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1991 Volvo 245 vs. 1970 Volvo 140

To start off, 1991 Volvo 245 is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Volvo 140. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Volvo 140 would be higher. At 2,383 cc (6 cylinders), 1991 Volvo 245 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 81 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1970 Volvo 140 (157 Nm) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Volvo 245. (143 Nm). This means 1970 Volvo 140 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Volvo 245.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Volvo 245 1970 Volvo 140
Make Volvo Volvo
Model 245 140
Year Released 1991 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2383 cc 1986 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 81 HP 81 HP
Torque 143 Nm 157 Nm
Engine Bore Size 76.5 mm 88.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 80 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2610 mm


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