1991 Volvo 245 vs. 1989 Volvo 440

To start off, 1991 Volvo 245 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Volvo 440. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Volvo 440 would be higher. At 2,383 cc (6 cylinders), 1991 Volvo 245 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Volvo 440 (120 HP) has 39 more horse power than 1991 Volvo 245. (81 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1989 Volvo 440 should accelerate faster than 1991 Volvo 245.

Because 1991 Volvo 245 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 1991 Volvo 245. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1989 Volvo 440, 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, 1989 Volvo 440 (175 Nm) has 32 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Volvo 245. (143 Nm). This means 1989 Volvo 440 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Volvo 245.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Volvo 245 1989 Volvo 440
Make Volvo Volvo
Model 245 440
Year Released 1991 1989
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2383 cc 1721 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 81 HP 120 HP
Torque 143 Nm 175 Nm
Engine Bore Size 76.5 mm 81.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 83.5 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2510 mm


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