 Chevrolet Sprint 13.0 18.9
1987 Chevrolet Sprint 13.4 19.1
1988 Chevrolet Sprint 4-door 14.6 19.2

1971 Chevrolet Vega 2300 16.5 20.3
1972 Chevrolet Vega Wagon 16.1 20.7
1974 Chevrolet Vega 18.5 21.0


Chrysler

1994 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 10.3 17.5
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 9.4 17.2



1981 Chrysler Imperial 12.2 19.1

1984 Chrysler Laser XE 8.6 16.2

1973 Chrysler LeBaron Imperial 440ci 11.8 18.1
1987 Chrysler LeBaron 8.8 16.8
1987 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible 11.3 18.2
1994 Chrysler LHS 8.7 16.5

1995 Chrysler New Yorker 8.9 16.7

1995 Chrysler Sebring LX 8.6 16.6
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi Conv. 10.0 17.4
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi Conv. 10.2 17.6





1983 Dodge 600ES 11.8 18.5

1995 Dodge Avenger 10.0 17.1
1995 Dodge Avenger ES 9.3 17.1

1974 Dodge Challenger 318ci 9.6 16.9
1982 Dodge Challenger 12.1 18.4

1977 Dodge Charger 400ci 11.8 17.4
1982 Dodge Charger 2.2 10.1 N/A
1983 Dodge Charger - Shelby 10.0 17.5

1972 Dodge Colt Wagon 16.7 21.3
1974 Dodge Colt 13.4 18.9
1974 Dodge Colt GT N/A 19.4
1977 Dodge Colt 1600 14.5 19.8
1979 Dodge Colt Hatchback 10.4 N/A
1980 Dodge Colt RS 11.1 18.1
1984 Dodge Colt Vista 13.2 19.0
1986 Dodge Colt Turbo 9.2 16.8

1974 Dodge Coronet 360ci 9.5 16.6

1973 Dodge Dart Sport 318ci 8.8 16.7

1990 Dodge Daytona ES 8.4 16.2
1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 8.8 16.5
1994 Dodge Intrepid 10.3 17.5
1998 Dodge Intrepid 8.9 16.7

1996 Dodge Neon Highline 9.1 16.8

1985 Dodge Omni GLH 9.4 17.2
1992 Dodge Spirit ES 11.0 17.9

1995 Dodge Stratus ES 9.4 17.0








1977 Ferrari 308 GTB 8.2 17.0


1982 Ferrari Mondial 8 9.4 17.1


1991 Ford Crown Victoria LX 9.9 17.4
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 9.5 17.1


1973 Ford LTD Brougham 429ci 10.4 17.5
1976 Ford LTD 460ci 11.3 18.2
1980 Ford LTD 302ci 12.5 19.2

1974 Ford Maveric 302ci 10.5 17.4

1966 Ford Mustang (289ci V8 Auto) 10.9 17.9
1975 Ford Mustang II (302ci V8 w/3spd) 9.6 17.5
1977 Ford Mustang II 302ci 11.3 17.7
1980 Ford Mustang (255ci) 11.8 18.5
1980 Ford Mustang Cobra (225ci) 11.3 18.4
1981 Ford Mustang M81 McLaren (2.3L Turbo) 9.7 17.3
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8 9.9 17.3

1988 Ford Taurus 3.8 9.3 17.2
1992 Ford Taurus LX 9.4 17.0
1992 Ford Taurus LX Wagon 10.9 17.9
1993 Ford Taurus GL 11.1 18.0
1994 Ford Taurus GL 10.0 17.5
1994 Ford Taurus LX 9.2 17.0
1996 Ford Taurus 8.7 16.5
1996 Ford Taurus GL 10.0 17.5
1996 Ford Taurus LX Wagon 8.9 16.7

1973 Ford Torino 351ci 8.8 16.3
1974 Ford Torino 460ci 8.7 16.4
1975 Ford Torino 400ci 11.9 18.2

1955 Ford Thunderbird 292ci 11.5 18.0
1973 Ford Thunderbird 460ci 9.0 17.4
1980 Ford Thunderbird 302ci 11.1 18.0
1983 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 9.7 17.1
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 8.5 16.3
1991 Ford Thunderbird LX 9.0 16.7
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 8.5 16.4















