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We set the Lexus ES250 2.5 Luxury and Volvo S80 T5 Drive-E side by side to decide which of these luxury sedans promises better style and substance.

23 Dec 2015

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Luxury sports sedans like the refreshed sixth generation Lexus ES250 Luxury and Volvo's flagship S80 sit squarely in a segment that demands a challenging combination of elegance and performance.

Previous iterations of these cars were the sort that millennials like myself found to be a little too 'uncle' for our tastebuds - no matter how amazing they really were. Those sentiments are well out the window with the latest generations of the ES250 and S80.

The enthusiastic new faces have opened up doors for them to attract younger buyers while retaining the luxurious appeals that have made them the icons they are today - the only struggle lies in deciding which is better.

A leisurely cruiser that is big on opulence and interior space - the facelifted ES250 Luxury is an impressive package

Exterior

Fitted with a sharper and bolder face - and larger spindle grille found on the younger members in Lexus' lineup - the ES250's current appearance makes it the younger looking car of the two.

Although the S80 is slightly wider, the longer and lower ES250 - along with its more aggressively styled sheet metal - has a more distinct road presence than its Swedish rival.

Volvo has chosen a more understated approach with the S80's presentation. Even with its sleeker lines that are a huge improvement from the car's boxy past - the S80 is 'okay-looking' at best - when parked beside the spunkier ES250.

Don't write it off just yet - people usually own a Volvo for reasons that rarely involve its looks. In our Associate Editor's point of view, the S80's clean and classic shell qualifies it to be a matured machine for the more matured audience.

The S80's tame styling brings to life the saying that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

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Car Information

This model is no longer being sold by local distributors

Price

: -

Engine Type

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4-cylinder in-line 16-valve DOHC Dual VVT-i

Engine Cap

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2494cc

Horsepower

:

134kW (180 bhp) / 6000 rpm

Torque

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235 Nm / 4100 rpm

Transmission

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6-speed (A) ECT

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

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9.8sec

Top Speed

:

207km/h

Fuel consumption

:

12.5 km/L

This model is no longer being sold by local distributors

Price

: -

Engine Type

:

4-cylinder in-line 16-valve Turbocharged

Engine Cap

:

1969cc

Horsepower

:

183kW (245 bhp) / 5500 rpm

Torque

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350 Nm / 4800 rpm

Transmission

:

8-speed (A) Geartronic

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

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6.5sec

Top Speed

:

230km/h

Fuel consumption

:

16.1 km/L

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