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1991 Volvo 245 vs. 2007 Volvo V70

To start off, 2007 Volvo V70 is newer by 16 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 2,435 cc (5 cylinders), 2007 Volvo V70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volvo V70 (138 HP) has 57 more horse power than 1991 Volvo 245. (81 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volvo V70 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, 2007 Volvo V70, 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, 2007 Volvo V70 (220 Nm) has 77 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Volvo 245. (143 Nm). This means 2007 Volvo V70 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Volvo 245.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Volvo 245 2007 Volvo V70
Make Volvo Volvo
Model 245 V70
Year Released 1991 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2383 cc 2435 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 81 HP 138 HP
Torque 143 Nm 220 Nm
Engine Bore Size 76.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 90 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2760 mm


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