I left the V70 XC in the mix because we all know it as a point of reference. Now if anyone here has a problem with the 3.2, you would probably have a problem with all of the cars noted above too, many of which I would love to have in my driveway now.

best,

P




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1976 Honda Accord 13.8 20.0
1981 Honda Accord 13.4 N/A
1982 Honda Accord LX 13.0 18.0
1986 Honda Accord LXi 9.8 17.3
1990 Honda Accord EX 10.0 17.2
1991 Honda Accord EX Wagon 9.4 17.0
1992 Honda Accord EX 9.8 17.4
1993 Honda Accord LX 10.1 17.6
1994 Honda Accord EX 9.3 17.1
1994 Honda Accord EX Coupe 9.2 16.9
1995 Honda Accord LX V-6 9.1 17.1
1996 Honda Accord EX V-6 8.8 16.8
1973 Honda Civic 19.3 23.6
1974 Honda Civic 15.7 18.5
1976 Honda Civic 14.3 18.8
1980 Honda Civic 1500GL 11.2 18.1
1981 Honda Civic 15.1 N/A
1985 Honda Civic Wagon 11.9 18.5
1985 Honda Civic S 11.1 18.2
1987 Honda Civic Hatchback 13.6 19.3
1991 Honda Civic EX Sedan 9.7 17.2
1992 Honda Civic EX Sedan 9.4 17.0
1992 Honda Civic Si 8.5 16.4
1993 Honda Civic del Sol Si 8.8 16.8
1994 Honda Civic del Sol VTEC 7.4 15.8
1994 Honda Civic EX Sedan 8.8 16.8
1995 Honda Civic EX 8.8 16.8
1996 Honda Civic Coupe HX 9.4 17.1
1996 Honda Civic EX Sedan 10.5 17.6
1996 Honda Civic LX Sedan 9.4 17.2
1998 Honda Civic GX (CNG.) 11.9 18.1

1984 Honda (Civic) CRX 10.1 17.6
1986 Honda (Civic) CRX Si 8.7 16.7
1991 Honda CRX Si 8.7 16.5

1995 Honda Odyssey EX 10.3 18.3

1980 Honda Prelude 11.5 N/A
1983 Honda Prelude 9.7 17.2
1984 Honda Prelude 9.7 17.2
1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 4ws 9.3 16.8
1988 Honda Prelude Si 4WS 9.1 17.1



1991 Infiniti G20 8.6 16.6
1994 Infiniti G20t 8.4 16.5

1990 Infiniti M30 Coupe 10.0 17.4


1992 Infiniti J30 8.9 16.7
1992 Infiniti J30t 9.2 16.8
1993 Infiniti J30t 9.0 16.8





1981 Jaguar XJ6 Series III (auto) 10.6 N/A
1986 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas 12.3 18.9
1987 Jaguar XJ6 (auto) 11.5 18.3
1989 Jaguar XJ6 10.0 17.5
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 9.0 16.8
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas 9.2 16.9

1976 Jaguar XJ-S 8.9 15.9
1987 Jaguar XJ-S 8.7 16.5
1987 Jaguar XJ-SC 8.8 16.7
1989 Jaguar XJ-S V-12 Conv. 9.9 17.5
1992 Jaguar XJS 8.3 16.3





1992 Lexus ES 300 8.6 16.6
1994 Lexus ES 300 8.7 16.6
1993 Lexus GS 300 9.2 16.8
1994 Lexus GS 300 9.4 16.8
1996 Lexus LX 450 10.4 17.8
1999 Lexus LX 470 9.4 17.2

1999 Lexus RX 300 8.8 16.8



1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI 11.0 17.9
1990 Lincoln Continental 11.4 18.4

1986 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 8.4 16.6

1973 Lincoln Town Car 460ci 10.4 17.6
1975 Lincoln Town Car Coupe 460ci 10.5 17.9
1990 Lincoln Town Car 10.2 17.5

1977 Lincoln Versailles 351ci 12.6 18.4




1970 Lotus Europa S2 11.2 18.2
1974 Lotus Europa 9.4 16.9





1986 Mazda 323 LX (auto) 11.1 18.2
1987 Mazda 323 1.6i 10.0 17.6
1989 Mazda 323 GTX 8.7 16.7

1980 Mazda 626 Turbo 10.5 17.7
1980 Mazda 626 Sedan 14.4 N/A
1983 Mazda 626 12.4 18.6
1993 Mazda 626 LX (auto) 11.4 18.3
1995 Mazda 626 LS V-6 9.5 17.4
1998 Mazda 626 LX 9.1 17.0
1974 Mazda 808 14.6 18.6

