1960 Riley 4 vs. 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

To start off, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta is newer by 44 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Riley 4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Riley 4 would be higher. At 1,981 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Volkswagen Jetta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta (115 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 1960 Riley 4. (63 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta should accelerate faster than 1960 Riley 4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 158 kg more than 1960 Riley 4. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1960 Riley 4 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1960 Riley 4. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta (165 Nm) has 49 more torque (in Nm) than 1960 Riley 4. (116 Nm). This means 2004 Volkswagen Jetta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1960 Riley 4.

Compare all specifications:

1960 Riley 4 2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Make Riley Volkswagen
Model 4 Jetta
Year Released 1960 2004
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1981 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 63 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 116 Nm 165 Nm
Engine Bore Size 73 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.9 mm 93 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1140 kg 1298 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 55 L


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