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1991 Volvo 245 vs. 2004 Volvo V50

To start off, 2004 Volvo V50 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Volvo 245. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Volvo 245 would be higher. At 2,521 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Volvo V50 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Volvo V50 (160 HP) has 79 more horse power than 1991 Volvo 245. (81 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Volvo V50 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, 2004 Volvo V50, 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 Volvo V50 (280 Nm) has 137 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Volvo 245. (143 Nm). This means 2004 Volvo V50 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Volvo 245.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Volvo 245 2004 Volvo V50
Make Volvo Volvo
Model 245 V50
Year Released 1991 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2383 cc 2521 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 81 HP 160 HP
Torque 143 Nm 280 Nm
Engine Bore Size 76.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 93.2 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2660 mm


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