1989 Mazda 929 10.0 17.5
1990 Mazda 929 S 10.0 17.5
1992 Mazda 929 8.9 16.7

1977 Mazda Cosmo 11.0 17.8

1979 Mazda GLC 14.0 19.4
1981 Mazda GLC 13.9 N/A
1981 Mazda GLC 4-door 14.3 N/A
1981 Mazda GLC Sport 13.6 19.2

1990 Mazda Miata 9.4 16.9
1991 Mazda Miata 9.1 16.7
1994 Mazda Miata 9.7 17.0
1996 Mazda Miata 8.7 16.6
1994 Mazda Millenia S 7.6 15.8
1976 Mazda Mizer 18.5 20.8

1992 Mazda MX-3 GS 9.2 16.8
1993 Mazda MX-3 10.3 17.6

1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata 9.5 17.0
1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata 9.5 17.0
1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata 8.8 16.6


1990 Mazda Protege 9.1 16.8
1990 Mazda Protege LX 8.9 16.8
1995 Mazda Protege ES 8.7 16.6
1995 Mazda Protege LX 10.6 17.8

1971 Mazda RX-2 Coupe 10.0 17.6
1972 Mazda RX-3 Wagon 11.1 18.1
1974 Mazda RX-4 Coupe 9.4 16.5
1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon 9.7 17.0
1976 Mazda RX-4 Wagon 14.3 19.5

1979 Mazda RX-7 GS 9.2 17.0
1982 Mazda RX-7 GSL 9.7 N/A
1983 Mazda RX-7 GS 9.5 17.0
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL 9.9 17.4
1986 Mazda RX-7 GXL 8.5 16.5
1988 Mazda RX-7 Conv. 9.7 17.5
1989 Mazda RX-7 GTU 8.5 16.5
1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 8.6 16.7
1991 Mazda RX-7 Conv. 8.8 16.7



1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 11.2 18.1
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 9.9 17.5
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 8.7 16.8
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 11.4 18.4

1980 Mercedes-Benz 240D (4spd) 19.7 21.4

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 9.9 17.1
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5 11.2 18.1
1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 11.1 17.1
1977 Merceces-Benz 280E 11.9 18.3

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 10.1 N/A
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 13.2 N/A
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC 10.4 N/A
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 11.5
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC 10.4 17.9
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 10.9 18.4
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 10.3 17.5
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 8.7 16.8
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 9.2 17.0
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 9.1 17.0
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 24V 8.5 16.6
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 9.2 17.0
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 8.6 16.6

1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 8.7 16.7

1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 9.0 17.0
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 8.9 17.0

1998 Mercedes-Benz A160 10.3 17.7


1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 8.7 16.9
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 9.0 16.9

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet (auto) 8.7 16.5
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 8.9 16.8
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 9.0 16.8

1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 8.2 16.4



1975 Mercury Capri II 10.6 18.1
1983 Mercury Capri 7.8 16.1

1980 Mercury Cougar XR7 11.1 18.0
1991 Mercury Cougar XR7 9.4 17.1
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 8.4 16.3

1982 Mercury LN7 15.0 20.0

1977 Mercury Monarch 302ci 14.4 20.1

1987 Mercury Sable LS 11.7 18.7
1990 Mercury Sable GS 10.1 17.5
1992 Mercury Sable LS 9.6 17.4
1997 Mercury Sable LS 8.4 16.4

1987 Mercury Tracer 10.3 17.6
1991 Mercury Tracer LTS 8.7 16.7

1980 Mercury Zephyr 4dr 4spd 14.9 19.8






1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 8.5 16.4
1983 Mitsubishi Cordia 13.2 19.1
1984 Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo 9.5 17.0
1987 Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo 8.5 16.5

1991 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 9.0 16.7
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 8.9 16.6
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante Wagon 10.1 17.5
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 9.0 16.6

