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|
|Engine Size||2383 cc||1986 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|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|
|Vehicle Length||4790 mm||4650 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1730 mm||1720 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1470 mm||1450 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2660 mm||2610 mm|