1985 Mitsubishi Galant (auto) 14.4 20.3
1989 Mitsubishi Galant GS 9.7 18.2
1993 Mitsubishi Galant GS 8.3 16.4
1993 Mitsubishi Galant LS 9.4 17.2
1999 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ 9.0 16.7

1985 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo 10.4 18.1
1987 Mitsubishi Mirage 12.0 18.6
1993 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe LS 11.0 18.0
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe LS 8.7 16.6

1984 Mitsubishi Starion 9.2 17.0
1984 Mitsubishi Tredia Turbo 9.0 16.7



1985 Nissan 200SX Turbo 9.5 16.9

1989 Nissan 240SX 8.8 16.5
1990 Nissan 240SX SE 8.8 16.5
1993 Nissan 240SX Convertible 9.6 17.3
1993 Nissan 240SX SE 8.4 16.3
1995 Nissan 240SX SE 8.3 16.1

1970 Datsun 240Z 8.7 17.1
1971 Datsun 240Z (Auto) 10.4 17.6
1971 Datsun 240Z N/A 17.1
1972 Datsun 240Z 9.0 16.3

1974 Datsun 260Z 9.9 16.7

1983 Datsun 280ZX 9.4 16.9

1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 8.8 16.5


1993 Nissan Altima GXE (auto) 9.6 17.2
1994 Nissan Altima GXE 9.4 16.9

1985 Nissan Maxima SE 8.6 16.7
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 8.9 16.9
1994 Nissan Maxima SE (auto) 8.8 16.7
1993 Nissan NX 1600 9.9 17.3

1983 Nissan Pulsar NX 12.8 18.8
1989 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 10.3 17.8

1983 Nissan Sentra XE Hatchback 15.0 19.9
1987 Nissan Sentra 11.8 18.6
1987 Nissan Sentra SE Sport Coupe 13.3 19.0
1995 Nissan Sentra GLE 11.0 18.1
1995 Nissan Sentra GXE 9.6 17.3

1982 Nissan Stanza 11.3 18.2
 

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1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass 350ci 9.0 17.6
1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass 350ci 11.7 18.0
1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 14.2 19.6
1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass Diesel (auto) 18.2 N/A
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Int (auto) 11.4 18.3
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Conv. 8.5 16.5


1991 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight 9.7 17.2

1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette 11.6 18.4
1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette 9.7 17.2

1973 Oldsmobile Toronado 455ci 10.6 17.7

1990 Oldsmobile Trofeo 9.7 17.1



1992 Plymouth Acclaim 11.2 17.9

1976 Plymouth Arrow GT 12.0 19.0

1996 Plymouth Breeze (auto) 12.5 18.9
1996 Plymouth Breeze 9.9 17.5

1984 Plymouth Colt Turbo 9.4 17.2


1976 Plymouth Gran Fury 400ci 12.2 18.2


1980 Plymouth Horizon 14.0 N/A
1987 Plymouth Horizon 10.2 17.7


1994 Plymouth Neon Highline 8.4 16.3
1995 Plymouth Neon Sport 8.4 16.3


1981 Plymouth Reliant (2.2 Auto) 14.0 19.6
1981 Plymouth Reliant (2.6 Auto) 12.3 18.6
1981 Plymouth Reliant (2.2 4spd) 12.5 19.0


1980 Plymouth Turismo TC3 12.8 18.7

1975 Plymouth Valiant 318ci 11.5 17.8

1976 Plymouth Volare Wagon 318ci 14.3 19.0



1984 Pontiac 6000STE 11.2 18.2

1987 Pontiac Bonneville SE 9.7 17.3
1992 Ponitac Bonneville SSE 9.5 17.0
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 8.1 16.1
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 8.6 16.5

1984 Pontiac Fiero S/E 10.9 17.8
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 8.7 16.4

1974 Pontiac Firebird 400ci 10.4 17.1
1975 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 400 9.8 16.8
1977 Pontiac Firebird Formula 302 12.0 17.9
1980 Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am 9.0 17.0
1983 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 9.2 17.0
1984 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am HO 7.9 16.1
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 11.5 18.2
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 8.6 16.5
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 7.7 15.9

1973 Pontiac Grand Prix 455ci 7.7 15.8
1981 Pontiac Grand Prix 14.9 19.9
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 9.7 17.1
1989 Ponitac Grand Prix Turbo 8.2 16.3
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix STE 7.7 15.6
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix STE 8.7 16.5
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP (auto) 8.4 16.3

1974 Pontiac GTO 350ci 9.4 16.5

1987 Pontiac LeMans 12.1 18.7

1980 Pontiac Phoenix 12.1 N/A

1976 Pontiac Sunbird 12.5 19.5
1993 Pontiac Sunbird SE Conv. 9.2 16.7
1993 Pontiac Sunbird 9.2 16.7

1968 Porsche 911 Sportomatic 10.3 17.3
1970 Porsche 914 13.9 19.2
1973 Porsche 914 12.5 18.1
1973 Porsche 914S 10.5 17.0
1974 Porsche 914 2.0 8.9 16.7

1976 Porsche 924 12.6 18.5
1980 Porsche 924 10.6 N/A
1980 Porsche 924 Turbo 9.3 17.0
1980 Porsche 924 S 9.8 17.1
1982 Porsche 924 Turbo 9.2 N/A
1988 Porsche 924 S 8.5 16.4

1984 Porsche 944 9.0 16.4
1986 Porsche 944 8.9 16.6
1988 Porsche 944 8.7 16.6
1988 Porsche 944 S 8.0 16.2



1973 Saab 99 EMS 11.9 18.5

1980 Saab 900 Turbo 9.7 17.2
1981 Saab 900 GLE 13.2 N/A
1981 Saab 900 Turbo 4-door (auto) 11.4 N/A
1982 Saab 900 13.8 19.3
1983 Saab 900 Turbo 10.0 17.3
1990 Saab 900 Turbo SPG 8.5 16.3
1991 Saab 900 S Cabriolet 10.7 17.7
1989 Saab 9000 CD Turbo (auto) 9.1 16.9
1990 Saab 9000 S 9.2 16.8
1991 Saab 9000 CD 9.7 17.1
1992 Saab 9000 S 10.0 17.4

1985 Saab Turbo 8.6 16.5

1967 Saab V-4 16.5 19.9


1987 Subaru Hatchback 13.2 19.0

1993 Subaru Impreza L 10.6 17.9
1993 Subaru Impreza L Wagon 12.7 19.0
1993 Subaru Impreza LS AWD 12.1 18.8

1989 Subaru Justy 4WD GL 12.0 18.5
1989 Subaru Justy GL ECVT 14.5 19.9

1990 Subaru Legacy LS 10.5 17.4
1991 Subaru Legacy Sport Sedan 8.5 16.0
1995 Subaru Legacy L Wagon 10.9 17.7
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 9.8 17.4
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback Ltd. 9.1 17.0
1981 Subaru DL Hardtop 13.4 N/A
1982 Subaru GL 14.8 19.7
1984 Subaru GL Turbo-Traction Wagon 13.0 19.0
1985 Subaru 4WD Turbo 10.5 17.9
1986 Subaru 4WD Turbo XT Coupe 9.7 17.2
1989 Subaru XT6 4WD 9.2 16.7



1995 Toyota Avalon XLS (auto) 8.5 16.5

1983 Toyota Camry 12.6 18.9
1988 Toyota Camry All-Trac 11.5 18.3
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 11.2 18.2
1993 Toyota Camry LE 11.0 18.2

1972 Toyota Carina 14.1 18.9

1980 Toyota Celica Supra 10.2 N/A
1982 Toyota Celica 12.2 N/A
1982 Toyota Celica Supra 9.2 N/A
1983 Toyota Celica GT-S 11.8 18.3
1984 Toyota Celica GT-S 11.8 18.3
1986 Toyota Celica GT-S 8.6 16.5
1987 Toyota Celica GT-S 8.6 16.5
1990 Toyota Celica GT-S 10.5 17.6
1991 Toyota Celica GT Conv. 9.8 17.1
1994 Toyota Celica GT 8.4 16.4
1994 Toyota Celica GT Coupe 8.5 16.4

1968 Toyota Corolla 17.0 20.5
1973 Toyota Corolla 1200 18.4 21.4
1974 Toyota Corolla 1200 16.1 19.9
1975 Toyota Corolla E-5 15.1 21.1
1976 Toyota Corolla SR-5 Liftback 15.3 19.4
1980 Toyota Corolla Sport Coupe 12.0 N/A
1980 Toyota Corolla Tercel 14.8 N/A
1980 Toyota Corolla Two-Door 16.0 20.5
1984 Toyota Corolla 13.7 19.3
1984 Toyota Corolla fwd 13.1 18.9
1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S 10.5 18.6
1987 Toyota Corolla FX16 GT-S 9.2 17.0
1991 Toyota Corolla LE 10.2 17.5
1993 Toyota Corolla DX 9.3 17.0
1993 Toyota Corolla DX Wagon 10.8 17.9
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 10.2 17.6
1998 Toyota Corolla LE 10.3 17.6

1971 Toyota Corona Deluxe 13.5 19.0
1972 Toyota Corona Mark II Wagon 15.3 20.3
1974 Toyota Corona 15.6 20.0
1974 Toyota Corona SR5 15.1 19.3

1981 Toyota Cressida 12.1 N/A
1983 Toyota Cressida 10.2 17.8

1973 Toyota Mark II 13.6 19.9
1976 Toyota Mark II Wagon 14.0 19.5

1986 Toyota MR2 8.4 16.5

1991 Toyota Paseo 10.0 17.3
1992 Toyota Paseo 10.3 17.6
1993 Toyota Paseo 10.1 17.8
1996 Toyota Paseo 9.5 17.0

1991 Toyota Previa LE 12.5 18.8

1981 Toyota Starlet 14.2 N/A

1983 Toyota Supra 8.9 16.8
1984 Toyota Supra 8.7 16.8
1980 Toyota Tercel SR5 Black Package 15.0 19.9
1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD Wagon 16.5 20.4
1987 Toyota Tercel DX 11.4 18.3
1991 Toyota Tercel LE 11.7 18.3
1995 Toyota Tercel DX 11.2 18.4
 

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HERE IS A CONTINUATION OF THE CHART................

1980 Triumph TR8 8.5 16.6

1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle 18.4 21.1
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 9.7 17.2
1999 Volkswagen Bettle GLS (1.8 T) 7.6 15.9
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS (2.0) 9.7 17.3
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS (1.9 TD) 11.1 17.9

1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 11.2 18.1

1990 Volkswagen Corrado 9.3 16.8
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 8.9 16.5
1980 Volkswagen Dasher Diesel 19.4 N/A

1987 Volkswagen Fox GL 10.8 18.0

1987 Volkswagen Golf 16V 8.5 16.5
1994 Volkswagen Golf III GL 9.8 16.7

1985 Volkswagen GTI 9.0 16.9
1988 Volkswagen GTI 16V 8.5 16.5
1989 Volkswagen GTI 16V 8.8 16.6
1991 Volkswagen GTI 16V 8.4 16.8
1995 Volkswagen GTI VR6 7.1 15.5

1981 Volkswagen Jetta 12.3 18.6
1985 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 11.2 18.0
1986 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 10.4 17.8
1989 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V 8.8 16.6
1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V 9.0 16.6
1994 Volkswagen Jetta III GL 10.1 17.6

1990 Volkswagen Passat GL 10.5 17.6
1992 Volkswagen Passat GL 10.9 17.8
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 8.5 16.6
1994 Volkswagen Passat GLX (auto) 8.9 16.9
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 9.5 17.2

1983 Volkswagen Quantum 13.0 19.0
1983 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 12.6 18.8
1987 Volkswagen Quantum Syncro 9.6 17.0
1989 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 Syncro 9.8 17.4

1976 Volkswagen Rabbit 11.0 17.9
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit (Gas) 11.8 18.9
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit (Diesal) 21.3 22.2
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit (Turbo Diesal) 17.9 21.0
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Roadster 12.9 18.9
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Conv. 14.0 N/A
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit 12.6 N/A
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI 10.6 17.7

1976 Volkswagen Scirocco 10.9 17.6
1980 Volkswagen Scirocco 11.2 N/A
1983 Volkswagen Scirocco 11.7 18.3
1984 Volkswagen Scirocco 10.7 17.8

1973 Volkswagon Super Beetle Convertible 23.8 22.5

1972 Volkswagen Wagon 17.7 20.9




1974 Volvo 142 12.6 18.6
1975 Volvo 164 E 12.1 19.3
1975 Volvo 242 GL 16.2 19.9
1976 Volvo 245 DL 15.5 19.9

1984 Volvo 760 GLE 12.3 18.6
1986 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon 8.4 16.6
1989 Volvo 740 GLE (auto) 9.6 17.2

1992 Volvo 850 GLT 9.1 16.6
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 9.4 17.3
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 8.8 16.6

1992 Volvo 940 SE 9.2 17.0
1992 Volvo 940 Turbo 8.9 16.8
1992 Volvo 960 8.9 16.5

1970 Volvo 1800E 10.1 17.5

1980 Volvo Bertone Coupe 11.7 18.4

1980 Volvo GL 14.2 N/A
1981 Volvo Diesel 18.5 N/A
1982 Volvo GLT Turbo 10.2 17.4
1985 Volvo GLT Wagon 10.1 17.5

1998 Volvo V70 XC 7.8 15.9





So guys.............gals...............when you see someone pontificating and talking down about our 3.2 in a "holier than thou" manner, just remember all the cars in this chart and how the XC90 with a 3.2 is either faster, or in close proximity. When you hear someone say the 3.2 is almost unsafe because it is so slow, now YOU KNOW that is pure BS. Sure, we can all pull out a dog in the chart and laugh about an individual time, but the purpose of this chart is to put things into perspective. There are a lot of fine cars with great reputations here on this chart, and for anyone to be castigating the XC90 3.2 just needs a little history lesson in reality, as I have offered here. Times don't lie, and times are not subjective, or full of themselves, lol.

Yes there are faster cars................and your point is? (Well I gues the point is there are faster cars).

:)


Source of 0-60 XC90 time posted of 8.7 seconds.
http://www.edmunds.com/volvo/xc90/2013/



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Wow, that is a LOT of effort to prove that a 2013 XC90 can keep up with a whole slew of ancient cars rusting away in junkyards. I'm impressed!
 

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Interesting numbers......who said the 3.2 wasn't a screamer!!!! :)
 

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Yes it does suck your wind out a bit when you look at a XJ12 (V-12) Jaguar and the 3.2 XC90 is quicker, lol.

Yes it does suck your wind out a bit when you look at a XJ12 (V-12) Jaguar and the 3.2 XC90 is quicker, lol.

And what about the Audi 5000S, and ALL THOSE BMW CARS (too many to list here). Heck, I thought BMW was supposed to be a DRIVERS CAR !!

Just putting things into their proper perspective.

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Great Info, now I know 3.2 boat anchor can compete with 1990's and below auto's.;)
Volvo, thanks for keeping up with performance standard of todays world.
3.2 performance would have been great twenty years ago.
 

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Go ahead take a jab at BMW, yet none of the of the CUV/SAV/ SUV BMWs are on the list list, surprisingly I do not see any of the Toyotas or Fords listed either... Not only that, no one who has actually driven a BMWwill claim that BMW is a dragster. What makes a BMW a "DRIVERS CAR" is that when you are behind the wheel for 8+ hours, you are not overly fatigued and you look forward to doing it again. I have, stupidly, made several >16hr continuous (stopping for food and gas) (most of them closer to 24 hr) trips in BMWs ranging from a 82 528e to a 98 750il and I enjoy the drive much more than the destination. Every BMW I have driven seems to love going down the road, without much effort from the driver. For those interested in OP's source, I suspect it is http://www.zeroto60times.com/.

Also as a whole the above list by the OP seems to be populated mainly by cars from the mid 70's to early 90's when fuel economy was more important to the customer and emissions were just becoming important to the EPA. Thankfully we have learned how to convert more of the chemical energy from gas to kinetic energy even given the tighter and tighter emission requirements.
 

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The new Jeep Grand Cherokee with the new Pentastar V6 takes 9.0 seconds to reach 0-60 according to InsideLine, and it's selling like hotcakes.

The all new Honda CRV (which is about 1K pounds lighter than the XC90, and is the 10th best selling vehicle in America) gets to 0-60 in 9.4.

I'm not saying that the 3.2 is fast, or that 9 second 0-60 times are fast... but, there are quite a few newly-designed vehicles out now that are critically acclaimed and selling very well that get to 0-60 MPH in the same basic ballpark speed that the 3.2 on the XC90 does.
 

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I don't think it is the 0-60 times alone that bother me about the 3.2. I find the engine lacks finness for an inline engine and frankly sounds unrefined as well. Again, compare it to BMW's inline 6 and you quickly realize this engine is lacking in certain areas. It might be a simple engine, which has merits on its own, but a good engine should combine all these virtues.

And frankly the XC90 should be compared to its competition in 2013, not a 1989 Chevy Impala with smogged-down Chevy 305. Or for that matter a new CR-V.

Look at how the XC90 does against BMW X5's, Audi Q5's/Q7's, etc.

And as I said, it isn't the acceleration alone that disappoints me with the 3.2, it is the lack of any stand-out features (power, smoothness, sound, torque, "rev-ability").
 

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The new Jeep Grand Cherokee with the new Pentastar V6 takes 9.0 seconds to reach 0-60 according to InsideLine, and it's selling like hotcakes.

The all new Honda CRV (which is about 1K pounds lighter than the XC90, and is the 10th best selling vehicle in America) gets to 0-60 in 9.4.

I'm not saying that the 3.2 is fast, or that 9 second 0-60 times are fast... but, there are quite a few newly-designed vehicles out now that are critically acclaimed and selling very well that get to 0-60 MPH in the same basic ballpark speed that the 3.2 on the XC90 does.
CR-V is in a totally different class. With the Jeep, you have a CHOICE of other engines. Something Volvo no longer offers.
 

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In an upcoming post, P will show how the acceleration of the XC90 compares to German Panzer tanks used in World War II.
 

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I dragged a 20-dollar bill through the trailer park of life..............and look who all showed up.

Some of you guys can look at twenty years of data and still argue the point.........to the wall, lol.


Mr. P


In an upcoming post, P will show how the acceleration of the XC90 compares to German Panzer tanks used in World War II.
Matt, hey I like the idea. You just proved you are not FBN's lapdog, lol.
 

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Ok guys - enough 3.2 threads. We can all agree to disagree and not push the buttons of other members. Mr. P puts up reference data for consideration to provide an alternative perspective and other members provide his or her personal opinions on the 3.2.

As an owner of a 3.2 XC90 RD I will say this: yes it is not as refined as other 6cyl engines and it does get a little noisy above 4k; some owners may find it enjoyable. It needs more torque and I am disappointed Volvo has not improved this engine since its 2007 introduction. Transmission programming changes in 2010 or 2011 did help the driving experience. The 6spd Geartronic could have been geared differently to help improve acceleration and fuel economy. 13mpg around town in our 3.2 is equal to the fuel economy of my '07 V8 Sport. :(

Yes, my 3.2 experience in the XC60 and S80 is better than the XC90. I have been driving all three vehicles this week. One does need to put the foot to the floor to get the 3.2 to move, especially in the XC90, but it does move it sufficiently. As I mentioned in previously, we considered the JX35 and Q7 heavily and Audi's 3.0T is a better driver from a power perspective. The TDI is just a torque monster. But we decided on the XC90 in spite of the 3.2 because the overall package, price and warranty were a better choice for us.

Enthusiasts will most likely not like the 3.2 and miss the V8 and tunable 2.5T. Volvo knew in 2010 that the XC90 was going to be around for several more model years, and an investment certifying a configuration of the T6 or reintroduction of the 2.5T may have paid off with higher sales today. This would have injected something "new" below the sheet metal. After 10 years, it is still a very nice SUV but it is unfortunate that the old gal won't go out with a stronger powertrain.
 

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Ok guys - enough 3.2 threads. We can all agree to disagree and not push the buttons of other members. Mr. P puts up reference data for consideration to provide an alternative perspective and other members provide his or her personal opinions on the 3.2.
Nicely stated Chris, thank you. The info was to put things into a different perspective rather than the "seat-of-the-pants" or the "BS meter".
It is odd how the "SUV crowd" become such a discriminating group of technically astute performance experts almost overnight. It wasnt long ago these were the people some of us had to routinely steer around and avoid, lol. Now we have SUV owners battling one another bragging about how one motor home is faster or has better headlights than the other. If we judge the XC90 as a SUV for which it was designed, I think it looks like a very nice and safe SUV with a huge utility factor. It is not a sports or performance car in ANY form.

As a true performance car owner I totally appreciate the 3.2 for what it is.

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I'm just glad we still have the choice of 2.5T or D5 on this side of the world.
 

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